MC Tested: Condor Motorcycle Helmet Hangers

Where do you put your helmet? On your bike's rear-view mirror, where it can easily plummet to the pavement? On a garage shelf, where ants and other vermin can make it their home? Or on a table inside, where yard apes can knock it to the floor, where the dog can chew on it, or where it's guaranteed to cheese off your significant other when she wants to serve high tea?

Obviously, none of those are particularly good choices. Even a mid-range helmet is a sizable investment, not something you want treated like a basketball or a chew toy, or to cause domestic unrest.

Enter, then, Condor Products' Helmet Hanger. A 18-inch-thick, 2 14-inch-wide and roughly 20-inch-long piece of hot-rolled steel finished in black powdercoat, it can be screwed to a door or wall (Mount Type), or hung over a door, clothes rod or most anything you can throw the end over (Universal). Both versions have one end bent up, which is then laser-cut to form a loop that supports a helmet. Rubber molding covers both long edges and the support loop to prevent scratches.

Even the most mechanically inept should find it a snap to put the Helmet Hanger in their desired location. And apart from simply providing a place to hang your hat, it's plenty strong to support a hanger and your jacket or leather suit. Naturally, the Helmet Hanger is only as strong as what it's screwed to or hung over. Condor says a securely mounted Hanger can support up to 30 pounds. In fact, it looks sufficiently overbuilt for an average person to do chin-ups off the loop end. Not that we're recommending such a thing. Perhaps the best compliment we can pay the Helmet Hanger is to say one editor went out and bought one for home use to keep his favorite flowery-finish helmet out of harm's way.

It's your hat and your head: Condor's Helmet Hanger can keep the former safe, so it can do the same for the latter.