SixSixOne Evolution Helmet

August 5, 2009

Benji has been doing quite a bit of "gravity riding" this year (something to do with reliving his youth no doubt). Here's the helmet he's been plummeting with.


SixSixOne Evolution Helmet
Price: £109.99
From: MMA Sports 01792 467467
Tested: 6 months

I’d tried full-face helmets before a couple of years ago and didn’t really get along with them. They felt heavy and claustrophobic. As well as feeling that my peripheral vision was slightly impaired, I didn’t like how they muffled my hearing – I like to hear what’s going on around me and what noises my bike is making.

Full-facers have improved a great deal since then. This new Evolution from SixSixOne removes all my previous niggles. It’s light. The open face of the helmet gives a big “can’t see the sides” widescreen window to look out of. And I can hear what’s going on around me. The only thing that reminds me that I’m wearing it is the extra warmth generated compared to a normal helmet. But even this wasn’t too bad; there’s a few small vents on the sides, rear and top of the helmet as well as the mesh-vented mouth guard. And the CoolMax lining did a decent job of soaking up sweat.

Thankfully I’ve not crash tested the helmet yet. And I hope I never do.

Overall: A great example of a modern full-facer. Light, unrestrictive, stylish, comfy.

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