If you tend to travel frequently with your helmet as hand luggage you’ll want to invest in something safer and more convenient to carry it around in than the standard cloth bag that most helmets ship with. This is where the Viaterra helmet bag comes in. It is essentially a helmet-shaped bag with a flat bottom and a decent level of padding all around to protect the helmet from small bumps and impacts. It is quite large and can hold nearly all full-face helmets. It will take an MX helmet, too, if you dismantle the peak. The top of the bag folds down when not in use, making it fairly compact to stow away.
The bag is constructed out of a durable 300D ripstop material and triple-stitching at stress points adds to the toughness quotient. The inside around the visor area is lined with a soft material to avoid scratches and there’s also a mesh pocket at the bottom to store a balaclava or any small items like spare ear plugs, etc. Overall, the materials used are of a high quality and the bag feels reassuringly durable.
The bag closes using a long YKK zipper with dual sliders, extending nearly all the way around the diameter of the helmet, making it easy to get it in and out. You can either carry the bag by a rubberised grab handle at the front or by using the removable shoulder strap. Both feel strong and sturdy, but I’d have liked to see a dual grab handle, one on either side of the zipper, as this will help prevent disaster in the unlikely event of a zipper failure or the more likely case of forgetting to close the zipper in the first place.
At about Rs 2,000, this bag is a little expensive, but I’m happy with the level of protection it offers my helmet. It feels worth the money.
Price: Rs 1,999