Sweet Protection isn’t a name we hear much about in the States yet. They’re based out of Trysil, in the mountains of Norway, and the brand has been in development since the founders’ early renegade skating days in the late ’80s. After making skateboards, snowboards and then kayaks, they made the move to actual business with protective gear designed around their own active lifestyles.
Today, their full face and full coverage helmets are worn by riders in events like Red Bull Rampage and Nine Knights, and the Bushwhacker is the first heavily vented lid aimed more at trail riding.
It uses five distinct outer pieces inmolded to the EPS body. Two of them are carbon fiber, which they say is stiffer and helps disperse impact forces over a larger area. Inside, a MIPS liner helps separate the shell from the head, potentially reducing rotational injuries. Closeups and more below…
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