If a helmet were the sum of its accolades, the V3 would rein supreme. Born in California, the V3 motocross helmet has been trusted and worn by more Supercross champions in the past two decades than any other brand. Each component was meticulously selected to achieve the high-level of performance demanded by top athletes competing on the world's biggest stages.
The V3 motocross helmet is equipped with the Multi-Directional Impact Protection System (MIPS), mimicking the cerebrospinal fluid, MIPS adds a low-friction layer between the helmet and the head. This technology reduces the rotational violence otherwise transmitted to the brain. Moreover, a dual density EPS liner offers superior impact absorption by using varying foam densities and thickness in critical areas.
With a luxury interior, the V3 helmet is exceptionally comfortable. 14 intake and four exhaust vents blast fresh air through the helmet and allow hot air to escape resulting in a cooler interior. The Dri Lex(r) comfort liner feels luxuriously smooth against your skin and rapidly wicks sweat to keep moisture at bay.
For a precise fit, the V3 helmet is engineered with three shell and four EPS dimensions. The multiple sizes ensure the helmet fits securely without being overly tight or uncomfortable. The V3 helmet is engineered for champions. Fox doesn't do it this way because it's easy. They obsess over each detail because it's the only way to excel.
Shell - Multi-composite shell construction technology.
Fit - Three shell and four EPS sizes for a precise fit.
Venting - 14 intake and four exhaust vents for optimum airflow.
Protection - Dual density EPS liner.
Certification - Exceeds ECE22.05 and DOT certifications.
Note: Limited Edition.
Multi-Directional Impact Protection System - MIPS
There is no such thing as a perfect crash. Conventional helmets are tested by dropping them vertically onto a rigid surface. MIPS has had 15 years of study and testing in Sweden by some of the world's leading researchers and neurosurgeons, based on a different principle - reality. Because in reality when you fall, your head most often hits the ground at an angle, creating rotation in the brain, which in turn can cause major damage. With MIPS, the helmet absorbs much of that damaging rotational energy, offering you radically better protection. And if, against all odds, you do fall vertically onto your head, a helmet with MIPS will protect you just as well as an ordinary helmet.
MIPS imitates the brain's protective fluid. The secret behind MIPS' unique patent comes from the human brain. The brain is surrounded by a low-friction cushion of cerebrospinal fluid. MIPS gives the helmet its own low-friction layer between the EPS and comfort liner, to absorb much of the energy created by an angled blow to the head. The combination of the brain's own protection and MIPS ensures maximum protection - simple and effective. In laboratory tests, adding the MIPS layer reduced rotational acceleration by 20 - 35%, dampening crash forces and decreasing stress to the brain.