Interbike 2015: 100% shows off new Aircraft full face helmet

25 vents claimed to deliver impressive breathability and ventilation

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The newest offering from 100% offers unusual styling in the name of improved breathability and ventilation.

The newest offering from 100% offers unusual styling in the name of improved breathability and ventilation (click to enlarge).

Billed as one of the most well-ventilated full face helmets on the market, 100% went to great lengths to increase airflow in their first foray into the head protection market. The Aircraft includes 25 vents, all well as a slightly elongated chin bar to improve air flow. MSRP is $400 and includes a 100% branded helmet bag with integrated goggle pouch.

While the helmet does not incorporate any anti-rotational technologies like MIPS, 100% did choose to integrate safety features such as emergency release cheek pads and compatibility with the Eject Removal System. The back lip of the helmet is designed to be compatible with majority of neck brace systems on the market.

An assortment of different colored visor screw kits and mouthpieces will also be available aftermarket.

An assortment colored visor screw kits and mouthpieces will be available aftermarket (click to enlarge).

Using a combination of a carbon/kevlar composite shell, and weight saving features like machined aluminum screws and a titanium D-ring, the claimed weight of the production Aircraft is 1050 grams.

The new Aircraft passes ASTM DH and BMX standards, as well as CPSC, CE, and AS/NZ.

The new Aircraft passes ASTM DH and BMX standards, as well as CPSC, CE, and AS/NZ (click to enlarge).

At launch, the helmet will be available in two different shell sizes, three different EPS sizes, and multiple color ways. The comfort liner and cheek pads are antimicrobial and machine washable, and will be available aftermarket in multiple sizes for a custom fit.

For more information visit www.ride100percent.com.

This article is part of Mtbr’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.


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