MotoOnline.com.au's One Industries Gamma Helmet review.
C&R Imports provided us here at MotoOnline.com.au with a 2013 One Industries Gamma Bot helmet to finish off our Defcon racewear package.
After months of on-track action in the Gamma helmet it’s safe to say that we’re impressed, read on to hear exactly why.
The One Industries Gamma helmet uses an engineered pre-preg, reinforced fiberglass shell for optimal strength to weight ratio (ECE – 1250g / Snell/DOT – 1475g). Superior impact protection is provided using progressive energy absorbing dual density EPS liner inserts.
The snap in liner and cheek pads feature a moisture wicking Nylex comfort liner. Increased cooling from flow-through ventilation is also featured thanks to the large intake and exhaust vents and fully channeled liner. An enlarged eye-port offers extended peripheral vision and great goggle fitment.
C&R Imports supplied us here at MotoOnline with a sweet set of 2013 One Industries Defcon Navy racewear (check out that review by clicking here) and obviously we had to have the helmet to match. That helmet was the One Industries Gamma Bot helmet in the Cyan colour way.
Initially you can’t help but marvel the graphics and colour combination of this helmet. One Industries are always bringing out fresh, clean and cutting edge designs – this helmet continues that trend, for sure. It stands out on the track and looks super-clean.
The Nylex moisture wicking snap in liner and cheek pads provide a high level of comfort. I found no areas of the liner that pushed in the wrong spots and throughout my motos the liner soaked up any sweat in an instant. The flow-through ventilation paired with the Nylex liner is a strong combination.
One of my favourite features on the Gamma helmet is the enlarged eye-port. I was able to use a range of goggles without ever having any issues fitting them inside the eye-port. Amongst others, I used both the Dragon NFX (click here for the NFX review) and Oakley Airbrake MX goggles (click here for the Airbrake MX review) in conjunction with the Gamma helmet.
Initially I went with the Medium sizing, which is what I tend to wear in nearly every brand of helmet. But I found that it was too small and I needed to go up one size. So for all you potential buyers out there, be sure to keep that in mind. Thanks to the friendly staff at C&R Imports I got my Large helmet sorted out and hit the track.
I’m probably sounding like a broken record by now, but once again I’d like to see the visor adjustment allow a bit more height. But that is more than likely because I tend to dip my head and look up when I ride, it’s more of a personal gripe of mine – Matt Moss certainly looks to have no issues with his!
The One Industries Gamma Bot Cyan helmet is an impressive unit. Coming in at a recommended retail price of just $299, you are getting a solid product for your money that’s for sure. As long as you remember to double-check sizing, you’ll be good to go. Head over to www.candr.com.au for more information and stockist listings.