Spada Reveal: functionally great, but SHARP reveals question marks over safety.
The Spada Reveal is a polycarbonate modular helmet from British brand Spada.
- Polycarbonate modular helmet
- Micrometric fastener
- Built-in sun visor
- Removable/washable liner
- Sizes XS-XXL
- Price £65-£80
The Spada Reveal’s a well-liked helmet. It’s a fantastic price for a modular helmet that owners rate as being comfortable, good quality and amazing value.
Obviously, you want it to offer great protection too… and that’s where it falls down according to the UK’s independent helmet testing team at SHARP
Of course, the Reveal is ECE 22.05 tested/approved like every other helmet on sale in the UK.
That ECE rating means it’s passed a whole range of mandatory tests – the same tests every other helmet has to pass. But an ECE rating only guarantees a minimum level of protection – whereas SHARP results allow you to compare protection levels between helmets.
When SHARP tested the Spada Reveal, they found the chin bar remained locked and closed in 83% of the tests, which is pretty good for a modular.
Unfortunately, they found the rest of the helmet not quite as good because they rated it as giving poor levels of protection in the side impact tests and, overall, the Spada Reveal was given their lowest one star rating (out of a maximum five).
So, we’ve gotta recommend you give the Spada reveal a wide berth. But if you’re in the market for a new modular, then here’s some alternatives you might want to check out instead.
Good Alternatives to the Spada Reveal?
As always, we try and suggest good alternatives if you’re looking for a lower priced modular helmet.
The Caberg Droid is a SHARP 4 star safety rated modular with sun visor. Its chin bar scored 100% too and while its distinctive looks aren’t everyone’s cup of tea, the included Pinlock antifog and dual homologation very much are.