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Angeles
$12.88 at School Outfitters

While it's always fun to ride a bike, it's important to stay safe. Angeles' Trike Helmets meet rigorous safety standards so you do...n't have to worry when your students set off on an adventure. Interior foam protects the rider's head and ventilation in... Read More

POC
$79.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

POC designers made a few upgrades to last year's design and the Receptor Flow Bike Helmet was reborn with a slimmer profile, an ad...justable fit, and the same high-quality impact protection. All of these goodies were achieved while lowering the weight of the Receptor Flow so you can concentrate more on what you're doing. Customize the fit of your new favorite helmet to make sure it doesn't knock around when spotting the landing for a nasty 360. Read More

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Bell
$94.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

The Bell Stoker helmet was already one of our favorites, for its slick design, low weight, low price, and great breathability. Add... in the MIPS safety system, and it creates the Bell Stoker MIPS-Equipped Helmet, and it's just that much better. The MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) structure integrates easily into the Stoker's bones. MIPS is essentially the separation of the EPS foam shell from the retention system (the part that grabs your head) via a semi-floating suspension system, so that when the shell absorbs an impact, or two, or four, in a crash, it doesn't transfer that energy directly into the skull. Instead, forces are isolated, saving your head and neck from undo impacts. Developed in Scandinavia more than 10 years ago, the MIPS system has been continually revised and applied to an ever-growing number of helmets in different sports, and it's been credited with saving countless noggins from more serious injury. Driving it all to greatness is the fact that we're already stoked on the Stoker. Bell's placement of four brow ports and thirteen vents is more than adequate enough to cool, while an adjustable visor embodies this lid's off-road intentions. Another defining feature is that the Stoker comes in four sizes -- the industry standard is three. This guarantees a proportional fit and better ergonomics from the simple, yet effective, SpeedDial adjustment system. Separating you from the Stoker's Fusion In-Mold Microshell are Coolmax pads that wick and quickly evaporate perspiration to keep things dry and comfortable. Read More

Bell
$94.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

The Bell Stoker helmet was already one of our favorites, for its slick design, low weight, low price, and great breathability. Add... in the MIPS safety system, and it creates the Bell Stoker MIPS-Equipped Helmet, and it's just that much better. The MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) structure integrates easily into the Stoker's bones. MIPS is essentially the separation of the EPS foam shell from the retention system (the part that grabs your head) via a semi-floating suspension system, so that when the shell absorbs an impact, or two, or four, in a crash, it doesn't transfer that energy directly into the skull. Instead, forces are isolated, saving your head and neck from undo impacts. Developed in Scandinavia more than 10 years ago, the MIPS system has been continually revised and applied to an ever-growing number of helmets in different sports, and it's been credited with saving countless noggins from more serious injury. Driving it all to greatness is the fact that we're already stoked on the Stoker. Bell's placement of four brow ports and thirteen vents is more than adequate enough to cool, while an adjustable visor embodies this lid's off-road intentions. Another defining feature is that the Stoker comes in four sizes -- the industry standard is three. This guarantees a proportional fit and better ergonomics from the simple, yet effective, SpeedDial adjustment system. Separating you from the Stoker's Fusion In-Mold Microshell are Coolmax pads that wick and quickly evaporate perspiration to keep things dry and comfortable. Read More

Mavic
$99.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

Does the Mavic Espoir Helmet look futuristic? Certainly. Was it designed with futuristic engineering techniques? Absolutely. And w...hile we understand that terms like 'futuristic' and 'engineering' are typically attributable to marketing fluff, the forethought that went into the Espoir remains unparalleled. Mavic based the Espoir's design around a simple principle -- comfort is king. Accordingly, the helmet has been given ample ventilation in order to maximize the effect of airflow's passage through the helmet. So, while you're inevitably sweating, you'll also be getting cooler as the moisture evaporates. More importantly, though, the Espoir makes use of Mavic's proprietary Ergo Shape system that accommodates around 25,000 head shapes -- perhaps this is where the Espoir gains its namesake of 'hope.' Hope for all of those that have never found an agreeable helmet shape. So, how was it done? Well, Mavic engineers performed cranial mapping in order to identify the pressure points and homogeneous contours of skull. Essentially, this translates to English as Mavic's designing the Espoir around a shape that addresses all of the human commonalities in regards to skull shape. As a result, Ergo Fit feels nearly custom on the head, providing a secure hold that doesn't berate your natural pressure points. Securing this exceptional fit is where Mavic's Ergo Hold System comes into play. It allows for as much as six centimeters of one-handed, on-the-fly size adjustment. For the final touches on fit perfection, as well as excellent moisture management, Mavic also included its Ergo Fit Pad. At first glance, it might not seem like much, but the Ergo Fit Pad is a low density, open cell foam that wicks water away from the skin and transports it to where it can quickly evaporate. Additionally, its low-profile reduces weight, and eliminates the soggy-pad-feeling that comes after 50 miles of summer riding. The Mavic Espoir Helmet is available in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large and... Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$374.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

