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Review: VOLTA AMP HELMET

1st July 2016

DISTRIBUTOR: Sheppard Industries; RRP: $99.99
A helmet is about the only bit of gear you don’t want to thoroughly test when you are out on a ride and thankfully that was the case over the time I used the Volta AMP. With all thesafety standards met I’m happy to assume I don’t need to be the test dummy on that...therefore I’ll concentrate on the design, comfort and value of the helmet with this review.
For $99.99 you get everything you need in a helmet; weight (237g for the 52-58cm size) that is comparable to more expensive options; and styling that is on point with a sharp-looking aggressive rear end. The AMP is easy to set up with a standard under-the-chin strap and a one hand adjustable flight-fit rear retention system. These rear retention systems are great as the helmet sits firm on the rider’s head with the chin strap really acting as a back-up fastener.
Having tested the helmet over the summer months with humidity high enough to turn you into a puddle, I can say the ventilation from the 17 vents was on par with any helmet I have used. The front cushion did an admirable job of keeping the sweat at bay and the rest of the cushioning and the mould of the helmet got a big tick. They certainly served their purpose as I noticed no sharp edges or rubbing - allowing me to concentrate on how sore my legs were instead!
Overall, it’s hard to fault the Volta AMP with an affordable price tag, on par style and comfortable performance.
RYAN LEWIS