Five of the best… flip-up helmets under £200

Five of the best… flip-up helmets under £200

SBS Choice

Flip-up helmets make daily commutes and longer tours a breeze. These are our pick from the entry-level choices.

With all-plastic shells they’ll weigh a little more than the top-end helmets, but the quality on all of these options is high.

HJC IS-Max 2

If you wear glasses and are searching for a flip-front helmet, the IS-Max 2 is definitely worth a look. Sportsbikeshop customers say it’s comfortable and perfectly accommodates glasses, but recommend going up a size. It comes in two shell sizes and has an impressive four-star SHARP rating, plus a Pinlock-ready visor. In the first 83 customer reviews, it averaged an impressive 4.82 stars.  

MT Flux

The MT Flux is the same price as Spada’s Reveal and shares many of the same features, but you get more for your money from the MT, with a Pinlock-ready visor (the Pinlock itself is an optional extra) and a four-star SHARP rating. Sportsbikeshop customers say the Flux is comfortable and great value for money, which is reflected in its rating – an average of 4.69 out of five from the first 161 customer reviews.    

Spada Reveal

Considering the modest price-tag Sportsbikeshop customers say the Reveal provides good quality, awarding it an average of 4.71 stars from its first 14 customer reviews. It has a drop-down tinted visor and removable cheek and centre pads, plus a pretty swish push-in chin vent. The chinbar is lifted with a single button on the bottom of the chin, and the drop-down visor is operated using a switch on the left-hand side.  

Dexter Spectron

Considering the price of the Spectron, you get a fair bang for your buck. This sub-£100 helmet includes a removable and washable moisture-wicking liner, drop-down sun visor and a Pinlock-ready visor with insert included. Sportsbikeshop customer reviews say the sizes come up small, and it’s best to order one up from your usual. The Spectron still scored an average of 4.65 stars from the first 34 customer reviews.  


It might have a sub-£100 price tag, but the MD200 carries the same features as the other helmets featured on this list, with the addition of a hygienically treated interior liner. The MD200 also benefits from two shell sizes and a four-star SHARP rating, plus a nifty roller and button mechanism to drop the sun-visor.  Out of its first 60 reviews from Sportbikeshop customers, it’s achieved an average of 4.60 stars.