There are legions of riders who swear by the Troy Lee Designs D3 Composite Helmet, and it's not just for the aesthetics. Sure, it'...ll help you look a little bit more like some of your heroes, as it has killer graphics and is insanely comfortable, but those factors don't mean a thing without protection to match. And that's not a problem -- the D3 exceeds every relevant helmet standard. That means that your brain is in good hands, so to speak. Those hands just happen to be really, ridiculously good looking. The D3 Composite is made with Troy Lee's composite shell. While it weighs slightly more than the carbon fiber version, it exceeds all the same safety standards. In other words, you give up a few grams, and the fancy carbon weave, but are still left with an astoundingly comfortable, eye-catching lid. It's accented with custom titanium hardware that's lightweight and super durable. The helmet comes with two visors, so you can pop a new one on in the event of a visor-smashing digger. TLD also threw in a custom helmet bag to protect the incredible paint jobs that the D3 wears so well. Full incremental sizing, rather than a cheesy adjustment system, gives the D3 a completely custom feel. Dual-density shock pads provide luxurious comfort and unprecedented protection. Thanks to an intelligent design, the D3 exceeds CPSC 1203, CE EN 1077, CE EN 1078, ASTM F1952, and ASTM F2040 safety standards. In other words, you're giving your brain the absolute best chance of walking away from harrowing crashes unscathed. Troy Lee's comfort liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new one if the liner gets irreparably funky. The liner is also made with CoolMax and Dri-Lex moisture-wicking materials to keep your head dry and cool while you ride. And Troy Lee also equipped the D3 with quick-release cheek pads to make the helmet easier to remove in case of an emergency. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D3 the most comfortable helme... Read More

Bell
$129.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

With only 37 grams separating it from the more expensive, lightest helmet in Bell's line, the Volt RL Helmet is one of the best co...mbinations of low weight, ventilation, and price in the industry today. On top of all that, the Volt RL's body is also strong enough to, with the inclusion of a visor, serve as a mountain bike helmet. Unless sponsor obligations compel you to wear a different helmet, the Volt RL is hard to top. The helmet's low weight and trail-worthy durability stem from Bell's In-Mold construction method. In-Mold consists of melding the polycarbonate, outer shell with the EPS foam of the helmet's body in order to increase impact absorption and structural integrity. The technology appears in various iterations across the industry because it works, pure and simple, and when it comes to safety, the reassurance of such a broad consensus is also hard to top. The lightweight Kit webbing used for the Volt's straps resists absorbing sweat, so it stays cleaner and doesn't gain weight during the course of a long, hot day in the mountains. The sweat wants to evaporate. Let it. The straps' job of shrugging-off sweat is made easier by the StreamJet ventilation system. StreamJet uses 22 vents to feed refreshing air into a series of internal channels that shuttle relief across your head and then expel the heat through rear exhaust ports. The Volt RL also enjoys the inimitable fit of Bell's Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system. TAG uses a standard rear dial to adjust the circumference of the helmet's fit, and it also moves up and down in order to accommodate your occipital lobe. That's the bump we all have on the backs of our heads whose size and shape varies widely and that most other helmet manufacturers just pretend isn't there. Bell finishes the frame's arms with a soft rubber casing. The arms are also positioned a little higher than usual, which makes for an easier time getting your glasses on without dismounting as you roll over the summit of a climb to start the... Read More

Bell
$59.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

If your bike is for taking you places, with equal emphasis placed on the ride and the destination, then Bell's Intersect Helmet ma...y be your ticket to a safe home. Its hard, ABS outer face is the ideal shell for you head, regardless if your pace is tortoise or hare. Each of the EPS liner's eight segments is attached separately to an internal skeleton, so they can conform to your head in a comfortable fit more akin to a rabbit's fur than a turtle's leathery skin. The helmet is finished with a rear light port, which may keep the rubber side down by helping you stay visible in low-light conditions, and a removable visor that blocks rain or excessive sun so you don't have to hole up in your house when conditions turn inclement. Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at CompetitiveCyclist

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Angeles
$12.88 at School Outfitters

While it's always fun to ride a bike, it's important to stay safe. Angeles' Trike Helmet meets rigorous safety standards so you do...n't have to worry when your students set off on an adventure. Interior foam protects the rider's head and ventilation in the Read More

clearercom
$210.00 at Buying Direct

These compact helmet speakers are high volume, thin bodied speakers designed specifically for in helmet use providing great sound ...quality. These stereo speakers which plug into any personal AM/FM radio, tape, MP3 or CD player are thin and comfortable when mounted inside your helmet. Just press them into your helmet's ear pockets or hang them directly to the helmet lining using the provided Velcro pads. An indented area in the padding of your helmet close to your ear is a good place for the helmet headphones. You will receive excellent sound quality with the speakers placed anywhere in the area of padding close to your ears, and the indented area will help to keep the speakers from interfering with the feel and fit of your helmet.These Helmet speakers are ideal for the following application:? Motorcycles? Snowmobiles? Snowboarding? Mountain biking-----------helmet speaker, motorcycle helmet speaker, motorcycle helmet stereo speaker, motorcycle helmet speaker, motorcycle stereo speaker, motorcycle speaker system, motorcycle helmet stereo speaker, motorcycle headset, motorcycle headset, motorcycle headsets, motorcycle helmet headset, wireless motorcycle headset, motorcycle communication headset, headphones headset motorcycle, motorcycle radio headset Read More

