Wearing a good-quality MTB helmet when hitting the trails is super important. Today’s modern mountain bike helmets have evolved exceptionally over the years, and you no longer have to compromise between protection, performance and comfort.
With a good-quality headpiece, you can ride with confidence and enjoy exploring the many hidden off-road trails Australia has to offer.
So if you are in the market for a new MTB helmet, you are in luck! We have listed the 8 best mountain bike helmets of 2022.
Best Open Face Helmets
TLD is a well-established brand in the MOTO and MTB industry and is known worldwide for its high-performing protective gear and apparel.
Our best seller is the Troy Lee Designs A3 MIPS helmet. These headpieces come in various stylish colours and design, and perfectly combines graphics, fit, safety and functionality.
After years of research, development and testing, the TLD crew finally introduced everyone's favourite A3 helmet. It is one of the most comfortable mountain bike helmets on the market made even safer with industry-leading MIPS rotational brain protection technology.
The headpiece is designed with 16 ventilation holes for optimised channelling and features a three-piece PC shell that creates a more premium/technical look with more graphic capability.
This all-terrain helmet is incredibly lightweight and fully encapsulated. It uses maximum coverage and dimension to keep you safe and protected in all riding conditions. So, whether you are charging down singletracks at full speed, leaping over dirt jumps or exploring technical trails on your off-road bike, the A3 helmet will offer you the ultimate protection!
The FOX Mainframe off-road Helmet exceeds all your expectations and at an affordable price. The hardshell comes with proven safety features and trail protection so that you can push boundaries and keep going with confidence.
The Fox Mainframe comes with extended coverage to protect more of your noggin' and the MIPS impact technology will keep your brain safe in the event of a crash by absorbing and redirecting energies and forces that could otherwise damage it.
The helmet is constructed with lightweight and high-quality materials including PC, PA and polyester, making it super comfortable and light on the head. While the in-moulded EPS and air vents provide you with great ventilation, keeping you cool even on the most intense rides. And should your build up a sweat, you can easily remove the moisture-wicking liner and throw it in the wash.
Fox MTB helmets offer great protection at a price that'll save your wallet undue stress.
Specialized Tactic 4 perfectly combines safety, fit, airflow, and confidence for trail and enduro riding.
The Tactic 4 received the highest 5-Star Virginia Tech Helmet Rating from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for its top performance. This is not without reason. The headgear is fitted with MIPS Evolve solution for the highest impact protection and has a Fluid Dynamic design for the most efficient internal airflow channelling throughout the helmet drawing heat away from the head. The 4D brow cooling allows for a gap between the helmet and forehead, ensuring it draws airflow into its internal air channels at every speed.
The helmet offers a more precise and customised fit thanks to its slim and adjustable Fit System, making the helmet accommodate a range of head shapes.
The integrated fixed visor provides increased trail vision and the occipital base adjustment allows you to adjust the helmet’s angle to easily fit goggles and sunglasses. The uniquely designed eyewear channels at the front of the helmet give you a spot to store your glasses at a moment’s notice.
On top of all these innovative trail features, the enduro helmet is also ANGi ready, with a fit system mount designed for easy integration with our ANGi crash sensor.
POC Tectal features everything you need in an MTB headgear - tough polycarbonate shell, SPIN technology, easy-fit system, adjustable visor and a lightweight feel. Making the POC MTB helmet an advanced trail, enduro and all-mountain bike helmet.
Tectal Race includes several of POC’s award-winning features including Shearing Pad Inside (SPIN), unibody shell construction and POC’s patent-pending silicone pad technology system. The helmet further builds on POC’s whole helmet approach to design and construction of MTB helmets that deliver superior levels of comfort, fit and performance.
POC has optimised the helmet’s ventilation system through extensive wind tunnel testing and evaluation, so you can stay cool on the trail. POC has also added additional safety features such as an aramid bridge system for improved structural integrity and a reinforced EPS liner. The unibody hardshell design supports the integrity of the headpiece and ensures that the weight remains low.
The Tectal Race POC mountain bike helmet takes head protection, ventilation and comfort to another level for off-road riders.
The Giro Fixture MTB Helmet is sculpted to look good and fit comfortably on almost anyone! The compact design comes with some of Giro’s best features like in-mould construction, Roc Loc Sport fit system, wind tunnel ventilation and universal fit sizing. Offering the versatility you need to ride everything from swooping singletrack trails to gritty tractor track adventures.
The Giro MTB helmet is one of the best performance value mountain bike helmets on the market, with high protection, performance and minimaltistic styling that will keep you feeling good kilometre after kilometre.
Best Full Face MTB helmets
Since hitting the market, the Troy Lee Designs Stage helmet has redefined MTB safety, comfort. Ventilation and style. Due to its carefully selected materials and construction the Stage is one of the lightest full face MTB helmet in its class.
Stage is constructed with polylite shell with fibre reinforcement, polyacrilite injected chin bar with EXO skeleton which makes the helmet incredible resilient and strong without compromising on weight. The headpiece includes 11 air holes for efficient air flow and 14 exhaust ports and large chin bar vents that will keep you cool and comfort in all conditions.
Stage features the well-sought after MIPS technology for rotational head impact protection, as well as EPS for high-speed impacts and EPP for slow speed impacts.
The TLD MTB Helmet is also designed with a moisture-wicking X-Static liner that is quick to dry and odor-fighting.
All this in on package! It is a favourite amongst are customers for a reason.
FOX Proframe is the most breathable and lightest full-face helmet FOX has ever designed and a leader in the market. Incorporating high performing head protection features like MIPS, dual-density EPS liner and a patented fully integrated chin bar, so you can ride with confidence in all conditions.
The headgear has 24 big air vents, nine exhaust and 15 intake vents, offering riders maximum airflow, both uphill and downhill.
Thanks to its Fidlock SNAP buckle you can easily and quickly detach the buckle.
Every single detail on the Fox full face mountain bike helmet is carefully choose to meet all MTB rider’s needs.
The 100 MTB helmet STATUS is an excellent choice for a mid-level full face mountain bike helmet. The headgear takes championship winning features from 100%’s AIRCRAFT helmet, offering elevated performance and comfort at a great price.
The BMX/Downhill helmet is made with fibreglass shell making it ultra lightweight, and the two EPS sizes and two shell sizes lets you choose your perfect fit. It has an efficient cooling system that offers superb ventilation both when riding and standing stationary.
The headpiece coems with a washable cheek pads, liner and chin strap. In addition, the chin bar is padded for added protection and the headgear it compatible with inflatable emergency helmet release systems.
We also got high-performing trail helmet for the future mountain bike rider. Our collection contains a wide range of youth helmets, our best sellers being Giro Tremor Youth and FOX Youth Rampage Helmet.
There you have it, the 8 best MTB helmets for this year. If is so important to wear headgear when riding a bicycle, no matter if it is on road or off road. Helmets are proven to reduce the risk of serious brain injury so it is definitely worth investing in a good-quality headgear.
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