FAQs

Buying and fitting your shells couldn’t be simpler. Here are the answers to our most frequently asked questions below… but for anything else, please get in touch.

Are they suitable for children?

Yes absolutely. Helmet Angel shells come with excellent padding, so they are very comfortable, and can be fitted securely to a child’s existing safety helmet to enable them to hear more easily and be aware of everything around them when they are out riding on their own or with friends. If you would like to put in a bulk order for your school, please get in touch to discuss pricing.

Can I order a bespoke design?

Yes, we can produce bespoke decals bearing your specific image or company logo, and shells of any colour. This service is available for orders of 500 units and over. Please get in touch to discuss your requirements with us, and we will be happy to help.

Have they been properly tested?

The Helmet Angel shells have been thoroughly tested by a Torso Simulator (HATS) with an anechoic chamber, pre professional foam glider and acoustic foam diffuser additions. Researchers found that the shells made a massive difference in enabling riders to hear sounds behind them:

“Sensitivity of the HATS system was compared from front to rear. The bare head was found to be most sensitive to sound sources in front of the head.  However, with the Helmet Angel product in place, the reverse was the case. The Helmet Angel product therefore changes the relative sensitivity of hearing front to rear which makes sound sources to the rear easier to detect.”

Many tests have also been conducted by professional cyclists out in the field. An example is the Coast-to-Coast Cycle Challenge:

“The Helmet Angel shells were absolutely great. We experienced a lot of high winds and driving rain during the ride, especially when cycling over higher ground, and the Helmet Angel shells really helped to protect our ears and aid our hearing. This was beneficial not only for hearing traffic, but also for communicating with the other riders.”

– Rob Gray, Team Leader

How do they work?

A pair of Helmet Angel shells worn securely on a cycle helmet strap will help divert the air around the ear to eliminate wind noise and help you hear noises around you more clearly when you are on the move, particularly those from behind. They also protect your ears from the elements and help keep you warmer when cycling at speed.

I am a skateboarder / motorcylist / horse-rider. Will Helmet Angel shells work for me?

Currently, Helmet Angel shells are designed specifically to be worn on cycling helmets.

As skateboarding, motorcycle and horseriding helmet straps are constructed differently, we cannot guarantee that the Helmet Angel shells will fit these types of helmets too. However we hope to be able to offer adapted Helmet Angel shells for these sports in the future.

What are your Terms and Conditions?

The Terms and Conditions for Helmet Angel are accessible via the footer at the bottom of the page. Here is also a direct link.

Who should wear them?

The Helmet Angel shells are designed for Cyclists of all ages and stages, everywhere! They clip onto adult helmets and child helmets very easily, and one size fits all.

Commuters and Road Cyclists: By wearing the shells on a daily commute, or on a weekend cycle into the hills, you will hear traffic noise much more easily. Our fluorescent yellow ‘Solar’ shells and luminous white ‘Aurora’ shells also help you to be seen more easily at dawn, dusk and at night.

Cycling Teams: Club members who are out cycling together will more easily hear commands from team-mates, and hear approaching competitors coming much more quickly! As well as keeping you safe on the road, the shells are also ideal for keeping your ears warm when racing at speed.

Parents/Family/Groups: Cycling together as a family can be tricky – it is hard to keep everyone together! The Helmet Angel shells will help the whole group hear better on the move, so that you can more easily share commands and warnings with each other more effectively, and talk to each other on the move.

Children: Helmet Angel shells fitted securely to a child’s existing safety helmet will enable them to hear more easily and be aware of everything around them when they are out riding on their own or with friends.

Why should I wear them?

The Helmet Angel shells fit well on your helmet, keep your ears warm, help you to look stylish on your bike – and crucially, are a life-saver. Their aerodynamic design will help you hear what is happening behind you more clearly and more quickly when you’re travelling at speed, so that you have more time to react to what is around you on the move, and stay safe.