This is a replacement for a sweet that I’ve used for 4 years. Believe me I’ve hit many rocks with this helmet it has never let me down.
Saved my skull
A few months back I took a particularly bad landing on a local waterfall drop, landed directly on my head after pitoning and tumbling forward, the top of my head made direct contact with a shale shelf and the helmet was pretty seriously damaged, GoPro gone, and the outer shell of the helmet cracked a giant home out. I got off the river with a couple broken bones and herniated disks, but no concussion. I’m fairly convinced that this helmet actually saved my life that day. Incidentally, if you total a helmet within two years of purchase, Sweet will replace it at a substantial discount. Sadly for me I was three years into mine when this happened. At this point I’ve got three Sweets in rotation (Strutter and two Rocker styles) and my first Sweet helmet from 2014 is still in service elsewhere, a Wanderer. You just can’t go wrong with this brand.
A lot of people say "oh too bulky" compared to other full face but this gives you the best protection and while you may think the extra padding, etc. will be hot in the summer - nope, it's very comfortable.
Hey Michael! Can't beat sweet! Thanks for the excellent review! - Shea
Great product, worth the price
Best fitting helmet I've ever owned. Would recommend it to anyone. It's kinda pricey but completely worth every penny.