Earlier this year we realized that our youngest chiclet had no idea how to ride a bike. Seriously. He’s five and he had never learned to ride a bike! Feeling like we weren’t doing our part, we headed to the store and bought him a bike. Now he’s a pro (as long as the training wheels are on) and we’re ready to take the bikes out on family rides. Of course, we’re all about “safety first” so we picked up some Wipeout Gear (helmets and protective gear) to get ready for the road as we celebrate Bike Safety Month during the month of May. Our goal is to get at least one bike ride in on the weekends during May so we can make it a habit, and do it as often throughout the year.
Thankfully, my youngest chiclet has never given me issues about wearing protective gear, but the thing is that he likes variety. He LOVES to color, customize and stand out… and his new Wipeout Dry Erase helmet and protective gear checks all those boxes.
The Wipeout Dry Erase Helmet package includes the Dry Erase helmet, 5 Dry Erase markers in assorted neon colors and 8 stencil designs. The sturdy and stylish helmet is made of ABS hard-shell construction with an EPS liner for durability. It is certified for safety protection for roller sports, including biking, skateboarding, roller-skating and scooters, for kids ages 3 to 14. Helmet sizes: 3+ (47-49cm), 5+ (49-52cm) and 8+ (52-56cm). Colors include Black, Teal, Neon Pink and Zest (a neon yellow-green), among others. Wipeout Dry Erase Protective 3-Pack includes kneepads, wrist guards, elbow pads, and 2 markers.
When I chose out his gear I was worried that his drawing wouldn’t show up. The gear comes in different colors, but I love the color black so that’s what he got. And in all honesty, I was all for getting the helmet because I know that he needs that to protect his head; I wasn’t too sure about the rest of the gear. The chiclets had never had kneepads, elbow pads or wrist guards. I always thought that it would make it harder for them to move their bodies with the gear on. I was wrong. So wrong.
Turns out that the protective gear conforms to his body in a way that doesn’t inhibit him from peddling or controlling the handle bars! I was happy to be wrong because now I know that if he does fall, he’ll be protected.
As far as customizing the gear… well that was icing on the cake. Both the chiclets got into it and they drew their favorite characters, symbols, quotes and they also used the stencils that came with the helmet. In all actuality, they spent more time customizing their gear than riding their bikes that day. But that’s okay because they didn’t wipe off their drawing which means that next time they might add just a few more doodles before heading out.
Seeing them work together on customizing the gear was a favorite moment of mine. I love how they worked together and made it their own.
I would definitely recommend picking up Wipeout Gear for your chiclets, or as gifts. They’re age appropriate for kids of all ages and they look cool enough for even the pickiest chiclet.
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