Here’s a new full face enduro helmet from Smith Optics that’s aimed at the ‘elite level’ user.
The Mainline (MSRP $300) will be available online at smithoptics.com in early August 2020.
Smith’s team of product designers and engineers spent two years developing this helmet with feedback from Rocky Mountain Enduro athletes Remi Gauvin, Andreane Lanthier Nadeau and Jesse Melamed.
The Mainline has a skeletal structure and makes use of the clever Koroyd® material (thin walled tubes that give a structure which is 95% air). There are three colourways, including a Sea to Sky inspired version that will be worn by the Rocky Mountain Enduro team throughout the season.
The addition of a multi-directional impact protection system (MIPS®) lining reduces rotational forces that the brain is exposed to during oblique impacts to the head. The helmet liner is separated from the head by a low-friction slip plane that allows the head to slide during impact and may reduce instances of traumatic brain injuries.
Featuring 21 optimised vents, the Mainline utilises internal air channels that combine with open intake and exhaust ports to maximise ventilation and breathability, while AirEvac™ channels promote airflow to prevent fogging when worn with goggles.
Three sets of uniquely sized cheek pads, two sets of uniquely sized crown liners, and two unique neck rolls are included with each helmet to ensure a proper, customised fit. The performance pads are all comprised of hybrid X-Static® and XT2® anti-bacterial materials. All components can be easily removed for cleaning. Additional features include an adjustable visor and D-ring chinstrap fastener.