Full Face Helmet
A full face motorcycle helmet covers the whole head. A rear extension of the full face helmet covers the base of the skull while a front portion protects the chin. A plastic face shield (clear or tinted) resting over the cutout eyes and nose section allows access to the face if pushed up.
While many of these helmets provide airflow vents, critics complain of heat, poor airflow, claustrophobic sensation and reduced hearing. Despite these sensory drawbacks, a full face motorcycle helmet boasts a high rate of protection, hence is more popular than a 3/4 motorcycle helmet (known also as an open face helmet) or a half motorcycle helmet among persons greatly preoccupied with motorcycle helmet safety.