Review: Met Roam Helmet – Keep cool and look cool

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Described as ‘an all-mountain enduro helmet’, the MET Roam is designed to combine streamlined enduro styling and goggle compatibility with hours-in-the-saddle trail-riding wearability. Straight out of the box, and it’s a thumbs up for the colour combo (one of several available) which will appeal to both men and women. This is a unisex product available in three sizes. Small fits a head circumference of 52 – 56 cm, while medium is for 56 – 58 cm and large is for 58 – 62 cm sized bonces. It’s also trail bike light – weighing in at 335gm (or 360gm if you buy it with MIPS – more on that later), and feels sturdy and well made. Compared to my own XC mountain bike helmet, the Roam looks a lot chunkier and there is more coverage at the back of the head and at the temples – both areas that are particularly vulnerable in the event of a crash. As you would expect from an open face helmet, it offers unhindered visibility and the streamlined long-length visor, which is slightly flexible for safety, keeps the sun and rain off your face. Even in the height of the Great British Heatwave of 2018 it offered sufficient ventilation – there are 22 vents to keep you cool and purpose-built internal channels to optimise airflow. The Roam’s SAFE-T Orbital Fit System sounds like something from a Glastonbury lineup, but is in fact the size-adjustable plastic cradle that lines the helmet. Correct fit isn’t just important for comfort but also...

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