German kit giants unite
PREMIUM HELMET BRAND Schuberth has joined forces with German clothing brand Held to offer a range of “Held by Schuberth” crash helmets. Essentially, they’re the same as conventional Schuberths but with different liners and colour schemes. Prices are likely to be the same: the full-face H-SR2 Race costing £550 (plain) or £600 (graphic); the flip-front H-C4 Tour £560 (patterned) or £550 for a plain colour (including silver); the H-C3 Pro, in gloss finish, costing £400.
This is part of Held’s 2018 collection. The new jackets are made with ecofriendly tanning methods, including the Stone (pictured, £352). There are new gloves, including the Gore-tex Chikara GTX (pictured, £180) and new luggage, like the Smart Carry Bag (£44) – a handbag that becomes a rucksack. SIMON WEIR