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MT are Spain’s largest helmet manufacturer. They’re known for their range of budget helmets, which many folks will worry naturally means lower performance. But as the SHARP 5 star rating on the MT Revenge shows, that’s not necessarily the case, at least in terms of helmet safety. And with the Revenge having a pretty cool, aggressive and aerodynamic look about it, maybe there’s a lot more to this helmet than just the price tag….
- SHARP 5 star rated (maximum)
- Not Snell certified
- Polycarbonate shell
- Micrometric fastener
- Weight – 3.2lbs/1.45Kg (pretty light for a full face)
- Sizes XS-XXL
- Typical price range: $100-$150 (polycarb) $250-$290 (carbon)
The MT Revenge has a polycarbonate shell and it’s produced in two sizes (shell sizes are different from fitting sizes – click the link to find out more). More expensive lids are usually produced in three or even four shell sizes, so you might find the Revenge is a slight compromise here (in that they’ll have to over or under-pad the lining more to make just two exterior shells fit such a wide range of internal fittings). The upshot is that it might look a bit too big or too small on your head, depending on your fitting size. However, that’s not necessarily a massive problem, especially when the MT Revenge scored a maximum 5/5 stars on the SHARP helmet safety test. That’s an outstanding performance and puts its safety levels right up there with the best from the big names. Fantastic job MT!
The Revenge also has a micrometric fastener – which are very easy to tie securely and quick to release using a single pull of a tab. Pretty well all the bases covered there in terms of safety.
Looking to buy an MT?
MT helmets don't seem to be sold in most US stores. So if you're interested in buying one, we recommend SportsBikeShop (UK) for outstanding service and good shipping rates. Or you can check out Amazon, though check each seller's reviews and shipping rates before ordering. Please click either link to drop to their MT helmets pages. Also see information about our recommended stores.
Owners are generally happy with the noise levels of the Revenge. It has a fairly aerodynamic shape which, owners say, helps keep it quiet, even with the vents open as there’s little to catch in the wind and create noise. The neck curtain also helps reduce noise and buffeting around the neck. It’s not the quietest full face helmet out there, but for the price, owners are happy and, even though helmet noise is pretty subjective, we think most riders won’t be disappointed.
Ventilation & Shield
Ventilation is one of the MTs strong points. It’s got the usual three front vents, one on the chin guard and a couple on the forehead – complemented with a couple of rear exhaust vents. Again, owners are happy with the amount of air they bring in though the front vents can be a little tricky to open.
The only downside is, and it’s typical of most helmets without an anti-fog insert, that the shield will steam up at low speeds. MT do however offer a Pinlock-ready face shield to combat this. They actually have a wide-range of other shields, from double glazed to iridium – even an electrical shield (whatever that is!). We’ve seen double glazed shields before as an attempt to reduce steaming on the shield – and from the MT website, it sounds like the electrical version is for riding in the extreme cold – if you’ve tried one, do let us know!
The Revenge comes with a 2mm thick shield (a safety feature) but there are just one or two reports of slight distortion. Perhaps it was a dodgy batch as most owners don’t have a problem. Finally, the shield’s got an effective quick-release system too, which is great for quick removal for cleaning after a ride.
Owners reckon the Revenge is good for comfort. One or two people reckoned you can feel the occasional corner might have been cut here as it’s not quite as comfortable as they’d hoped. However, after a bit of bedding in, most people are happy with comfort levels.
The Revenge is lighter than most full face helmets too, so that helps with comfort, with more than one rider commenting they just don’t know it’s there, it’s that light. As usual, the internal lining is removable and washable.
Other stuff – fasteners, bluetooth, carbon fiber version
There are speaker cut-aways inside the lining of the helmet and it’s been designed to work with MTs bluetooth communicator. And while owners like the micrometric fastener, a couple mentioned the loose end does flap around a bit while riding, slapping the side of the helmet. Probably not a deal-breaker, but something you might have to deal with. Oh, and if you want a special edition of the Revenge, there’s even a carbon fiber version that comes in at under $300 and drops the weight down an impressive 2.75lbs/1250g (large version). That comes with DD fasteners for the track. Sounds like a bit of a bargain to us – and looks very cool!
Helmet buying guides page
If you need any information on buying a crash helmet – what to look out for including guides on the SHARP/Snell helmet testing schemes or DOT certification for example, you might want to check out our guides page.
It usually comes down to price v performance when you’re buying a new crash helmet. And on both scores, the MT Revenge delivers. At the time of writing, you can get the Revenge for around $100. That’s a SHARP 5 star rated helmet that, bar one or two niggles, owners really love and that performs as well as some of the biggest names around – for around $100. It doesn’t really any new or advanced features on it, but if you’re after a solid performer that does all the basics well and will keep you as safe as any other helmet on the market should the worst happen, then the MT Revenge has got to be worth a good look.
Best place to buy an MT crash helmet?
Even though MT helmets are DOT certified, we're struggling to find US stores that stock them.
So you could try SportsBikeShop. They're based in the UK, have really competitive prices (they'll price match too) and offer outstanding service (9.8/10 on Trustpilot) including 365 day refunds. Don't forget you'll have to pay for shipping from the UK though.
Or you can jump through to the MT helmets pages at Amazon if you prefer to buy from there - but make sure you only buy from the most reputable sellers.
Please click either picture/link to drop onto their MT helmets pages. And if you buy from them, we get a small sum from the sale at no extra cost to you - a massive THANKS! (it's how we finance the site). Click here for more info on our recommended retailers.
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