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Weight: 3.36 lbs

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LS2 MX 436 Pioneer Helmet

A new approach to the adventure motorcycle helmet category, the Pioneer leans heavily on LS2’s successful Rally experience and offers the rider everything they need and nothing they don’t for serious, dirt-focused adventure riding.

Features:

  • Kinetic Polymer Alloy (KPA) shell made from a  proprietary blend of polycarbonate, space age thermoplastics and additional materials specifically formulated by LS2
  • 3 shell sizes (XS- SM, MD-LG and XL-3XL)
  • Multi-density EPS
  • Optically correct face shield
  • Removable and washable comfort liner
  • Inner drop down sun shield
  • Top, side and chin vents and an exhaust port in back
  • Quick release, security plate reinforced strap
  • Emergency release system cheek pads with laser cut foam
  • ECE 22.05 certified
4.2 / 5
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
4 / 5
Comfort
2 / 5
Style
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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LS2 Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm)
XS 53-54
SM 55-56
MD 57-58
LG 59-60
XL 61-62
2XL 63-64
3XL 65-66

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Matte Black / XS 1095619 436-2001 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / SM 1095620 436-2002 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / MD 1095621 436-2003 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / LG 1095622 436-2004 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / XL 1095623 436-2005 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / 2XL 1095624 436-2006 Available: Requires 1-3 business days lead time prior to shipment
Matte Black / 3XL 1095625 436-2007 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / XS 1095626 436-2011 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / SM 1095627 436-2012 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / MD 1095628 436-2013 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / LG 1095629 436-2014 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / XL 1095630 436-2015 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / 2XL 1095631 436-2016 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Gunmetal / 3XL 1095632 436-2017 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours

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Awesome helmet for a great price!
First off, I ride a rat-fighter so this helmet is mainly used on city streets and highway. Build quality is not at all what you'd expect from a $130 helmet, it's more what you'd expect from a $300+ price range.

The shield has no visible distortion, gives a wide field of view and thanks to massive air flow, is fog free. I think the fit is a bit loose, not unsafe, just a bit looser than I prefer. The liner wicks well and is very plush, this plus the light weight and single piece cheek pads add up to a very comfortable helmet. There is even a recessed portion for glasses, so no more having the arms squeezed into my skull. In addition to the DOT/ECE rating, the cheek pads have a quick release feature so if you crash, the helmet can be removed without compromising your c-spine.

The peak has some drag at highway speeds which is to be expected but it's not terrible, even during head-checks. The benefit of the peak far out weighs the drag issue. The built in tinted shield works great, has no distortion and operates smoothly.

The Pioneer has become my favorite helmet. I'm really impressed with LS2 and their products.
April 20, 2016
Ride:
2006 Buell XB12X Ulysses
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4 / 5
Great ADV helmet for my DR650 riding.
Pros:
Excellent price for a very good quality helmet. Looks great, fits my long oval head well, can wear my glasses with it, drop down sun shade, adjustable/removable visor, fairly light weight, fit is true to size.
Cons:
As with other reviews, cheek pads a little tight and I don't have a wide face but should loosen over time, noisy but expected for this type helmet, clear shield not optically perfect and find my eyes/brain needs some time to compensate to be less conscious of it but just a minor gripe.

If one has an oval/long oval head shape, this helmet is a very good, affordable ADV style option.
May 11, 2016
Ride:
2008 Yamaha FJR1300A ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
Fit was better than expected.
I just received my helmet today, so some of my ratings aren't accurate. The helmet fit was perfect. I have a 24 1/8" long-oval brain pan, the XL fit like a dream. They come with reflectIive stickers that are for optional use, and a QR code for an online manual. Glasses and goggles both fit very well. Mine came with the quick-release strap instead of d-rings but I think it may come with either. The visor swivels around 1 1/2" after loosening the screws on top, which is easily done with gloves on. The inner sun shield is darker than expected and the lever is in a great, easy to find area on the bottom left with a horizontal lever. Plenty of air flow, only one closable vent up front. Inner material is soft, no chafing the cheeks when putting on or removing. There are two decent-sized flat areas on either side of the chin vent for easy gopro mounting. My Sena SMH10r with low-profile speakers fit with room to spare. Right out of the box, I would recommend it to anyone with a funny shaped lid that is looking for a budget-friendly helmet that surpasses other's in its category.

