Premier Vintage OP9-BM helmet
Classic retro style lid with a cool custom patina...
£279.95 - including FREE postage
Here's another cool looking Jet-style open-face lid from Premier Helmet's Vintage Collection. The thing about crash helmets is you can spend a month of Sundays studying the materials technicalities and construction differences and exploring the testing regimes, etc, but what it comes down to is this; a £500 helmet doesn't offer double the protection of a £250 helmet. A £500 lid isn't even 25 percent better, and possibly not even 10 percent. In fact, the objective improvement in protection might not even be measurable between the two.
Often, what you're paying for are other factors such as build quality, or finish, or long-term comfort, or sophisticated ventilation systems, or the name of the company plastered on the side, and/or numerous other factors.
Naturally, at Sump we care about this kind of stuff too. Of course we do. But only up to a point, because sooner or later you simply have to make a decision based upon what's in the coffers, and what kind of biking you enjoy, and then work out which helmet is simply good enough for your budget—and not necessarily the best.
And of course you have to simply like the look of it—which brings us to this Premier Vintage OP9-BM helmet, of which we definitely like the looks. We've no doubt you can buy better (whatever better means to you). And you can certainly take your pick of many more expensive brand names favoured by racers and celebrities and suchlike. But for the price, we'd be perfectly happy with this open-face lid with its in-yer-face graphics.
It looks pretty cool and casual—assuming you don't take this kind of stuff too seriously. It's built well and meets the ECE 22-05 safety standards. And the materials used are pretty much up to the minute.
We're talking about differentiated density EPS (to ensure maximum protection), and an advanced DCA multi-axial structure composed of carbon, dyneema and aramid fibres. Features also include a retractable internal sun visor; a removable and washable moisture-wicking and odour free interior with advanced antibacterial fabric; a micro buckle with retention strap, and quick-release and adjustable functionality (yawn!).
And to help clinch the deal, all Premier lids carry a five year warranty subject to registration on the www.premier.it
The bottom line is that defensive riding is the first tool in your road safety wardrobe. But a decent lid that's renewed every few years or so comes next, and we think these Vintage Premiers will give you good protection if and when you do take a spill. And if you feel good when you're out on the road, you're more likely to stay alert.
Tip: Stay alert.
Buy now. Stocks are not infinite.
Allow for 3 - 5 days delivery
Check your head size
We'll happily exchange your new lid for another size (see Sales terms & conditions below), but we'd prefer to get it right first time. No doubt so would you. So here's a sizing chart. Remember that helmets need to be a secure fit (not tight) with limited twisting or rocking movement. Take a tailor's tape measure, loop it around your head just above your ears and across your forehead. Have someone else checking the reading. Then see the chart below. If you wear glasses, factor that in.
XXS 51cm - 52cm
XS 53cm - 54cm
S 55cm - 56cm
M 57cm - 58cm
L 59cm - 60cm
XL 61cm - 62cm
XXL 63cm - 64cm
Sales terms & conditions
Remember, if your helmet choice is wrong, return it to us in as-new condition in the original packaging. We refund without quibbling. This does not affect your statutory rights.
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