(helmet choices will follow)
Chosing the proper helmet for the ultimate safety in hang gliding is a choice best left to the individual who will hopefully ignore hype.
There have been accidents where wearing a full face helmet probably saved the pilot from facial injury. There have been other accidents where if the pilot had worn a full face helmet, their neck would have been broken. In all accidents there is conjecture that a different helmet could have changed the outcome.
Some pilots use their hearing as such a primary instrument that any interference with air around their ears would seriously affect their flying and possibly create an accident do to loss of air speed sensitivity.
When chosing a helmet, look at all possible data, look at the probability that certain types of accidents might possibly occur to you, look at what makes you the most comfortable and then chose.
Hang glider pilots should consider a host of issues including the following (some of which I personally feel are not of significant importance BUT that is only my feeling. It is your head):
Boeri Helmet and and color info.
Charly Insider: Wills Wing is the US distibutor for Charly Insider helmets which we sell. They are light and well constructed and have a high back to minimize the chance of the rear of the helmet hitting the pilot's neck.
Prices: $192.00 for white of $204.00 for colors.
Helmet info. (Wills Wing)