Flip-up motorcycle helmets
Flip-up motorcycle helmet is a hybrid between full face and open face helmets sometimes it is also called modular helmet or "flip-up" helmet.
When fully closed, Flip-up motorcycle helmet resemble full face helmets by bearing a chin bar for absorbing face impacts. Its chin bar can be pivoted upwards by a special lever or button. The chin bar can be fully opened to resemble an open face motorcycle helmet.
modular helmets are full-face helmets with the chin guard that can be removed or flipped over
Advantages of using a Flip-Up motorcycle helmet
In hot weather, a full face motorcycle helmet is like wearing a hot oven on top of your head although it provide more safety as it protects your chin and face.
With a flip-up helmet, you can have the best of both world. When the weather is hot and humid, you can flip up the chin-bar to let the cool air flow through your face and into the helmet.
When you are travelling at high speed, you can flip-down the chin bar and utilize the full face air ventilation system.
Also flip up helmet has wide field of vision when the chin up is bar.
"Flip-up" helmet means that the chin guard can be raised or flipped up and down however it is always attached to the helmet structure
"Modular" type is hybrid of full face helmet but the chin guard can be removed.
Flip-up or Modular helmets can have approval with labels for the full-face versions (with the letter "P", or protective) or with double homologation indicated by the letters "P/J"
Trusted brands of flip-up motorcycle helmets are NOLAN, AGV, SHOEI. New upcoming brand such as CABERG from ITALY.