Klim’s third-generation F4
includes numerous improvements in fit and comfort,
and establishes new
standards in helmet ventilation. The intake and
exhaust ports have been
allowing more air to enter
and exit the helmet, and
the EPS liner shape has
been modified in three ways.
The shape at the top of the helmet
has been altered for a better fit on a wider variety of
head shapes and to keep the helmet positioned correctly. The
three large air channels that run laterally through the helmet
were already some of the deepest offered in any helmet, and
they are even deeper now, providing more airflow. The comfort
liner has been completely redesigned with the latest moisture-wicking fabric, and the moisture-wicking foam has strategically
placed perforations to increase airflow. The F4 exceeds Snell
M2010 and U.S. DOT standards.
WEIGHT: 2.85 pounds
CONTACT: Your dealer or www.klim.com
ATV UTV Action’s reaction: The refined fit makes the best-vented helmet on the market even better.
Thor’s Verge was developed with three-time Supercross champion Ryan
Villopoto, who insisted on top-level safety engineering, comfort, goggle fit, visibility and light weight. Thor used hand-laid, composite, fiberglass/Kevlar
construction for the shell. The minimal, contoured eyeport gasket improves
goggle fit and saves weight. Generous vents in the shell and EPS liner
allow maximum airflow. The integrated, high-flow mouthpiece increases
airflow while filtering out roost. EPS material extends throughout the chin
bar for strength and impact protection. The antibacterial, moisture-wicking SilverCool liner is removable and washable. The Verge is DOT and
ECE 22.05 approved and meets AMA and FIM requirements for helmets
used in competition
WEIGHT: 2. 9 pounds
CONTACT: Your dealer or www.thor mx.com
ATV UTV Action’s reaction: Ryan Villopoto can wear any helmet he wants,
and he chooses this one—maybe because he wants to look like the ATV UTV Action editors
who wear the Thor Verge.
TROY LEE DESIGNS SE3
Troy Lee Designs helmets are well
known for their striking styling, and
the top-of-the-line SE3 helmet has
cutting-edge technology to go with
it. The technologically advanced,
The dual-density EPS liner and
dual-density shock-pad system
absorb maximum energy in low-
and high-speed impacts, and the
quick-release cheek pads facilitate
safe emergency helmet removal. The
removable, washable and replaceable
The LS2 MX 456 is
the helmet Cyril Despres
wore when he won the
2013 Dakar Rally.
tri-composite fiberglass shell makes
the helmet very
comfortable, and a
built-in, air-pump fit system surrounds your head,
so you can get a perfect fit with just a few pumps.
Full flow-through ventilation and a moisture-wicking, high-tech fabric liner keep you cool and dry.
The liner is removable and washable so you can
keep it fresh. The MX456 was proven at Dakar
and is DOT/ECE approved.
WEIGHT: 2. 6 pounds
CONTACT: Your dealer or www.ls2helmets.us
ATV UTV Action’s reaction: A top-quality helmet is a must for any attempt at Dakar’s insane
speeds and unpredictable terrain. If the winner
wears the LS2 MX 456, it’s good enough for us.
comfort liner features CoolMax and Dri-Lex materials. The new, aggressive, plastic top scoop and
mouthpiece allow more airflow through the helmet,
and the new nose-guard design improves airflow
while providing maximum roost protection. The SE3
comes with a custom helmet bag and two Vortex
visors that feature machined, cross-top titanium
visor screws and single-point adjustability for custom positioning. The helmet meets Snell M2010,
DOT FMVSS and CE 22.05 safety standards.
WEIGHT: 2. 8-2. 9 pounds
CONTACT: Your dealer or www.troyleedesigns.
ATV UTV Action’s reaction: A worthy canvas for
Troy Lee Designs’ artwork. ❑