What’s Wrong with a Deerstalker Bike Helmet?

“Chips” writes to share a tidbit from an article written by Russ Bengtson for Complex (in 2013, but it was shared on the Hounds of the Internet recently).

In 11 Bike Helmets You Should Never, Ever Wear, Bengtson includes:

The Sherlock Holmes

You know why Sherlock Holmes could get away with wearing a deerstalker cap? Because it was the 1800s, he did cocaine, and he was A FICTIONAL CHARACTER.

“Chips” says:
 I disagree with this selection. Strongly. I have worn a Sherlock Holmes cap while riding my bike and now while riding in my wheelchair and my mobility scooter every day. And I have no ill effects. Folks tell me how dashing I look. 

“Selena” adds: I would quite like a deerstalker bike helmet. I might have to get one if I ever ride a bike again. To you cyclists out there, please do wear a helmet, no matter what style! Though if you happen to wear a deerstalker helmet, we’d love to see photos.

5 Replies to “What’s Wrong with a Deerstalker Bike Helmet?”

  1. My word, but that takes me back! To my student days, in the late 1960s, when I had a small motorcycle, and a deerstalker helmet. Sadly, both were stolen, and although I replaced the bike, I wasn’t able to find another helmet like it. It must be nearly fifty years since I last saw one.

  2. Hmmm… I could try to buy a cheap deerstalker, very large size, and fit it over my helmet… 😀

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