SixSixOne Reset MIPS Full Face Helmet

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Baller on a Budget: 661’s $149 Reset MIPS Helmet

Improved safety and fresh new looks for 661's budget-friendly full face helmet.

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After a few somewhat barren years, 661 got back into the affordable head protection game last year with the excellent Reset, which at just $109 MSRP offers a good feature set and a look that means business. Fast-forward one year, and 661 has just added MIPS to the Reset to take the safety level up a notch. Adding MIPS also added $40 to the price tag, but at $149 USD the Reset MIPS is still very well placed to make a splash in the budget lid pond. Check out the highlights and our video review below to learn more.

Strengths

Weaknesses

  • Price
  • MIPS
  • Light weight
  • Stability on the trail
  • Fresh looks
  • Large range of sizes
  • Fits any goggle
  • Not the most ventilated option
  • Chin bar sits close to face
  • Not DH-certified

661 Reset MIPS Highlights

  • Lightweight ABS shell
  • MIPS E2
  • Large angular vents
  • Large sculpted eyeport for vision and goggle fitment
  • Complies to standards: CPSC, CE: 1078, AS/NZS 2064
  • Sizes: XXS-XXL
  • Colors: Geo-Blorange, Deep Forest Green
  • Weight: 1053 grams (size L, verified)
  • MSRP: $149.99 USD

Video Review

Features overview and our ride impressions in the video below:

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More information at: www.sixsixone.com.


About The Reviewer

Johan Hjord - Age: 46 // Years Riding MTB: 14 // Weight: 190-pounds (87-kg) // Height: 6'0" (1.84m)

Johan loves bikes, which strangely doesn’t make him any better at riding them. After many years spent practicing falling off cliffs with his snowboard, he took up mountain biking in 2005. Ever since, he’s mostly been riding bikes with too much suspension travel to cover up his many flaws as a rider. His 200-pound body weight coupled with unique skill for poor line choice and clumsy landings make him an expert on durability - if parts survive Johan, they’re pretty much okay for anybody. Johan rides flat pedals with a riding style that he describes as "none" (when in actuality he rips!). Having found most trail features to be not to his liking, Johan uses much of his spare time building his own. Johan’s other accomplishments include surviving this far and helping keep the Vital Media Machine’s stoke dial firmly on 11.

Photos and video by Johan Hjord

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Specifications
Product SixSixOne Reset MIPS Full Face Helmet
Riding Type Dirt Jump / Slopestyle, Downhill, Freeride / Bike Park
Rider Unisex
Number of Vents 10
Construction Lightweight ABS shell with MIPS “E2” Brain Protection System
Adjustable Padding
Certification CPSC, CE: 1078, AS/NZS 2063
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Size XXS-XXL (48 - 64cm)
Colors Deep Forest Green, Geo-Blorange
Weight 2 lb 6.8 oz (1,100 g)
Miscellaneous Large angular vents increase cold air intake and heat exhaust flow through.
Large sculpted eyeport for optimized vision and goggle fitment.
MIPS “E2” Brain Protection System - low friction layer designed to reduce rotational motion transferred to the brain from angled impacts to the head.
Price $149.99
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