Wearing a helmet on a motorbike has been law in Vietnam since 2007. This applies to drivers and passengers over the age of six. Officials estimate that about 90% or riders now comply with this law and, given they save lives, you’d be daft not to wear one too.
If you hire a bike it should come provided with helmets, but if you’re going on a long trip or are on the cautious side it might be worth investing in your own: the helmets most readily provided might not be up to the job. High-end helmets — of the sort you might expect at home — are not common in Hanoi, but can be found.
The truly dedicated might want to try HJC Helmets, which is an exporter also selling international standard helmets within Vietnam. They have two retail outlets: one out of the centre in Cau Giay district and another in Ba Dinh, not too far from the Botanical Gardens, though I’ve read reports about a lack of large (Western) sizes. Prices run from around 250,000 VND up.
Protec is a more common choice among expats as they are reasonably priced and while not racing helmet standard certainly provide a higher level of protection than the standard Vietnamese helmets you will see sold all over town. Helmets start from around 200,000 VND. You can read more on their website. They share their premises with the Asia Injury Protection Foundation. Nice touch.
As well as a decent helmet, it’s worth investing in a face mask and glasses. Hanoi has very high pollution, with dust being a particular problem: I was told by one environmental expert that the dust particles are more dangerous to health than fumes. So it pays to wear a face mask if you’re spending much time around town. It’s also worth having one on hand if you’re heading out to the countryside — you never know when you might hit a dusty spot or drive through a construction site. They also prevent the unpleasantness of bugs getting into your mouth.
While plenty of unbranded masks are available for under 10,000 VND, don’t expect them to do much for you apart from offering protection from the sun, cold and bugs. It’s worth buying one of the brands on offer, the most common being Kissy, which retails at about 45,000 VND and is available all over the place. Similar brands include Lucky, AnviLife and Dr Kim. Karibon is a bit of a step up, containing activated carbon cloth and an unwoven dust filter, though of course prices are a bit higher and they’re harder to find (try Boo Skateshop on Dinh Liet).
Glasses are also useful as well — for the dust and bug reasons mentioned above — although your sunnies will of course do the trick. Stalls selling basic options are all over the place, but can most certainly be found on the main roads out of town. Be prepared to haggle: we paid 20,000 VND for a pair of plastic clear glass Adidas rip-offs on the outskirts of Hanoi then my boyfriend was asked for 200,000 for an almost identical pair in Hue. He got them for 20,000. Alternatively, ‘Glasses street’ in the Old Quarter runs along the southernmost stretch of Luong Van Can and round onto Hang Hanh.
Top 6 most genuine helmets motorbike stores in Hanoi
1 Shop Huyen Anh helmet
Shop Huyen Anh helmets show all the lines of motorbike and www.huyenanh.vn hat of famous brands so people can choose a hat suitable to meet their passion. Motorbike helmet brand names include AGV, Andes, Shark, Shoel, HJC, Arai … Helmet Shop Huyen Anh specializes in distribution of genuine helmets in Hanoi. There are many models of beautiful helmets, with various stamps safety standards for customers.
Shop Huyen Anh helmet is proud to be the place to sell moto prestige helmet in Hanoi with affordable price with the best aftermarket.
Website: huyenanh.com.vn — www. huyenanh.vn
Phone: 024 39274 867 – english 0904079988
Address: 23 Nguyen Thiep Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi
Shop №1: 102 C3, Khuat Duy Tien, Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi
Shop 2: 280 Pham Van Dong, Tu Liem District, Hanoi
Shop №3: 34, Le Van Luong, Hanoi
2 Motorbike Helmet Protec store system
Protec specializes in providing high quality helmets and is committed to the widespread distribution of its products domestically and internationally. Protec has opened six nationwide distribution outlets and one outlet in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh. Protec plans to open more than 20 distribution outlets in major cities nationwide by 2020. This shop system will only provide Protec high quality helmet products.
Protec’s sales staff are regularly trained to provide not only quality service and thoughtful but also professional product information to customers.
Address: 12B, Ngoc Khanh, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi — Tel: 024 3771 0671
630, Truong Chinh Street, Dong Da District, Hanoi — Tel: 024 3564 1710
Andes Helmet Hanoi
3 Genuine Helmet Dealer in Hanoi
If you are in need of a genuine helmet in Hanoi, the genuine GRS Helmet Dealer in Hanoi will be an option not to be missed. There are many genuine and beautiful helmets available, such as hooded hats, headgear caps, glasses, baby hats, jaw caps, bicycle helmets.
Come to GRS helmet dealers in Hanoi, you will be selected genuine models of many famous brands such as GRS, Andes, Honda, Index, Napoli, Nana, Helmets, ACE, HJC, Osakar. , Bktec, Protec, Yamaha, Bigone …
Address: 949 Hong Ha, Hoan Kiem, Hanoi
Phone: 096 5828 273–04 39321 773
Motorcycle accessories hanoi
4 Cheap helmet motorbikes in Hanoi
Shop baphantu.com specializes in providing helmets and bags with safety criteria, prestige and quality. Shop is the distributor of Taiwan’s best branded GRS helmets.
Shop baphantu.com is a shop offering all kinds of helmets, travel packs with prestigious brands, quality products in the national market.
With the motto of “Always listen to customers respect”, shop baphantu.comalways try to complete and desire to build prestige and trust from customers for the products of the shop.
Address: №85, Nguyen Luong Bang, Dong Da District, Hanoi
Phone: 097 5363 988–098 3089 233
Website of Shop baphantu.com
5 Cheapest hats in Hanoi LONGUYEN
You are looking to buy a helmet but do not know which to choose appropriate, cheap and quality? Please through the shop LONGUYEN will choose the sample as you like. Shop is committed to genuine sales.
LONGUYEN Shop accepts ship nationwide, depending on location, shop will calculate ship at market price. You are assured of the price, although the price of ship money is still much cheaper than the market. The reason is because the shop to get to the root, not through many intermediate stages, shop does not have to spend money to rent shops, not pay employees … Shop only to make profit so you feel secure. as well as price.
Address: 301A Bui Xuong Trach (Near Lane 295), Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi
Hottline: 098 9305 589
6 hjc helmet
78 Chua Ha, Cau Giay District, Hanoi
T: (04) 3767 8401
Another branch is on Hoang Hoa Tham, Ba Dinh District
12B Ngoc Khanh, Ba ?ình, Hanoi
T: (04) 3771 0700