Friday, March 5, 2010

Preview: Specialized Deviant II Carbon 2010

Got my new fullface helmet today, its the Specialized Deviant II Carbon. Specialized made some changes for this helmet for 2010, apparently they took in some of the criticism there was of the original Deviant I, and remade it. This new version has a new chin bar, mouthport and face port design with improved goggle compatibility.
Here are my first impressions; This helmet is light, comming in at 982 gram (M), and its VENTILATED - this thing has vents all over it! I really like that, my head felt too hot in my 661 fullface helmet, so I welcome all the vents, and hope that they can reduce the heat, and keep my head as cool as possible. The fit is good, tight but good. The mouthport is huge, and really makes it easy to breathe - I dont feel "enclosed" when I wear this helmet. One thing I'm abit skeptic about is that this helmet has a double d-buckle retention, and I have never been a fan of that, always been into the click-system. But so far its proven itself to be pretty easy to work with, so I will give it a shot.
I hope to do a proper review when I get some field-time with this helmet, in the meanwhile, check out the pics.

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  1. Have you tried climbing in this helmet? I have a few technical, rocky climbs I like to do and would like to have a helmet on while riding.

  2. Yearh, I have, stay tuned for the Review, it will be up shortly!

  3. Review is up: