Reimagined Mountain Bike Helmet
The first thing that catches your eye about the Smith Optics Forefront mountain bike helmet is that it catches your eye. The inaugural cycling lid from the Idaho eyewear brand is designed with a bold, dramatic silhouette, strikingly different from the traditional head protection you've come to expect. There's a method to the flashy look, though. Those big vents channel lots of air to keep you cool, while exposing a honeycombed inner structure that Smith says is safer than a typical helmet. Called Aerocore, the honeycomb is designed to be crushed on impact more readily than the EPS foam used in most helmets, which means better absorption of impacts and, in theory, lower risk of injury.
Get It: $220; smithoptics.com