Fox have just released a brand new helmet that looks like it will appeal to the Enduro fans or even riders who want maximum protection without going down the full face helmet route. Taking inspiration from what looks like a motor bike trials helmet the all new Fox Dropframe has a massive amount of coverage for the rear and sides of the head.
The Fox Dropframe helmet has an open face design with added ear protection, unlike a full face helmet the ear guards are open so you can still hear what is going on around you, which on paper sounds a little odd and to be honest looks a little strange, but when the helmet is worn it is really not noticeable even less so if you chuck a pair of goggles on.
A big safety feature on this helmet is the Dual-density Varizorb lining. Varizorb combines multiple densities of cone shaped EPS foam in strategically designed layers for maximum variable impact absorption and protection.
To keep you cool there are 8 big bore intake vents and 7 exhaust vents so in non-marketing terms eight front holes and seven back holes which will keep your head super ventilated, making you feel as cool as you look wearing the Fox Dropframe. These vents also control moisture levels because no-one wants a swampy helmet and the visor is strategically placed to channel air through those vents, so summer rides wont be a struggle in this helmet.
The Dropframe features a great buckle system which, as a glove wearing rider, I am a huge fan of. Fox have gone with the Fidlock system that uses magnets to clip into place, it really is one of those features that you think why did helmets not have this sooner? So I am glad to see more helmet manufacturers are adding it to their range of protective wear.
This unique looking helmet comes in fours sizes from small to extra large so everyone is catered for, it also comes in four awesome looking colours, my personal favourite is black as I am a big fan of the stealth look but there is also white, red and purple.
So if you are looking for the ultimate amount of protection out on the trail without sacrificing comfort or the ability to hear riders approaching on your left, then consider getting yourself a Fox Dropframe available now.