MSR Xpedition Dual Sport Helmet Aerodynamic shell design, constructed using advanced poly alloy plastic for lightweight and strength Compound-curved, scratch resistant and optically correct shield protects against UV rays Shield can be removed to alow open face riding or goggle use 9 points of ventilation air inlets exhaust ports, force cooling air through the shell's interior Hi-air velociy chin vent with dirt filtering synthetic and metal mesh DOT ECE approved Weighs approximately 3.35 lbs / 1.5 kg
I'd been looking for several months at replacing the skid lid with a new dual-sport helmet. The idea was appealing since I do truly dual sport my XR650L. I looked at the Fly Trekker, and the AFX 39 as well as the newest MSR X-Pedition helmets. All three are of the same basic mold. The major differences being that eth AFX has a ratchet type closure vs the traditional "D" ring of the others. I wear an XL in most brands. The AFX XL seemed to be quite tight on my head. The Fly and MSR fit nicely in the same sizing. I chose the MSX because the fit and finish seemed to be of a little more quality than the Fly. Riding with the MSR was great. On the highway the helmet feels light on the head and done NOT give the sail effect with the visor. You do feel it slightly if looking far left and right. The vision through the face shield is clear with very minor peripheral distortion. Tested up to 90MPH on the XR650L without a windscreen. Noise was better than average, ventilation is great and ease of closing the vents while riding is superb. Off-road this helmet provides a unique ability to wear goggles under the built in face shield or ride with the face shield up and expose only the goggles. Tried both SPY and OAKLEY goggles and the face shield will close with both models. I did have fear that the face shield would be in the way or fall while off road and it did not.
For $130.00 I can EASILY recommend this helmet. The only down side is the lack of available colors.
AGV Diesel Hi-Jack Helmet The Italian jeans company Diesel has teamed up with Italian helmet manufacturer AGV to produce a line of designer helmets. Diesel takes the helmet company in a different direction to their typical racing fare. The helicopter pilot style Hi-Jack helmet is dedicated to fans of customized equipment and riders who love life on the road while wishing to remain in line with the unconventional Diesel style. The attractive look, the range of chromatic variations in the graphics, and the unmistakable curve at the sides develop the aeronautic design that inspires the Hi-Jack helmet even further. The helmet is completed by the concealable visors in different tints that let the helmet be adapted to the needs and style of each and every rider and make his or her look even more decisive and rebellious. The Diesel Hi-Jack was inspired from the world of helicopter pilots, it is intended to those who want an original helmet that does not remain unnoticed. The seductive look, the graphic colors, and the side curved parts accentuate the new aerospace design that inspired that helmet. This helmet features a retractable face shield, also available in smoke and irridium silver versions, which allows to adapt its usage to the motorcyclist style and requirements. Features Shell Fibreglass ACF Number of shells 2 Fabrics Dri-Lex with hygenic treatment Internal padding Removable and washable Visor ISV2 Anti-scratch Visor Multi-position, retractable shield tucks away into shell Visor mechanism Visor removal and replacement in a few seconds without the use of tools Retention ststem Micro-metric adjustment buckle Note Helmet ships with clear faceshield only.