When commuting to work or riding an electric scooter like the Xiaomi m365 I always use some safety gear. What you use as safety gear is up to everyone and personal preferences, here is what I use on a daily basis and what I consider to be the best safety gear for riding electric scooters.
The key thing to keep safe is the head with a helmet, if you are commuting with a laptop a hardshell backpack with back support is also a given. Protective clothing is good if you use a high-speed scooter.
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List of the best electric scooter safety gear
The electric scooters with their two wheels can be considered a quite stable device. The main risks are slippery roads with wet leaves/snow or a mechanical failure in the folding mechanism. If you want to improve the scooter and make it a bit safer read Xiaomi m365: 9 Upgrades and accessories.
|Helmet||Triple Eight Gotham Dual Certified MIPS|
|Backpack||Point 65 Boblbee|
|Protective clothing||Lazyrolling Armored Hoodie|
A good helmet is needed to protect the head, the most important part of our body. I use a helm with MIPS technology. MIPS is an acronym for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System.
MIPS technology mimics the brain’s protective structure by reducing rotational forces caused by angled impacts to the head. The helmet’s shell and liner are separated by a low friction layer which allows the helmet to slide, noticeably reducing trauma to the brain in the case of oblique impacts. These angled impacts are considerably more common in action sports compared to the blunt force impacts for which traditional helmets are typically tested.
I use the Tec Helmets Nice MIPS and another good option is the Triple Eight Gotham Dual Certified MIPS.
When going back and from work, I use an older version of the Boblbee from Point 65 for the added benefit of integrated back protection and to keep the laptop safe in the case of a crash. I good backpack protecting you and your electronics is nice to have and makes you don’t worry in case of an accident. The Boblbee is a hard case pack designed for motorcycling, it can be considered overspecified for a scooter or Onewheel.
To be safe and aware of the environment during commuting I use the Openmove boneconducting headphones from AfterShokz. I listen to audiobooks on Audible during my trip and I, therefore, consider headphones also to be a part of the safety gear. If you want to get a month for free use this link.
For more information around being safe and the different options read Best safe headphones for electric scooter or Onewheel.
If you ride another PEV, personal electric vehicle, then you might want to use some more safety gear. I ride with a little more when commuting on my Onehweel. If you are interested in that complete list check it out at my Onewheel Safety gear list.
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