MET’s latest Roam helmet is packed with well-thought-out features that perform on the trail.
While helmet fit is a subjective thing, I found it incredibly comfy and never suffered from any pressure points around the head once I’d cinched up the indexed dial on the retention system. It stayed put too, with no buffeting around even on really battered trails.
The lengthy peak has three indexed positions and its two side anchor points double as strap guides in case you wish to wear goggles. If you do, you can easily stow them on the front of the lid for climbs if you push the peak up to its highest position.
The peak never encroaches into your field of view when looking up the trail, which is a big plus.
Airflow comes courtesy of a combination of 20 vents and internal channelling, which works well, even when trundling along at slower speeds.
Coverage is plentiful too, thanks to the extended rear and extra drop around the temple area, in front of the ears. At 357g, it’s still competitive on the scales.
When you consider that both Giro and Bell offer MIPS-equipped helmets for under £100, it’d be nice to see the safety system included at this price. That said, you can buy a MIPS version of the Roam for £20 more (£155).