Troxel
Sierra
Western Chaps/Boots/Hats



Manufacturer: Troxel
Model: Sierra
Category: Western Chaps/Boots/Hats

Purchase: $99 on amazon.com

Likes: I initially liked the look of the helmet, the color, the fabric.

Dislikes: This turned out to be not as lightweight as a helmet today should be. The fit is meant for round heads, will not comfortably fit the more oval heads. It is not a low profile helmet, it looks big although I wear a size S. Most important though: it turned out to be not safe. An attachment broke off during a fall, when I not even got a knock on the head.

Quality: I would describe one of the most important parts of the helmet, the attachments that hold the GPS III system (fit adjustment), which keeps the helmet stabilized, as extremely flimsy and unsafe. Which makes the whole helmet unsafe. Something like this should not be made of very lightweight plastic that breaks off even when not under any impact.

Summary: Not safe! If you're looking for a safe riding helmet, best head in the opposite direction. Very very disappointing, but glad that no harm was done. Learned my lesson, will never wear a Sierra or another model by Troxel with the GPS III system anymore. I found out by speaking to other riders on several internet forums that I'm not alone in this, and that there also has been no recall by Troxel for these helmets. After I tried on a few low profile lightweight helmets, I'm also surprised why I ever thought the Sierra to be a good choice even before knowing about the faulty construction!

Rating: 1

Author: Jennifer

Date: 2011-09-30

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