Thanks to a low-profile design combined with a deep and cozy fit, the Invert stood out as one of the most comfortable helmets in the test. While it doesn't have all of the bells and whistles of its counterparts—no Boa fit system incorporated here—the Invert still possesses an ability to conform to any size dome and goggles thanks to its Auto-Adjust Fit System and easily removable earpads. The incorporation of a magnetic-assisted buckle also resulted in one of the most convenient helmets to take on and off, meaning you can keep those gloves on when it's frigid.

Helmet Features & Details

  • Auto-Adjust Fit
  • Passive Ventilation
  • Fidlock Snap Buckle
  • Audio compatible
  • MSRP $120.00 ($160.00 for MIPS)

Rad: Magnetic buckle can be opened or closed with one hand, even with gloves.

Bad: Would be nice to see a Boa system incorporated.

The Invert is full of comfort thanks to a deep and cozy fit. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Anon’s Passive Ventilation system draws air through the front and pushes moisture out the back. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A sturdy goggle clip keeps your strap secure and in place. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A magnetic Fidlock Snap on the chin strap means you can take this helmet on and off without removing your gloves. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The Invert’s lining is plush and comfortable, while also being audio accessory compatible. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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