MET launches new trail Echo and Eldar helmets

A new entry-level open face and kid’s lid to match

MET released its Roam helmet last year, a hard-riding, featured-packed trail lid. Now, it's announced the introduction of a cheaper version called the Echo.

MET Echo

The design influence of the MET Roam is clearly visible on the Echo
The design influence of the MET Roam is clearly visible on the Echo

The shape of the Echo’s shell is directly influenced by the Roam, with extended rear coverage and moulding to accommodate goggles. Around the rim of the EPS liner there are also shallow channels, to keep your head cool when wearing goggles, in addition to internal channelling.

Holding the Echo securely on to your head is MET’s Safe-T Mid Fit System, which uses a band around the entire head to minimise pressure points.

MET's Safe-T Mid Fit System cradle has an optional light attachment
MET's Safe-T Mid Fit System cradle has an optional light attachment

What’s lost at this price-point though is a MIPS layer, shell coverage around the rim of the EPS liner and the multi-position visor seen on the Roam. Instead, the flexible visor snaps into position in a way that is designed to break free in a crash.

MET Echo specs

Channelling in the EPS liner supposedly improves airflow when wearing goggles
Channelling in the EPS liner supposedly improves airflow when wearing goggles

  • In-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
  • Safe-T Mid Fit System
  • Hand washable comfort pads
  • Removable, snap in place visor
  • Reflective rear sticker
  • Clip on lighDuo light compatible cradle
  • S/M 52–57cm and M/L 57–60cm
  • Claimed weights 280g (S/M) and 300g (M/L)
  • Seven colours
  • Available in August
  • £50 / $69 / €60

MET Eldar

With the MET Echo and Eldar, the whole family can shred together
With the MET Echo and Eldar, the whole family can shred together

Following in the footsteps of the Echo is an identically designed kid’s version called the Eldar.

The idea is that shredder kids can emulate their parent’s style, in a well-designed and protective lid. The only difference between the two models is the Safe-T Twist 2 cradle adjustment, which features a large, easy to use dial for small hands.

The Eldar is also available in seven colour options, but all are much brighter than the muted pastel tones of the Echo.

Seven colourful designs to choose from for the MET Eldar
Seven colourful designs to choose from for the MET Eldar

MET Eldar specs

  • In-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
  • Safe-T Twist 2 Fit System
  • Hand washable comfort pads
  • Removable visor
  • Reflective rear sticker
  • One size, 52–57cm
  • Claimed weight 275g
  • Available in August
  • £45 / €55

MET Roam new colours

MET's flagship trail lid the Roam now comes with even more colour options
MET's flagship trail lid the Roam now comes with even more colour options

On the subject of graphics, MET has released several new colourways for the Roam, making a total of ten options.

MET says its designers looked at the trend in bike paintjobs and designed its lids to match, using a muted palette of colours. Besides the earthy greens, blues and greys though there are still some bright options. So there should be something for everyone.

  • MET Roam non-MIPS: £135 / €150 / $150
  • MET Roam MIPS: £155 / €170 / $170

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