TSG Advance Carbon full-face helmet review

Carbon lid proves a mixed bag

Our rating 
2.5 out of 5 star rating 2.5
GBP £280.00 RRP | AUD $550.00
TSG Advance Carbon full-face helmet

Our review

Good looking lid with some good features, but it doesn’t feel as solid as some of its close competitors
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The edgy looks of TSG’s new high end, lightweight (1,089g for our large sample) full-face got us excited, especially at this rather attractive (for a carbon lid) price. There are some impressive features lurking beneath those sleek looks too.

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There’s no EPS foam visible around the edges of the shell, and magnetic cheek pads make cleaning easier and combine with the rest of the liner to provide a really comfy fit. There are some disappointments too though.

The finish around the mouthpiece isn’t the best and not everyone will be sold on the carbon-effect paint on the peak. Sizing is also a bit small – we ended up testing a large rather than our usual medium.

On the bike, the venting system does a good job of getting air flowing through to your head and we had no trouble fitting large goggles into the front opening. The liner stayed comfy even when near-saturated with sweat on hotter days, and we like the classic double D-ring closure system.

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We didn’t crash hard in the Advance, but when we gave the chin guard a squeeze test, we found a lot of flex in it compared to other similarly priced helmets – and that doesn’t do much for confidence levels.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Advance Carbon full-face helmet (15)
Brand TSG

Protective Material EPS Foam
Weight (kg) 1.089
Material Carbon Fibre
Vented Yes
No of Vents 14
Removabe Liner Yes