The Down-O-Matic is ready to race (and win). The glass fibre shell uses 20% tough linen to keep it light, like a summer-weight suit. But natty as it may be, you know it's a real DH helmet because it's compatible with a neckbrace. On top of that, the 10 vents keeps your head cool so you can pin it home straight down the line.
- Fiberglass and linen fiber shell with EPS foam creates a light full-face helmet.
- Polyethylene visor is adjustable and will deform in the event of an impact.
- Straps use a time tested double-D buckle for safety and comfort.
- 10 vents keeps your head cool when you're coming in hot.
- Rear is compatible with neck braces.
- Removable and washable inner padding, plus dual-density cheek-pads for comfort.
- Lateral gripping pads keeps your googles in place, even when flying over a rock garden.
- Includes a helmet bag.
|Ideal for||Freeride and downhill riding|
Microshell helmets are made of a thin polymer sheet over a foam liner; Hardshell helmets have a hard polymer outer shell and a foam liner; when the liner is being bonded to the outer shell during the manufacturing process, it is Molded in the shell.
|Shell material||Fiberglass + linen fiber|
|Fit system||Removable foam pads|
|Inner material||EPS (expanded polystyrene)|
Most helmets are tested and certified for a specific sport. Some helmets are approved for multi-sports, but only after passing the safety tests for both sports (i.e., snowsports and cycling).
Cetification is established by a variety of governing bodies who set impact standards. Most helmets are certified or approved for a specific sport, except in the case of multi-sport helmets (i.e., a snowsports helmet might also be approved for cycling if it meets the cycling safety standards).