Somebody has to have the plushest, snuggest and cushiest helmet. That somebody is Arai. The padding is full-contact with no gaps, ear holes or airy spots. It’s very quiet in an Arai. Most MXA test riders believe this helmet is at the top of the class in terms of safety, quality and comfort. And, when given a choice of what helmet to wear, 3 out of 4 MXA test riders choose Aria. That is testament to Aria’s reputation. Additionally, Arai has special cheek pads that an EMT can pull out to remove the padding before removing an injured rider’s helmet. High-end helmets are expensive and the Arai tops the price list.
VERDICT: This is the most notable helmet to ever received a five-star rating from the MXA wrecking crew. $550.00 to $675.00 ? www.araiamericas.com or (800) 766-2724.