I have been looking around for a second lid since I got my Zeus helmet; obviously, I could not back-ride anyone if one of us were to be left helmet-less. My quest for the best deal at the lowest possible price led my to a familiar, but personally unexplored brand – Spyder. Their stalls are situated in very-high traffic locations among the popular 5-minutes-away malls from my place. Spyder – that sunglasses store who recently carried helmets and other headgear.
I was looking for something completely different from my full-faced and solid-colored Zeus ZS-805. I ditched the idea of going modular for safety reasons. So, what I have here is another full-faced helmet, but this time with fancy graphics. This is their “Sphinx” model, a 2008 release which costs Php 2,900. The pads are removable. Not bad.
Honestly, I don’t know if the certifications listed on this lid are real. Spyder is not that popular abroad like Zeus, so there are no real reviews on them. I do know however, that in MCP (motorcyclephilippines.com), there is a story of a guy who crashed wearing a Spyder helmet. Yes, he’s very much alive and well.
Final thoughts? For a first helmet I’d buy a Zeus – their popular and tested worldwide, and they’re basically the same price but Zeus helmets are much lighter. Vision is better on my Zeus as well. I do however, like the aesthetics’s of Spyder better. They look like expensive helmets and the designs are sick. Here is a non-updated website of Spyder.