Monday, January 04, 2010

Roof Rats Helmet gets inspiration from the NFL

Looking for something a bit different in an open face helmet than the usual offerings? French manufacturer Roof is launching the new Rats lid, with design inspiration taken directly from american football equipment. 

Homologated for European standards (CE E22-O5 J), the Roof Rats impress more through its unique look than by its technical prowess. It's a basic fiberglass shell helmet than does get at least get points for it fully removable and washable lining. Vents are also placed front and rear for a bit more ventilation but can not be closed. Then again, if you are sporting a open face lid, you're not looking for wind protection!


Shell: Fiberglass
Chin guard: Tubulaire ABS (removable) 
Lining: Removable and washable interior.
Vents: Front and rear (non-closing).
Weight (not verified) : 1500 grams (+ /- 50 grams)
Colors: mate khaki, mate black, mate gray and camouflage. 
Availability: Immediately
Price: 275 Euros TTC
Extras: Helmet sack

Source: Caradisiac