I live in Montreal, helmets aren't mandatory here (yet) and i didn't want something bulky or dorky, but at least minimal head protection. My dad got doored very badly a couple summers ago, was put in artificial coma.
So i decided on this vintage Bulgarian (what looks like motorcycle or aviator?) real leather helmet! It has those strip pads like old bike helmets used to have. I figure it looks interesting and better than nothing, right? And the price is decent, under $60 shipped!
What do you think about it?
UPD: Ok this seems to be Bulgarian paratroopers' helmet from 1950s!
I haven't yet seen anyone wear one of these as bike helmet and it's such an obvious solution! The more often seen types are the Soviet ones (десантный/прыжковый шлем) made of canvas fabric, but i much prefer this one, even though it's Bulgarian ha ha