The not-so-minor details
Helmet manufacturers galore are falling over themselves to deliver protection for the ever growing all-mountain/enduro sector of the market, and the latest offering we've got our hands on comes from MET. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="710"] Nice rear end. Suits you.[/caption] The Parabellum is an extended coverage lid that, as a visitor to Flow HQ put it, "has an arse like a McLaren sports car." It does look pretty cool from the back. The massive visor up front, the jury is still out on, though we've got to say the look is growing on us. But you can't see it once it's on your noggin, so let's look at the features you will notice on the trail. [caption id="attachment_69252" align="aligncenter" width="710"] The two-piece camera mount simply screws through one of the vent holes.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_69253" align="aligncenter" width="710"] Camera mount fitted.[/caption] Like the Bell Super we've been using lately, MET have included a clever removable helmet-camera mounting point that attaches through one of the vents, giving you a nice flat surface to stick your camera mount too. The verandah/visor is highly adjustable with aluminium screws securing it, and its higher positions give ample room for google straps, should you be so inclined to use them. [caption id="attachment_69251" align="aligncenter" width="710"] That's quite the visor.[/caption] Rather than a manky sweat pad up front, MET use a GEL 02 pad, which is a super soft medical grade gel that directs sweat away from your eyes. Unlike a standard foam pad, it doesn't compress or deform over time. There are just two shell sizes, but the simple dial-it-up retention system will accommodate a large swathe of melons. You can get the Parabellum in five different colour schemes too, from black-as-it-gets through to the blueberry head option here.