7iDP M1 full-face helmet review£70.00

Light and well-priced full-face headgear

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The M1 is UK-based 7iDP’s first foray into the world of full-face lids. With a lightweight polycarbonate shell, the medium size weighs 890g, making it quite the featherweight.

Seventeen mesh-backed vents mean it breathes surprisingly well too, and the front opening is fairly large to increase the field of vision and allow for easy integration with a variety of goggle shapes.

The flexible and detachable peak offers plenty of adjustment. We’d rather see a double D-ring closure in place of the plastic buckle though.

The m1 is light and we found the ventilation effective:
The m1 is light and we found the ventilation effective:

The M1 is light and we found the ventilation effective

Although our sample was a reasonable fit, the padding is sufficient rather than lavish, so the helmet moved about slightly on rougher trails. There wasn’t enough movement to cause real concern, and at no point did it become uncomfortable or cause any soreness, but a bit more padding in certain areas would help. The cheek pads can be pulled out for cleaning and speedy helmet removal in emergencies.

Given the reasonable price and some features normally found on more expensive brain boxes, you could do far worse than to wrap your head in an M1.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

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