Rudy Project Zuma

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
£49.99
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Rudy’s mid-price 252g melon protector isn’t the coolest or most protective, but it’s a snug, stylish fit with a quality feel for the money.

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Our small to medium sample is definitely on the small side, perching on top of your head rather than extending lower round your skull.

The dial-adjust cradle means it’s not going to wobble off, though, and it also keeps weight right down. The little half-turn strap tensioners work fine and there’s a removable beard guard to keep your goatee from getting eaten.

The perched fit means plenty of exposed head to cool, as do its 26 vents. Trumpet-shaped exhaust ports suck more air off the back of your bonce than you’d expect, too. The silver ‘pillow’ pads tend to hold a fair amount of sweat as you heat up, so be sure to wash them regularly.

Long-term prospects are good as the hardshell wraps right round the back of the helmet for scuff/drop protection. This all helps to lift the Zuma to an above-average performance for the price.

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Contact : Yellow 01785 811810 www.rudyprojectuk.com