Tried & Tested: Schuberth E1 Helmet

TESTED BY: Carl Woodward|From £549.99|www.tranam.co.uk

Schuberth E1 stands out among flip-front adventure helmets because of its great features, stylish looks and the brand’s experience producing modular helmets.

A distinguishing feature of this type of helmet is the peak, and this one is adjustable to three positions or easily removable if you prefer. I found the peak especially useful when riding into low sun – simply dipping your head blocks any glare.

Based on Schuberth’s C3 Pro, it comes with an anti-fog insert, retractable sun-visor, glove-friendly micro-ratchet chin strap and a plush, comfortable and removable lining.

The E1 is ready for Schuberth’s SRC Bluetooth communication system and has dual antennas installed in the shell to boost signal reception.

One thing I really like about adventure helmets is the great visibility from the enlarged eyeport, but unfortunately the E1’s eyeport is on the shallower side, more akin to a regular helmet.

Noise levels are average but with the peak removed noise does drop quite significantly. Airflow is great, thanks to the large scoop vent in the chinbar with its removable dust filter.

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