Best motorcycle helmet bags

Carry your helmet and look after it with these helmet bags

Motorbike rider with helmet

by Jim Blackstock |

Arguably the helmet is your most important bit of motorcycle kit and it stands to reason that you should look after it. We all know that you should make sure you never drop it but what about if you need to transport it without actually wearing it?

Many helmets will come with a thin drawstring bag and this is great to keep dust off it but it won’t help protect the helmet from damage if you have it in the boot of the car or a van if you are loaded up to do a trackday, for example.

How about if you are going to collect someone on the bike and need to carry a spare lid for them with you or you are going on a flight somewhere (remember them?) and need to take your helmet with you?

Related: Nikwax Visor Proof review

There are various helmet bags around to allow you to keep your lid safe when you are travelling. You may want it to be waterproof, you certainly want it to be padded and with a soft lining to protect the paint and visor. You might want a shoulder strap to carry it when you are off the bike.

Whatever you are doing, wherever you are going with your helmet, there is a bag out there for you. Here are some of our favourites...

Oxford Lidstash

Oxford Lidstash
Amazon

View offer

This helmet bag is made by renowned British kit and accessory giant Oxford Products and is a padded carrier to look after your helmet. It will take a full-face lid and the outer is formed in water-resistant fabric with a fleece lining to protect the lidu2019s finish and the visor.

It has both carry handles and a shoulder strap and there is a handy external pocket too.

Pros:

Made by renowned kit expert

Padded for protection

Soft, fleece lining keeps helmet safe

Cons:

Not fully waterproof

RST Helmet Bag

RST Helmet Bag

View offer

Another example from a British brand, this one from RST is made from polyester and neoprene on the outside and will accept all helmets, including peaked adventure ones.

It has padding to look after the helmet and a soft fleece lining to ensure the visor and finish remain protected. It comes with a carry handle and shoulder strap and there are internal pockets for earplugs and ID cards or driving licences.

Pros:

Padded for protection

Soft fleece lining

Handy internal pockets

Cons:

Not waterproof

Lixada Helmet Bag

Lixada Helmet Bag
Amazon

View offer

This bag is not designed specifically for motorcycle helmets but rather, for a range including cycling and sports though a motorcycle version is likely to be the largest it will need to carry.

It has a deep base with a two-way zip to lift the lid allowing full access. There is some padding though the lining appears to be polyester while a handle on the top makes for easy transport. There is also a shoulder strap that clips onto the two D-rings on the base.

Pros:

Hold large helmets

Accommodate other items as well

Two-way zip

Cons:

Lining not very soft

Ou2019Neal Helmet Bag

Ou2019Neal Helmet Bag

View offer

Although made specifically by Ou2019Neal for its own off-road and motocross helmets, this bag should fit other types of helmet, including peaked adventure lids. It is a deep bag with twin handles and a central zip to provide access to the main section, which has additional pockets internally too.

It also has air vents to allow air movement around the helmet in case if it hot and sweaty when it gets put away.

Pros:

Made for off-road helmets

Simple design

Great value

Cons:

No shoulder strap

Oldbones Helmet Bag

Oldbones Helmet Bag
Amazon

View offer

This is what I think of when I think about helmet u2018bagsu2019; itu2019s a semi-rigid teardrop-shaped bag that is made in foam with a mesh outer that hold a helmet shape for protection.

It is described as waterproof and the lid zips open to reveal a base deep enough to secure the helmet with a central nib that it sits on. There is a grab handle at the front and supports to allow it to stand up off the ground if necessary.

Pros:

Shaped semi-rigid casing

Soft lining

Carry handle

Cons:

May not accept adventure lids

R&G Helmet Bag

R&G Helmet Bag

View offer

A basic helmet bag but made by a renowned accessory company so it should be good. This bag, from R&G, is a soft example with integral padding and a soft lining to protect the helmetu2019s finish and visor.

It has a central zip to allow the bag to open wide for access and there are two grab handles, as well as an adjustable shoulder strap. It also has internal pockets for earplugs and one on the outside.

Pros:

Basic but effective

Internal and external pockets

Grab handles and shoulder strap

Cons:

Not waterproof

MotoGP Drawstring Bag

MotoGP Drawstring Bag
Amazon

View offer

This drawstring bag is licenced from the official MotoGP range and will help to protect your helmet against dust and very light damage. However, it is not padded nor is it waterproof.

If you want to keep dirt and dust away from your helmet at home and it didn’t come with a bag, then this is ideal but I wouldn’t leave my helmet in this in the boot of the car or a van on the way to a circuit.

Pros:

Very inexpensive

Official MotoGP branding

Keep dust off helmet

Cons:

Not padded

Oxford Lifetime Helmet Carrier

Oxford Lifetime Helmet Carrier

View offer

Another product from Oxford, this time designed to fit on the bike and carry a helmet with you as you ride, for a passenger perhaps. Forming part of the brandu2019s Lifetime range, this helmet carrier can be mounted to the back of the bike like a tailpack.

It is supplied with a universal fitting for the back seat of any bike and has two external pockets as well as a shoulder strap for carrying off the bike. Useful.

Pros:

Doubles as tailpack

25-litre capacity

Universal bike fitting

Cons:

Could be cumbersome off the bike

What to read next:

Best motorcycle trackday tyres

Top winter motorcycle textiles

Weise Apex gloves review

Just so you know, whilst we may receive a commission or other compensation from the links on this website, we never allow this to influence product selections - read why you should trust us