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Best Helmets under $300!

September 4, 2017
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— BUYERS GUIDE: By the staff of UTV Action magazine —

Your helmet is the most important piece of safety equipment you own. There are many UTV helmets out there, ranging from 50 bucks to over $1000. With price being a major concern for most people, we put together this guide to showcase the nicest of the mid-priced off-road helmets that you can find for under $300.

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ANSWER EVOLVE 3 MIPS
The Answer Evolve helmet offers the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, commonly known as MIPS, which is a liner developed by brain surgeons and scientists to protect against angled impacts to the head. The MIPStechnology helmet also features a SilverCool, moisture-wicking liner and an oversized eyeport.
Sizes: XS-XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$249
www.answerracing.com

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FLY F2 CARBON
The Fly F2 Carbon is actually $310 for a solid color and around $330 for the graphic models, but it is also one of the nicest helmets we’ve ever worn. The shell is constructed with state-of-the-art, aircraft-grade woven carbon fiber and Kevlar composite materials, offering superior strength while remaining extremely light. The dual-density liner provides progressive impact absorption for different levels of impact. Cooling is handled via 11 intake ports and four exhaust vents for massive airflow. The CoolMax liner absorbs sweat and is removable and washable.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: Snell 2015, ECE and DOT
$309 (solid colors)
www.flyracing.com

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FOX V2
Fox’S V2 features a fiberglass shell with four different EPS sizes for a precise fit. The dual-density EPS liner provides superior protection, and 10 intake and four exhaust vents provide optimum airflow and cooling.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$299
www.foxhead.com

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HJC FG-X
The FG-X features an advanced fiberglass composite shell designed with CAD technology. The antibacterial, moisturewicking SilverCool liner is removable and washable. The advanced channeling ventilation system flushes out heat and humidity, and the large eyeport provides maximum visibility and superior goggle fit.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: Snell and DOT
$199
www.hjchelmets.com

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LS2 MX456E
The MX456E features a lightweight, composite fiberglass shell with a built-in AirGo Pump Fit System to inflate cheek pads for all-day comfort and a perfect fit. The technical fabric liner wicks away moisture for comfort and is removable and washable.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$189
www.lshelmets.us

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MSR MAV-3
The Mav-3 is the third-generation MAV helmet from MSR. We’ve worn both the MAV-2 and MAV-3, and they keep getting better each time. The Mav-3 features an injectionmolded polycarbonate shell; a sculptured, dual-density EPS liner; and a removable/washable SilverCool, moisture-wicking comfort liner. Nine intake and exhaust ports are sure to keep you cool on the hottest rides.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$169
www.msracing.com

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O’NEAL 10 SERIES
The 10 Series is O’Neal’s top-of-the-line off-road helmet series. The shell features lightweight, fiberglass construction, and a medium weighs just 1150 grams. Oversized vents and EPS channels provide maximum airflow, and an ultra-plush, removable and washable, padded liner keeps you cool and dry by wicking away sweat.
Sizes: SM–XL
Safety standards: ECE, DOT,AS/NZS, ACU
$299
www.oneal.com

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ONE INDUSTRIES GAMMA
The Gamma features a highly engineered shell for an optimal strength-to-weight ratio and superior impact protection from Progressive Energy-Absorbing inserts. It features a plush, comfortable moisture management liner and an extralarge, peripheral-vision-enhancing goggle port. The Gamma is extremely lightweight at just 1250 grams for the ECE version and 1475 grams for the Snell-rated version.
Sizes: M–XXL
Safety standards: ECE or SNELL/DOT
$260 (white)
www.oneindustries.com

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SUOMY RUMBLE
Suomy’s low-price-point helmet is still really stylish and incredibly lightweight. The Suomy Rumble features a removable/washable liner and different size cheek pads for a custom fit.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$199
www.mtadistributing.com or see your local dealer

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THOR VERGE
The Verge is Thor’s newest high-end lid, and the stylish, graphic-laden models are $325, but you can get a superclean solid white one for $299. It features a reinforced chin bar, hand-laid fiberglass construction, and a dual-density EPS liner for increased safety and minimal weight. The removable and washable SilverCool liner is both antibacterial and moisture-wicking.
Sizes: XS-XXL
Safety standards: ECE 22.05 and DOT
$299 white
www.thormx.com

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SCORPION VX-R70
This is by far Scorpion’s most advanced dirt helmet yet. The TCT composite shell with dual-density EPS liner makes for a lightweight, feature-rich performance lid with no compromises. Titanium D-rings, a shatter-resistant Exolon AeroTuned visor, KwikWick II fabric liner and inflatable cheek pads are a few of the other niceties you’ll find on the VX-R70.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE 22.05 and DOT
$269
www.scorpionusa.com

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TROY LEE AIR
Troy Lee Air helmets come in at $330, which is just over our budget for this buyer’s guide. But if you head over to their website, they actually have a handful of color schemes on sale for a bargain price of $264. This is a true premium helmet with machined aluminum visor screws and a removable and washable/replaceable, moisture-wicking Coolmax liner. The Air even has variable cheek pads to custom fit a wider range of head shapes. The pre-preg carbon/composite shell with Kevlar reinforcement and a dual-density EPS liner provide the utmost in safety.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: Snell M2010 and DOT
$264
www.troyleedesigns.com or call (800) 239-6566

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VEGA FLYTE CARBON
This helmet is ultra lightweight with an aerodynamic shape, large eyeport and traction plates to accommodate and secure goggles. It sports a removable, washable plush foam liner with a pillow-molded design. High-volume intake and exhaust ports maximize airflow. This is definitely not your typical Vega helmet, and it is one of the only true-carbon helmets you will find for under 300 bucks.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: DOT and ECE 22.05
$269–279
www.vegahelmet.com

SHIELDED UTV/DUAL-SPORT HELMETS

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BELL MX-9 ADVENTURE
This lightweight composite-shell helmet has an integrated face shield, velocity flow ventilation and a moisture-wicking, removable and washable liner. The MX-9 also has an industry-leading five-year warranty.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$189
www.bellhelmets.com

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FLY TREKKER
The Fly Trekker might be the perfect UTV adventure helmet. It comes with a multi-position, ratcheting face shield that allows for the use of goggles when the shield is up. The lightweight shell features 16 vents and a removable/washable CoolMax liner.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$149
www.flyracing.com

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ZOX RUSH SFX
The Rush SFX is a lightweight, adventure-style, multipurpose helmet that will find itself right at home in the ATV and UTV market. The Rush features a removable, washable comfort liner that is made from padded antibacterial fabric. It weighs just 1400 grams, including the face shield.
Sizes: XS–5XL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$119
www.mtadistributing.com or your local MTA dealer

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LS2 MX453
The MX453 is perfect for your next adventure, combining safety, comfort and convenience with a built-in, optically correct, scratch- and fog-resistant Fog Fighter lens. The shell is made of lightweight, aerodynamic composite fiberglass, and the fully removable liner is also washable. It weighs 1550 grams.
Sizes: XS–XXL
Safety standards: ECE and DOT
$189
www.ls2helmets.us

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