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Tester Liam Mars­den Time tested Two months/600 miles What’s good? Suomy hel­mets gen­er­ally fit my head al­most per­fectly, and al­though this one took quite a while to bed in due to the slightly small siz­ing it’s now fits com­fort­ably. Suomy’s unique vi­sor chang­ing mech­a­nism, which re­quires the small cov­ers to be re­moved is sim­ple and quick to use. The vents (one on the chin and one on the brow) are among the best I’ve used. It’s gen­uinely like turn­ing the air con on when you open them, un­like vents on some other hel­mets which seem to do lit­tle. What’s not? It took a lot longer to bed in than I ex­pected, and for the first few days it put a lot of pres­sure on my head, but I seem to be through the worst of it now. Suomys aren’t as deep as some hel­mets I’ve worn, so the chin bar is much closer to my face. For me this has re­sulted in a mist­ing prob­lem with my glasses and means I’m con­stantly crack­ing the vi­sor open. The chin strap digs into my throat a lit­tle and can get un­com­fort­able. The worst part of this hel­met is its pen­chant for pulling my hair out. Be­cause the chin bar is so close to my face, if I re­move the hel­met by piv­ot­ing it on the front and lift­ing the back up the pop­pers which at­tach the chin cur­tain some­how grab a hand­ful of my hair. The fin­ish isn’t the best, there are a cou­ple of flecks of dirt un­der­neath the lac­quer which don’t af­fect the per­for­mance but are an­noy­ing. De­tails www.suomy.com Qual­ity +++ ++ Value +++ ++

The vents are some of the best Vi­sor sys­tem is un­usual – but works The lid some­times tugs out a bit of Liam’s hair (this may not be an al­to­gether bad thing)

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