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MET Parachute MTB Cycling Helmet
MET Parachute MTB Cycling HelmetMET Parachute MTB Cycling Helmet

This item was discontinued 19th September 2016.

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Code: 3HELM98M0
 
YES! The iconic MET Parachute is back! The list of its exceptional features is a long one.
Let’s start with the fact that it is the lightest full face helmet (the chin guard is not removable) in the world at under 700 g in M - certified according to American ASTM F1952-2032 standards, the only authority which certifies full face bicycle helmets.
A product which is clearly suited to Enduro, allowing you to confront climbs and descents with the same helmet.
A technological panoply which includes the very latest version of the Safe-T Advanced occipital retention system, a rib system to keep goggle strap in place, a removable helmet cam mount, GEL 02 front foam pad and various other examples of technical wizardry along the same lines…

 

Features:

Construction

  • IN-MOULDING INTELLIGENT FUSION / Different densities of material, depending on the characteristics of each model.
  • HOMOTHETIC EMBEDDED SKELETON / Spreads the pressure built up at the impact point, and thus dissipates the force of impact over the whole shell.
  • MONOCOQUE / The world’s lightest full face helmet.

Size Adjuster

  • SAFE-T ADVANCED / Lighter with broader contact area, the pressure is distributed in a homogenous way.

Chinguard

  • DESIGNED FOR PERFORMANCE / Its avant-garde design pushes the boundaries of what is accepted as the norm. The best ratio between maximal protection and minimum bulk.

Straps

  • DOUBLE-D BUCKLE / Can be adjusted perfectly and won’t need to be retightened.

Removable Visor 

  • MULTI POSITION / Allows super fine tuning of the visor position. Aluminium screws. A style statement too!

Comfort

  • FRONT PAD GEL O2 / Hypo-allergenic, anti-bacterial, made from thermo-stabilising polyurethane morpho-gel. Keeps the forehead cooler.
  • CHEEK PADS IN TWO THICKNESSES / Can be swapped out for the other size to improve the helmet’s fit.
  • Quick-release for aid in helmet removal in the event of an emergency.

Other Features

  • REMOVABLE ONBOARD-CAMERA SUPPORT / Leaves the helmet clean and tidy when not filming. Compatible multi-brand.
  • GOGGLE CLIP / Keeps the goggle strap in place on the helmet.

These Helmets are certified with a European CE EN1078 standard. This is a European standard and although the helmet is perfectly safe to use, specific countries may have their own certification which is legally required if you intend to wear the helmet recreationally or in a competitive racing environment. If you are unsure, please check your specific country requirements and check with the manufacturer to see if the helmet has received any additional certification.

 
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Overall great helmet. Very light. Swappable cheek pads help with the fit. I measured out to 59.5 and went with the large size. As expected it fits but have to crank the size adjuster down most of the way. Would be nice if they had included a pad for the back plastic piece of the size adjuster as well, its a bit uncomfortable.
Pros: Very light, well ventilated, comfortable fit even with cheek pads. Depending on the type of sun glasses they can be worn comfortably. Plenty of vents that I can mount my Contour camera strap type mount on the side of the helmet, although it does come with hardware that mounts between the visor and helmet on top. Comes with extra cheek pads is plus, I can always rotate pads. And its a damn sexy helmet! Cons: Chin strap is tiny and hard to manipulate on and off with gloves. For some reason the forehead cool gel pad does not completely rest on my forehead, only on the sides it touches my head even with it cinched tightly. Its supposed to prevent sweat from going into the eyes by routing the sweat to the sides. An option to get thicker a thicker forehead gel pad would be nice. Overall its a fantastic helmet that I ride with everywhere giving me that extra confidence to shred just a little bit harder when things gnarly&..
Seems like a pretty decent piece of kit. Appears true to size. The helmet is a little high at the rear than is necessary, limiting protection if you fall backwards. I guess this is to improve ease of donning. Padding is rather minimal, but you don't seem to notice it as the helmet is so light. In fact it doesn't feel much heavier than a traditional XC helmet, and definitely not nearly as bad as a moto lid. All that needs to happen now is that this well ventilated xc style helmet gets mated with Kali's Composite Vision Plus/Conehead technology to create more of a crumple zone and limit concussions from non life threatening impacts. After losing my job after a mt bike concussion, I'm just glad that the level of protection for xc riders is finally improving. The combination of ventilation and safety has been missing for a while, but finally the industry is moving in the right direction. Not quite there yet, but getting closer.