AGV T2, £269.99 (on www.mcnshop.com)
Miles covered/time: 2000/two months
What’s good? After trying several different makes of helmet to find the right fit for me I went for an AGV on the recommendation of a colleague. The first few times I wore the lid it was uncomfy round the ears, but the lining soon bedded in to the shape of my head and it seems I’ve finally found a helmet that doesn’t apply a painful amount of pressure to my forehead. The chin vent works extremely well – leaving the vent open, which I do all the time, makes it feel like I’m wearing an open face lid. In fact, the chin vents are so good that they let the odd drop of water through when it’s really raining. Refreshing. Added on to all this, AGVs are by far the coolest looking helmets out there, especially this one with the Giacomo Agostini paint scheme.
What’s not? The slider to open and close the chin vent is on the inside of the chin bar – making it awkward to adjust while riding. The visor changing system takes a few attempts to perfect and is quite difficult to do with a dark visor.
Riding above 30mph, the visor rattles when it’s on the last notch before being sealed closed.