Built for serious whitewater charging.
Sweet Protection only makes one helmet that's more protective than the Rocker Helmet, and that's the Rocker Full Face. Unless you're charging waterfalls the size of a small building, the standard Rocker is enough for the biggest challenges in the river. Sweet used a unique combination of thermoplastic and carbon fiber to make the shell softer at the crown and more rigid toward the sides. Coupled with the high-impact, low-weight EPP foam inside, this combination of material allows for the most versatile impact protection from big, low-speed hits and small, high-speed bonks. All in all, you get a lid that fits like a glove, drains quickly, adjusts in mere moments, and keeps your skull safe in the whitewater when that's all that matters.
- TLC shell technology uses both thermoplastic and carbon fiber for the best balance of elasticity, rigidity, and strength throughout the helmet
- ABS thermoplastic shell has improved impact resistance thanks to rubber-toughened construction
- Expanded Polypropylene liner offers extraordinarily durable shock-absorbing properties at a low weight
- Occigrip design provides a firm and comfortable fit so your helmet won't roll forward or side-to-side on impact
- Coolmax lining dries quickly, allows sweat to move rapidly away from your skin, and the reinforced front flap cover insulates your forehead and temple from cold water
- Self-adhesive fitpads can be placed between the liner and the stitched liner to dial in the fit
- Adjustable visor shields your eyes from spray and the sun
Share your thoughts
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
This helmet is expensive. But it's also the best, most comfortable helmet that you're going to find out there. I've taken a few big hits with it against sharp rocks. One even sliced my gopro mount clean in half, yet I hardly felt the hit. So, if you want to get serious about your paddling, or just might be spending some time upside down in rocky, moving water this is the helmet for you. However, I did have one of the screws for the visor come out shortly after purchase while rolling on flatwater. This is frustrating, but is also a fluke. Also, This is a hot helmet. I'd wear it in the winter without any kind of liner even in the Northeast. If you live in a warmer environment and don't plan to be on low volume rivers, the Strutter might be a good alternative since it's got a more breathable liner and has a sturdier visor.