WHAT IS IT? The Airoh Aviator 2.1 helmet has been
very popular over in Europe. Now Airoh helmets have hit
the U.S. market, and they’re looking to make an impact.
WHAT’S IT COST? $569.00.
CONTACT? www.airoh.com or your local dealer.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that
stand out with the Airoh Aviator 2.1 helmet.
(1) Construction. The Airoh Aviator 2.1 shell is
laced up with multi-axial carbon and Kevlar composite
fibers. The helmet’s interior is anatomically designed
to contour to the shape of the rider’s head. Airoh’s
ventilation system is equipped with two front vents,
three chin-guard intakes and two upper air flow
vents. The Aviator 2.1 passes both ECE and DOT
( 2) Inner liner. The liner is made with Bulpren
technology to ensure maximum levels of air filtration and
is effective protection against impurities. The inner liner
is simple to remove and washable. The cheek pads are
equipped with Airoh’s emergency tabs on both sides for
( 3) Visor. The Aviator 2.1 visor is adjustable and is
held on by three plastic fasteners that are screwed in by
hand for easy adjustment. The peak of the visor has a
spoiler that features two different lengths. We opted for
the shorter one in most cases, but if the sun was in our
eyes or there was heavy roost or rain, then we used
the longer one.
( 4) Fit. The Airoh Aviator 2.1 is comfortable to wear.
The inner liner is soft and supple yet firm, as the
helmet stays in place when riding. There is a lower ridge
on the bottom rear of the helmet that some of our test
riders did not care for. If you are used to a neck brace,
then you will have no issues with it, but when you are
coming down a hill or looking far ahead, the rear of the
helmet restricts your movement, preventing you from
looking up. It is not as bad as the restriction of a neck
brace, but you can still tell it is there. The Airoh helmet
is light. Weighing 2. 3 pounds, it is one of the lightest on
( 5) Ventilation. This helmet’s ventilation system is
top-notch. We had no issues getting enough air through
the helmet. It kept the test riders cool in
the most extreme conditions.
( 6) Sizing. The sizing of the Airoh Aviator 2.1 is on
point. If you are normally a medium, then get a medium.
This helmet is offered in sizes extra small to extra large.
and in eight different color schemes.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? Three quibbles: (1) We
didn’t like the ridge on the back. ( 2) We broke or
cracked several parts of the helmet just cleaning it.
( 3) We think this helmet is overpriced for what you get.
The Airoh Aviator 2.1 helmet is light, comfy
and well ventilated. Maybe it’s just us, but it
doesn’t have the feel of a $569 helmet.
AIROH AVIATOR 2.1 HELMET
MXA TEAM TESTED