Rated 3 out of 5 by alvarez good but with exeptions
Bought 5 helmets to try them on:
- bell sequence - immaculate finish, good padding and fit, shape not to everyones taste, good adjustment dial but not intuitive
- giro xar - good finish, fantastic padding, on the small side, adjusting dial too small and rough going
- 661 recon repeater, brilliant adjustment (for 2014) dial, on the big side, colours not very appealing, padding bit old school (compared to giro or bell)
- 661 stealth - the same as repeater plus the finish of the helmet was the worst of all of them. I tried white one and the combo of black foam and white shell was further magnifinig that - bits of uncut badly moulded foam sticking out in couple of places.
Despite that I picked the Stealth purely for it;s brilliant, intuitive fitting system. and the good looks... By the end of the day no one will be inspecting my helmet from the close distance apart from my girlfriend. :0
Choose wisely folks :)
good but with exeptions - see the details below
29 November 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by notLenny used for night rides
The best thing for me is I was able to fit a small but powerful light in the front vent, so much safer than having one stick out and the battery strapped to the back of the helmet with out complication and still very light weight. Nothing beats a light fixed to the helmet for night rides. I used a Cygolight turbo, an awesome little light.
I stacked big time wearing this and found stones lodged in the back of it. My head really slammed down but there was no concussive impact to my head at all due to it's design because it has an adjustable inner strap giving almost an inch between the back of my head and the helmets back wall. I continue to use it after the accident for night rides.
Cons - It allows sweat to run down my face and on hot days I'm constantly wringing the front pad out. The chin strap is a bit fiddly to get right and shifts and twists every time after not allowing you to put it on with out checking it first, not a huge thing but it would be nice not to play with it first. The design of the back of the helmet whilst functions extremely well when you full back on it, looks unattractive in my opinion giving an uncool elongated look. As an all mountain rider I want the cool look of downhill with the light weight of xc so opted for the Urge Enduromatic for my primary helmet.
28 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Even Great helmet
Saved my nugget on a hard landing on rocks. Very good fit for me, highly recommended!
11 November 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by AndrePepe Very comfortable
Very comfortable helmet, really great fit. Good looking.
01 October 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by LucShytalker Great helmet - no crash replacement
Very comfortable helmet with a great fit. Unfortunately I cracked mine in an accident after only 3 weeks ownership. Helmet did its job in saving my head, just a pity Fox UK don't offer any assistance with crash replacement ( I think they might in the US). Rival brands such as giro and specialized do have replacement programs so I've now bought one of those. Just something to consider when making your choice.
25 September 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Nimravus140 Good looking helmet!!
I've been using this helmet now for over a year, and i really like it.
The choice of colors available are really good and that little spoiler on the top rear of the helmet just looks cool!! The helmet's protection even extends to the back of your head and the helmet overall just looks really great.
Now my only problem with this helmet is that despite its fairly large vents, its ventilation is rather lacking. I've had small streams of sweat run down my face whenever I remove my helmet while riding on a hot afternoon. (I didn't have this problem on my previous MET Testagrossa) Other than that its a fine helmet to have, I've already mostly ignored the ventilation issues by now LOL.
10 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by IvanRUS Отличный шлем
Купил такой щлем так как он совмещает в себе "котелок" и "корзинку"
Потом после неудачного падения заметил что шлем выполнил свою задачу,поломался и спас голову.
01 August 2013
Rated 5 out of 5 by Anonymous Brilliant helmet
Bought this helmet because I wanted some added protection at the back of my head. A few mates use these and I've seen them take some good hits and do their job well!!
Comfortable, well built, vents work well, helmet doesn't move around when straps, rear adjustment is correctly fitted. Pads have been removed and put through the wash loads of times and are still good as new. Definitely recommended.
16 May 2013