Sweet Protection
$347.95 at Outdoorplay

Sweet Protection Rocker Full Face Whitewater Kayak Helmet - The Rocker Fullface helmet from Sweet boosts your confidence when faci...ng the challenges of life. This full coverage helmet offers the most extensive protection available. The TLC outer shell combines the elasticity of injection-molded thermoplastic with the rigidity and strength of carbon fiber, enabling Sweet to fine-tune the shell for optimum performance. An ABS inner shell with CRP technology reinforcements offers great durability and additional impact protection. The molded EPP padding with EVA reinforcements provides very durable shock-absorbing properties while remaining light weight. A low profile composite jaw guard helps keep your teeth where you'd like them, and the unique construction flexes under load, reducing the forces applied to the neck. An included fit kit and adjustable straps allow you to customize the Read More

Intrepid International
$10.99 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Finally A Sensibly Designed Winter Helmet Cover The Intrepid Winter Helmet Cover is one of those why didnt I think of that? produc...ts Most winter helmet covers are made completely of fleece but lets face it your helmet doesnt get cold your ears do With this cover the fleece portion is only the lower portion of the cover. The top of the cover (on the helmet) is form fitting lycra. This keeps you from looking like a fuzzy bubble head while it fits snuggly on the helmet. Meanwhile your ears chin and neck are warm and cozy wrapped in fleece. The Intrepid Winter Helmet Cover features: Snug lycra helmet cover Warm fleece wrap attached One size fits most helmets Velcro chin closure Fun color assortment Read More

Horze Equestrian
$29.99 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Horze Baltimore Helmet Horze Baltimore Helmet uses patented technology to make it the lightest weight ASTM/SEI certified helmet in... the world Just as comfortable as a bicycle helmet Everything you ever wanted The patented Pegasus 4 point harness is infinitely adjustable. Venturi style ventilation system makes the helmet cool and comfortable with and advanced upside-down tornado style holes that carries the warm air away from your head but keeps the classic hunt cap look. Padding inside is polystyrene Certified to ASTM F1163-04a. Horze Baltimore Helmet offers: Lightweight Cooling Pegasus 4-point harness Classic Hunt look Read More

Troxel Helmets
$46.95 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Adorable Troxel Legacy Unicorn Helmet for the Dream Rider The Troxel Legacy Unicorn Helmet is an all-purpose low profile riding he...lmet designed smaller with your childs head in mind. With 7 mesh covered vents and the GPS II fit system this helmet is built for both comfort and protection. Made to all the highest standards for which Troxel had become famous; the Legacy Unicorn Helmet will make your little rider soar while riding her unicorn but you will know how well she is protected. The Troxel Legacy Unicorn Helmet features: Small Size Designed for Child Fit Durable Outer Shells (Upper and Lower) Flip-Fold Removable Washable Headliner ASTM Approved/ SEI Certified Read More

Troxel Helmets
$49.95 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Perfect for Schooling and All-Purpose Riding Troxel Liberty Helmet is an ultralight low profile helmet with large vents provide su...perior ventilation for a cooler more comfortable ride. This is a great schooling or all-purpose helmet. An extended Soft-Tip visor provides extra sun protection. It also has mesh covered vents to block debris from entering. It features the all-new CinchFit Pro which incorporates elastic straps that self adjust to the size and shape of the riders head. With ultra-plush padding the CinchFit Pro provides an unmatched level of comfort and stability. Meets ASTM F-1163-04 standards. Helmet weight 16.5oz. Troxel Liberty Helmet offers: Ultralight 16.5oz Low profile Large mesh covered vents Soft-Tip visor CinchFit Pro ASTM F-1163-04 standards Read More

Troxel
$99.95 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Designed for the serious rider, the Troxel Avalon Helmet** has the SureFit Elite System, sporty Soft-Tip visor and Duratec... finish. SureFit Elite has beautiful leather and flocking trim, with EverFlex straps that self adjust to the size and shape of the rider’s head. With ultra-plush padding, it provides an unmatched  level of comfort and stability. The moisture-wicking Dri-Lex Flip-Fold removable/washable liner helps you feel comfortable and ultra ventilation keeps you cool. Slim Profile Silhouette Fit . Mesh and steel covered vents. **ASTM 1163-04a/SEI Certified.S(up to 7), M(7-7 1/4), L(7 1/4).Imported. Read More

Triple Eight
$14.99 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

You gotta keep that bucket safe! Grab the Brainsaver Multi-Impact Helmet and head out! ; Multi-impact design means you can take hi...ts from all sides. The Sweatsaver liner is going to change your life! Moisture-wicking layers, anti-bacterial treatment, and 360 wraparound design all add up to a drip-free, stink-free ride. Adjustable straps because no two heads are alike. Great for protection while participating in a variety of action sports, including skateboarding, snowboarding, and roller derby! Head Sizes: Measure the circumference of your head starting in the middle of your forehead, and match it with the sizes below. XS: 20.10-20.50 ; SM: 20.60-21.30 ; MD: 21.40-22 ; LG: 22.10-22.90 ; XL: 23-24 Read More

Intrepid International
$10.99 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Finally A Sensibly Designed Winter Helmet Cover The Intrepid Winter Helmet Cover is one of those why didnt I think of that? produc...ts Most winter helmet covers are made completely of fleece but lets face it your helmet doesnt get cold your ears do With this cover the fleece portion is only the lower portion of the cover. The top of the cover (on the helmet) is form fitting lycra. This keeps you from looking like a fuzzy bubble head while it fits snuggly on the helmet. Meanwhile your ears chin and neck are warm and cozy wrapped in fleece. The Intrepid Winter Helmet Cover features: Snug lycra helmet cover Warm fleece wrap attached One size fits most helmets Velcro chin closure Fun color assortment Read More

