Gearing up your little biking buddy is the first step to keeping your family safe while riding. It also instills important life lessons they’ll take with them for years to come. Whether your kiddo is riding in a bike trailer, going mountain biking, or skateboarding around the driveway, a youth bike helmet is going to provide the right level of impact protection for their age.
Be in the know before you buy the best bike helmet for your little one. Explore our most common questions about the Thousand Jr.
In our world, there’s no such thing as a boys bike helmet or a girls bike helmet. We designed the Thousand Jr. as a unisex style helmet. That means, every kiddo, no matter how they identify, can find a color that’s just right for them.
The beauty of the Thousand Jr. is in the retro design. Our EPS foam mold construction is combined with a hard outer shell in four bold colorways. We’re talking Power Pink, Blazing Blue, Going Green, and So Silver. There’s a built-in visor to keep sun out of their eyes and six vents with interior cooling channels to keep the airflow going while they’re zooming around. Each helmet has a comfy vegan leather microfiber chin strap with a chin pad for added softness. The pinch-guard magnetic buckle makes getting in and out of the helmet a breeze.
You won’t find Spider-Man or mohawks or princesses around here. But you will find a blank canvas and super fun reflective stickers to let their creative personalities shine. Oh, and did we mention the retro design?
Grade-schoolers, this helmet’s for you. The Thousand Jr. youth bike helmet is recommended for kids ages 5-11. It’ll fit any child’s head with a circumference of 49-53cm. The built-in fit system ensures a perfect fit with just a few clicks to tighten or loosen. So grab your Schwinn, hop on that banana bike seat and get riding! Just don’t forget to wear a helmet!
We care about safety. It’s why we started the company in the first place. The Thousand Jr. multi-sport helmet is safety certified times three — including CPSC, ASTM, and CE — for biking, roller skating, and skateboarding in both North America and Europe. In addition to biking, it can be worn as a skateboard helmet, a scooter helmet, and a BMX helmet.
At this time, we don’t currently offer an MIPS kids bike helmet. That said, we’re continually innovating and may decide to explore an MIPS helmet design for youth in the future.
The Thousand Jr. comes in one size: Extra Small, which measures 19.3-20.9 inches (49-53cm). It’s designed to grow with your child. With just a few clicks, the fit system dials in a perfect fit and can be tightened or loosened depending on your child’s head circumference.
It’s easy to measure your child’s head.
We released the Thousand Jr. in response to all of the thoughtful feedback about offering a kids bike helmet. Unlike some brands and styles you might be familiar with (Joovy Noodle Helmet, Raskullz Miniz, Giro Scamp, Bern Nino, and others), we don't currently have a toddler bike helmet or infant helmet.
That’s not to say that we won’t in the future. Our product development team is busy imagining the next Thousand innovation. To stay up to date on releases, we recommend joining our email list located at the bottom of our website and following us on Instagram.
Thousand Jr. comes in four kid-approved soft touch or glossy premium finishes. Power Pink is a solid matte blush rose. Blazing blue is a matte royal blue. Going Green is a matte emerald green. So Silver is a glossy silver with all-over sparkle. Each color is paired with complementary matte white along the perimeter of the helmet for a retro look. Style meets safety for the adventurous and active kids in your life.
Glad you asked! We put together four custom sticker packs to encourage kiddos to express themselves.They’re reflective for extra visibility and removable for endless creative combinations. Here’s an idea: Grab the Letters pack to make a personalized helmet or fun Haikus. Or, try the Jr. Activist pack for the little changemaker in your life.
We also designed and developed the Thousand Jr. Bicycle Bell for little hands. It features matching (or mixing) colorways just like in the Thousand Jr. youth bike helmet collection. Our steel bells have a glossy finish and come in four different designs inspired by the sticker packs. It fits most standard handlebars with a 22.2mm diameter.
I love finding a company like Thousand that isn't just about profits and margins. To support the Thousand Team and their compelling mission is absolutely worth considering. Product-wise this helmet is phenomenal on every front; packaging, style, function, and longevity. My daughter absolutely loves it and the stickers that came with were such fun!
It’s a bit big but I’m told it adjusted to fit snugly. I’d rather it was a tad big, means she will have it longer.
Quality merchandise Excellent website easy to use. Fast delivery.
In this day and age, my expectations are at an all time low where customer service is concerned but I have been blown away by the excellent customer service at Thousand. The helmet I bought is for my Granddaughter for Christmas so we haven’t gifted it yet. But I can say that after taking it out of the box to check it out we were happy with all the design details of the helmet, stating with the under the chin clip. So not just the look of the helmet but also the actual working design features seem very well thought out. I like it so much I put one on my own Christmas list.
I got the silver helmet for my daughter who is 2 yrs and 3/4, and the helmet fits perfectly! There is a lot of room to grow, but it's possible to adjust it such that it sits on her (fairly tall) head very well. She loved the stickers and her personalized it with them. Great purchase.
I was a bit disappointed to hear about Thousand’s international return policy e.g. purchase not eligible for free return shipping. After a very productive discussion with Thousand’s client service, they came up with an impressive option to address this issue by offering a courtesy return (Purchase is reimbursed without having to sent the purchase). This option was greatly appreciated and has demonstrated The outstanding support service from Thousand. Again a big thank you.
Got two, one pink and one sparkly, for my identical twins on their 6th birthday. They fit wonderfully! They can put them on themselves and remove them. Lots of room to grow for my petite girls.
Our son had out grew his 1st helmet and we learned a few lessons. Padding for chin strap and a magnetic buckle. Thousands FTW.
Really nice helmet. My 4 year old loved adding the stickers to his helmet. I loved that the stickers were removable and repositionable. The going green color is beautiful.
What a great helmet! Easy to strap on with the magnetic buckle and adjust with the wheel. Most importantly, my kid loves wearing it!
1. Choose your style - (3 Letters)
2. Enter your letter(s)
3. Choose your finish - ($12)
Customize your helmet by adding a monogram or your initials.
DESIGNED FOR ALL GENDERS AND BODIES
01. FIND A MEASURING TOOL
Find a flexible measuring tape or a phone charger (and ruler to measure it against).
Wrap the cord around your child's head just above the eyebrows.
Every head is different, but with our helmets' integrated dial fit system, it's easy to make small adjustments for a comfortable fit. Just turn the dial clockwise to tighten or counterclockwise to loosen. You can also remove some or all of the interior fit pads without affecting the safety of your lid to accomplish your preferred fit. More questions about getting the perfect fit? Contact us.
We hope you’re never in an accident, but if you’re ever involved in one and your helmet is damaged, let us know and we’ll replace your helmet for free.*
*Thousand offers free replacement with a helmet from a collection of equal or lesser value of the original purchase.
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