The latest 1Storm full-face helmet is specifically designed for off-roading and motocross use. It features a lightweight aerodynamic design and an interior that’s heavily padded, for ultimate comfort and protection when you’re taking on challenging terrain. It also features a high-gloss finish that’s protected by a UV coating, so it won’t fade over time. This is exactly the type of full-face helmet you need when you’re heading off for some serious off-roading, but unlike competing off-road helmets, this model focuses on both protection and comfort.
Our Verdict: This helmet is a cross between a traditional full-face helmet and an off-road helmet. It offers the best of both worlds, providing the type of full protection you need, wherever you ride. It’s built tough, yet it’s made out of lightweight materials that make this one of the lighter off-road helmets on the market. It comes with a thick interior liner that works to wick moisture away from the skin, preventing sweat from running into your eyes and keeping your skin nice and dry. The dual visor design can be seen as a pro or a con, depending on personal preference. Typically, helmets designed for off-road use will not come equipped with a built-in visor because riders prefer wearing goggles.
While there’s still some space inside the helmet to accommodate a pair of goggles, you’ll be limited in terms of what type you can wear, depending on how bulky they are. The helmet features an aerodynamic design, however, the peak at the top of the helmet can cause drag at higher speeds. The helmet features a high-gloss finish that’s protected from harsh UV rays thanks to a thick coating designed to keep your helmet looking good year after year. The helmet’s low price combined with its versatile design makes this helmet a must-have for the rider who loves hitting the road or taking on challenging terrain.
Overview and Features
If you’re looking for a versatile helmet that you can rely on when you’re off-roading and when you’re out running errands, then this helmet delivers. It’s a great buy for the rider on a budget that’s looking for more protection and a lightweight design that allows you to ride longer, in total comfort.
This model is specifically designed for off-road use, however, it’s also safe enough for use on the road. This type of versatility will allow you to get more use out of a single helmet. Unlike other off-road style helmets, this model features a low-key look, which is another reason you can use this model for traditional riding. 1Storm has done it again by producing an affordable, versatile, and comfortable helmet that you can rely on for top of the line protection and ultimate comfort. This helmet is perfect for both on the road and off-road use. To learn more about different helmet style options and what type of helmet to use based on application, click here to read my guide on what type of motorcycle helmet you should use.
The interior of the helmet is heavily padded with a thick moisture-wicking liner that’s designed to pull sweat from your skin, to keep you cool and dry as you take on challenging terrain. The padding is removable, so you can take it out and toss it in the washer after use. This will prevent mold growth and odors. The liner is also designed to absorb force upon impact, so it can help to reduce the severity of head injuries.
This is one of the best motorcycle helmets for the rider looking for a versatile design. This model is the perfect mix of a traditional full-face helmet and an off-road motocross helmet. Most off-road helmets have a loud color scheme that makes it easy to categorize them for off-road use. Additionally, they don’t usually come with a built-in visor because most riders will wear goggles. This model comes with a dual-visor design and a wider eye-opening for improved visibility.
The lightweight helmet is surprisingly durable. The helmet consists of a thermoplastic alloy shell that’s very aerodynamic. When you’re riding at top speeds, the design of the helmet prevents the wind from lifting off your head or causing drag. Instead, the air will flow over and around the helmet, improving your speed and comfort.
The helmet features a high-gloss finish. Fortunately, the helmet is also coated with UV protection, so the helmet will not lose its finish over time when exposed to harmful UV rays.
This model is DOT approved, so it meets or exceeds national safety standards.
This model features a dual visor design, which is unusual for an off-roading helmet, but it’s another reason why you can also use this model for traditional riding. The clear visor is perfect for use any time, while the other smoky visor will protect your eyes from the sun. Both visors will protect the eyes from dirt, bugs, dust, and flying debris.
Since this type of helmet is designed for maximum ventilation it’s much lighter than many competing off-road helmets weighing in at just under five pounds. The lighter weight is a plus if you’re looking for a style that will minimize or prevent neck strain.
This is a dedicated off-road helmet, which means it’s designed differently than a standard full-face helmet. The helmet’s design protrudes more over the chin guard in order to provide an extra level of protection. The eye space is also significantly larger compared to a traditional full-face helmet. This allows you to also wear a pair of goggles, in addition to improving your visibility. Typically, most off-road helmets will not come with a face shield, while this model comes with two. This can be a drawback for some riders who prefer to wear their own goggles. While there is still space inside the helmet for goggle use, you’ll be limited in terms of what style you can wear.
The peak of the helmet is designed to protect against branches and other types of debris that can hit you in the face. The peak of the helmet can also negatively impact the helmet’s aerodynamic design, but for the most part, you’ll notice little to no drag.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Aerodynamic design
- Dual visors
- High-gloss finish
- UV protective coating
- Removable liner
- Peak of helmet can negatively impact aerodynamic design
- Dual visors can limit what type of riding goggles you wear
1Storm Dual Sport Versus 1Storm Motorcycle Modular Full Face Helmet
The competing model is a modular helmet that provides top of the line protection on the road but is not designed for off-road use. The modular helmet weighs around five pounds, just like the off-road model, however, the front portion of the modular helmet can be opened, so you can enjoy some fresh air, without having to remove the helmet. The competing model is also by 1Storm and comes loaded with some of the same features such as a thick removable liner that’s made out of moisture-wicking material. The helmet is made out of lightweight ABS plastic that’s durable and able to provide ultimate protection.
While the modular helmet cannot be worn for off-road use, it’s definitely a more comfortable choice if you’re looking for a helmet you can wear when you’re traveling across the country or riding in hot weather in general.
However, if you want a helmet that can provide the type of support you need when you’re off-roading, then you’ll want to stick with the off-road full-face model, which doesn’t have a weak spot in its design like the modular helmet does with its chin bar hinge system. Both helmets are available at a comparable price, so in the end, it will be more a matter of personal preference in terms of which helmet you’ll go with and where you plan on riding.
Conclusion and Rating
If you love to go off-roading, but you also need a new helmet for use on your motorcycle, then the manufacturer has come up with a great solution and a helmet that’s very versatile. If you don’t have the budget to purchase two new helmets, then check out this full-face motocross-style model.
The 1Storm off-roading helmet is lightweight, comes equipped with two visors for day and night riding, and can be worn as a traditional helmet or for off-road use. This model comes with a moisture-wicking liner that’s designed to pull sweat away from the skin, improving your visibility by preventing sweat from running into your ears and keeping your skin nice and dry. The helmet’s high-gloss finish is protected by a UV coating that will prevent the helmet from fading over time with exposure to bright light conditions. The helmet is perfect for use on the road since it offers ultimate protection and a full-face design. Versatile, comfortable, and priced affordably, this model earned a rating of four out of five stars.