Troxel
$99.90 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

The Troxel Grand Prix Classic Helmet** represents the gold standard in English riding helmets. Covered in classic velvet, it's... perfect for show and formal occasions. It boasts Troxel's patented Phantom Flow button ventilation and the flattering Slim Profile Silhouette Fit . The leather-covered, adjustable 3-point retention system has a traditional look. The Flip-Fold removable/washable liner adjusts in thickness for just the right fit. Helmet weighs 14.6 ounces. **ASTM F-1163-04a/SEI Certified.Rich velvet with genuine Pittards English leather harness. Read More

Troxel Helmets
$46.95 at Chicks Discount Saddlery

Adorable Troxel Legacy Unicorn Helmet for the Dream Rider The Troxel Legacy Unicorn Helmet is an all-purpose low profile riding he...lmet designed smaller with your childs head in mind. With 7 mesh covered vents and the GPS II fit system this helmet is built for both comfort and protection. Made to all the highest standards for which Troxel had become famous; the Legacy Unicorn Helmet will make your little rider soar while riding her unicorn but you will know how well she is protected. The Troxel Legacy Unicorn Helmet features: Small Size Designed for Child Fit Durable Outer Shells (Upper and Lower) Flip-Fold Removable Washable Headliner ASTM Approved/ SEI Certified Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at Backcountry.com

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Bell
$59.95 at Backcountry.com

If your bike is for taking you places, with equal emphasis placed on the ride and the destination, then Bell's Intersect Helmet ma...y be your ticket to a safe home. Its hard, ABS outer face is the ideal shell for you head, regardless if your pace is tortoise or hare. Each of the EPS liner's eight segments is attached separately to an internal skeleton, so they can conform to your head in a comfortable fit more akin to a rabbit's fur than a turtle's leathery skin. The helmet is finished with a rear light port, which may keep the rubber side down by helping you stay visible in low-light conditions, and a removable visor that blocks rain or excessive sun so you don't have to hole up in your house when conditions turn inclement. Read More

Bern
$69.95 at Backcountry.com

No, it's not shallow and superficial of you to be more concerned about how a helmet looks than how it works -- cover both bases wi...th the Bern Watts Helmet. You gotta look good out there, and this in-demand visored model enhances your cool as you're going big in the park. It also protects your grey matter when the jump doesn't go as planned. Sink Fit features a low-profile configuration so the helmet fits around your head instead of resting on topTen ventilation holes prevent your brains from cooking under the shellAccepts Bern snap-in liners to convert to a cold-weather helmetComplies with EN1078, CPSC, AND ASTM2040 standards for safety Read More

POC
$219.95 at Backcountry.com

It would be a piece of cake to talk up how awesome the POC Receptor+ Helmet is for cycling. But what if we shift the conversation ...to include skateboarding, skiing, and, hey, let's throw in kayaking -- then what? Same deal. Yes, the POC Receptor+ is not only comfortable enough to do all these things, it's officially certified to protect you while doing them if you do. Versatility is appreciated, sure, but that's not the point of this helmet or any other helmet. The goal is protection, and that's the Receptor+'s greatest feat. The helmet employs a Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (or VDSAP), with double-overlapping shells to both enhance high-impact protection and shock absorption while also eliminating object penetration in the event of a messy crash. The multi-impact EPP liner and Aramid Penetration Barrier ensures durability, longevity, and even greater safety in the event of a multi-impact accident. The helmet has a goggle clip, detachable winter lining, and replacement EVA foam padding with plastic ear protectors for watersports, all of which only further underscores the helmet's ability to tackle any sport you may want to. The POC Receptor+ Helmet comes in four sizes, from Small to X-Large, and in the colors Uranium Black, Hydrogen White, Helium Blue, Bohrium Red, and Iron Orange. The helmet is compatible with the POC Communication speaker-equipped neck roll. Read More

POC
Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at Backcountry.com

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at Backcountry.com

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Bell
$219.95 at Backcountry.com

A relatively light, breathable, strong, MIPS-equipped full-face that morphs into a half-shell if and when you need it to? What mor...e could an all-mountain rider need that you won't find in the Bell Super 2R MIPS Helmet? The Super 2R's In-Mold polycarbonate shell is not only stronger and lighter than most on the market, but this model is equipped with the brain-saving MIPS technology pioneered by engineers and trauma specialists with the intention of dramatically reducing traumatic brain injuries in athletes -- and it works. The semi-floating MIPS harness inside the helmet doesn't impede the helmet's fit, but it will likely save you a trip to the ER, thanks to the fact that it moved independently of the outer shell in the event of an impact. That little bit of movement can spare your head the violent jolts that often cause concussions or worse. The helmet is also far more breathable than most, thanks to copious ventilation that serves to shave grams as much as promote airflow. The four Overbrow vents up front help enormously in this regard, too, keeping the wind moving over your dome seamless and consistently so you don't overheat. Bell innovation is proudly showcased in the Super 2R, too, particularly in its break-away camera mount, so either your camera nor your helmet get busted up in a crash, and the GoggleGuide adjustable visor's screws are the break-away type, as well, meaning all is not lost if you bail. But truly, the Super 2R's big party trick is that it's 2R chin bar is detachable, transforming this full-facer into an open-air half-shell when you want it to be. Ride lifts one day, and set out on an all-mountain epic the next. Whatever you're up for, the Super 2R is down. Read More

