At a Glance
The Industries seem to be bridging the gap between the uber desirable and equally expensive helmets on the market, and the sort of lids you see every day. The graphics and detailing is of a really high standard and there are plenty of designs to choose from. The Throwback will appeal to the guy who is comfortable with his sexuality or probably more likely the female riders out there. Or resident lady snapped it up out of the box before we could even get a look in! The liner is removable and washable and very soft on your face. Most impressive are the 10 vents on the helmet and 4 on the mouth guard to ensure maximum ventilation.
On the Trail
Pulling The One onto your head you instantly notice the super soft liner for the padding, making this a really comfortable lid to wear. There is plenty of room for your ears inside too; so slipping it on and off is a simple process. The double D lock rings ensure a snug fit, but can be a little fiddly with gloves on, but a nice feature is the popper to tidy up any excess strap. All those vents allow plenty of airflow around your head too ensuring that even on the hottest days you can stay cool inside here. The real icing on the cake is the spare visor and velvety bag that comes in the box! It’s not all show though The One exceeds all the usual safety standards so whilst looking good and wreaking of quality you know you will be well protected inside.
We can’t really find fault with this helmet, retailing at £149 with the graphics and attention to detail you think there must be a hitch somewhere along the line. Then you find the spare visor in the box and you’re sure it’s a mistake. But trust us it isn’t, The One is a cracking helmet at a very competitive price. The only trouble will be it won’t be long before everyone has one! Good thing there are plenty of designs to choose from!Buy DH Helmets on
This review was in Issue 4 of IMB.For more information visit THE Industries
By Mary BoothMary Booth has been a keen mountain biker for decades; she grew up on the Purbecks in the South West of England and has spent thousands of hours on the trails in that area. She moved to the South East to work in the IMB office and regularly gets out to the Alps and the Surrey Hills where she loves to ride the more technical trails…