Now, what news on the Rialto, Salarino?
Dunno about the Rialto, but there’s a new helmet from MET – is that sort of Rialto enough? Not really, but it’s pretty nice – it’s the Lupo:
The Lupo HES (which stands for Homothetic Embedded Skeleton, and helps dissipate the force of an impact throughout the helmet rather than keeping it in one place) is a sort of replacement for the Parabellum – which is still in the model range, for now.Nice adjustable ratchet, you can use with gloves on. Available in a range of colours. It’ll cost around €120.The parachute gets a makeover too.Same helmet, but some funky new colours. I think the pink and purple one is my favourite…But I like the blue, too. The Parabellum gets some love too. Again with the pink! It’s definitely an in-colour this year.
The Bluegrass range also finds itself with a selection of vibrant colours. The Magnete range has the neat idea of little magnets in the cuffs to keep them together. They’re pull-on and they look pretty comfy. The Bluegrass Brave gets a full colour updo too. It’s got D3O inserts, lots of airflow, no hearing loss and an adjustable visor. There’s also a pad on the inside so the emergency services can inflate a bladder and raise it off your head. Which is nice.
Bluegrass Wapiti knee pads zip off so you can get them on without removing your shoes. In fact, loads of their protective gear has been re-worked for elbow and knee stretch. Wapiti also benefits from more breatheable neoprene too 🙂
The Golden Eyes HES helmet gets a colour upgrade… …and we also liked the Tuatara lite 3DO armour – a vest with a spine protector.