Bell
$59.95 at Backcountry.com

If your bike is for taking you places, with equal emphasis placed on the ride and the destination, then Bell's Intersect Helmet ma...y be your ticket to a safe home. Its hard, ABS outer face is the ideal shell for you head, regardless if your pace is tortoise or hare. Each of the EPS liner's eight segments is attached separately to an internal skeleton, so they can conform to your head in a comfortable fit more akin to a rabbit's fur than a turtle's leathery skin. The helmet is finished with a rear light port, which may keep the rubber side down by helping you stay visible in low-light conditions, and a removable visor that blocks rain or excessive sun so you don't have to hole up in your house when conditions turn inclement. Read More

Bern
$69.95 at Backcountry.com

No, it's not shallow and superficial of you to be more concerned about how a helmet looks than how it works -- cover both bases wi...th the Bern Watts Helmet. You gotta look good out there, and this in-demand visored model enhances your cool as you're going big in the park. It also protects your grey matter when the jump doesn't go as planned. Sink Fit features a low-profile configuration so the helmet fits around your head instead of resting on topTen ventilation holes prevent your brains from cooking under the shellAccepts Bern snap-in liners to convert to a cold-weather helmetComplies with EN1078, CPSC, AND ASTM2040 standards for safety Read More

Bern
$69.95 at Backcountry.com

No, it's not shallow and superficial of you to be more concerned about how a helmet looks than how it works -- cover both bases wi...th the Bern Watts Helmet. You gotta look good out there, and this in-demand visored model enhances your cool as you're going big in the park. It also protects your grey matter when the jump doesn't go as planned. Sink Fit features a low-profile configuration so the helmet fits around your head instead of resting on topTen ventilation holes prevent your brains from cooking under the shellAccepts Bern snap-in liners to convert to a cold-weather helmetComplies with EN1078, CPSC, AND ASTM2040 standards for safety Read More

Bell
$129.95 at Backcountry.com

With only 37 grams separating it from the more expensive, lightest helmet in Bell's line, the Volt RL Helmet is one of the best co...mbinations of low weight, ventilation, and price in the industry today. On top of all that, the Volt RL's body is also strong enough to, with the inclusion of a visor, serve as a mountain bike helmet. Unless sponsor obligations compel you to wear a different helmet, the Volt RL is hard to top. The helmet's low weight and trail-worthy durability stem from Bell's In-Mold construction method. In-Mold consists of melding the polycarbonate, outer shell with the EPS foam of the helmet's body in order to increase impact absorption and structural integrity. The technology appears in various iterations across the industry because it works, pure and simple, and when it comes to safety, the reassurance of such a broad consensus is also hard to top. The lightweight Kit webbing used for the Volt's straps resists absorbing sweat, so it stays cleaner and doesn't gain weight during the course of a long, hot day in the mountains. The sweat wants to evaporate. Let it. The straps' job of shrugging-off sweat is made easier by the StreamJet ventilation system. StreamJet uses 22 vents to feed refreshing air into a series of internal channels that shuttle relief across your head and then expel the heat through rear exhaust ports. The Volt RL also enjoys the inimitable fit of Bell's Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system. TAG uses a standard rear dial to adjust the circumference of the helmet's fit, and it also moves up and down in order to accommodate your occipital lobe. That's the bump we all have on the backs of our heads whose size and shape varies widely and that most other helmet manufacturers just pretend isn't there. Bell finishes the frame's arms with a soft rubber casing. The arms are also positioned a little higher than usual, which makes for an easier time getting your glasses on without dismounting as you roll over the summit of a climb to start the... Read More

POC
$379.95 at Backcountry.com

First things first -- we understand that the POC Tempor Helmet looks, well, unconventional. But, need we remind you that nearly ev...ery aerodynamic product initially tests our aesthetic palate? Eventually, the functionality of the design envelops its character and the shapes of speed become exciting. With that said, the Tempor holds a shape that's definitely never been executed before. Accordingly, this leads us to the obvious question, what power does this design hold? Well, if you're familiar with the POC line of mountain helmets, you're aware that POC designs with safety at the forefront of the creative process. Along these lines, with all of its M. D. s, reading the staff roster at POC's development lab is more like reading a hospital directory than that of a engineering facility. So, rest assured that with on-staff medical directors in specialities ranging from neuroscience to orthopedics, your safety is of the utmost importance to POC. However, POC also understands the differences between mountain and time trial helmets -- mainly that the latter must live with a duality of function, or more simply put, combine aerodynamics with safety. Not surprisingly, the shape of the Tempor feeds into both. Essentially, the engineers at POC redefined the art of helmet design for the Tempor, taking on a more conceptualized approach. Instead of viewing the head as an independent part of the body, POC shifted its focus to include the head and body as a singular mass. This is where the signature trailing edge and profile shapes originate from. And as a result of this coordination, airflow remains attached over a larger section of the rider's body, drastically improving the aerodynamic position. And while this sounds great on paper, we assure you that POC confirmed it in the wind tunnel. During this exhaustive testing process, POC discovered that the two main points of skin friction on a time trial helmet occur at the center of the forehead and on the shoulders. Accordingly, ... Read More

