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MET Cracker Jack Helmet

4.62/5 (13 Reviews)
MSRP : $48.49


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MET Cracker Jack


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User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by akmal hizam a Cross Country Rider from Masai, Johor, Malaysia

Date Reviewed: November 7, 2010

Strengths:    Lightweight, small size, airy design

Weaknesses:    Pads are thin and low quality, not enough velcro to retain in place.

Bottom Line:   
My head is small and it's hard to find good fit among popular makes and models. Tried Giro Hex and Xen, but it hurts big time on my temple.

Crackerjack fits me nicely, all around. The strap is of good quality and it's a one-off adjust and you can forget about it afterwards.

What's really nice about it is that it is lightweight - sub 300 grams. Couple that with the big volume ventilation, I can almost say that I don't feel like wearing a helmet.

Once Met sort out the flimsy pad quality, it's a very good helmet. Inclusion of a set of spare pads would give it a 5 chilis for overall from me.

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Favorite Trail:   Seri Alam / Plentong

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $42.00

Purchased At:   Bike Pro, KL

Similar Products Used:   my first helmet

Bike Setup:   EPX Hollowpoint XC Hardtail, X9, Stylo, Elixir R, CrossRide,Revelation

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Lucky Luciano a Weekend Warrior from Bucharest, Romania

Date Reviewed: September 26, 2010

Strengths:    -Very light, for its price
-Decent venting


Weaknesses:    -Dull colour choices
-Padding should have been a little thicker/softer


Bottom Line:   
You get a crackin' helmet for 50 bucks. I got a silver one, I wish it came in white or green but flashy designs seem to be linked with more expensive helmets.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Price Paid:    $48.00


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Barry King a Cross Country Rider from Victoria, Australia

Date Reviewed: August 13, 2006

Strengths:    light, well ventilated, smaller fit, comfortable, looks cool and like it should cost a lot more cos its actually pretty cheap

Weaknesses:    big air vent in centre on top can make it a little difficult to mount some lighting systems

Bottom Line:   
Pretty sweet helmet, absolutely no real weaknesses. Pumped that I finally found a helmet that doesn't look ridiculous on my small head.

The light mounting issue is probably only due to my dodgy homemade setup anyway.

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Favorite Trail:   riverside trail

Duration Product Used:   6 months

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   Met Tephro (roadie style - looks dumb on me but good otherwise), Giro Torero, Adura Prelude

Bike Setup:   Raceline Comp - LX, XT groupset, Hayes HFX9's, Mavic X223 rims, Marzocchi EXR air forks, Token carbon fibre flat bars, Easton stem and seatpost

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by James a Cross Country Rider from Cheshire

Date Reviewed: July 24, 2006

Strengths:    Compact, light, affordable, good cooling

Weaknesses:    May be a little on the small side for some...

Bottom Line:   
Only used this a couple of times, but suprised by how well the vents work to cool your bonce. Haven't crash tested it yet, so can't comment on strength, but it's a met so should be good.

It's also comfy and doesn't make you look like a spaceball. At fifteen pounds (UK) it can't be beat - a quality piece of kit! Buy one today...

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $22.00

Purchased At:   Cycles UK


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by jason clark from York, UK

Date Reviewed: June 26, 2004

Strengths:    light weight, nice shape doesn't look like to mushroomy on your head.

Weaknesses:    could do with more vents but perfectly acceptable for the price.

Bottom Line:   
a pucker lid for the money, nice shape and fit. stylish and light, once adjusted for proper fit you will have no complaints. why pay £100 for some other lid when this is exactly the same for a third of the price.

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Favorite Trail:   anywhere

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $26.00

Purchased At:   halfords

Bike Setup:   04 mountvision with xt spd's and easton ea70 flat bars

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jonathan 'jonowee' Wee a Weekend Warrior from Perth, WA, Australia

Date Reviewed: April 7, 2004

Strengths:    - In-moulding
- Safe-T lite fitting system, firm fit
- better visibility than my old helmet and this has a visor.
- vents that actually work!
- great value- in-moulding, locking fit system
- neat, graphics, nothing overwhelming
- reflective sticker on the back of helmet


Weaknesses:    - rachating Safe-T is pretty much guess work when securing the helmet, so use your thumb as a gauge. This is a 'sport' level helmet, so no linear pull adjusters.
- straps take a while to get initial fit when you just got the helmet, but that happens with all helmets.
- Strange, no side vents but it doesn't affect venting.

The above weakness are nothing, this is a very good helmet.


