Tested : Joe’s Endura Singletrack II Helmet Review.

Joe has been finding out what the Endura Single Track II Helmet with a slightly more real-world test than he was hoping for.

Sitting below Endura’s Koroyd-lined helmets, the Singletrack II helmet still offers plenty of bang for your buck. Joe ran the Singletrack II all summer until he had to test it the hard way.

Photos by Dave Price.

Key features:

  • In-mould construction
  • Goggle friendly-visor with wide range of adjustment
  • Large vents including top ‘air intake’ zone for increased airflow
  • Internal airflow channels direct air through the helmet
  • One-hand micro-adjustment fit system
  • Antibacterial fast wicking padding
  • Covered by Endura’s Crash Replacement Policy and Endura Product Guarantee
  • Certified to CE Standard EN1078 + A1 02/2013
  • 284g (M/L)
  • RRP £74.99
  • EnduraSport.com

The Single Track II helmet is a bit of a bargain. At a penny under £75 its is less than half the price of a lot of other trail helmets. Ok, so it doesn’t have MIPS or any other clever patented anti rotation system, but it is a very comfy, lightweight good looking helmet. I usually wear a S-M helmet, and I found this M-L sat a little low on my head and rubbed on my ears but I was able to adjust it using the dial on the back to be a snug fit, so always advisable to try on a helmet before buying.

The peak is large and has plenty of adjustment to allow goggle stowage when you are not wearing them. When it comes to ventilation it has huge vents which allow great air flow which for a sweaty middle aged man like me was a godsend in the hot summer just gone.

I really like the Fidlock buckle which you can unbuckle with one hand, and is quick to fasten, yet is as secure, if not more so, than a regular clip style buckle.

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What do we think?

There is only one problem with this helmet…its now in the bin. Just a week ago I made a rather large error of judgement on a particularly small and easy jump, resulting in the hardest crash I’ve had in a long time.

A full-on over the bars, straight onto my head and left shoulder. I honestly have not been down that hard in many years and am still feeling like I’ve been hit by a bus over a week later. So it’s a testament to the helmet that I got away without a concussion. So it’s a testament to the helmet that I got away without a.… only kidding.

It did its job, and under close inspection I can see where the impact was, the polystyrene on the inside is squashed by a good 5mm on the left side so its clearly done what it was supposed to do. A slightly unorthodox way of testing a helmet, and one that I do not plan on repeating, but a good one all the same.

We love:

  • Great value
  • Well made
  • Saved my bonce

Could do better:

  • Nothing really

You can check out the Endura Singletrack II helmet and the rest of the Endura helmet range on their website here.

Read all our other product tests on our Gear page here.