The more expensive sibling of the iXS XACT, the XULT, has already been crowned with the Design & Innovation Award 2016. This year, it’s the significantly more wallet-friendly XACT, which costs just € 160, that’s getting us excited. Its distinctive image and integrated visor were hits with the test jury, who also appreciated the well thought-out VORTEX ventilation system that expels warm air out of the helmet (even at slow speeds). The XACT’s satisfyingly compact volume also minimizes the rotational forces on your head and spine in the event of a crash. Finally, there’s its low weight and affordable price tag, which confirm that iXS have crafted a seriously appealing product that’s easy to recommend.
Weight: 852 g (XS), 1,003 g (SM), 1,024 g (ML) | Price: € 159