POC
Bell
$199.95 at Backcountry.com

For do-it-all riders who don't like lugging around multiple lids, the Bell Super 2R Helmet is here. It's a relatively light, breat...hable, tough full-face that morphs into a half-shell if and when you need it to, making it ready for a huge variety of rides, and riders. The Super 2R's In-Mold polycarbonate shell is not only stronger and lighter than most on the market, it's far lighter than most, thanks to copious ventilation that serves to shave grams as much as promote airflow. The four Overbrow vents up front help enormously in this regard, too, keeping the wind moving over your dome seamlessly and consistently so you don't overheat. As we said, Bell innovation is proudly showcased in the Super 2R, a helmet clearly ready for the modern age. Namely, it's got a break-away camera mount, so neither your camera nor your helmet get busted up in a crash, and the GoggleGuide adjustable visor's screws are the break-away type, as well, meaning all is not lost if you bail. The Super 2's big party trick, though, is that its 2R chin bar is detachable, transforming this full-facer into an open-air half-shell when you want it to be. Ride lifts one day, and set out on an all-mountain epic the next. Whatever you're up for, the Super 2R is down. Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

There's no denying that the Catlike Kompacto Helmet and the flagship Whisper Plus are two helmets cut from the same cloth. What th...e Kompacto lacks in ventilation and pro tour pedigree, it more than makes up for by offering an economical, lightweight, and supremely-fitting alternative to the best Catlike has to offer. The Kompacto is a helmet way ahead of its time. In fact, it predates the Whisper Plus by four years, and was the basis for the Whisper's striking aesthetic and ventilation. It's almost a backwards technological trickle at Catlike, with ground floor models like the Kompacto serving as the proving grounds and inspiration for the rest of the line. The in-mold shell is constructed around Catlike's signature CES (Crash Energy Splitter) exoskeleton, which disperses impact energy along the structure of the helmet in the event of a crash. You'll also get 21 generously-sized vents that are patterned along the shell in a manner nearly identical to the Whisper. All the forward-facing vents have a matching rear exhaust vent to keep the air moving quickly over your head. And also like the Whisper, this reduced shell surface area inherently reduces the weight of the helmet. A Medium Kompacto comes in under 280 grams, and it's rare that a helmet at this price point weighs less than 300 grams. The Kompacto uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized plastic strap that attaches into, and pivots from, a socket in the shell of the helmet at the temple, which then follows the side of your head and curves around towards the back, where it floats freely from the nylon web straps. The rubberized strap is soft and pliable, so it never gets crimped or warped in your gear bag, and it always conforms to your natural shape. The MPS suspension has two lateral adjusters that have a push button release on a ratchet strap that connects across the back of the head to allow for circumferential ad... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

There's no denying that the Catlike Kompacto Helmet and the flagship Whisper Plus are two helmets cut from the same cloth. What th...e Kompacto lacks in ventilation and pro tour pedigree, it more than makes up for by offering an economical, lightweight, and supremely-fitting alternative to the best Catlike has to offer. The Kompacto is a helmet way ahead of its time. In fact, it predates the Whisper Plus by four years, and was the basis for the Whisper's striking aesthetic and ventilation. It's almost a backwards technological trickle at Catlike, with ground floor models like the Kompacto serving as the proving grounds and inspiration for the rest of the line. The in-mold shell is constructed around Catlike's signature CES (Crash Energy Splitter) exoskeleton, which disperses impact energy along the structure of the helmet in the event of a crash. You'll also get 21 generously-sized vents that are patterned along the shell in a manner nearly identical to the Whisper. All the forward-facing vents have a matching rear exhaust vent to keep the air moving quickly over your head. And also like the Whisper, this reduced shell surface area inherently reduces the weight of the helmet. A Medium Kompacto comes in under 280 grams, and it's rare that a helmet at this price point weighs less than 300 grams. The Kompacto uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized plastic strap that attaches into, and pivots from, a socket in the shell of the helmet at the temple, which then follows the side of your head and curves around towards the back, where it floats freely from the nylon web straps. The rubberized strap is soft and pliable, so it never gets crimped or warped in your gear bag, and it always conforms to your natural shape. The MPS suspension has two lateral adjusters that have a push button release on a ratchet strap that connects across the back of the head to allow for circumferential ad... Read More

Bell
$129.95 at Backcountry.com

With only 37 grams separating it from the more expensive, lightest helmet in Bell's line, the Volt RL Helmet is one of the best co...mbinations of low weight, ventilation, and price in the industry today. On top of all that, the Volt RL's body is also strong enough to, with the inclusion of a visor, serve as a mountain bike helmet. Unless sponsor obligations compel you to wear a different helmet, the Volt RL is hard to top. The helmet's low weight and trail-worthy durability stem from Bell's In-Mold construction method. In-Mold consists of melding the polycarbonate, outer shell with the EPS foam of the helmet's body in order to increase impact absorption and structural integrity. The technology appears in various iterations across the industry because it works, pure and simple, and when it comes to safety, the reassurance of such a broad consensus is also hard to top. The lightweight Kit webbing used for the Volt's straps resists absorbing sweat, so it stays cleaner and doesn't gain weight during the course of a long, hot day in the mountains. The sweat wants to evaporate. Let it. The straps' job of shrugging-off sweat is made easier by the StreamJet ventilation system. StreamJet uses 22 vents to feed refreshing air into a series of internal channels that shuttle relief across your head and then expel the heat through rear exhaust ports. The Volt RL also enjoys the inimitable fit of Bell's Twin Axis Gear (TAG) fit system. TAG uses a standard rear dial to adjust the circumference of the helmet's fit, and it also moves up and down in order to accommodate your occipital lobe. That's the bump we all have on the backs of our heads whose size and shape varies widely and that most other helmet manufacturers just pretend isn't there. Bell finishes the frame's arms with a soft rubber casing. The arms are also positioned a little higher than usual, which makes for an easier time getting your glasses on without dismounting as you roll over the summit of a climb to start the... Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at Backcountry.com

