SixSixOne has released their new Flight II helmets, and we just got our mitts on a Flight II Hybrid here at the TWMX offices. Much of the construction of the Flight II is either similar or exactly the same as its predecessor, but there are some big changes to graphics as well as some more subtle updates.
Obviously, the new colorways are the first thing to catch the eye, but almost immediately after we took in the new graphics we noticed the the new visor center bracket. The previous Flight helmet featured a locking switch on the top bracket, but many times it would not hold tight enough.The new system has larger mounts and a screw-tightening lock on top–works much better.
In our experience, the Flight helmets are both light and comfortable. Skinny wrecked in a 2008 Flight helmet about two months ago, but he has yet to “fully test” the Flight II Hybrid.
The Flight II features the removable, washable inner liner and cheek pads, and is Snell M2005 and DOT approved. They retail for $199.99 and are available in XS-XXL.
Check ’em out at www.sixsixone.com