About Us

About Dashel

Good looks

Cycling is safe. The benefits to your health and wealth outweigh the risks, so we’re not going to try and scare you into wearing a helmet. We want to wear something slim and flattering to get about town. So we've designed cycle helmets that are light, safe and comfortable.

Good looks
Good Behaviour

Good Behaviour

Good design is not just looks. Products need to be good for this planet. So we’ve designed a new version of the Dashel Helmet with a liner and a shell that can be recycled, as product design and manufacture needs to be circular not linear.

And we’re not just saying that this helmet is recyclable, Dashel is going to enable the process. We’ve already found partners that can turn these helmets at the end of life into new helmets and other products. We’ll share more via our newsletter.

Made in the UK

We still manufacture all our helmets in the UK. *Although you can dash about in our light, vented helmets, that’s not why it’s called Dashel (pronounced dash-le) Dashel means thistle in Cornish. The first factory we worked with is in Cornwall and the thistle is one of its native flowers. As it's colourful and protective, we decided to take it as our brandname.

You don't need to wear 1/2 kilo on your head! Our helmets start at 310 grams to ensure no strain on your posture

We've tested these helmets in all conditions and are certified CE EN1078

Dashel is committed to sustainable manufacturing and ethical business practices. Where is your helmet made and where does it travel from?

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How to pick the right size +

Measuring and fitting

Measuring your head

Measure the widest part around your head – this is usually approx. 1cm above your ears. If you don’t have a flexible tape measure just use a piece of string or ribbon and find a ruler.

Dashel helmets come in 3 Sizes:

Dashel Cycle Helmet 
Small (S): 54-56cm
Medium (M): 57-59cm
Large (L): 60-62cm

Carbon Fibre Edition

Small (S): 54cm - 56cm
Medium (M): 57cm - 58.5cm 
Large (L): 59cm - 61cm

How to Fit your Helmet

Place the helmet on your head, push it down ensuring it sits level 1-2 cm above your eyebrows and does not tilt too far backwards or forwards. The helmet should feel snug but not constricting. Use the comfort pads to adapt it to your size

Tighten the chin strap, the 'Y' shape should fit just below your ears. The Fidlock clasp must sit under the chin and not on the jawbone.

Make sure the strap feels comfortable but secure. You should not be able to get more than one finger between your chin and the strap.

How to Achieve the Perfect fit

Also included with your purchase is a set of black 10mm wide pads. The silver pads already in your helmet are just 5mm thick. For a tailor made fit, mix and match according to whether your head is narrow, high, round or
narrow.

The pads are just to make the helmet as comfortable as possible. They do
not contribute to the performance of your helmet in a crash, if you wish to
remove some completely then do so.

Remember a cycle helmet can only protect you it if fits properly. The helmet should feel snug but not constricting and sit level 1-2 cm above your eyebrows. Do not tilt it too far backwards or forwards. The Fidlock clasp
must sit under the chin and not on the jawbone. You should not be able to get more than one finger between your chin and the strap.