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Item # SSO007C

Futuristic protection, today.

As the name implies, the Six Six One Evo AM Helmet is a next generation trail helmet with all the features you could ask for. Sure, at a glance its form is reminiscent of the modern generation of lids aimed at more aggressive riders, but as they say, the devil’s in the details. And in the Evo AM’s case, those details add up to one very refined way to protect your brain.

The modern-looking shell is built from Contigo foam, which was chosen for its energy-absorbing properties. Specifically, it’s claimed to absorb as much as 30% more energy from an impact than the EPS foams used in almost every other certified bicycle helmet. While that may be the most important detail, more subtle refinements, such as the two-position adjustable visor and the user-friendly Boa retention system mean that you don’t have to forgo modern features in the pursuit of protection. And it’s topped off with a Fidlock magnetic buckle that takes pretty much all the effort out of strapping on your lid, despite the fact that it’s completely secure.

The Six Six One Evo AM Helmet is available in three sizes, from XS/S to XL/XXL, and in the color Black/grey.

  • Conitgo EPS foam liner
  • Two-position adjustable visor
  • 15 high-flow vents
  • Antimicrobial, adjustable padding
  • Boa 360-degree retention system
  • Fidlock magnetic buckle

Tech Specs

Impact Foam:
Contigo
Multiple Impact:
no
Fit Adjustment:
Boa
Visor:
yes, adjustable
Full Face:
no
Recommended Use:
all-mountain, enduro
Manufacturer Warranty:
1 year

Size chart

SixSixOne

Sizing Chart

 

SixSixOne Accessories/Armor
Gloves/Wrist Guards
 SMLXLXXL
Palm Circumference 8in
(20.3cm)
9in
(22.9cm)
10in
(25.4cm)
11in
(27.9cm)
12in
(30.5cm)
Ankle Brace
 SML  
US Shoe Size 6-8 8-10 10-12    
Open-Face Helmets/Hats (Recon)
 S/ML/XL   
Head Circumference 21.25-22.75in
(54.0-57.8cm)
23-24.25in
(58.4-61.6cm)
     
Full-Face Helmets (Evo,Evo Carbon)
 XSSMLXL
Head Circumference 20.50-21.25in
(52.1-54.0cm)
21.25-22in
(54.0-55.9cm)
22-22.75in
(55.9-57.8cm)
22.75-23.63in
(57.8-60.0cm)
23.63-24.50in
(60.0-62.2cm)
Elbow Pads (Rage, Riot, Rhythm, Comp, DJ)
 YSMLXL
Bicep 7-9in
(17.8-22.9cm)
8-10in
(20.3-25.4cm)
10-12in
(25.4-30.5cm)
12-14in
(30.5-35.6cm)
14-16in
(35.6-40.6cm)
Forearm 6-7in
(15.2-17.8cm)
7-8in
(17.8-20.3cm)
8-9in
(20.3-22.9cm)
9-10in
(22.9-25.4cm)
10-11in
(25.4-27.9cm)
Knee Pads (Evo, Rage, Rampage, Riot, Rhythm, Comp, DJ)
 YSMLXL
Thigh 13-15in
(33.0-38.1cm)
15-17in
(38.1-43.2cm)
17-19in
(43.2-48.3cm)
19-21in
(48.3-53.3cm)
21-23in
(53.3-58.4cm)
Calf 10-12in
(25.4-30.5cm)
12-14in
(30.5-35.6cm)
14-16in
(35.6-40.6cm)
16-18in
(40.6-45.7cm)
18-20in
(45.7-50.8cm)

Body Armor (Pressure Suits, Core Saver, Air Vest)
 YS/ML/XLXXL 
Chest 29-32in
(73.7 - 81.3cm)
35-40in
(88.9 - 101.6cm)
41-46in
(104.1 - 116.8cm)
48-50in
(121.9 - 127.0cm)
 
Waist 23-27in
(58.4 - 68.6cm)
27-31in
(68.6 - 78.7cm)
31-35in
(78.7 - 88.9cm)
42-44in
(106.7 - 111.8cm)
 
How to Measure:
For best results, take measurements over your underwear.
Chest:
Measure under your arms, around the fullest part of your chest.
Natural Waist:
Measure around your natural waistline, keeping the tape a bit loose.
Thigh:
Measure around the fullest part of your thigh above your knee.
Calf:
Measure around the fullest part of your calf.
Bicep:
Measure around the fullest part of your bicep above your elbow.
Forearm:
Measure around the fullest part of your forearm below your elbow.
Head Circumference:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.
Gloves:
Measure around your hand at the widest point excluding the thumb.

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GOOD, NOT GREAT

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Overall, this is a good fitting and good looking helmet with some great features, but one fit issue that might be a dealbreaker for me. On the plus side, you have memory foam padding, BOA adjustment, and a slick magnetic clasp. On the minus side, the BOA system sits low in back and pushes the whole helmet up if you look uphill, and you can't move the system upward to compensate for this. The magnetic clasp is cool, but since it doesn't have that familiar feel like a quick release buckle, it actually takes a second longer for me to connect than my old helmet. And the visor is not adjustable. I think I will end up returning this helmet and going with a Smith Forefront, despite the extra cash.