MET presented their new Terranova helmet, designed for mid duty “All Mountain” riding, at the Summer Bike Connection in Andalo. There, and for the last several weeks, I’ve been riding one day to day.
- In-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
- MIPS-C2 Brain Protection System Extended head coverage (Mips model only)
- Adjustable visor in flexible material
- Safe-T DUO Fit System
- Vertical adjustment and ponytail compatible Goggle and eyewear compatible
- Eyewear ports
- 17 Vents | Internal air-channeling
- Washable comfort pads
- Adjustable strap divider
- Rear reflective sticker
Certifications: CE | AS / NZS | US
Sizes and weights
S | 52/56 cm | 335 g
M | 56/58 cm | 355 g
L | 58/61 cm | 375 g
- MET DUO LED Light
- Front MET DualGel Light
Price : 120 Euro
The first thing that catches the eye comparing the Terranova with the other MET models is the increased number of holes for ventilation and actually, the helmet turns out to be beautifully ventilated. This is also partly thanks to the internal air channels that are created when you are cruising along at medium speeds. The structure of the helmet, despite being presented as “all-mountain” is very robust and offers quite a bit of protection. Comparing it with the ROAM model I would say that they are on the same level.
All things considered, the Terranova fits very well – I did not pick up on any irritating contact points in the neck or other parts of the head. Moreover the closure adjustment ring with respect to the previous models has been replaced and besides being very precise in the adjustment it seems to be also very robust.
One thing I really appreciated was the eyewear holder feature: your glasses will stay perfectly in place and you can even ride without running the risk of losing them! This model also has a visor that lifts to accommodate glasses or goggles when you aren’t using them. This is an often overlooked feature which I personally believe is also extremely convenient.
Although this helmet fortunately has not yet been tested in a crash, we will update you in that event 😉