Over the last several months of riding, I have been able to put the Sixer through every situation. Well almost. Thankfully I haven’t taken a direct hit in the helmet. Instead I let Drew handle that end of the testing. Despite carnage to other parts of his body, what’s left of his brain seemed intact and un-rattled – impressive considering his dive.
The fit is outstanding– one of the most comfortable helmets we’ve worn. Each section of the harness is custom tunable to your head. The rear occiput strap has four different settings for height and a large range that tightens the whole harness. The chinstrap is easy to adjust around the ears, and doesn’t catch on your enduro-beard.
While pedaling in sweltering conditions, the front pad wicks sweat out to the sides of the helmet, avoiding the rider’s eyes or glasses. I first thought this would be a marketing gimmick, but not once did the helmet drip sweat on me. For the level of protection afforded, the Sixer is very cool when riding. Airflow was managed best when the visor was in the mid position, directing air down to the forehead and over the inside of the helmet.
The helmet is very low profile for an aggressive trail helmet. It fits close to the head, but has a noticeable offset to allow air to move throughout the shell. Rear coverage is adequate and holds a set of goggles well. Fabios be warned however– the MIPS liner can snag on long locks when removing the helmet.