Safe Gear for Motorbiking in Vietnam

For a full range of products please visit the TigitMotorbike shop. Note, most products on the Tigit shop are only available at the Ho Chi Minh location.

General products found on this page are available across all our locations, Ho Chi Minh, Danang and Hanoi


Second-hand helmets are free to borrow and will be charged at $10 if lost or kept by the customer.

If a customer buys a helmet and sells back to Tigit, then this helmet is now free for the proceeding customers. We can not control stock for second-hand helmets, customers can search what we have at the time. Quality and condition vary depending on how old the helmet is.

How much are Helmets?

Helmets range between $20-120 to buy new.

Tigit Guarantees to buy any helmet back for $5 when returning the motorbike.

All helmets provided are “good” for Vietnam and from reputable branded companies.

MOST are not DOT registered or any other form of official standards.

Speeds are slow in Vietnam and we believe these helmets are suitable for the conditions here, however, we are not helmet experts and recommend a helmet from back home that is officially certified.

Buying certified helmets within Vietnam is expensive!



Tigit sells gloves for $40 with no buyback. These are not a requirement and most travelers are comfortable driving with no gloves. “Real” safety equipment is imported and heavily taxed in Vietnam and therefore very expensive. People wishing to travel with maximum safety equipment are best off buying from home.

Phone Mounts

We no longer provide traditional phone mounts due to issues with drive-by snatches. The low quality of phone mounts also makes us responsible for expensive phones dropping to the ground whilst in use. Tigit offers a driving bag that attaches to the handle of the motorbike. These are secure and suitable for the driving conditions in Vietnam.
Bags are sold for $15 with no buyback.


High quality (for Vietnam) raincoats can be bought for 5usd. These raincoats can also be used for covering a bag.
Vietnam rains in both dry and wet season. We recommend a backpack with an inbuilt rain cover.

Givi rain gear

High-quality Givi raingear is available at the HCMC Tigit Shop (Chrunix.com) on arrival. Other locations subject to availability.

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  1. Paul J Bruggema says:

    Are the roads in city and out in the country reasonably clean or clear of rocks and gravel?
    That is the question I have regarding the full face or not full face models…
    We are planning a trip at the end of April HCMC to Hanoi


    • Jon - TigitMotorbikes says:

      Mostly clear with potholes and minor gravel.

      Not full face it fine in Vietnam. However if something does go wrong, it is a good idea to have fullface.
      Personally I always travel with full face helmets.

    • Seth says:

      The roads are pretty good in Hanoi but like anywhere you need to be aware of your surroundings. The edges of the roads can be littered with all kinds of stuff that you do not want to run over and given that everyone parks on the sidewalks there are often people, bikes, animals etc traveling down the edge of the road.

      The bigger challenge in vietnam is just learning to go with the flow and getting used to how other people drive. Merging into your lane by weaving through oncoming traffic takes some practice and also being aware that its normal for people to pull onto a road without looking as its assumed that oncoming traffic will avoid them…as a foreigner my brain is thoroughly programmed to watch all directions and be ready to react. But once you get used to it riding in the big cities can be a lot of fun.