Tested : Pete’s Fox Dropframe Pro Review.

Fox helmets usually fit our Pete’s head pretty well and the updated Dropframe Pro landed just as the winter turned stinking.

A well-timed landing of the new Fox Dropframe Pro helmet has seen it been thrown onto Pete’s head more often than not in the winter months. How has it fared though?

Photos by Pete Scullion.

Key features:

  • BOA® Fit System
  • Mips® added protection system
  • 3-position adjustable visor compatible with goggles
  • Removable under visor GoPro mount included
  • Big Bore front vents include eyewear storage recess
  • Increased ventilation and decreased surface contact area improve cooling
  • Ionic+® anti-microbial liner and cheek pads
  • FIDLOCK magnetic closure
  • Meets the NTA-8776 E-bike helmet certification standard
  • FoxRacing.co.uk

The new Fox Dropframe Pro is the latest iteration of their three-quarter helmet that sees a slightly less divisive aesthetic compared to its predecessor. A Varizorb EPS construction has been made to more closely resemble that of the Proframe, making switching between the two more seamless.

Within that EPS construction you get a MIPS system and a BOA fit setup, with Fox’s Ionic+® anti-microbial liner and cheek pads, the latter in two different thicknesses. Plenty of options to fine tune the fit here. A three-way visor has a underslung GoPro mount all rounded out with a Fidlock closure. Vents are extensive and the brow ports are designed to take eyewear.

Fit on Fox helmets is generally pretty good for my large, square head and coverage naturally on a lid like this is extensive. The new certification, a Dutch ebike certification, in reality is just a way of Fox putting a certification higher than a half face and less than a full face, as without the chin, it can’t be DH-certified. It is however aimed at dealing with impacts at higher speeds than regular helmets though.

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The Dropframe Pro arrived just as winter started to bite and as a result, the additional warmth it offered was very welcome. Coverage of the ears means it keeps a fair bit more heat in than the outgoing model, and you’ll need to pay more attention to sounds around you as a result too.

It’s worth noting that I haven’t yet needed to test the safety features of this helmet, but I did opt for the thicker cheek pads from the get-go. Ventilation is good but I suspect this will be one warm helmet come spring and summer. Time will tell on that front.

Much like the other Fox helmets I have tested recently, this became yet another staple of my riding collection. Comfy for all day rides, the fit really suits my large, square head and a return to taking my bike up large mountains meant that the three quarter coverage gave me that little bit more confidence. As my head never got cold in this lid this winter, I imagine it’ll be a sweaty prospect in the warmer months.

What do we think?

Another Fox lid that shot right to the top of my daily driver list.

We love:

  • Fit for square heads
  • Confidence inspiring
  • All-day comfort

Could do better:

  • It’s pretty warm

You can check out the Fox Dropframe Pro helmet over on their website here.


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