Last season the innovative 509 Altitude offroad helmet took the moto and SxS industries by storm. Described as a sleek yet aggressive helmet it is packed with industry-leading features. Despite the rave reviews and success of this helmet we went back to the drawing board and asked “How can we improve?” The result….CARBON FIBER! You heard correctly. All-new for 2016 is the full Carbon Fiber Altitude offroad helmet – the same fit and function you’ve come to expect now crafted from one of the strongest materials on the planet. Strength aside the Carbon Fiber Altitude MX is noticeably lighter than its thermoplastic counterpart. If you are looking for the very best snowmobile helmet look no further than the All-new 2016 509 Carbon Fiber Altitude offroad helmet.
The Altitude offroad helmet meets or exceeds DOT and ECE 2205 safety certification standards. It features an innovative dual density interlocking EPS foam liner that provides top crash protection in the event of an accident. The front chin area of the helmet is protected by a specially designed expanded polyurethane chin insert that provides front impact protection. The outer shell is made of specially designed carbon fiber for maximum shell strength with minimal weight.
In addition to its safety accolades performance was a key focus during the development process. Innovative aerodynamic channels run across the entire contour of the helmet. These channels are integrated directly into the shell and direct adequate air flow into the specially designed vent scoops. The Altitude offroad helmet features 6 integrated vent scoops that provide necessary ventilation to keep you comfortable when riding. Overall the Altitude MX features 8 intake/exhaust vent ports. The unique aerodynamic visor features a locking-top center mount that holds the visor in place and prevents unwanted visor movement.
Additionally the Altitude MX Carbon Fiber features the all-new Fidlock magnetic buckle system. This patented technology used a magnetic mechanical fastener for simple securing of the helmet strap. The buckle and snap are magnetically attracted creating a high locking force that is much easier to use that a traditional “D-ring” strap. The Fidlock buckle passes both DOT and ECE standards with its metal to metal connection points when secured.
The Altitude MX was designed with two key fit metrics in mind: Rider fit and Goggle fit. First we created a custom interior EPS matched with a premium removable liner. The Carbon Fiber Altitude is available in 8 sizes from XS to 4XL (Thermoplastic Altitude MX available in 11 sizes from Youth small to Adult 4XL). These 8 sizes are carefully designed across 4 outer shell molds – our competitors only use 2. This provides a precision fit while minimizing overall helmet circumference. The neck brace ready contoured shell base provides a comfortable yet snug feel when putting the helmet on. When the helmet is fully in place it provides an unmatched comfort fit that prevents unwanted helmet movement. The eyeport of the Altitude offroad helmet was carefully crafted to fit our 509 Sinister MX-5 and Dirt Pro goggles perfectly further improving our world famous “509 helmet and goggle combo” fit.