Endura Hummvee helmet review£43.00

Endura’s Hummvee proves you don’t have to spend a lot to get a decent lid

BikeRadar score3.5/5

Endura’s Hummvee helmet proves you don’t have to spend a lot to get a decent lid.

The base fit is round so it may not suit the narrowest skulls but the dial-tightened cradle can create a reasonably stable fit on most craniums.

While the dense fabric, bug-mesh attached to the single-piece padding sheet is an airflow killer, basic channelling behind the centre vents means more ‘air con’ than you’d otherwise get (and you can always cut the mesh out if you want).

As with most lower-priced helmets, the protective hardshell only covers the top of the lid, not the lower edges, but that’s only really a cosmetic longevity issue and it conforms to all the relevant safety standards. A cut-out over the ears means it drops down for good temple and occipital coverage too.

The single strap does tend to slide loose more easily than a double strap, but if you loop it back through it’s fine, and you get reflective detailing as a bonus. Although the peak is fixed, it’s well positioned and securely attached.

While the Hummvee was designed for urban and trail use, the back is shaped enough to hold a goggle strap in place. Three sizes and five colours should cover most riders’ preferences too.

This article was originally published in Mountain Biking UK magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK

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