The V2 Mastar Helmet is right in the middle of Fox’s line of off-road helmets with weight and comfort that’s improved compared to the V1, but without the super-refined, high-tech details of Fox’s V3. With that solid level of performance, the V2 works well for riders that want more ergonomics than most entry level helmets can offer but a lighter weight that doesn’t fatigue the neck as much when riding aggressively.
At the base of the V2 there’s a fiberglass shell, and while it comes in the same 3 shell and 4 EPS sizes Fox does with all their helmets, the lightweight materials still make it noticeably lighter than the V1. The EPS liner is still dual-density for progressive injury protection. The comfort lining is still soft and moisture wicking, but to handle more moisture and hot air, the V2 has an extra intake port on the top of the head, making for 10 intake and 4 exhaust vents.
Overall the Fox Racing V2 Helmet is a solid step up from an entry level helmet in terms of features, refinement, and material. So the increase in price is well worth it for most types of riders. And when you take into account the price point along with the materials, graphics, and ventilation, the V2 ends up being one of the best mid-range, off-road helmets available.