Alpina Airtime helmet£49.99

Adjustable dirt riding protection

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Although £49.99 might sound a fair chunk of cash for a piss pot style helmet, the Airtime from Alpina certainly offers more than the average.

Key to the Airtime’s secure fit is the adjustable cradle that comfortably cups the rear of the head. It can be easily adjusted with one hand. Alpina offer the Airtime in two sizes so you don’t have to ram extra pads in to get the fit right. 

Speaking of padding, inside the Airtime you’ll find thinner, more comfortable trail helmet style pads, which wick sweat well. The six vents are more effective than you might think, but things still get hot pretty quick.

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

Rob Weaver

Technical Editor-in-Chief, Tech Hub, UK
Rob started riding mountain bikes seriously in 1993 racing cross-country, though he quickly moved to downhill where he competed all over the world. He now spends most of his time riding trail bikes up and down hills. Occasionally he'll jump into an enduro race.
  • Age: 36
  • Height: 172cm / 5'8"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Natural trails where the loam fills my shoes on each and every turn
  • Beer of Choice: Guinness

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