I was skeptical at first when buying another LS2 ADV Helmet… why? Well let’s just put it this way the previous one which was around 6,000 php sucked!
I have done around 5,000 Kms on this helmet and to be totally honest, I’m impressed. After doing the PH Tour I decided to retire my old LS2 helmet because parts of it have already rusted, rubber parts were already peeling, water seeps in when you are riding in the rain and when it’s a pain in the ass to replace the visors whenever you are riding on a bright sunny day.
My ADV Helmet hunting ended up with this model. When I first saw this on the shelves of Moto Market, I quickly said to myself another ADV helmet that probably sucks… then I got to inspect it thoroughly to look for the same problems that I had with the previous one that I owned.
Now, this looks like a proper ADV Helmet. What counts for an adventure helmet? From my perspective it’s a cross between a motorcross and a street helmet one of it’s most notable features would be the protruding chin and having a sun-shield. The design for the LS2 Pioneer is very angular and very masculine, with gray accents and orange and red interior. It really looks the part, if you set it side by side with the more expensive brands, In terms of style it won’t be left behind.
It’s not as light as its more expensive counterparts. When riding for long periods of times I can actually feel some neck strain from it. Given that it’s an ADV helmet you don’t really expect it to be as aero-dynamic as a street helmet, it does catch the wind when you turn your head to the side. So be careful with this when you are riding on places with strong winds. Just a little glance can actually make your head turn farther.
One of my most favorite parts of this helmet would be its dual visor feature. It takes away a lot of the annoying things that you experience when bringing a spare tinted visor. Just pop it down when it’s too bright, then pop it back up once it becomes cloudy. The “switch” does tend to get stuck and at times you need to pull the tinted visor manually just to bring it out.
Vents, vents vents… it has a lot of it. Vents on the chin, on the cheeks, on the top and on the sides, It’s just everywhere. It does help to cool the helmet. Although I have not experienced it, there’s a possibility of water getting into these as only the chin part has then open and close switch.
It does have removeable cheek pads and inner-liner. However, upon removing the inner liner, it broke off the button part. Kind of annoying but it won’t really affect anything so its all ok
It features a quick release chin strap, while this is convenient, I still prefer the D-rings as it’s safer. But the straps and the connector looks solid, so were all good on that part.
Now the feature which is something that I don’t find in a lot of helmets even the expensive ones, a god sent to people like me who are blind without their Rx glasses. There’s a little tag inside of the liner that indicates that this is a prescription glasses friendly helmet. That means a lot to me because when you’re riding for long periods of time, the arms tend to dig into your skin making it extremely uncomfortable for long periods of time.
Last but not the least is the adjustable sun shield. Which generally works as intended, however, I would have preferred if they made the two screws on each side similar to the ones on top, as those are quick release ones and the other two aren’t.
Now this is was the most surprising part for me, it costs only half of the previous model. Which for me was unbelievable at 3,500 Php you get all of these features!
I just honestly wish it was lighter, other than that. I have no real big complaints because you are getting a lot for this price point. As a matter of fact, I don’t think any other brand has something at this level at this price.
You can’t go wrong with this model if you’re looking for a budget friendly ADV Helmet. It’s not perfect, but it’s hard to complain when you are getting a lot for what you paid for. So it’s a definite yes for me.
Where to get this?
You can get this item at Lazada by using my link LS2 Pioneer ADV Helmet.
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