Sun's out – gums out?

Get the flies in yer teeth with sweet new open face lid from LS2

LS2 Spitfire helmet

Okay, it's set to drop below freezing again this weekend in parts of the UK. But when we were out on the bike today, it was definitely – definitely – a bit warm and spring-like around our bit of Surrey. So, it might well be time to consider dumping your thermal undercrackers, electrically-heated balaclavas and all that other winter paraphernalia.

And, if you’re of a mind, perhaps pick up a new open-face lid for summer? The good folks at LS2 helmets have sent us details on this rather spangly new chappie, dubbed the Spitfire. It's as wallet-friendly as it is stylish, costing just £79.99 in these graphics (plain colours are £69.99, chrome is £109.99).

The thermoplastic outer shell means it's light, at just a claimed 1,150g, and while we'd not want to be wearing one for long winter rides or sporty blasts, we could see ourselves slinging one on for a gentle summer evening cruise to the pub…

The Spitfire's fully ECE22.05 approved, has a built-in sun visor, and comes in sizes XS-XXL. More info at