The Protera+ is a helmet designed specifically for mountain biking. Ideal for enduro, trail, and cross country riders, the compact geometry is designed for those who demand the highest level of protection, style and ventilation on every ride.
- Removable and adjustable visor
- 18 vents
- Bug stop netting
- Interchangeable free pads
- Quick lock swappable chin straps
- RSR9 retention system
- Goggle compatible
- Dry Foam and X-Static antibacterial pads for efficient wicking
SM/M - 12.38oz / 351 grams
LARGE - 13.24oz / 375 grams
- FREE PADS
- BUG STOP
- STRAP RETAINER
I have been wearing Protera Helmets since they were first introduced. Great fit, incredibly comfortable and nice touches like notched visor, bug net, replaceable pads, and so forth. While I enjoy the fit and feel and quality of the Protera+, what I like most is that it provides uncompromising protection. I am actually on number 4. So, my original is in rotation as my night ride helmet. But the last two Protera+ helmets have both been replaced due to crashes where I experienced head impacts. Two years ago I suffered a fall with a head slam. No loss of consciousness and no head injuries, but the foam was displaced, so the helmet was exchanged. This past december I clipped a tree, was launched hard into the ground where my helmet directly impacted a buried stump. It was a viciously hard impact and carrying 225 of body and gear, it was all on the head and neck. It hurt like hell, but again, no stars, no loss of consciousness. I finished the ride (another 8.5 miles), then was able to reconstruct the fall and aftermath of the event with the aide of video from a following rider. While I had a black eye and some knicks, the helmet and Rydon glasses actually did an amazing job responding to that impact and protecting my eyes and head. The helmet had the worst damage I have ever seen from a direct impact, wish I could post a picture. But knowing how hard that fall was and the way it occurred and the fact I was able to brush myself off and ride out was enough for me to buy another Protera+. While we focus on looks and comfort, what should really matter most is whether or not that pretty piece of foam will do its job with called upon. I can attest this helmet can stand up to that challenge. If you would like a negative for the Protera+, the new visor is much thinner than previous models. 3 weeks after my big fall while riding rock gardens with my newest Protera+ I suffered another OTB. No head impact, but the visor did graze a jagged rock and basically shattered. Comparing with previous visor (now riding on new helmet), it is about half the thickness, so that may be an area to look at. Otherwise, this helmet is outstanding!
Strength. What matters most in safety equipment "viribus". Style means a great deal to avid riders so why not have both with a Rudy helmet. That is exactly how I look at my purchase. Hakuna Matada to all Rudy Project avid riders.
After going back and forth between the Protera+ and the Scott Stego. I ended up pulling the trigger on the Scott. Mainly due to it having MIP's. Well short story was the Scott just didn't fit my head and hated the look. Like most helmets I've tried they tend to sit high on my head and give that mushroom look . So with that I went ahead and ordered the Protera + and must say I love it. Fit is perfect, light weight, retention system fits very well with ample adjustability. It's December here in Michigan so I won't know until spring as to how well the ventilation works, but based on the design
should be pretty good. It fits low on my head and the style and look of the helmet is just what I was looking for. Only shortfall I would says the lack of a MIP's style system. Very happy with my purchase and so glad my 2 month hunt for a new helmet is over. Thank you Rudy Project