With the big boost in popularity of adventure motorcycling, we’ve also started to see a boost in the desire for less-specialized, more versatile gear. Now, riders are increasingly in need of more adaptable jackets, bags, and even helmets. Luckily, the latter just got a bit easier to find thanks to the unveiling of AGV’s AX-9 Adventure Helmet.
An update to the brand’s immensely popular AX-8 DS Evo that launched in 2012, the latest version was designed specifically to function for both on- and off-road riding. It’s built from a durable, lightweight, and unique combination of carbon, aramid, and fiberglass — offering excellent protection without putting a strain on riders’ necks. It also boasts a whopping five air vents for superb comfort even on the hottest days of the year — which goes great with its moisture-wicking pads and liner. And, to up its versatility even further, it offers up five different tool-less configurations (to handle virtually any riding scenario) and can even be worn with glasses. Available in three sizes, this all-occasion moto helmet is priced at $500.