Oh, and you get a Revzilla sticker pack with it, because they're awesome. So awesome that I put one of the stickers on my new helmet, and I am not fond of stickering my helmet.
June 9, 2016
Ride:
2007 Kawasaki KLR650
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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Great Helmet
Helmet is awesome. Loaded with features that you would find on higher end helmets. Outstanding for the price. Very lightweight, comfortable,very breathable, wide vision area, face shield has a good seal, lastly the drop down sun shield is a perfect touch.

Downside the helmet is very loud at around 50+mph but that's expected from a dual sport helmet. Wind does catch sometimes at those speed. Sizing seems a bit off I got a large with is what was recommended for my head size and it feels a bit to big if I shake my head it has more play than I'd like.

All helmets have downsides but this is truly an awesome dual sport helmet I would highly recommend. Great job on ls2 end awesome helmet. Thanks Revzillia.

1982 Honda XL185s
May 30, 2016
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Great helmet for the price
Great helmet for the asking price, seems to fit a little tight, but seems to be a cheek pad issue (once broken in it should be fine). Overall great helmet. If your looking for a dualsport helmet with dropdown visor this is the best budget choice. I had it side by side with the scorpion equalivent and obviously the scorpion is of better quality (should be a double the price). I preferr the lines on the ls2 over the scorpion but I'd say the scorpion would be a better choice if you have $300 to spend on a helmet. Airflow is great, visor action is smooth and drops down far enough to cover most of your face without impending vision. Overall great FOV provided by the helmet as well. Would recommend to anyone on a budget.
August 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Ride:
2015 Kawasaki KLR650
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4 / 5
Great helmet!
I ride a wr250r and wanted a motocross look but still wanted a visor. This is an awesome helmet, it fits great, I measure to a LG and it fits great after a few days break in its perfect. Only complaint is from 55mph on its a wind catcher and it's loud. But I never ride highway and only hit about 60mph max ever where I ride, so this isn't the best choice for highway commuting. It's also fairly loud but again for its intended purpose it's perfect for me. I also love the built in sunscreen, I no longer need to carry sunglasses. I've owned a few different brands and for a "budget" price helmet this thing is awesome.
May 16, 2017
Purchased
5 months ago
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
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Light, but No ECE Marks and More Round than Oval
Critical points:
* Shape is NOT LONG OVAL as the listing states. I would agree with what Anthony said in the video that this is an intermediate oval. It tends toward the round end a bit more so than my 5ish year old HJC or the AFX FX-41 I'm probably going to keep instead of this.
* No ECE MARKS anywhere to be found on the helmet or packaging. The combinations of lightweight, price point, and lack of markings makes me skeptical about the safety of this helmet.
* Light, as stated. Verified on scale listing is accurate in this regard.

To me this helmet competes very directly against the AFX FX-41. Pros and cons largely relative to that helmet.

Pros:
Light
Nice flexible peak
Good exterior build quality
Smooth outer & inner shield mechanisms
Decent quick release
Smooth action on front vent closing mechanism

Cons:
No ECE Marks
Front vent seems pretty non-removable
Only front vent is closable
Latch on outer shield is STIFF, hard to open
Outer shield doesn't seem to seal to the helmet super well
Quick release is slightly bulky
Interior build quality (liner in particular is slightly subpar

Overall, a pretty decent lightweight helmet for the price...if you are not too concerned about safety...
July 26, 2017
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4 / 5
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3 / 5
GOOD BUT NOT GREAT
The style fit and price of this helmet are good. There are some features and things that need improvement.
1) the outter visor lock is bound to fail, it doesnt have a release button so it clips and unclips quite violently.
2) air vents, there are no top vents amd the forward vents do not close.
3) the internal sun visor does not drop down far enough so it kind of messes with your vision, also a similar problem happens if you partially open the outter shield, the shape of the lense causes significant distortion for your vision.

Overall the helmet needs some improvement but for the price style and features it is a reasonable helmet and I would recomend it
February 11, 2017
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3 / 5
Disappointing at best...
Yes, I know this is a price point helmet but come on!

