The helmet is sort of a cross between a full faced and normal design, offering excellent rear and side coverage, supreme comfort, and some unique features, especially in regard to safety. It uses the industry standard In-mold EPS foam construction, with a durable high gloss outer polycarbonate shell, and meet the US and European certification standards. It features a flexible visor, eight venting hole, and comes in a wide range of colors, two sizes (Sm/Md and Lg/X-Lg) and weighs in at 300 grams. Urge Bike Products is based out of Cogolin, France, and is co-owned by multiple time World Champion Fabien Barrel, who also does product testing and development for the company. I tested the L-XL Flash Sand model.
The Urge Endur-o-Matic helmet is an extremely comfortable helmet, and was easy to wear for long periods of time. The inner shape and supple padding feel proper, and it seems to be shaped like your head, cupping it, almost like your wearing a skull cap, without any bind or pinch spots. Like any helmet, their last or mold might not fit your particular head, so always try and get a test fit if possible.
The helmet has a simple chin strap, and uses different padding for sizing alterations, instead of the usual high tech adjustment or retention system. Outside of choosing the proper size for fit (Sm/Md or Lg/X-Lg), the helmets come with two sets of machine washable pads of different thickness (5mm and 10mm), which allow the adjustments for a customized fit. I used the default thinner padding within the helmet, and found it fit just fine. The padding (one front and one rear), is held in place with Velcro, and is quite soft, cushy and thick, and has excellent wicking capabilities. The ‘Gangsta’ style front pad, which receives the major portion of perspiration, extends 15mm below the shell, and it gets a constant flow of air while riding, which offers effective drying, and keeps the sweat from dripping into your eyes.