MET Parabellum Helmet

DESCRIPTION

A whole new allmountain generation. Its large visor on the front characterizes the new Parabellum just as the entanglement of the two shells clearly visible at the rear. It has excellent head coverage for such a feather- weight. It is without a doubt the best all-mountain helmet.

USER REVIEWS

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[Jul 01, 2014]
Cesar

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
Strength:

Light, ventilated, good shape

Weakness:

retention system

This would be an awesome helmet, if only the retention system would not give you headaches. And this wasn´t only me, but 4 more riders that test rode my helmet had the same issue. The back retention system digs into your head causing headaches after a while... this apparently is a production problem, and they are working on fixing this.

I hope they do!

[Oct 13, 2002]
Sting
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Good looks, light weight, good fit.

Weakness:

Foam inserts fall apart. Expensive.

This helmet is awesome, if a little expensive. The only problem encountered was with the padded foam inserts that stick to the velcro. If you sweat a bit, these will disintergrate within 6 months.

Similar Products Used:

Giro

[Oct 05, 2002]
jaggi
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Lite,cool,fits my head,great looks,good visor.

Weakness:

none!

Great helmet,if you can get one,buy it.
Cool as hell!?!And good visor.

Similar Products Used:

MET anaxagore,Cratoni Heli,Bell

[Apr 22, 2004]
Dale Buxton
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Ventilation, weight, looks, retention system.

Weakness:

Big fat humungous zero

This skidlid looks the part, extremely cheap in comparison to other helmets of this quality. You can tell the R&D and thought thats gone into it, 4 point connection for the visor, 30 vents (gets a bit chilly in the uk though), the retention system is the best aspect, theres a strap going all the way round the inside of the helmet that tightens as you push the clips tighter, keeping the helmet securely fitted to your bonce. Its also one of the lightest helmets on the market (yep, anorak me weighed a few). Seriously, don't even think twice, just size it and hand over your hard-earned.

Similar Products Used:

Specialized King Cobra (what was i thinking-cost twice as much)

[Sep 12, 2002]
PJ
Downhiller

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light strong well ventilated and a good quality feel

Weakness:

the colors? not very important though

The thing saved my head last week, it's all broken but I'll be geting another one asap
What more can I say? it rules

Similar Products Used:

Met anaxagore, bells,giros...

[Oct 16, 2001]
Alex Y
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

VERY Breezy
Looks awesome - helmets look dorky, but this one makes you want to wear it. Great Colours
Perfect Fit

Weakness:

none so far

I love this helmet. Looks awesome, and feels so breezy and fits so well that it makes you WANT to wear it.

I've been road riding for over 10 years, and have never worn a helmet before. The helmets I've tried were clunky and hot and just plain irritating. The MET Parabellum however, is just sweet - plain and simple.

I'd get a Stradivarius if it had a visor - the only way that you can get a better helmet than a Parabellum is to get another MET - the Stradivarius, just too bad it doesn't have a visor.

I give it a perfect score, coz it made me a believer.

Similar Products Used:

Tested the Stradivarius (sweet!)

[Dec 29, 2000]
Paul D
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Strength:

Quality finish with the exterior plastic moulded to the shell. V Good ventillation. Good fit with a really nice adjustment system and comfy straps

Weakness:

Price. I paid $150.00 Aussie (But you get what you pay for) Not many spare pads with the helmet

I think that MET did a big overhaul on this helmet for 2000. I like this Helmet. As soon as I put it on it felt like a good fit and I didn't have to play around with it much. It has a great adjustment system that is easy to alter. There is a band that goes all the way around your head that is tightned by the rear adjustment straps. It pretty much guarantees a good fit (Unless you have a cone head) The straps are nice a well. All in all a much better helmet than my 98 Bell Image Pro (Replaced on age and stench grounds). Kudos to Bell though as one of their helmets saved me from being a vegetable. Someone has put a lot of thought into this MET helmet and it shows.

Similar Products Used:

Bell Image pro and a couple of other Bell Helmets

[Jan 14, 2001]
Anton
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Ventilation!!!! , feels secure, ventilation, light, oh, have I said Ventilation, looks great as well

Weakness:

none

Would love to get a Stradivarius but can't afford it so I got this instead . Haven't regretted it despite the price diff of 100 bucks from a Stradivarius

Similar Products Used:

Bell, OGK

[Nov 30, 2000]
John
Weekend Warrior

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

Light wight
cool colours/look
passform
simpe handling
good aircondition
inmouldet shalle
removable pads
it's a high-end helmet at a down to earth price

Weakness:

nothing known

a very godd helmet. my favorite helmet for this price.lovely coloures, nice form and really good prtection.
it's a helmet for every biker, only downhiller should use one with a full-face-helmet.

Similar Products Used:

no helmets used before

[Nov 01, 2000]
Jeremy
Cross Country Rider

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
Strength:

this is one cool looking helmet, it keeps my head really cool, good comfortable fit.

Weakness:

the pads suck, but other then that this helmet rocks

I think this a very good value helmet that looks good and keeps my head cool, it has a very comfortable fit, but the pads in the helmet suck. But other then that this is an ausome helmet.

Similar Products Used:

Bell Image Pro

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