Putting the Fly F2 Carbon MIPS through the ringer
What the heck is it?
The Fly F2 Carbon helmet is a proven lightweight snowmobile helmet that offers great strength, comfort, and now with MIPS technology it offers even more safety.
How bad will it hurt my wallet?
MSRP is $399.95, an average price for a carbon helmet and Fly’s flagship model.
How do I buy it?
www.flyracing.com or local and online dealers.
What’s it do?
We all know what a helmet does, so we will focus on what makes this helmet different. The MIPS technology integrated into this helmet is used by supercross stars Trey Canard, Andrew Short, Weston Peick, and Justin Brayton. MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) mirrors the brain’s own intelligent protection system and provides an additional element to helmet safety by allowing the helmet to absorb rotational impacts before it reaches your noggin’.
What Stands out?
As always, we LOVE the look of these FLY F2 Carbon helmets. The multi-port air induction system with 11 intake and 4 exhaust events kept our heads cool and our goggles from getting fogged up. The padding in this helmet is very comfortable and offers a snug but relaxed fit.
Where does it fall short?
The only issue we ran across was getting some goggles with large nose guards to fit under the roost guard of the helmet. With some finesse this issue becomes non existent.
What’s The Verdict?
For $399 you get a top of the line carbon helmet fit for some of the fastest riders in the supercross scene. If it’s good enough for them it’s good enough for those of us on snow. The MIPS system is worth it’s weight in gold as it only takes one good wreck to mess up your brain for good. The helmet fits great and vents exceptionally well. The F2 Carbon has been a long time favorite of the SnoWest Test Crew and this new MIPS addition is just icing on the cake!