Urge Down-O-Matic full-face helmet review

Distinctive newcomer

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £149.99 RRP | USD $205.99
Urge Down-O-Matic helmet

Our review

Edgy looks – if you like them – and super fit at a great price
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We won’t beat around the bush with this one – its looks have split everyone’s opinions. Is it a beautiful piece of art disguised as a helmet, or simply an aesthetic mistake? Well, it’s really grown on us, and the more we wear it the more we like it. Plus it looks great in photos.

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The first thing you notice when you don the Down-O-Matic is the fit – it’s snug and comfortable, and the shell wraps around the top of your head and forehead a lot more than those on other full-face lids do. It feels relatively light on your head too.

The round vents are all covered with a tough, wiry mesh and work well to keep your head cool, but if you do get too hot the padding is removable for an end-of-summer smelly-helmet wash. The peak is made from some amazingly flexible plastic and actually does seem impossible to snap, just as Urge claim. Trust us on this one – we’ve tried our best to break it!

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The only slight downside is that the goggle opening can be snug when used with bigger-framed eyewear. The goggles end up sitting on the outside of the helmet rather than against your face where you want them.

Product Specifications


Name Name, 0, 10, Name, Down-O-Matic Impact II helmet (11)
Brand Brand, 0, 20, Brand, Urge

Weight (g) Weight (g), 2, 0, Weight (g), 966
Sizes Available Sizes Available, 2, 0, Sizes Available, L/XL S/M
Features Features, 2, 0, Features, • CE1078 Certification • Fibre composite construction • Internal Venturi Effect • Stylish and soft, anti crash visor • Grilled vents