The Fox Flux was one of the first extended coverage helmets designed for the increase in speeds easily achieved by modern trail bikes. When it was initially introduced, options for trail specific helmets were consisted of roadie helmets, or road helmets with visors. If you wanted additional coverage for your head, you most likely ran a full face helmet or a dirt jump lid. The design is a decade old now, and since then the category has become well populated by models from every major manufacturer.
The Metah is the first true follow up to the Flux from Fox, featuring additional coverage, airflow and superior impact protection. To increase protection, Fox uses multiple densities of cone shaped EPS foam in various layers for maximum variable impact absorption. Coined Varizorb, the upgraded EPS liner is takes the level of protection from Fox to the next level.
The new helmet has a sleek new aesthetic with a fixed visor that directs airflow into the large, oversize vents. The rear of the helmet appears to accommodate goggle straps, and there is a flat area above the bill where items like a POV camera or light could be affixed.
The helmet comes in a varieties and color options, many of which tie into the kits offered by Fox Head. Weight comes in at a respectable 400g for a size S/M. If you were a fan of the original Flux, you’ll be happy to know the fit is comparable- I tried one on briefly at the Sea Otter Classic, and the fit wasn’t far off.
The Metah lists for $149 and looks to be in stock at Foxracing.com