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Dexter Marty Fifty Niner helmet review

OK so it might look a bit fancy dress, but this was my helmet of choice during the great heatwave of 2018. There are no high-tech vents, but the lack of visor means airflow isn’t exactly a problem.


Being thwacked by insects is an issue, but we’re good for airflow. It looks the business too and the finish is great. I’ve paired it with Dexter Binocle goggles (£35.99, with interchangeable smoked and clear lenses) and the combo works a treat on my yellow and black Ducati Scrambler.

The shell is fibreglass with a faux leather interior and the helmet is very light at 1000g. There are poppers for a peak and a retaining loop for goggles plus a double-D strap. It’s tested to EC 22.05 but that lightweight feel makes it feel less protective than some.

  • Tested - 1200 miles over four months
  • Price - around £149.99
  • Quality – 3 stars
  • Value – 3 stars
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