Top 5 Motocross Helmets Under $300

Top 5 Motocross Helmets Under $300


– What’s up guys, I’m Chase, here at Rocky Mountain ATV, MC. Coming at you with our
Top 5 helmets under $300. So in this video today,
we’re going to focus on our Top 5 helmets. What we feel are the best
helmets coming in under $300. Obviously your helmet’s
your most important piece of your safety gear. We have a very large selection
here at Rocky Mountain, and a very big price range as well. Anywhere from several hundred dollars all the way up to around the $800 mark. But today, we’re just focusing
on the best helmets sub-$300. So I’m going to walk through
and talk about each one and cover the key features
and the highlights. And by the end of this
I’m going to narrow down your search and I’m going to help you find the helmet that has exactly
what you are looking for. If you are in the market
for a premium helmet don’t forget we do have your
premium helmet buyer’s guide. I do the same thing, but it’s
our Top 5 Premium helmets. But without further ado, let’s get to it. So the first helmet that we have up here is the FG-MX coming from HJC. Now you probably didn’t
see this one coming but HJC has actually been in the helmet
game for a very long time. Since 1971, in fact, and
they put a big emphasis on safety, on comfort and also coming in at an affordable price point. Now this helmet, I’ve
actually worn it myself it’s very comfortable, fits true to size. But don’t forget guys, with any helmet, we have our fit guarantee,
so if you ever get a helmet and you’re not happy with
the size or the fitment just send it back to us, in
brand new, unworn condition and we will give you free
shipping on your first exchange. So the FG-MX, very
comfortable, true to size, it’s going to come in just
around that 3-1/2 pound mark. Now with the FG-MX, what
really stands out to me, and the reason we selected
this to be in our top five, is at just over $200, its
affordable price point, it’s going to be DOT certified, but it’s also SNELL Approved. Now the reason that’s a
big safety feature for me, is if you’re not familiar with SNELL, SNELL is a non-profit
organization and they’re known for having some of the
highest safety standards when it comes to motorcycle helmets. And they just don’t certify any helmet. Manufacturer’s have to take their helmets, send them off to SNELL,
seeking their approval, after they’ve gone through
their rigorous testing. And this isn’t a cheap process,
it adds cost to the helmet, which is why I really
like the fact that HJC has brought you a rock solid helmet. Cool color ways, as you can
see, and you’re going to get SNELL Approved, coming in just over $200. And that’s why we put
it here in our Top 5. So moving on, the next
helmet that we have up here is the MX-9 with MIPS, coming from Bell. Now Bell needs no introduction,
these guys have been around since the 1950’s,
that’s over 60 years of helmet making. Probably one of the
most recognizable names in the helmet industry. So the MX-9 with MIPS,
going to fit true to size, very comfortable, I’ve worn this helmet. What I love there’s three
different shell sizes that’s going to give a better fitment depending on the rider’s head. The big safety feature
that I want to highlight here with the MX-9 is
going to be on the inside. So it’s already a rock solid helmet, already a great price point coming in right around $200 bucks. But the MIPS liner system
was incorporated into this helmet and that’s
a big safety feature. If you’re not familiar
with MIPS, it stands for Multi-Directional Impact
Protection System. And what it is, is a yellow liner that goes between the EPS liner in the helmet and the comfort liner, and
it creates a slip zone. So it allows the rider’s
head to slip just enough in those angular impacts to help disperse away some of that energy. So Bell took the MX-9, which
was already a rock solid helmet, had a great price point and they incorporated
the MIPS liner system. Now MIPS liner is something
that you see in a lot of the high end premium helmets,
you now get it in the MX-9, but you still sitting around
right at that $200 mark. So that’s the MX-9 with
MIPS, coming from Bell. So now from the MX-9 with
MIPS, we move on to the F2 Carbon from Fly Racing. So this helmet fits true to
size, it’s very comfortable. You do want to take note
though, the cheek pads on the F2 Carbon are pretty thick. So if you do have a wider
face, just know it might fit a little bit snug, but those are going to break in a little bit over time. So the F2 Carbon, couple key
