Best thing about it: If you crash wearing a Sparx helmet, they will replace it free of charge. If you supply them with a Police report and tell them how you thought their lid faired, you get another.
If I had less than £100 to spend on a bike helmet then this would be the one I would choose.
Worst thing about it: The overall build quality of the helmet feels poor compared to higher-spec lids like Shoeis and Suomys.
The fake vents on the forehead have worked themselves loose and squeak at high speeds, the visor vents don’t always close properly on the clear visor and the lining has started to fray and bobble.
Stars (out of five): ***
Still available? Yes. www.sparxhelmet.com
Miles covered: 6100
Time owned: 1 year