Fox 2016 V3 Divizion Helmet Review
Hi, my name is Pete Anderson and I ride freestyle motocross for the JC Action Sports Yamaha team. I’m also proud to work here at MXstore - Australia's #1 for MX Gear, Parts & Accessories! The majority of my life revolves around riding dirt bikes and everything which is connected to it.
The product I have chosen to cover is the Fox 2016 V3 Divizion helmet as this is the lid I am using to protect my little brain currently!
Although Fox Helmets and the V3 has been out for a number of years now, it has had a complete makeover last season which has lifted the standards of the high end helmet category yet again.
A number of things have been changed but the key point is the inclusion of MIPS into the EPS liner. To explain MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, and EPS is short for Expanded Polystyrene Foam. This is the layer between the outer shell of the helmet and the soft comfort liner on the inside which acts like the crumple zone of a car. The addition of MIPS to the EPS liner means the helmet is better at soaking up impacts from a number of angles. So at speed if your head comes in contact with the ground the crumple zone will absorb the impact better and slow the deceleration of your brain down inside your head reducing the chances of head injuries and concussion.
The outer shell is a carbon composite mixture which has had a redesign also, adopted some of the characteristics of the V3’s big brother full carbon model the V4. One thing I really like about the shape is the depth of the helmet which now sits a little lower around your jaw line giving the feeling of more protection.
The helmet is super comfy to wear with a soft, plush comfort liner and a super lightweight feel when it’s on your head. Getting the right fitting helmet is easy with the sizing breakdown of this helmet falls across 3 shell and 4 EPS sizes where as many helmets stick to 2 sizes and just run thicker or thinner padding!
The liner is easily removable for cleaning and to keep the rider cool and comfortable there are a total of 14 intake and 4 exhaust vents to allow for optimum airflow which is key during our hot Aussie summers.
I am very particular in what helmets I run, you only get one brain and I need every bit of mine. I’m pleased to say after running the new Fox V3’s that I am thoroughly impressed with the effort which has been put into quality and rider safety and to top it off their colour range is awesome! You can even get the matching colour to this year’s 360 Fox riding gear to get everything looking on point.
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