7iDP M2 helmet review

Attention-grabbing and impressive mountain bike lid

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £60.00 RRP | USD $110.00
7iDP M2 helmet in red and blue

Our review

Well worth a look – if you can get with the fit and the garish styles
Buy if, You're after a new trail lid, are on a budget and like to be seen
Pros: Well ventilated, good level of protection and keenly priced
Cons: Fit won't suit everyone, divisive looks
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The guys at 7iDP aren’t afraid of eye-catching/garish hues. This lid’s looks certainly divided opinion in the office, but that’s no bad thing.

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The bright orange M2 helmet (it’s available in more subtle hues too) boasts 19 vents and an easy-to-use indexed adjuster dial to get the cradle fitting just right. But best of all is the bargain price tag.

Helmet fit is subjective. We found the M2 snug, but did need to crank up the cradle quite a bit to eliminate unwanted forward movement.

In use though, it took a matter of minutes for that tighter than normal fit to be forgotten. Thanks to the 19 vents, airflow and cooling felt on par with other ‘trail’ helmets like the Bell Super 2, Giro Feature and Scott Stego.

Coverage is good, with a dropped rear to help keep your bonce intact if you do take a big spill. We walked away from our only crash during testing pretty much unscathed – though we did manage to break the M2’s peak.

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All in all, it’s an impressive design – and the price makes it seriously tempting.

Product Specifications

Product

Name M2 Helmet (15)
Brand 7iDP

Vented Yes
No of Vents 19