Norwegian brand Sweet Protection’s new Arbitrator full face is really streamlined at the sides, angular and futuristic-looking. It’s a two-piece convertible lid that has a unique fixing system pairing the…
The MET Parachute has been around for years. Over that time, it’s seen multiple revisions, to the point we reckon this MCR version is by far the best looking, most…
Kali’s reputation is built on putting safety first. The UK distributor told us that for this exact reason Kali don’t offer a removable chinbar helmet.
The brand new Trigger helmet from iXS is one of a new generation of super lightweight, fully DH-certified full face lids.
Endura’s new MT500 full face is the lightest fully DH-certified product on test. With sculpted good looks, it’s aimed at enduro racing or simply hitting up downhill trails at the…
The all-new Bell Super Air R standout feature is how it’s way lighter and better ventilated than Bell’s previous Super 3 and Super DH MIPS pair.
The Bell Full-9 Fusion MIPS helmet is a budget full-face DH helmet based on Bell’s top-of-the-range carbon Bell Full-9 helmet.
The Giro Tyrant arrived unsolicited, in a brown box, with no delivery note, and no idea of the contents – it reminded me of the final scene from Se7en.
We’re revisiting the Bell Super 3 (the test winner two years ago) because Bell has just dropped the price by £20.
Inside the Oakley Drt5 helmet is just one, solitary, emaciated little piece of padding, all that stands in the way between your head and hard MIPS liner.
I’m not a big fan of the name but the Lazer Impala helmet has the modern trail rider aesthetic and the usual array of ‘enduro inspired’ features.
From a distance the Specialized Shuffle Child LED MIPS looks just like an adults helmet, and that’s because really it is just a miniaturised big lid.
It's called the Troy Lee Stage helmet and boasts Troy Lee's typically slick styling and aspirational image, it certainly turned heads when it was released.
Leatt DBX 4.0 joins the lightweight full face club, a helmet for enduro racing or bike park days, packed with big vents, comfy padding and other features.
Troy Lee produce two open facers: the Troy Lee Designs A1 and the A2. The A2 is most recent and better vented but we prefer the fit and comfort of…
Stuck on the back of the latest Specialized Ambush helmet is a small black box called ANGi (Angular and G-Force indicator), a crash detector.
The Smith Forefront 2 is manufactured using an Aerocore in-mould construction and features integrated skeletal structure.
We tested the £100 Chronicle previously in last year’s helmet test but Giro Montaro is the next level up in the Giro mountain bike range.
The Endura MT500 helmet is pricey but you are getting a lightweight, well-vented trail lid that takes impact protection to the next level.
Bontrager Rally MIPS features in-mould construction with an internal composite skeleton to increase the size of the vents without affecting hull integrity.