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Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012

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Borrowing from its Sanskrit name meaning Immortal, the AMARA™ Helmet is one great all-mountain helmet. Featuring an ultra lightweight Polycarbonate shell and an EPS liner bonded together with patented COMPOSITE FUSION™ technology, the AMARA™ Helmet is sure to fill your all-mountain needs.
  • Ultra lightweight Polycarbonate Shell
  • Low density EPS foam for impact absorption
  • Integrated Airflow System with 17 Vents
  • Expanded rear coverage design
  • Breakaway visor
  • Integrated Camera Mount for perfect filming (on select models labeled "W/CAMERA MOUNT" only accepts Contour cameras)
Extra Small/Small 52 to 56 20 1/2 to 22 6 1/2 to 7
Small/Medium 54 to 58 21 1/2 to 22 3/4 6 3/4 to 7 1/4
Medium/Large 58 to 64 22 3/4 to 25 1/8 7 1/4 to 8


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Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012

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Solid XC/all mountain lid

By vics26

from Canada

Verified Reviewer

Comments about Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012:

In the past I've only had experience with Bell and Giro open face/XC helpments but I found this Kali lid at an amazing price so I ordered the Amara helmet. The helmet quality is top notch and feels comparable to other higher end helmets such as the offerings from Bell/Giro.

This lid has 17 vents and the air flow is good, havent had any issues on hot days or on super sweaty rides. All the straps and adjustments work well I did notice however that the rear dial that allows for the customized fit it not as user friendly as the one hand dial adjustments on Bell helmets. With the Amara you have to use both hands to make the adjustments and in many cases have to take the helmet off to ensure that each side of the adjustment dial is equal. With my previous bell helmet I was simply able to put the helmet on my head and use the dial adjuster and with one hand tighten the lid to my head. This isn't a huge issue but just one of those areas where I liked the Bell helmet a bit better.

I issue I found with this helmet although not necessarily a bad thing is that this lid tends to fit a bit higher on my head, the helmet itself is somewhat shallow meaning that it doesn't come down as far as my previous bell helmet on my head.

Style and Looks: In regards to styling this helmet looks really good and at the same time is a bit different, it has a very XC racer look to it.

Overall very happy especially if you want to try something other then the current offerings from Bell and Giro.


Sleek mean looks- practical lid

By Bad Rabbit

from Austin, TX

Verified Reviewer


  • Good Adjustablility
  • Great Fit
  • Lightweight
  • Very Attractive Package


  • Crash Replacement
  • Have Not Found The Cons

Best Uses

  • Doubles As Road Helmet
  • Great Cross Country Use
  • Use It Anywhere Anytime

Comments about Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012:

I wanted one of these helmets the minute I saw it. Very sharp shape, and design. Graphics are cool, and color ways are interesting but still low key.
This helmet delivers in the application department too. It's very light, but not at the expensive of coverage. I have a lot of confidence in Kali's new technologies in helmet design.
The strap and rear adjustment lend to a perfect fit, and I will be buying another next time. I wonder what Kali will do for crash replacement.


Great Helmet, love the camera mount!

By Rob D

from Sidman, PA

Verified Reviewer


  • Comfortable
  • Functional
  • Lightweight
  • Sturdy


    Best Uses

    • Mountain biking

    Comments about Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012:

    Helmet feels great on my head. I can wear a skull cap underneath with no problems. The camera mount is my favorite part. I don't have to worry about forgetting my helmet mount for my GoPro anymore, it's already there. Plus, I can use my camera & light simultaneously without having to move the mounts around.

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Aside from the...

    By Riva

    from Jakarta, Indonesia

    Comments about Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012:

    Aside from the sizing and the overall finishing, if you're looking for a cool styled helmet that's ultra comfortable and safe then this is the one to get. Actually despite all the cons this is most likely the best buy for helmets costing $75.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    This was the first...

    By Robert

    from Escondido, Ca United States

    Comments about Kali Amara XC Helmet 2012:

    This was the first time I have ever bought a helmet without having the opportunity to try it on first. For the most part I fit a "medium" helmet though I do have (and have owned) a few that were listed as a "large"; with the Kali, I'm right at the borderline of what they consider a medium and large.Hence the reason I listed the weakness being that not many LBS carry them.That said, I was at the border of a 'medium' and 'large'. I decided to go for the large and my gamble paid off. The large fit perfectly! It didn't feel too large.Once I got the straps and rear stabilizers dialed in (which didn't take that long) I felt like it had better overall coverage in the back and just above my ears. It didn't feel like I was wearing a salad bowl like with some of my other XC helmets; I felt well protected.I love this helmet! I feel comfortable enough with it to where I've done some light FR and DJ with it.

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