I took delivery of my new Shred Ready helmet this week and was very plesantly suprised. Unlike Shred Ready helmets of old it is not a composite helmet but is made from tough ABS plastic. All of the helmets in the Scrappy range have a carbon effect appearance and come in blue, red, green or black and comes in three sizes S, M, and L. All Shred Ready helmets imported into the UK by System X are CE approved. So you can wear them in freestyle competitions, with the safe knowledge that you won’t get disqualified.

The Scappy is basically a plastic version of the ever popular Shaggy helmet and like the Shaggy may be worn with the peak at the front or rear. However, unlike the Shaggy the fitting system is very good with a two piece padding kit that velcros onto the ample foam padding at the front and back of the helmet. The chin strap also has a nice little feature, which is a curved buckle which when worn fits snuggly against the neck.

As helmets go – front, rear and side protection is good. Padding is more than ample and a snug fit is easily achieved. The strap system works well, is easy to adjust and doesn’t appear to have any slippage when worn. I found the helmet comforatble and light to wear to long paddling sessions and didn’t get huge amounts of water rushing from the helmet after a roll.

If you want a smart looking helmet whose carbon effect looks as good as real but won’t break the bank, go for the Scappy.