Absorbing up to 30% more impact than standard EPS foam, the Six Six One Evo AM Helmet uses Contigo foam to protect your head in the event of a traumatic crash. Its aggressive lines cater to modern trail riders and enduro racers, with 15 sculpted high-flow vents to keep your head nice and cool on hot summer rides. The backside's flatly sculpted shape provides better retention of goggle straps for enduro racers.
The antimicrobial, adjustable padding keeps your helmet fresh and stink-free when you're sweating on the trail. Additionally, the Fidlock magnetic buckle and Boa 360-degree retention system dial-in a great fit.
- Conitgo EPS foam liner
- Two-position adjustable visor
- 15 high-flow vents
- Antimicrobial, adjustable padding
- Boa 360-degree retention system
- Fidlock magnetic buckle
- Item #SSO007C
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As far as helmets go. this one is pretty amazing. The fit was exceptional and the way the straps attach to the helmet itself, rather than wrapping over the top of the head like traditional helmets is pretty great! Plus the magnetic claps is fantastic.
However, there are two things about this helmet that prevent it from getting five stars.
1) The BOA adjustment on the back is pretty low. It would foul my neck when going down drops and whatnot. I wish there was a way to adjust the height of it.
2) The visor is kinda high and not adjustable. It's kinda not quite right for goggles, and yet can't be lowered for riding into sunlight.
That said, I would still buy this helmet again. It's extremely comfortable and it totally did it's job when I suffered a pretty high-speed crash. I landed on my forehead and suffered no ill effects. The shell ruptured, just as it was supposed to do, protecting my grey matter.
GOOD, NOT GREAT
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Overall, this is a good fitting and good looking helmet with some great features, but one fit issue that might be a dealbreaker for me. On the plus side, you have memory foam padding, BOA adjustment, and a slick magnetic clasp. On the minus side, the BOA system sits low in back and pushes the whole helmet up if you look uphill, and you can't move the system upward to compensate for this. The magnetic clasp is cool, but since it doesn't have that familiar feel like a quick release buckle, it actually takes a second longer for me to connect than my old helmet. And the visor is not adjustable. I think I will end up returning this helmet and going with a Smith Forefront, despite the extra cash.