Airoh Re­verse-Flip Hel­met

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Motorcycle Sport & Leisure - - Tried & Tested -

I’ve al­ways been a fan of flip-up hel­mets, es­pe­cially the ‘two-in­one’ type where the front part flips right over to con­vert into an open face that’s not only com­fort­able, but also meets mod­ern dual ho­molo­ga­tion re­quire­ments. So hav­ing tried many dif­fer­ent makes over the years, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on the lat­est Airoh Re­verse-Flip ver­sion.

It comes with an im­pres­sive range of fea­tures in­clud­ing Airoh’s own ‘ACVS’ ven­ti­la­tion sys­tem com­pris­ing of vents in the chin-guard and on the hel­met’s top which flow through to air ex­trac­tors at the rear. An in­creased field of vi­sion is also pro­vided by what Airoh terms its ‘ex­tra-wide’ vi­sor, which can be re­moved eas­ily via a tool-less quick re­lease sys­tem.

The one thing I re­ally wanted to try out was just how well the re­verse-flip sys­tem worked, be­cause on other hel­mets it was some­times a frus­trat­ing task try­ing to lo­cate the switch­ing mech­a­nism and op­er­ate it while wear­ing gloves. On the Airoh, there’s a sim­ple thumb-op­er­ated cen­tre chin switch – just push it and the front flicks smoothly over; then once that’s done, there’s a sim­ple one-click switch on the left side of the hel­met which locks it into the open face po­si­tion; to re­vert to a full face, just unclick the switch and flip it for­ward – job done. Of all the dif­fer­ent flip sys­tem hel­mets I’ve tried in re­cent years, this one has got to be up there with the best.

Don­ning the hel­met, it fas­tens-up eas­ily via its mi­cro­met­ric re­ten­tion sys­tem and in use out on the road it felt com­fort­able and func­tional with a min­i­mum of wind noise. So if you’re in the mar­ket for a flip-type hel­met, why not check this one out.

“Of all the dif­fer­ent flip sys­tem hel­mets I’ve tried in re­cent years, this one has got to be up there with the best.”

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