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The Spyder Fury is an affordable helmet packed with features

A spoiler and two inner visors for only P4,295

A lot of features for not a lot of money. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

We’re big fans of Spyder helmets. They’re built very well, they have a lot of features, and they don’t cost too much. The Fury is our latest tester, and is the brand’s top-of-the-line full-face helmet.

Weighing in at 1,740g for size Large, the Fury features a dual visor with Pinlock technology so you can switch as needed. The helmet comes with two inner visors—a dark and a clear lens.

The inner visor easily locks into place with a lever by your left ear. PHOTOS BY ANDY LEUTERIO

Switching between the two takes less than a minute, and the convenience of having both takes away some anxiety when embarking on long road trips that will last well into the night. I just stow the clear lens in my backpack and use the dark visor for daytime, switching to the clear as dusk nears.

The Fury has a ratchet-style strap for ease of use; no need to remove your gloves just to loosen a fiddly D-ring. But for sustained high-speed use, I’d still be more comfortable with the latter.

For daily commutes and moderately paced rides, the ratchet style is just less of a hassle. Even so, the Fury complies with the ECE R22-05 standard for helmet safety.

The rear spoiler helps reduce buffeting at highway speeds. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

The inner liner is comprised of four layers of fabric for a cozy fit, and there’s enough room to fit eyeglasses without pinching by the ears.

Along with a slick-looking spoiler and enough vents up top and by the chin, the helmet is reasonably quiet at speed and not especially prone to buffeting even when you’re riding a naked bike.

The removable pads are tricky to put back in after a wash, though, so it’s best to take a picture of them before you remove them so you remember which pad goes where and in what orientation.

I’m not too sold on the racy graphics, especially with the topographic lines-and-grid design since it’s bright red, and therefore looks like blood. But the base white looks nice, and according to the website, there’s a plain black for those with conservative tastes.

Spyder doesn't skimp on the padding. PHOTO BY ANDY LEUTERIO

With an SRP of just P4,295, it’s hard to fault the Fury as it looks and feels like it costs at least 50% more. A great choice for a daily commuter helmet or for a weekend long ride where you need a comfortable, full-face helmet with the option to switch visors as needed.

Andy Leuterio

Andy is both an avid cyclist and a car enthusiast who has finally made the shift to motorcycles. You've probably seen him on his bicycle or motorbike overtaking your crawling car. He is our motorcycle editor and the author of the ‘Quickshift’ column.