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OutdoorMaster Helmet review

Today’s product review is on the OutdoorMaster helmet for skateboarding and cycling. If you want to find out how this helmet stacks up, check out the review below.

Specifications

  • Sizes
    • Small 18.1 – 20in (46 – 51 cm) 
    • Medium 20 – 22.8in (51 – 58 cm) 
    • Large 21.3 – 23.6in (54 – 60 cm)
  • Certifications – CPSC, ASTM F1492
  • Colors – Many
  • Accessories – Comes with two removable liners
  • Weight – 400grams

Disclaimer: OutdoorMaster did send me this helmet for free, but that won’t affect my review in anyway. I will be unbiased and critical where I  need to be.

OutdoorMaster Helmet review for skateboarding, cycling, and rollerblading

Summary

The OutdoorMaster helmet is a pretty decent option when it comes to protection for your head. It is affordable, features all the relevant certifications that ensure it will work and comes in a variety of sizes. If you need a cheap helmet, it’s an excellent option.

It fits great for all head shapes (especially if you have a rounder head). It has an adjustable dial at the back that allows you to tighten the helmet for a better fit – useful if your head size changes over time (think cutting and growing out your hair). And finally, it is surprisingly comfortable too.

The only bad thing about this helmet is how bulky it is. It makes you look like a bobblehead. Still, if you want to make a sound (and affordable) investment in your protection, the OutdoorMaster helmet is a good buy. Highly recommended if you’re on a budget.

Check out my review of the best helmets for skateboarding, longboarding, and rollerblading here.

It will protect you – it’s got all the certifications you need

When you need it to, the OutdoorMaster is going to protect you from getting brain damage. The CPSC and ASTM F1492 certifications will keep you safe from impacts – tested to reduce over 1000G of impact force down below 300Gs.

It is comfortable and fits well

Despite the pads not being the thickest, I found the OutdoorMaster helmet to be comfortable. They had the right amount of squish and feel.

The straps don’t feel scratchy at all and the chin padding is a nice touch

It also fits really well. The dial at the back allowed me to make the helmet fit tighter.

otudoormaster helmet back dial

The pads absorb sweat well

Unlike the S1 lifer, I had no issue with sweat when it came to these pads. They all absorbed sweat really well, and nothing dripped down my face.

otudoormaster helmet inner liners

It has great ventilation

I never once felt hot in this helmet, even skating it in 29*C weather. I always felt cool. Yes, those many ventilation holes do do something.

ventilation holes for skate helmet

It’s super affordable

Depending on where you get it from, you can get it for about $30, or about $40. For a certified helmet that is actually comfortable and decent, that is an excellent deal.

Is it good for kids?

Yes! There is a smaller option for kids (check it out here on the OutdoorMaster page). They come in a couple of more color options.

What I didn’t like about the OutdoorMaster helmet

The bobble-head look

This helmet is quite bulky. When you put it on, it makes you look like a bobblehead figurine. If you’re self-conscious about how you look, then this is certainly a negative. If you don’t care, then this shouldn’t affect you.

But yeah, this is the one thing I didn’t like about this helmet.

Where to buy the OutdoorMaster helmet?

You can pick it up here at the OudoorMaster website (for about $29 rn 3rd May 2021). 

Or you can buy it here at Amazon.com.

What do you think? Is this the right helmet for you?

If you’re on a tight budget, then you can’t go wrong with the OutdoorMaster helmet. And also, given you are likely gonna need to replace it within a year (or after you fall), it is an ok investment (even if it makes you look like a bobblehead). You can always go for something sleeker next time.

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