Interior fit and finish is subpar - even my ultra cheap Gmax GM11 didn't leave the styrofoam core visible. And what I can see makes me wonder how safe this thing really is. What would it have cost to cover this area (around chin strap anchors) in something soft. This is an area that is quickly becoming bothersome after wearing it beyond an initial break-in. And about that quick release chin strap - great but LS2 went cheap again and cut both pieces of padding for the mechanism too short so the quick release mechanism sits directly on the skin. "Polarizing" as Anthony says in the video - an understatement at best; wish he would have elaborated a bit more on the real issue there!
That brings me to the drop down sun visor. Why bother adding it if it isn't going to be done correctly. Maybe it is just my helmet but straight out of the box the visor did not sit tight and out of the field of view. While I can deal with it I find myself constantly pushing or pulling it to ensure the drop down visor is either fully stowed or fully dropped. Never mind that the optics of this sun visor are off (as is the main windscreen). I found both visors needed to be opened during slightly technical riding as they corrupt depth perception - not a good thing when it is wet out. I also wonder how long it will be before the main windscreen is scratched by the roost visor when in the stowed position. Even with the visor pushed all the way back contact is still made with the windscreen.

In hopes of keeping my airing of grievances with the LS2 short I will cut to my final disappointment. This thing is loud, like really loud! I know; open vents, dual sport styling (read visor) but should it be louder when the windscreen is down and clicked closed?! I assume it goes back to fit/finish and the ?thin?/cheap nature of this helmet. I suffered little drag from the visor which was surprising; this held true for pull during head checks but didn't find much change in sound levels after burying my head in clean air behind my windshield. I think this really should not be billed as a dual sport helmet, probably better for use with a UTV.

So buyer beware - the LS2 is subpar at best, the pricepoint compromises just aren't worth it. I have mentioned at least a better cheap(er) alternative having spent three seasons in the Gmax - not great but a better execution of "not great". I had hopes for this brand and the Pioneer but at this point I have found only disappointment....
September 26, 2016
Won't fit speakers.
Helmet has no room for Sena speakers. Returned. Cheap liner material.
July 31, 2016
Ride:
2009 Kawasaki KLR650
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Why did you choose this?
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GREAT helmet for a low price seemed like a no brainer.
S G on Dec 27, 2016
The internal sun visor, DOT and ece rating + low price
Tick on Jul 13, 2016
GREAT helmet for a low price seemed like a no brainer.
S G on Dec 27, 2016
reviews and video overview. Price point and function. needed a dual sport and loved the sun shield.
Trevor V on Aug 9, 2016
The internal sun visor, DOT and ece rating + low price
Tick on Jul 13, 2016
Style and reputation.
Travis S on Jul 5, 2016
Inner sun visor and price.
Terron R on Apr 7, 2016
I had the previous model (mx436) that fit my long oval head very well. LS2 has proved to be a quality product for a extremely reasonable price. It is not an Arai XD but still a very good helmet for 1/5th the price.
Gary B on Apr 6, 2016
I have two other LS2 helmets and I think they are a great value. I like the long oval shape of the helmet shell, and the quality - fit and finish is very good. I have owned Arai, Schuberth, and Shoei helmets and while they are possibly a little nicer and offer a bit more 'status' I believe they provide no more safety or functionality than the LS2 line. I can afford to own specialized helmets!
courtney a on Mar 8, 2016
reviews and video overview. Price point and function. needed a dual sport and loved the sun shield.
Trevor V on Aug 9, 2016
Style and reputation.
Travis S on Jul 5, 2016
Is the visor removable?
Frank J on Mar 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can remove the roost visor. There are two screws on top and two on the side. The side screws hold the actual visor/shield. There is nothing to clean up the look on the side screws or top screws. But the top roost visor it can be removed.
I currently wear a raider brand helmet size large, my head measurement for the pioneer trigger is 24". Would I need to get a large or an xl?
A shopper on Feb 7, 2017
Is this also DOT approved?
Wanida P on May 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is DOT approved according to labeling. Labelling does not show it meeting European Standard, though.
will there be room for glasses under the sun visor?
A C on Nov 16, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yep, plenty of room for my glasses behind both the face shield and sun visor. It actually has a tag on both cheek pads that say "glasses". Goggles fit behind the shield as well. The helmet is somewhat more oblong than other long oval helmets.
Does the LS2 Pioneer Solid meet Australian Safety Standards?
A shopper on May 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is advertised as ECE compliant but my helmet is only labeled DOT. A quick check of Aussi regs. suggests that an Aussi helmet must be labeled as such (ECE) and have an "E" Aussi approval sticker. So I'm guessing that a DOT only sticker would not fly. If it were me, I'd check with the Aussi DOT for clarification.