MXA TEAM TESTED: TWIN AIR HELMET MUD DEFLECTOR
WHAT IS IT? Twin Air’s helmet mud deflector foam is a layer of protection for the rider’s helmet to keep the top of your helmet from getting overly heavy from mud buildup on the worst of days.
WHAT’S IT COST? $19.95.
CONTACT? www.twinair.com or (800) 749-2890.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand out with the Twin Air helmet mud deflector foam.
(1) Usability. Twin Air’s helmet mud deflector is most useful in muddy conditions to help keep the rider’s helmet in place. The helmet deflector foam keeps mud from sticking to the helmet and visor, thus making the helmet lighter. This also helps keep the rider’s goggles in place, preventing mid-moto distractions of an overweight helmet pushing down on the goggles.
(2) Application. The Twin Air helmet mud deflector foam installs with ease to the top of the helmet. It molds along with the curves and vents without issues. The adhesive is extremely strong—so strong that once you put it on, taking it off would not be advised. If needed, the rider can trim the foam to fit their visor the way they prefer it to fit. We also took two strips and applied them along the mouth guard and chin bar of our helmet.
(3) Options. Since not every race is a mud race, the MXA guys keep their old helmets to use in adverse conditions. If you want to use your new helmet, we advise putting tape on the helmet first, as the mud deflector foam’s adhesive is not easy to remove.
(4) Appearance. The Twin Air helmet mud deflector has a very clean and simple look. The light, polyurethane material (5mm thickness, 60 PPI) adds no weight to the helmet. When riding, mud slips away and does not build up. It does cover up the helmet vents, but if the foam was not there, the mud would be covering those vents anyways.
(5) Durability. The Twin Air helmet mud deflector is one of the most durable products out there. We power–washed it, tested it in the muddy conditions after Loretta Lynn’s and it still looked brand new when we were done. The foam sheds mud away from the helmet, keeping it clean and light.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? If you put the Twin Air mud deflector foam on, don’t expect to get it off. We had to use harsh chemicals to get all of the glue off of the helmet.
MXA RATING: The Twin Air helmet mud deflector is a must-have product for those super muddy track conditions.