Whether you do go-kart racing professionally or as a pastime activity, it is always important to put safety as your number one priority. Compared to certain other types of Motorsports, go-kart racing leaves you exposed to the environment, as there is nothing between you and the asphalt, unlike in auto racing.
It’s therefore extremely important to be properly equipped with safety gear. One of the most important safety equipment that you need to have is a certified karting helmet. The United States, Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Snell Memorial Foundation (Snell) certify helmets with regards to safety. Both impose different measurements and requirements. This list will feature only Snell certified helmets, as they are more commonly used in Motorsports and are more strict with their certification requirements . With that in mind, let’s look at the go-kart racing helmets that you can find on the market.
Karting Helmet Reviews
I’ve reviewed the best go-karting helmets and have created a list of what I think are the top 8. The reviews below will give you an idea on how I ranked them according to the most important criteria: ventilation, comfort, material and weight.
I’ve rated each helmet individually and hope that you will be able to draw your own conclusions. Hopefully this will enable you to make a more informed purchase decision. Here’s a quick summary of the best karting helmets for racing:
I have not used one but bell has a good reputation. @peterhis son has a bell he may have some more insight than I do. My son and I both have Arais but just personal preference for how it fits your head!