You only need to visit your local grocery store to see how obsessed we are with fighting germs, bacteria and the odors they cause. Pretty much everything is treated with antibacterial or antimicrobial germ-fighting action, including soap, body wash, toothbrushes, cleaning products, towels, mattresses and much more. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has even reported the existence of antibacterial chopsticks!
So perhaps it shouldn't be surprising that many bike helmets now come with antimicrobial padding to prevent odors from sweat and body oils. As discussed in our updated report on bike helmets, this current trend is mainly limited to high-end performance helmets, which are marketed to serious cyclists who ride for hours at a time. Read more