On Test: Urge Endur-o-Matic hemet

Enduro-Matic helmet from Urge

I’m testing out the Endur-o-Matic helmet from France’s Urge. Targeted toward enduro, all-mountain, cross country, and urban riders. Standout features are the ultralight and flexible visor (designed to flex rather than break in a crash), “gangsta” padding to wick away perspiration, and the surprisingly effective “internal venturi effect” cooling vents. 2 sizes, ~ 320gr. $100-110 retail.

This is a comfortable helmet that isn’t too bulky. It’s unexpectedly light, and the styling is a lot different from the rest of the market. I’ll be using this helmet primarily for urban riding: commuting and playing around on “my kandy raver” BMX mutant.