All-mountain design / In-moulded construction / Sizes: small-medium (54-58cm) or large-XL (58-62cm) / Colours: black, grey or wheat
Contact: Windwave www.windwave.co.uk
This Mace NOS helmet is aimed at the all-mountain crowd so it’s got more all-over coverage than a standard XC lid, but it’s also well vented, unlike a piss-pot. It utilises an in-moulded construction but looks a bit basic, and with large expanses of unprotected expanded polystyrene it is liable to off-the-bike damage. The padding is comfy and is made of sealed Coolwick material to absorb sweat. There’s a simple retention device in place, which does a reasonable job but doesn’t have the micro-adjustability of those offered by the big players. There’s nothing particularly wrong with the Mace NOS, but when you can get a Giro Hex (tested last month) for an extra tenner, we’d prefer to make the extra investment.
MBR RATING: 6/10