Bottom Line:   
Very good helmet for the price. As a first helmet it's highly recommended from me, better value the GIRO or BELL.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   A$79.95 at TBE Willetton

Similar Products Used:   V-22 Raptor (no brand generic helmet, cooks brains even in winter)


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Felix Timlock from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Date Reviewed: December 9, 2003

Strengths:    This is no question the best helmet I know of, it looks good (even on your head), lite, nice colours, comfy, good warrantee and return policy, removable viza, in-moulding, plenty of "speed holes" to keep you cool, great fitting system, great value, great all round helmet I would recommend to anybody.

Weaknesses:    None at all.

Bottom Line:   
Great helmet, suits anybody. %110 worth the money.

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Favorite Trail:   The Wonboyn downhill trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $50.00

Purchased At:   Melbourne Bike Centre

Similar Products Used:   Adura Acent.

Bike Setup:   Giant Rincon with carbon-fiber bars and other cool stuff.

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Greg from Australia

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2003

Strengths:    Nice design, cool colours, slim, visor. Good warranty and crash replacement sceme. Comfort.

Weaknesses:    None so far.

Bottom Line:   
The MET Cracker Jack is an outstanding helmet. It features a great fitting system which is easily adjustable to suit varying head sizes. A top quality helmet for a reasonable price. Great for weekend warriors and good for more serious riders too.

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Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month

Price Paid:    $40.00

Purchased At:   Trak Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Netti SP-f

Bike Setup:   2004 GT Avalanche 2.0

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Jimmy Chan a Cross Country Rider from South Coogee, New South Wales, Australia

Date Reviewed: September 30, 2002

Strengths:    Good looking helmet that doesn't give the familiar "boofy" appearance. It is slimline due to its shallow depth. Nice colours too!

Weaknesses:    Haven't found any!

Bottom Line:   
A good helmet at a good price. As yet I haven't found another helmet with slim and compact features. The straps are easy to adjust & the retention system is tops. The air flow through the vents is just as good as the $200 models. The visor has a compact design that does not obstruct the riders view too badly.....other helmets are worse! For anyone who hates the "boofy" look, this is the way to go.

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Favorite Trail:   The Oaks Fire Trail

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $35.00

Purchased At:   Inner City Cycles

Similar Products Used:   Bell Image Pro, Nemesis II and Aquila.

Bike Setup:   Cannondale F900 Lefty with Deore gear.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Gregory Brown a Cross Country Rider from Loughton, Essex, England

Date Reviewed: January 11, 2001

Strengths:    Price
Weight
Looks


Weaknesses:    lack of vents
Hard to Adjust


Bottom Line:   
Good helemt, my wife has it now as I've got a Parabellum instead. Too hot in Summer due to lack of vents, but great in Winter. Can be hard to adjust, but you only do this once, so I can live with that.

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Favorite Trail:   Epping Forest

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $30.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Similar Products Used:   Met Parabellum

Bike Setup:   GT XCR 4000, Full XT, Mavic X618 Rims, Panaracer Tyres, PlanetX Seatpost, Viscount VRT Saddle

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Chris a Weekend Warrior from Kent, England

Date Reviewed: September 14, 2000

Strengths:    Looks great, comes in some really cool colours which compliment the shape of the helemt nicely. The vents really do keep you cool which is important on hot days.

Weaknesses:    None that i have found

Bottom Line:   
If you want a stylish helmet, for a resonably low price then this helmet is the one for you. If you're a more serious rider then you may wish to choose something a bit more expensive.

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $60.00

Purchased At:   Halfords

Bike Setup:   Trek 6000 rigid, Lx rear mech, Deore front mech, Deore brake set, bontrager hubs and tires,

Overall Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Weekend Warrior from nd

Date Reviewed: June 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This helmet is a good looking helmet for the price.It isn't taped at the seam, it is bonded. It has some good color schemes too- no cheesy designs- just stripes. It is very comfortable, and comes with a visor and a good retention system. I found this helmet in England when I was there and I haven't seen them in the U.S. -- By the way, England's mountain bike mags are way better than the U.S.'s.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


Overall Rating:5
Submitted by bob a Weekend Warrior from nd

Date Reviewed: June 23, 1999

Bottom Line:   
This helmet is a good looking helmet for the price.It isn't taped at the seam, it is bonded. It has some good color schemes too- no cheesy designs- just stripes. It is very comfortable, and comes with a visor and a good retention system. I found this helmet in England when I was there and I haven't seen them in the U.S. -- By the way, England's mountain bike mags are way better than the U.S.'s.

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Duration Product Used:   
3 months


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