Review of the Swirlie Girlie Helmet Skin
"I didn't see you" is
usually the first thing car drivers say after hitting a scooter,
assuming of course that they bother to even stop. Doing as much as you
can to improve your visibility when riding is a critical component of
safe riding. I'm a bid fan of Hi-Viz vests, jackets and the like and now
local girl Nanci Aeilts has added helmet skins to her
Hot Glue and Paint website. They certainly
add a dimension of LOOK HERE to one's riding attire. We asked local
scooterist Karrie Vrabel to try one out and here's what se had to say.
I have the Swirlie Girlie helmet
skin on my 3/4 scooter helmet. The pros to having a helmet skin are that
it can express your personality whenever you choose to slide it over
your helmet. You can choose the fabric, jewels, the theme such as
animal, mohawk or a tame design. It has an elastic band that fits snug
around the helmet, never shifting and it is very easy to apply. The
helmet skin provides more visibility when riding due to the reflective
tape and if you so desire, a mohawk definitely turns heads. My 3/4
helmet is weathered so the skin covers up scratches and discolorations.
The skins are durable and can withstand being submerged in water. The
mohawk retained its shape even after I bent down the spikes.
I received lots of looks while
on the scooter and when I was carrying it around. People smiled and
found humor in the fun nature of it. Having a skin on your helmet
definitely provides an identity change if one is desired. The skin is so
easy to apply and remove that you can change it on a daily basis. Be
careful on windy days though if you choose the mohawk design. I felt a
small drag from the wind on the top of my helmet. Now if we can just get
the designer to make seat covers to match the helmet skins.