features I want to point out. First of all, it’s one
of the lightest helmets in our lineup coming
in just over 3 pounds. The way they keep it
so light, is they use a carbon fiber, Kevlar composite shell. Great venting design, it’s going to be DOT and SNELL Approved. I’ve already told you how
much I like the SNELL rating. But the big feature here
that I want to highlight, is with the F2 Carbon, this
was the flagship lineup in Fly Racing for many years. So it was and still is
worn by a lot of the top level riders in the world. Now their new flagship
helmet is the F2 Carbon, the exact same helmet,
but they incorporated the MIPS liner system into it. So with the exception of the
MIPS liner the F2 Carbon, is what I consider a premium
helmet but you’re staying underneath the $300 mark. And that is the F2 Carbon from Fly Racing. So fourth up on the list, I’ve got the SE4 coming from Troy Lee Designs. Now some is going to fit true to size. I’ve worn it, it’s very comfortable, it’s going to come in
three different shell sizes and it’s going to be DOT Certified. Now, when Troy Lee came
out with this helmet, I was actually really excited. There’s a lot of people
that absolutely love the look and the design of this helmet. Both the SE4 Carbon, which
is their flagship model, you’re talking north of $600. So what they did, is they went from a carbon fiber construction
to a polyacrylate. And that brought the price
point all the way down to $250. Which I think is an option
price point for this helmet. And there are some other cool features I do want to highlight. Probably the best venting
design of all the helmets that I’ve shown you today. You’re going to have 16 intake vents, you’re going to have 6 exhausts. So if you’re looking for a helmet that’s going to breathe and vent well, I would definitely put this
one at the top of your list. If we flip it over, we look at the bottom. Couple big safety features here. First, if you look at the cheek pads, emergency cheek pad removal system. And what those are, you
have these little pull tabs right here, so in the event of a crash, if you need to get the
helmet off the rider’s head, you can pull on these tabs
and it just makes it easier to remove the cheek pads
without further injuring the rider’s head. And on top of that, on the
inside, you can see it, you’re going to get the MIPS liner system incorporated here as well. I’ve already talked about that. Big safety feature when it
comes to those angular impacts. So if you are looking
for a helmet that’s going to vent well, that’s got
the MIPS liner system, coming in just over the $200 mark, the SE4 from Troy Lee Designs
is a rock solid option. So the fifth and the final
helmet in our lineup, is going to be the V2
coming from Fox Racing. So if you were wondering
what is one of our most popular helmets sub-$300,
year after year, well, it’s going to be the V2. The fit is spot on, it’s very comfortable, it comes in three different shell sizes. It’s going to be DOT and ECE Certified. A couple things about the
V2 that I want to point out, is the eye port is going to be the biggest of all the helmets that
I’ve had up here today. I’ve tried on all these
helmets, if you want a helmet with a bigger eye port,
if you have bigger goggles and you want the maximum amount of space, the V2 is going to give a
really good fitment for that. Another great feature about the V2, is when I weighed all these helmets that I’ve shown you today,
all in a size medium, V2 actually took the trophy
for being the lightest helmet in the line up, coming
in at just over 3 pounds. And the way they keep
that nice and lightweight is they use a very high quality
fiberglass construction. So the V2, really just
does everything well. It’s very comfortable,
great venting design, and I love just how
lightweight this helmet is. That is the V2 from Fox Racing. All right guys, so thanks for checking out our Top 5 helmets, what we
feel are the best helmets coming in sub-$300. Now I know there’s probably a helmet that you didn’t see up here,
that you have, that you love. So make sure, comment below,
what helmet are you wearing that comes in sub-$300 and let us know what you like so much about it. Because that will definitely
help out the viewers that are looking to pick
up their next helmet. To see all the helmets
that we talked about today and all the great color
ways that are available you can click on the link
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