661 Evo AM Helmet 2017
As the name implies, the Six Six One Evo AM Helmet is a next generation trail helmet with all the features you could ask for. Sure, at a glance its form is reminiscent of the modern generation of lids aimed at more aggressive riders, but as they say, the devil’s in the details. And in the Evo AM’s case, those details add up to one very refined way to protect your brain.
The modern-looking shell is built from Contigo foam, which was chosen for its energy-absorbing properties. Specifically, it’s claimed to absorb as much as 30% more energy from an impact than the EPS foams used in almost every other certified bicycle helmet. While that may be the most important detail, more subtle refinements, such as the two-position adjustable visor and the user-friendly Boa retention system mean that you don’t have to forgo modern features in the pursuit of protection. And it’s topped off with a Fidlock magnetic buckle that takes pretty much all the effort out of strapping on your lid, despite the fact that it’s completely secure.