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Sweet Protection 2024

Sweet Protection have updated there colours for 2024. Some of the old favourites still exist and will be joined by a number of new colours. Some of these are specific to a particular helmet style.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2024
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Sweet Protection Falconer 2Vi Helmet – Review

The Falconer 2Vi from Sweet Protection represents their cutting-edge road cycling helmet. The Falconer 2Vi seamlessly integrates wind tunnel-tested aerodynamics with the latest MIPS Air technology.

The Sweet Falconer 2Vi Helmet
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Whitewater Helmet Ratings

Virginia Tech have released the 2022 test results of 24 whitewater helmets using the STAR evaluation system.

The helmets were tested on their ability to:

  • reduce linear acceleration
  • reduce rotational acceleration

and thus reduce the chance of concussion.

The results are very interesting.

Whitewater Helmet Ratings

A lower score indicates better performance and a higher star rating.

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Sweet Protection Bushwacker Helmet II – Review

We are big fans of Sweet Protection at Unsponsored and have been using their paddling and biking gear for years. We first got hold of a Sweet Protection Bushwacker mountain biking helmet way back in 2014.

Sweet Protection Bushwacker Helmet II - Review
Sweet Protection Bushwacker Helmet II – Review

Since then we have owned, used, crashed and written off several!

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Sweet Protection 2022

Although the design remains the same Sweet Protection have mixed things up a bit by introducing a new range of colours for the Wanderer, Rocker and Strutter.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2022

Sweet Protection have kept Dirt Black and Gloss White in the line up but have added Deep Purple Metallic, Matt Burning Orange and this Matte Fluo.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2022
Sweet Protection Strutter 2022
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Sweet Protection Rocker 2021

One of the best helmets on the market the half cut Sweet Protection also gets a colour make over for 2021.

Matte Aquamarine

Gloss white and Dirt Black have been joined by Matte Aquamarine and Matte Chopper Orange Metallic.

Matte Chopper Orange Metallic

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Sweet Protection Strutter 2021

Designed in 1997 the Sweet Strutter has to be one of the most recognisable helmets in the paddlesport market place.

Gloss Chopper Orange

For this year we have the same design as last year but with a couple of new colours. RRP is £179.99.

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2020 Sweet Protection Colours

From our friends at North East Kayaks and Paddles.

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Sweet Protection Strutter 2019 – First Look

Here it is a Sweet Protection Strutter 2019. These things won’t be out until well into 2019 but we have one right here at Unsponsored to check out, wear, use and review with the help of North East Kayaks and Paddles.

Sweet Protection Strutter 2019

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Palm Shuck Helmet – First Look

After a few years in development Palm Equipment has revealed the Shuck helmet. I tried out a 3D printed Shuck almost two years ago but was sworn to secrecy. It took a few days to print and was super heavy.

Palm Equipment Shuck - First Look

Roll on a couple of years and the Shuck has been released into the world.

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Shred Ready Zeta

It’s been a while since Shred Ready launched a new helmet for the paddlesport market. Over the last few days they have been showing parts of the new Shred Ready Zeta.

The Zeta is a peaked helmet that uses the BOA 3 retention system.

What do you think?

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On the Brain – A Custom Hand Drawn Helmet By Adventurous Pencil

On The Brain

A one-of-a-kind hand drawn Shuck helmet by Amy Dunis (Adventurous Pencil) … putting an appreciation for the wild places we love down in pen and ink.

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