MCN's Digital and Events Managing Editor, Ped Baker, tested the LS2 Vector C helmet (£249.99) for four months over 500 miles.
Here's how he got on...
What’s good? If you like a helmet with lots of features you’re in luck. The LS2 Vector C comes with a carbon composite shell, iridium blue drop-down sun shield, quick-release buckle, Pinlock fog shield, two(!) chin curtains, breath deflector, quick- release system... the list goes on.
Hiding behind the spec is a decent lid that weighs just 1314g (size M), has an easy to operate visor release mechanism and is well finished with a subtle chequered effect paint finish. The fit is snug and it’s well padded, plus there’s space around the temples for spectacle arms. The Vector C is quiet too. The iridium drop-down sun shield is easy to operate and very effective.
What’s not? When installed the Pinlock fog shield fouls the rubber rain seal, making the visor stiff to open. The top air vents don’t seem to do much, but I’ve yet to try a vented lid that works effectively, even on helmets costing twice as much as the Vector C.
With both chin curtains in place and the visor shut the lid is virtually draft- free. Spectacle wearers will want to discard both the chin curtains otherwise glasses fog up.