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Item # SSO0074
2011 This model is no longer in stock.
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Six Six One Evolution Helmet $0.00
You helmet shouldn't cost more than your car.
Six Six One has been building full-face moto helmets for years, and that experience really shows in the Evolution Helmet. While it costs half as much as many of the full-face helmets out there, this Six Six One model packs full flow-through ventilation and a CoolMax lining that wicks moisture from your head while you're busy crushing the competition.
Reviews & Community
Not good or great
The fit was terrible, the liner is not removable, the liner is itchy and scratchy, and has really thin cheek pads with a chin strap placed way too far back so it was choking me if I wore it properly.
I went with the Fox Rampage helmet, fit is killer and much more comfortable with removable liner. I was a Large in Fox and a Medium in 661.
661 doesn't support their products
I have a 2010 661 full face, and the visor was made from such brittle material it broke on the first easy fall. I took a piece of it and was even able to snap it in half with two fingers. So I go to 661 looking for a replacement, ready to pay them for it, and they tell me it's out of stock. Probably because everyone else broke their cheap visors too. So, tough luck. Their only suggestion was to buy a new helmet. Great planned obsolescence, guys -- the helmet is only eight months old and been used a half dozen times. I won't be buying anything from 661 again.
How much does this bad boy weigh?
How much does this bad boy weigh?
Good, not great
This is a good helmet if you are looking for something good under $200. This helmet is very light despite not being carbon. I liked the look and feel of the helmet. I tried on a large at my local bike shop and it was too big, so I got the medium here -- fits well. I knocked a star off because there is a curve in the helmet for the goggle strap but it angles the strap weirdly. Goggles still fit snug (using Spy Magneto MX goggles).
Great helmet, protection you want and good price. I like the fit too, I have a egg shaped head and it very hard to love the fit of a helmet. Worth considering when looking for a real full face helmet.
Six Six One Evo :: no-frills
On the plus side, if you're in the market for a cheap new full-face, but you're not so stoked on the idea of getting one from a pawn shop, then you can't do much better than this helmet. It's got pretty much everything you need to avoid dental work if you happen to crash straight onto your face.
On the other hand, when pitted against comparable full face helmets, this one comes up a little short. It doesn't feel flimsy, but the corner-cutting build quality shows starts to show after about a month of use. For example, the liner material in mine can be popped all the way off from around the crown of the eye opening (you can see it hasn't been pushed back in recently in the picture), and the silver mesh in the full-face part of the helmet isn't attached to anything, so you'll find that it can move around pretty freely.
Size-wise, the Large I have fits my head alright, but if you have the chance, definitely try it on at your LBS. All helmets have a different feel, and to be honest, this one feels more like a hat than a helmet -- probably because it's light, and tightest around the upper portion of your head. The eye opening is also SUPER wide, so you'll never have any field of view issues with this thing on.
Hey, I like cheap stuff just as much as the next guy. I'll probably be rocking this helmet into next year when I get a raise and can afford one that's built a little better. In the meantime though, this one does just fine.
Great Helmet + sizing recomendation
I use for Snowboarding, Snowmobiling, and Mountain biking... good venting... I wear a 7 1/4 New Era flat brim hats that fit just right... I got the large, and it was perfect!