NEXX impressed us back in 2015 when it came out with its original XG100 retro full-face helmet. On paper, and in hand, it was a great entry to the retro category. But when it came to fit and features, it fell down. We’ve been waiting for the company to come back with a better product, and now they’ve come back with two—The XG100 Racer, and the XG200 MX style helmet.
One of the main gripes with the original XG100 was it came in only one shell size. Also, it used a sill snap-on visor that (like any non-PinLock visor) would fog, and when it did couldn’t be flipped up easily. That’s not just dumb, it’s dangerous.
It seems NEXX listened to these complaints because the new helmets come in two shell sizes (one for XS-M, another for L-2XL). The street version, the XG100 Racer, comes with a smartly integrated shield with a sturdy visor, smooth hinges with clear detents for venting, and a weather-tight rubber seal.
The off-road inspired XG200 comes without a shield, but plays nice with goggles or riding glasses and looks to be an excellent choice for summer riding—whether in the dirt or in the city.
The shell construction remains the same—which has always been a strong point for the helmet. A fiberglass shell inlaid with a proprietary mix of other fibers (carbon, organic, aramid) creates a reassuringly stiff chassis.
> DOT FMVSS 218
> X.MART DRY fabrics
> Removable lining
> Double-D ring buckle
> Chin Ventilation
> Ergo Padding System
> Weight: 1200grs + - 50grs
2 SHELL SIZES - XS - M | L-XXL
*Pre-Sale Details: We are offering a free Union Garage T-shirt of your choice while you wait for the helmet to come in. Offer ends when stock arrives—expected to be later this month, but no guarantees of Christmas Deliver…that’s what the t-shirt is for.