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Limar Etna + MIPS 3/4 Shell Enduro Helmet Offers Extra Protection with a Light & Airy Fit

Limar Etna MIPS three quarter shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet
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Limar’s latest Etna + MIPS enduro helmet extends lightweight coverage over your ears to deliver extra protection while riding trails. Without the extra weight of a full chinbar, or the resulting reduced airflow, the new 3/4-shell Etna helmet promises extra mountain biking protection without a lot of downsides…

Limar Etna + MIPS 3/4 shell enduro mountain bike helmet

Limar developed the new Etna + MIPS enduro helmet to offer extra protection and an enhanced sense of security for more technical trail riding, without the hot & heavy feel of a full face.

What’s new?

Limar Etna MIPS three quarter shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet, riding from the side
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Starting with the same upper half shell as their recent Tonale trail bike helmet, the new Etna straps on extended ear & upper jaw protection. A safer helmet for a surprisingly affordable twenty bucks extra. The secret is what Limar calls the Proxear coverage system.

Limar Etna MIPS 3/4-shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet, Exoear ear protectors

Proxear integrates a thin semi-rigid structure into the overall in-mold shell of the helmet. Then, it loops around protecting both your ears and the joint at the top of your jaw from direct impacts. A large opening still lets your ears shed heat. Then, thin padding ensures a comfortable fit and even pressure distribution in an impact. All of that, without the feeling of a big squishy sponge against your cheek. There’s also a cutout at the top of the pad so the helmet doesn’t press against the arms of your sunglasses.

Limar Etna MIPS 3/4-shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet, Fidlock buckle

Additionally, you get a chin strap upgrade with the excellent and easy-to-use Fidlock magnetic buckle.

Tech details

Like the Tonale, you get the same 4 large front vents, 2 small vents over your brow, 4 over the top of the shell, four main internal channels, and 5 exhaust vents at the rear. Vent-wise, the top half of the helmet is identical to the Tonale. Thus, the Etna also features the same height-adjustable Air Fit Evo dial retention system.

Limar Etna MIPS 3/4-shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet, MIPS Air Node inside

Pads are non-allergenic, removable & washable – just MIPS Air Node only here.

Limar Etna + MIPS – Pricing, Options & Availability

Limar Etna MIPS three quarter shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet, pushing up

The new Limar Etna + MIPS sells for $200 / 190€ in two sizes M (53-57) & L (57-61cm) at 450g & 500g, respectively (claimed). The new 3/4-shell helmet is only offered in a MIPS Air Node Version.

It is offered in five matte earth-tone colors. Pick from Mellow Mustard yellow, Ice Grey, Claret Violet red, Ocean Sage green & Black Titanium.

Limar Etna MIPS three quarter shell lightweight vented enduro mountain bike helmet, riding

Get it now directly from Limar or via partner retailers globally.

Limar.com & US.Limar.com

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IzzyM
IzzyM
7 months ago

In this day and age of lightweight “pedal-friendly” full face helmets, is there even a point to these 3/4 coverage helmets?

Billyshoo
Billyshoo
7 months ago
Reply to  IzzyM

I can’t eat a donut while wearing a full-face.

David
David
7 months ago
Reply to  IzzyM

A child got killed in my community 2 weeks ago because was wearing a cheap helmet.

ImmyZ
ImmyZ
7 months ago
Reply to  IzzyM

The kids gotta vape mango and kiwi on the lift back up, yaknow

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