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Looking for the lightest/easiest full face helmet

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I have a full face Motorcycle helmet that I wear usually, but I am looking for something less bulky and heavy for short trips around the neighborhood. For this reason I've been carefully looking at Motocross-style helmets.

My priorities for this new helmet are (1) lightness and (2) easy to get on and off quickly. Also it would be great if (3) it could fit in a normal backpack.

Does such a thing exist?

Any suggestions?

 

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36 minutes ago, Tryptych said:

I am looking for something less bulky and heavy....

I doubt if a Motocross helmet will be less bulky.  They may be lighter as they are built to a different standard.

While working my way upto a motorcycle helmet, I acquired a Demon Podium.  It weighs about two lbs.

 

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Bruce

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Any number of the bmx-style full face helmets should fit that list of requirements, although to fit inside a backpack, you're limited to one's with a removable chin bar. I use the Bell Super DH personally and am very satisfied with it.
 

Find a local stockist, try them all on for size and buy the one that fits your head shape the best.

 

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15 hours ago, Sidewalk Enforcer said:

......with a removable chin bar.

I had a Scorpion Covert with a removable chin bar.  I needed a full face helmet for wet weather that could fit in the storage area of my Vanderhall Venice.

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It weighed in at 3lbs.  I wouldn't rely on the removable chin bar for protection on a motorcycle.  However at EUC speeds it may be adequate.

Bruce

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I just started using a Bell Super 3R. It fits in my adidas sling bag surprisingly. But after that, nothing else really fits. I stick my leatt knee guards into the face opening and gloves. Good enough to carry my gear.

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On 6/14/2020 at 7:35 PM, PennBruce said:

I had a Scorpion Covert with a removable chin bar.  I needed a full face helmet for wet weather that could fit in the storage area of my Vanderhall Venice.

Really cool looking vehicle, and helmet!

Here's a link for others:

https://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2018/09/14/scorpion-covert-3-in-1-helmet-review-half-helmet-versatility/

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I bought the Bell Super Air R MIPS and am satisfied with it. Haven't crashed it but it is ridiculously light but seems robust, it has MIPS (vital for safety) and a knob you turn to lighten or loosen it. Chin bar is removable but I kept it on of course. The viewport is so wide that I can barely see the chin guard (and only when looking straight down) and can't see any other part of the helmet.

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I crashed hard with a borrowed Super Air R MIPS. Clearly saved my face/head even came out without a scratch. But the thing is expensive

I now have a Kali Kora as per Speedyfeet UK recommendation. It's cheaper, light and comes with a crash warranty which they replace it for free if you crash with it. So 2 helmets for the price of one!

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Had a Bell Super 3R and switched to a Fox ProFrame.  The ProFrame is lighter, probably because it doesn't need to add the removable chin mechanism.  

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