For those who want a lighter, more comfortable type of head protection, the half shell motorcycle helmet is ideal. This style only covers the top half of the head, down to the ears and is shaped like a bowl and secured with a chin-strap. Many also have snaps to which a face shield can secure onto. They don't offer the same protection that a full design does but are still safe. By keeping these things in mind when selecting a helmet, it will make choosing one that fits well and is well-made easier.