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Troy Lee Designs
$227.95 at Backcountry.com

There are a ton of full-face helmets out there. You can find pretty much every size, shape, and color imaginable if you look hard ...enough. So, we had to wonder what it would take to be the best-selling DH helmet of all time. Well, you're looking at it. The Troy Lee D2 Helmet has sold more than any other downhill mountain bike helmet, ever. You don't just luck into that. That happens when your product is so well-known for being high-quality that more people want it than anything your competition offers. That says a whole lot. What sets the D2 apart?The D2 is made with Troy Lee's aerospace composite shell. Composite has become the industry standard for helmets because of its light weight and durability. The shell is accented with aluminum hardware for light weight and durability. The visor is fully adjustable so you can position it for optimal protection and style. The interior of the D2 is as sexy as its exterior. Troy Lee shock pads provide comfort, and protection. The D2 exceeds CPSC 1023, CEEN 1078, ASTM F2032-00, and F1952-00 safety standards. That's whole heap of standards. The liner is completely removable, washable, and replaceable, so you don't have to buy a new helmet every year, no matter how funky the liner gets. Troy Lee didn't stop at padding to make the D2 one of the most comfortable helmets on the market. The D2's ventilation system keeps the air flowing with an advanced intake/exhaust system. High-flow intake and exhaust ports provide cooling airflow through the helmet so you won't feel like your head's on fire at the end of your run. The Troy Lee Designs D2 Helmet comes in Extra Small/Small, Medium/Large, and Extra Large/Extra Extra Large and is available in four colors-Delta Red/white, Midnight Black, Airstrike Black, and Delta blue/black. Read More

Bell
$174.95 at Backcountry.com

The manufacturer's perpetual weight race is well documented. From frames to every imaginable component, engineers and designers st...rive to chip away grams without disturbing the delicate balance with structural integrity. Luckily, there are industry standards like the CPSC, which the Bell Gage Helmet easily passes, to keep products honest. There's a multitude of helmet safety guidelines, but when it comes to bicycle use, the Consumer Product Safety Commission's high, cycling-specific standards has become the benchmark. And it's truly remarkable that today's helmets can pass those regulations, while still offering the ventilation, fit, and low weight that they do. Bell's secret to achieving this is its Fusion In-Mold Microshell. The Microshell is bonded to an EPS foam liner during manufacturing in order to create a stronger overall structure. Internal reinforcements allow Bell's designers to push the envelope of ventilation with numerous large intake and exhaust ports. Additionally, it also allows solid anchoring points for the two-way adjustable TAG fit system. The TAG Fit System means that riders can adjust the helmet around the occipital lobe (that bump at the back of your head) both in width and height for a conforming fit. Cam-lock levers make for quick strap adjustment, so that you can dial in the Gage when riding without hassle and forget that you have it on. Another key feature of the Gage is Bell's X-Static padding. It combines a quick-dry material with an anti-microbial coating in order to eliminate odor. The Bell Gage Helmet is available in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large and in the colors Black/red/white stripes, Matte BMC Limited Edition Team, Matte Black Swerve, Matte Black/orange/blue swerve, Matte Titanium Stripes, and White Stripes. Read More

Louis Garneau
$169.95 at Backcountry.com

With 37 vents, the Louis Garneaue X-lite Helmet not only provides protection during a crash--it keeps your noggin cool when pushin...g hard. An ergonomic, anatomically correct fit, easy-to-adjust fit system and ultra low weight help keep the X-Lite as unnoticeable as possible when spinning pedals. One-handed Spiderlock SL rack-and-pinion adjusting system quickly and easily provides a comfortable, ergonomic fitRing-shaped Super MSB technology at the base of the helmet reinforces the perimeter for enhanced protectionWashable, sealed adjustment padding for enhanced durability, and optimum comfortTough in-mold construction provides impact protection without excess weight Read More

POC
$219.95 at Backcountry.com

It would be a piece of cake to talk up how awesome the POC Receptor+ Helmet is for cycling. But what if we shift the conversation ...to include skateboarding, skiing, and, hey, let's throw in kayaking -- then what? Same deal. Yes, the POC Receptor+ is not only comfortable enough to do all these things, it's officially certified to protect you while doing them if you do. Versatility is appreciated, sure, but that's not the point of this helmet or any other helmet. The goal is protection, and that's the Receptor+'s greatest feat. The helmet employs a Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (or VDSAP), with double-overlapping shells to both enhance high-impact protection and shock absorption while also eliminating object penetration in the event of a messy crash. The multi-impact EPP liner and Aramid Penetration Barrier ensures durability, longevity, and even greater safety in the event of a multi-impact accident. The helmet has a goggle clip, detachable winter lining, and replacement EVA foam padding with plastic ear protectors for watersports, all of which only further underscores the helmet's ability to tackle any sport you may want to. The POC Receptor+ Helmet comes in four sizes, from Small to X-Large, and in the colors Uranium Black, Hydrogen White, Helium Blue, Bohrium Red, and Iron Orange. The helmet is compatible with the POC Communication speaker-equipped neck roll. Read More

