Duchinni D311 Helmet Review

New Duchinni D311 Helmet Review


Duchinni D311 helmet review

Exploring the Earth needn’t cost it, thanks to the new D311 Dual Adventure helmet from Duchinni. Packed with all the features you’d expect from an adventure sport helmet.

  • ECE 22.05 approved
  • ABS shell with UV protection
  • Removable, washable comfort-fit lining
  • Anti-scratch visor + internal, drop-down sun visor
  • Fully vented
  • Adjustable and lockable peak

Fully approved to the current ECE22.05 safety standard, the D311 can be used on roads and trails, with its tough ABS outer shell keeping the wearer well-protected.

The combination of an adjustable and lockable peak plus a full-length visor helps protect against flying dirt and debris, and the visor has an anti-scratch coating to help make sure the wearer’s vision stays clear.

A drop-down internal sun visor also features, which is easily operated with a gloved hand, using a small lever on the outside.

Vents on the crown and chin bar work with advanced channelling in the EPS lining to allow airflow around the head and face, and the D311’s comfort lining is fully removable and washable to keep it fresh and bacteria-free.

A traditional D-ring fastener on the chin strap keeps the helmet firmly in place and allows full adjustment. The Duchinni D311 Dual Adventure comes in sizes XS-XL in White, Black and Matt Black at £99.99.Duchinni D311 helmet

The Review

Budget adventure helmet at an inflation-busting price, with removable peak and integrated tinted dark visor (daytime use only). Effective front air intake and easily operated with gloves on, although there are no buttons to operate the vents on the top of the helmet. On the helmet we reviewed the integral visor kept sticking and couldn’t be operated until we removed the helmet.

Putting the helmet on for the first time, the fit was tight (as you would expect) but far from comfortable, it became easier as the internal lining began to give.

However, whilst the helmet is excellent value for money it does feel like a budget helmet and doesn’t really compare to the comfort offer by similar helmets offered by Caberg (for example), you pay for what you get…but at under a hundred quid it does look great!