Today, I’ve got a review and giveaway of season spanning Little Nutty helmets from Nutcase. Designed for kids up to age 4, the Little Nutty easily converts from snowsports to biking and is safety certified for both sports.
One (Super Cute) Helmet Does It All
The idea behind the Little Nutty helmet is simple: active families can invest in one helmet instead of two and get double-duty and double the value (with less clutter!).
What Is It?
Available in 10 creative designs, Little Nutty helmets are made of a sturdy plastic outer shell, with a thick solid foam insert and padding (just like any helmet).
The outer shell, has 360 degree reflectivity which is a nice touch, and a sliding magnetic clasp, which holds tight and is pinch proof. The chin strap has a soft cover, so you can adjust it to fit comfortably under your child’s chin and there is a dial on the back for overall sizing. There is also a goggle clip for skiing and snowboarding. So far, so good.
Why It’s Special
What sets the Little Nutty helmet apart is the ability to convert the helmet from biking to snowsports and back again. Also, the graphics are cute and unique!
The helmet I demoed came set up for snowsports. The snowsports pads include thick, furry ear pads that slide into a slot between the outer shell and hard foam lining. Elastic straps on the ear pads slide over each side of the chin strap to ensure they stay in place.
Once attached, the ear pads (at least when the helmet is new — I can’t say how they’ll well they’ll stay with use) stay tightly in place, no matter how hard you tug on the chin strap. I found them a little bit difficult to insert initially, mostly because I was trying to line the upper edge of the ear pad flush with the lower edge of the helmet. While they line up closely, they are not a perfect match.
To convert the helmet for biking, remove the ear pads completely, detach the soft fleece and mesh liner and replace it with the included foam pads. If you’re going to be biking in cold weather, you can leave the ear pads in place, but you still need to use the foam biking pads inside the helmet.
The only downside? You have to keep track of the pads you’re not using.
And there you have it: one helmet, two sports, four seasons. A nutty idea? I think not.
In addition to the Little Nutty snow and bike helmet, Nutcase Helmets also makes a Little Nutty street sport helmet, as well as motor sport, street sport, snow sport and water sport helmets for all ages, including adults. If you bike and skate, they make a convertible skate and bike helmet for adults.
Little Nutty Helmet Giveaway
I am so excited to kick off spring (and biking season) by giving away one of these brilliant (and adorable) helmets!
Little Nutty helmets will fit most kids up to age 4 (head size 18-20.5 inches or 46-52 cm).
One winner will be chosen from all eligible entries on Thursday, April 18.
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To facilitate this review, I received one Little Nutty Helmet in the Swirl design. As always, all opinions are my own and are exactly what I would tell my family and friends.
This giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Emilie!
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