POC
POC
$219.95 at Backcountry.com

It would be a piece of cake to talk up how awesome the POC Receptor+ Helmet is for cycling. But what if we shift the conversation ...to include skateboarding, skiing, and, hey, let's throw in kayaking -- then what? Same deal. Yes, the POC Receptor+ is not only comfortable enough to do all these things, it's officially certified to protect you while doing them if you do. Versatility is appreciated, sure, but that's not the point of this helmet or any other helmet. The goal is protection, and that's the Receptor+'s greatest feat. The helmet employs a Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (or VDSAP), with double-overlapping shells to both enhance high-impact protection and shock absorption while also eliminating object penetration in the event of a messy crash. The multi-impact EPP liner and Aramid Penetration Barrier ensures durability, longevity, and even greater safety in the event of a multi-impact accident. The helmet has a goggle clip, detachable winter lining, and replacement EVA foam padding with plastic ear protectors for watersports, all of which only further underscores the helmet's ability to tackle any sport you may want to. The POC Receptor+ Helmet comes in four sizes, from Small to X-Large, and in the colors Uranium Black, Hydrogen White, Helium Blue, Bohrium Red, and Iron Orange. The helmet is compatible with the POC Communication speaker-equipped neck roll. Read More

POC
Bell
$79.95 at Backcountry.com

The problem with price-sensitive helmets is that they usually look and feel it. Not so with the Bell Array; this is one place wher...e trickle-down technology really works. It features the same Fusion In-Mold Microshell for durability, registered graphics for durability and overall pro looks as the Volt. The TAG fit system offers incredible fit by offering adjustability both vertically and horizontally. Internal reinforcement used to be a feature found on only the most expensive helmets, so its presence on the Array adds an appreciable safety factor to this already affordable helmet. 24 strategically positioned vents are positioned to keep you cool on even the hottest days while its 340g weight is just a few paperclips more than the top-of-the-line stuff. The Bell Array is available in 3 sizes in multiple colors to allow you to match it to any club's kit. Read More

Bell
$399.95 at Backcountry.com

With Bell's long history in motosports, it's not surprising that the new Full-9 was developed with the same expertise gleaned from... its motorcycling heritage. Engineers at Bell incorporated many of the advanced design characteristics from its flagship Moto-9 when building the new bike-specific helmet, along with over a year's worth of feedback gathered from professional downhill riders. The result is a bike-tuned, best-in-class full-face helmet that's ready to take on anything that you'll encounter while on your mountain or BMX. The shell of the Full-9 was built with a unidirectional carbon, Kevlar, and a fiberglass blend. This yields an incredibly light, yet durable outer-material that doesn't weigh you down and cause the fatigue that many other full-face helmets are known for. Underneath the Full-9's shell, Bell added its fully-removable X-Static Magnefusion cheek pads. You can also enable what Bell calls its 'Eject System,' which, in the event of an injury, provides safe and easy removal of the helmet due to a recess in the EPS that allows the cheek pads to quickly slide out. Another innovative design within the helmet's internal structure is the Overbrow Ventilation system. Combined with the shell's 10 vents, this intake system was adopted from Bell's moto-proven Velocity Flow Ventilation. Basically, this is a means to actively channel cool air over the head through three ports on the brow of the helmet. The design is suspended over your head inside the helmet in order to keep the ducting free from obstruction, which results in keeping you fully ventilated and cool as you ride. The Full-9 takes its design cues from the motocross circuit, but its modern integrated features reflect exactly what top bike riders demanded in a full-face design. Bell listened, and it packed the Full-9 with elements to keep you both safe and to enhance your overall riding experience. Take, for example, the helmet's removable camera mount. This integrated mount seamlessly connects ... Read More

Louis Garneau
$149.95 at Backcountry.com

Basic logic tells us that more ventilation equates to less materials, meaning that a well ventilated helmet should, in theory, be ...lightweight. However, comparing the the Louis Garneau Diamond II to the Quartz II turns this logic on its head. You see, while the Diamond II has the most ventilation ports of any helmet on the market, 40 in total, it comes in 35 grams heavier than the 33-vent, 285 gram Quartz II. Surely, some engineering wizardry is at work. So, how did Garneau do it? Essentially, it was accomplished through its patented Super MSB (Monocoque Structural Base) and a careful material selection. Basically, these two components work in unison to eliminate the commonality of rib construction in helmets. As Garneau puts it, the prior means of manufacturing adds weight and minimizes the amount of potential ventilation, all the while without increasing safety. And while all of that sounds pointless and archaic, the solution was complicated from engineering standpoint. The path to the Quartz II took a few steps. The Super MSB structure is basically a supportive base that's akin to an exoskeleton. It has a polycarbonate, monocoque construction, meaning that it's formed in one piece. This reinforces the perimeter of the helmet, while supporting the carbon composite skeleton reinforcement with confidence -- and this is where the rib-replacement comes into play. Together, the two systems position two polycarbonate bars within the helmet structure, with an additional nine carbon fiber bridge inserts. The system provides targeted structural support to the helmet in the case of collision. For further reinforcement, the entire structure is created with In-Mold construction. This means that the helmet's shell and foam liner are molded together at the same time. With Garneau's new structural design, it was able to increase the ventilation without degrading strength. But Garneau wasn't finished with the Quartz II's comfort. The helmet features what Garneau calls its Ev... Read More

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