Urge Down-O-Matic Full Face Helmet

3/5 (2 Reviews)
MSRP : $255.99

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Product Description

Carbon fiber helmets may look sexy, but they're sure not doing the planet any favors. The Urge Down-O-Matic Veggie Helmet delivers fully certified full-face protection while minimizing environmental impact, thanks to a patented linen-fiber construction that mimics the properties of carbon fiber without any of the toxic by-products. It's not cheap to manufacture, but it's a great step toward a future of sustainable, functional products.Linen fiber construction uses sustainable resources and non-toxic processes to create a strong, eco-friendly shell materialRemovable, washable internal padding helps you dial in a secure fitLarge round vents maximize airflow to prevent overheatingLightweight visor keeps the sun out of your eyes and your face off the ground

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by Rob-Bob a Downhiller

Date Reviewed: June 23, 2014

Strengths:    light weight, good ventilation, looks cool

Weaknesses:    cheap padding, poor build quality, not comfortable,

Bottom Line:   
This is by far the worst full face helmet I have ever owned. This helmet only lasted me about 3 months.The cheap padding literally fell apart. Unlike most D.H. helmets the interior padding is only 3 small pieces of fabric that is barely held in place with velcro. I had to add more velcro to the inside of the helmet in order to keep the padding located at your forehead from coming out every time i removed it from my head.
You can easily flex this thing in your hands with very minimal effort. This just makes me wonder just how safe it actually is.
For what they charge for this piece of garbage you can get a real D.H. helmet that you know is going to protect you if you take a bad fall.
Please do yourself a favor and do not waste your money on this helmet.

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Favorite Trail:   Snowshoe

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $185.00

Purchased At:   Pricepoint.com

Similar Products Used:   Bell Drop, Kali Durgana, Azonic Outlaw, Oneal 5 series.

Bike Setup:   2010 Jedi

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Varaxis a Weekend Warrior

Date Reviewed: April 25, 2012

Strengths:    Sleek low profile
No geeky graphics

Weaknesses:    Not as comfy nor protective as other options (ex. Kali Avatar)
Inner padding could be better

Bottom Line:   
My XC lid has been "demoted" to road use and this basically took over for all my off-road cranium protection duties, though I still consider the XC lid for hot summer all-day epic rides with lots of climbing. It's not as huge as other full face helmets, which seem more suited for DH, MX (and are even DOT approved for motorcycle use); it's lack of bulk makes it feel better suited for reckless risk taking on regular trails, not DH-only trails. It's not too hot or stuffy and I don't mind wearing it while climbing up lengths of trail that gain 1000'+ in altitude.

The only quibble I had is that I've experienced an extremely fine fit with another full face, but that helmet was about 2x the price and also much bulkier and heavier (Kali Avatar). The inner padding is what sets it apart from this helmet. This seems more like a close fitting shell than some serious protective head gear.

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Favorite Trail:   Sycamore Canyon, Riverside, CA

Price Paid:    $185.00

Purchased At:   Online

Similar Products Used:   Fox Rampage, Kali Avatar, 661 Fenix

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