MET Parabellum helmet review£129.99

Designed with enduro in mind

BikeRadar score3.5/5

The Prabellum is MET's new, distinctively styled enduro-orientated mountain bike helmet.

We tested it during some hot weather, and found that its performance was good, mainly thanks to the numerous (28) vents on the outer shell. It could do with better internal channelling to really get the air flowing inside it though.

The retention system is one of its strong points. The wide cradle offers loads of support from its flexible wings. The turn wheel allows small increments of adjustment, which are ideal for getting the fit just right.

At the brow, the gel pads, also seen on the Bluegrass Goldeneye helmet, do a fantastic job of directing sweat away from the eyes. They are adequately comfortable too.

The Parabellum has a long visor, with a toothed angle adjust for simple adjustment. It could do with being a bit wider to offer better protection from sun and rain though.

The Parabellum's retention system and the adjustment it offers are high points

Tom Marvin

Technical Editor, Tech Hub, UK
Tom's been riding for 15 years, and has always chopped and changed bikes as soon as his budget allowed. He's most at home in the big mountains, having spent nigh on 30 weeks riding the Alps, as well as having lived a stone's throw from the Scottish Highlands for four years. Tom also enjoys racing events like the Strathpuffer and the Trans Nepal.
  • Age: 29
  • Height: 182cm / 5'11"
  • Weight: 82kg / 180lb
  • Waist: 81cm / 32in
  • Chest: 97cm / 38in
  • Discipline: Mountain
  • Preferred Terrain: Steep and super tech or fast and flowy
  • Current Bikes: Canyon Spectral, Pivot Mach 429SL, Mondraker Vantage R +
  • Dream Bike: Transition Scout
  • Beer of Choice: Gin & tonic
  • Location: Bristol, UK

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