Da Brim works well to keep the sun off the face (eliminating the need for sunscreen) and makes for cooler riding in the Arizona sun. Can feel wind hitting it, but it hasn't blown off. It won't win styling points with go-fast riders, but it does the job.
Looks dorky, works great!Rating:
Jack Nicholson on 10/31/12
Da'Brim is really easy to pull on to a helmet without having to take it off, and is easy to attach. The brim offers plenty of shade to face, back of neck and sides of face. Instructions say max. speed is 30 mph, which means in winds gusting to 25 mph, 5 mph is your top speed going into the wind. Your neck muscles will confirm this, but ignoring this could be dangerous. The brim really shades side view mirror, making it very easy to see clearly.
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Eli Baron on 10/5/12
Te Da Brim provides sha all over themface and neck, and if there is no wind and you ride slowly itnis great, but when pedaling fast ormifnthe is a strong wind it keeps flying offmthe helmet. Itnis ossinle that I am not attachingnit correctly..
sunshade brim for bike helmetRating:
David Wohlfarth on 10/5/12
Living in south Florida I try to protect myself from the sun as much as possible while enjoying biking through out the year and apprieciate the extra protection this brim provides. If there is a good breeze or I get moving fast - not likely - it does tend to catch the wind but is well anchored to the helmet. I feel it is a worthwile investment for sun protection.
David Reitman on 9/3/12
I hope to use on my trip from CA to FL, riding thru the desert. Trial use in NY, appears to be good.
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A customer from Grants Pass, Oregon USA on 7/9/12
I'm not going to say that Da Brim goes well with my normal bicycling attire or it doesn't look a bit dorky, but it does what it's supposed to do, keep the sun off your face. I've had pre-cancerous face treatment before so I don't want to go through it again.
My hat's on for Da Brim
A customer from UT on 7/9/12
Nice. I like it. I'd buy another if needed
Da Brim Bike Helmet VisorRating:
Larry A. Unruh on 7/9/12
Da Brim hit the spot for me during these past several weeks of drought and high heat in Chicago. Having most of your shoulder area shaded makes a big difference. I received many positive comments and inquiries. A quicker, more efficient way to add and remove Da Brim to the helmet would be helpful.
Da Brim is perfect for 'bent ridersRating:
A customer from Phoenix, AZ on 6/16/12
My wife and I have been using “Da Brims” for a couple of months now and absolutely swear by them. We live in Phoenix, Arizona and ride a lot of miles on our recumbent bicycles, so sun protection is a must and there just isn’t anything else out there that will protect head, neck and ears and still let you wear that all-important bike helmet without inhibiting the airflow designed into it.
With the first ride, I knew that they were exactly what we had been looking for. But we had the same issue as David with wind resistance pushing our helmets around at moderate road speeds. It seemed that, because we recumbent riders sit/ride in a “heads-up’ position, the wonderfully large front brim of Da Brim would ”catch air” and lift my helmet up with a surprising amount of force. So I contacted Teresa (the owner & designer) and she immediately got to work on a solution. It turned out to be a simple, lightweight, easily attached, removable stiffener for the front brim strap that completely solves the problem. Now, even at speeds over 35 mph, Da Brim and helmet are stable and can be worn with a comfortably fitted chinstrap.
We strongly recommend Da Brim for any cyclist, but we especially recommend it for recumbent riders. With the addition of the stiffener, we can even shape the front brim down far enough to keep the sun and wind out of our eyes without having to tip our helmets down, even on those evenings when riding home into the sun.
And the customer support is absolutely unbelievable. Where else can you talk directly to the owner/designer about an issue and have a prototype developed and in your hand within a week.
David Padgett on 6/6/12
I bought Da Brim in hopes of getting good sun protection for my face and neck. The product is very well-made and has a very good design to securely attach to a wide variety of helmets. It also provides excellent sun protection. However, for road riding it has too much wind susceptibility. To keep it from pulling my helmet off on downhills and in gusty side winds I had to tighten the helmet so much that it was painful to wear.
I think this would be fine for mountain biking and the associated lower speeds, but I found it unsuitable for road riding. I would like to see another version designed for road riding.
The Da Brim of AwesomenessRating:
Colleen Welch on 3/23/12
I purchased the Da Brim before going on a 5 week bike tour of New Zealand. I used it almost everyday of those 5 weeks. I found it to be excellant at keeping the sun off my face, ears and back of my neck. My face never got sunburned while riding in the harsh sun of New Zealand. Also, it kept me much cooler not having the sun on the back of my neck. It's rated up to 25 mph, but I frequently went much faster yet, the Da Brim stayed securely attached to my helmet. It also did a great job at keeping the rain off my glasses. Yes, it goes on and off the helmet very easily and quickly, but you won't want to take it off. I would highly recommend the Da Brim for cycling in most any weather!
Flying nun apparelRating:
A customer from Maryland on 12/25/06
This is fine as long as you're going slow in no wind.
Otherwise is blows all over the place. It acts like a wind break taking considerable speed off your top end, too. And don't get one for a child.