Razor V-17 Review


Youth Bike Helmet. There's no shortage of quality youth helmets on the market but the best may be the Razor V-17. It has 17 vents and is appropriate for multi-sport use. While stylish, its best feature is its ability to protect users; at least one parent claims this helmet helped her son survive a serious accident.

When it comes to bicycle helmets, the biggest battle facing parents is getting their children to wear one. But Razor V-17 Youth Bicycle Helmet reviews indicate that isn’t a problem with this cheap kids’ bike helmet. Although bicycle helmets hardly scream trendiness, parents writing Razor V-17 reviews on sites like Amazon and Walmart say kids genuinely seem to enjoy wearing these helmets, largely because they like the look and comfortable fit; it even seems “cool” to older kids. What parents really like, though, is the safety factor. Reviews note that the Razor V-17 covers more of a child’s head -- particularly the lower back of the head -- than other models. It’s this extra margin of protection that gets frequent mention in bicycle reviews reviews.

The Razor V-17 (starting at $17, Amazon) is targeted to kids aged 8 to 14, with head sizes 21.5-23 inches around. It comes with extra pads to adjust the fit (they can be removed for cleaning), a quick-release side buckle, and 17 vents strategically located throughout. The thick outer shell is lined with expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam, and it meets all Consumer Product Safety Commission Standards. And as an added bonus for frugal parents with physically active children, the Razor V-17 is a multi-sport helmet; it works for cycling, scooters, skateboards, and the like.

In short, the Razor V-17 offers the safety and style parents (and grandparents) are looking for, at a very cheap and affordable price. Oh yes, there’s a pink version for girls and a black version for boys.

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