We like the slender cut of the iXS Hammer – even though it's a one-size-fits-all lid, it doesn’t create that mushroom-like look on smaller heads that some more bulbous helmets do.
The 12 vents, combined with the internal channelling in the EPS liner, help to promote airflow across the top of your head. The padding is comfortable and wicks well too. The graphics are simple and not overly lairy. A few more colour choices for those dirt jump fashionistas wouldn’t go amiss and another size to help get the fit even better would be good.
This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine.