Protera MTB Helmet
I love a helmet that you don't remember you have on until someone compliments you on it. That's the Protera. I spend a LOT of time in this helmet and truly appreciate the thought Rudy put into it's design. I love the mesh bug stopper (wasps love me) and the size adjuster/retention system gives me a snug fit without getting caught in my hair. Bonus points for chin straps you can take out and give a good wash because, let's be honest, those can get nasty! I'm a 56cm and the S/M fits perfectly.
I have a 58cm head circumference and I wasn't sure whether to go with the Large or take the S/M.
I was afraid that I would not be able to put the helmet on, but I didn't want a helmet that was too large.
But it fits my head great!
The Protera is very comfortable as it fits my head shape very well. I've tried other helmets and I have a wider/round-ish face/head and some brands seem to fit narrow head shape as they put pressure on my temples. But the Rudy Project helmets are some of the most comfortable I have worn. I will definitely buy a road helmet to go with my Protera.
The Protera is quite light and has great protection at the back of the head, the retention system is adjustable and feels secure and more importantly it's comfortable. If you have a helmet that is comfortable then you are more likely to wear it.
Super psyched to have a Rudy MTB helmet after so many years of loving my road helmet. It has all the same great features (easy adjustment, bug shield) but looks great on the trail. Now I just need one in a few more colors... Thanks, Rudy, for making the leap for mountain bikers!
I can’t say enough positive things about the PROTERA helmet. Seriously.
I’ve always struggled to find a mountain bike helmet that fits me. I typically run into two problems. First, I’m somewhere right between a size small and a size medium. Second, all the helmets I’ve tried never sit low enough on the back of my head. The PROTERA helmet is the first helmet I’ve had that eliminates BOTH problems. The combined small/medium size fits snug and comfortably. All of the straps are adjustable, making it easy to fit the helmet to my head. Second, this helmet sits low enough on the back of my head to be comfortable and offer great protection (even with a LOT of hair and a ponytail)!
I am a mountain bike skills instructor and often times wear my helmet for 8+ hours a day. I’ve had zero issues with the PROTERA getting uncomfortable.
I ride with the TrailYX Slim photochromic glasses and they fit perfectly with the helmet.
The icing on the cake? The helmet looks rad! Unlike some helmets out there that look clunky or just too small, this one is proportional and well balanced.
Two thumbs up for the PROTERA!
Ok... first... This helmet looks 3 times better in person! I could not believe when I opened the box. This is a beautifully designed, top shelf helmet :-)
Secondly - its the most comfortable helmet I have ever worn. I’ve been through many many helmets and helmet brands in the last five years and nothing come close to Rudy Peoject helmets. And now... Rudy outdone themselves yet again!