For many riders a flipfront helmet offers the best of both worlds – full-face protection, open-face convenience. Here are five picks from the MCN Shop and Amazon.
AGV Compact £179.19
The Compact’s shell is made from thermoplastic resin and uses the same ventilation system found in some of AGV’s fixed full-face helmet designs. There is an integrated sun visor and the interior is also fully removable.
Caberg Duke £189.99
Produced in Italy, the Duke comes with a dual visor system and a Pinlock anti-mist insert as standard. There is internal air circulation and the helmet has been developed in a wind tunnel. There is also chin ventilation and adjustable top ventilation.
HJC IS-Max 2 - from £122.10
This helmet comes with a glasses grove and front and rear air vents. Produced using a composite polycarbonate shell and polycarbonate chinbar, there is also a Pinlock-ready visor (the insert is another £27.99) and a fully removable and washable interior.
Nolan N91 Evo £176.09
Aimed at touring and urban riding, the Evo comes with a fully removable and washable lining alongside a quick release visor, which is Pinlock-ready, though the insert costs an extra £14.99. It also has a dropdown sun visor.
Shark Openline - £159.99
The Shark comes with a side-operated internal sun visor and the chinbar can be opened with one hand. The streamlined helmet has a fully removable and washable lining and there is also a quick-release chin strap.