100% is making the hop over from being a legendary motocross brand and into the world of downhill. They’re doing it the right way too and now sponsor Specialized, Cube, Giant and Commencal teams on the World Cup circuit. As first helmets go, we think they’ve smashed it with the Aircraft – we absolutely love the styling and it backs it up with plenty of tech too.
Weighing in at just over a kilo with 25 vents and plenty of fitting options you can be assured of fit and comfort and there are plenty of colour options to keep even the tartiest rider happy.
The Urge Down-o-matic was updated last year and, although it’s lost the iconic circular vents, the performance and comfort remain. They styling is still unique too and at £180 it’s probably a contender for the best value full face on the market.
You won’t find a carbon version of the Down-O-Matic anywhere, but what you do get is their ‘Veggie’ compound. This is a linen fibre construction, similar to that of carbon fibre, but much kinder to the environment. Just like linen, you don’t need to iron this lid either.
Price: From £179.99
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It doesn’t get much better for value than the O’Neal Fury. In fact, we reckon you should probably cough up for this even if you only do a handful of uplifts a year. There aren’t many noticeable sacrifices here for the money and, in fact, we reckon it has the most ingenious fastening system out there. It looks good for a budget option too!