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Easton E700 Helmet Review

December 7th, 2011 Casey

Easton has done it again with the E700 helmet. Continuing from last year with the best selling S19 Z Shock helmet, the E700 takes the one-piece helmet design to a new level. Easton dove into the project head first with its partner companies Bell and Giro, to bring you on of the lightest most advanced helmets to date.

Drawing on the innovations and expertise of the Easton-Bell Sports Helmet Technology Center, where Riddell football helmets, Giro snow and cycling helmets, Bell cycling and motorsports helmets and Easton lacrosse and baseball helmets are made, the E700 is their latest creation. Easton-Bell Sports makes over 11 million helmets a year so they must be doing something right.

Easton E700 Matte Black

E700 Helmet Specs:

  • Protection:
    • One-piece shell construction
      • Allows for more EPP foam to be used
      • Helps reduce overall volume
    • Solid state construction of EPP foam and polycarbonate plastic
      • Offers best in class impact absorption
      • Multi-impact durability
  • Fit:
    • Giro inspired fit system
    • Low profile look
    • Toll free adjustable ear cover
  • Comfort:
    • Strategically placed anti-microbal comfort pads
      • Removable and washable
  • CSA/HECC/CE certified

First Impressions:

The first thing I noticed about the E700 was the Matte Black color. The E700 comes in normal colors as well and a Matte White version but wow, this thing is mean. If you like black colored equipment then this is for you. It is primarily all black inside as well expect for some white Easton logos and the yellow Giro straps in the back. Picking up the helmet is like picking up a kitten, you can’t believe how light this thing is and after trying it on for the first time, it feels like you’re wearing nothing.

The fit is an interesting story. I’ve never had a helmet fit this snug and conforming. The pads are comfortable, though I would like them to be a little thicker personally. I adjusted the Giro Fit System in the back all the way out for a more custom fit and it’s like a glove. I thought I might need a large but after adjusting and I think a haircut, the fit will be perfect.

Padding and Giro Fit System:

The padding in the E700 is held in by velcro and is completely removable. One nice thing to note is that they are washable and replacement padding packs are available. Nice to know if you tend to misplace some of the pads a lot. Like I said earlier, the pads are comfortable but I would like them to be a little thicker but thats really personal preference. For superior fit, Easton borrowed some tech from Giro who make bike helmets. Utilizing some elastic, the straps in the back wrap around the back of your head and push your head into the helmet. This provides a pretty snug fit and should keep your helmet from moving around too much.

The E700 is currently available in Matte Black, traditional Black and White. Matte White and other traditional colors will be available soon.

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