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Old 15th April 2019, 09:50   #2776
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A question to those who own the MT range of helmets. Does water enter into the helmet during a rain even if the air vents at the front and back are closed? Are the air vents waterproof once closed?
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I was browsing through the websites of a couple of European based online riding gear retailers and was very pleasantly surprised to see that SMK helmets, which is a new brand of Studds helmets, is available for sale there. This might be a first in the helmet industry and is certainly a proud moment for Indian manufacturing.

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I was browsing through the websites of a couple of European based online riding gear retailers and was very pleasantly surprised to see that SMK helmets, which is a new brand of Studds helmets, is available for sale there.
In my opinion, SMK brand was created by Studds to enter into European market.

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SMK helmets are conceptualized and designed in Europe, before being produced by Studds, a company based in Faridabad, India that produces almost five million helmets annually (Fiscal 2018), destined for markets across the world.
It's more than 2 years for SMK brand, here is my initial review from March 2017 (Which Helmet? Tips on buying a good helmet).

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This might be a first in the helmet industry and is certainly a proud moment for Indian manufacturing.
Yes, it's indeed a proud moment for an Indian helmet manufacturer.
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In my opinion, SMK brand was created by Studds to enter into European market.

Quoting from their website.

It's more than 2 years for SMK brand, here is my initial review from March 2017 (Which Helmet? Tips on buying a good helmet).

Yes, it's indeed a proud moment for an Indian helmet manufacturer.
Incidentally, after going through SMK's website, I was reading your initial review of your SMK helmet before I posted on this thread! Keeping the marketing spin aside, what I understood is that SMK is a new brand created by Studds which would pass ECE certification. They might have hired European designers as interns to help spin the inter-continental connection I always felt that the SMK initiative was more for Studds to open up the segments in India above what it traditionally operated in. What I would call the erstwhile LS2 segment - the Rs 2,000 to ~ 5,000 price range. Vega, Steelbird and Studds are all making power plays in this emerging segment.
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A question to those who own the MT range of helmets. Does water enter into the helmet during a rain even if the air vents at the front and back are closed? Are the air vents waterproof once closed?
Using one for 3yrs . Have used it in heavy rains. Never had such issue.
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