X-Lite launches the flip-up carbon touring helmet. Sweet.
This is the new X-Lite X-1004 DYAD Ultra Carbon – X-Lite’s lightest ever flip up lid and it’s specifically aimed at touring riders.
Costing £449.99 the helmet is around 80g less than most flip-up lids weighing in at 1,510g. It comes in sizes XXS to 3XL (with three outer shell sizes the helmet fit is kept neatly in line with the size of the outer part of the helmet) and comes with a slightly extended chinbar for more space inside.
X-Lite says that the lid has better venting with vents that are also easier to use than those on the 1003 predecessor. The liner and padding is removable and the liner itself is washable. The activated carbon inside is temperature regulating and encourages sweat evaporation alongside the lining’s antibacterial properties. So it’ll keep itself clean for a fair while.
Built into the helmet is a VPS sunscreen visor with UV 400 protection and the lid’s got special glasses-friendly channels cut into the padding so specs wearers can be comfortable on the move.
The helmet is secured with a Microlock 2 ratchet strap.
Carbon composite fibre shell
P-J Dual homologated wear open or closed
Active Touring Ventilation System
Vision protective UV400 sunvisor
Ultrawide main visor
3 shell sizes
Microlock ratchet strap