MO Tested: 6D ATR-1 Review

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By Ryan Adams

6D ATR-1

Editor Score: 90.75%

Aesthetics 9/10
Protection 10.0/10
Value 8.75/10
Comfort/Fit 9.0/10
Quality/Design 9.0/10
Weight 7.0/10
Options/Selection 9.5/10
Innovation 10.0/10
Weather Suitability 9.0/10
Desirable/Cool Factor 9.5/10
Overall Score 90.75/100

Recently, while practicing my government-mandated social distancing in the middle of nowhere on dirtbikes, I noticed a friend of mine had a new 6D ATR-2, 6D’s latest dirtbike lid. I asked him what he thought of it, “Well, I haven’t worn it too much yet, but I thought I’d get the safest lid I could.” It would seem, for those in the know, that 6D has made a name for itself – within a relatively short time, with the company being founded in 2011 – with it’s Omni-Directional Suspension (ODS) technology making for a “safer” helmet. In what is becoming a sea of great offerings, 6D helmets started a revolution in terms of solutions to injuries from rotational impacts with its original ATR-1 off-road helmet.

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ODS: Omni-Directional Suspension

The Omni-Directional Suspension system works to mitigate angular and linear accelerations and is said to provide superior low, mid, and high-velocity impact mitigation all the while simultaneously providing substantial ventilation with 13 transfer points. This is achieved by uncoupling the helmet’s shell and inner EPS liner. 6D helmets actually use two EPS liners separated by an array of hourglass-shaped elastomeric isolation dampers. These dampers are what allow the system to sheer and displace three-dimensionally when subjected to impact. The hourglass shape is said to provide “a progressive spring rate that manages low and mid-velocity accelerations, while simultaneously allowing the inner EPS liner to displace and shear in 3-dimensional space.” The inner EPS liner is also said to be softer to help absorb low energy impacts more efficiently. This is what …read more

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