Tested by: Andrew Catton
RRP: £49.99 // Sizes: XS-XL // Colours: The Jack or gloss black
This is a great looking budget helmet from Spada, with an injection-moulded plastic shell. It’s easy to use and comes with several good features: the helmet has a buckle strap system, which is easy to use whilst wearing motorcycle gloves; the flip-up clear visor means there is no need for goggles; and the stylish brown leather ear protection and neck-warming piece looks good.
I like the Jack colour scheme, which includes a metallic white paint finish and Union Jack graphics. It gives the helmet a more exclusive look than the price tag might suggest.
The helmet is comfortable to wear and really easy to use when compared to the full-face helmets I’ve been used to wearing for the last eighteen years: talking to people both on and off the bike, having a drink and many other things are all easier, as the helmet obviously doesn’t need to be removed to achieve these tasks.
The helmet is priced very competitively, it’s ECE-R22.05 type-approved and the visor is easy to remove. Various pads can also be added and removed to make sure the helmet fits snuggly.
Finally, glasses can be worn easily under the helmet and taken off or put on without any problems.
For me, its advantages are ease of use, style and price. My only dislike would apply to any open-face helmet: feeling more vulnerable without any protection around the chin and mouth area when riding at anything approaching A-road speeds – but it certainly feels more exciting in an open-face helmet!