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Sparco Air Pro RF-5W

    Sparco Air Pro RF-5W: The Only Helmet That's Worked Harder Than Your Grandma's Vintage Mixer 

    Alright, racers and track day enthusiasts, gather around! We know you're all about that need for speed, but let's also chat about that noggin of yours. The Sparco Air Pro RF-5W helmet is here, and boy, it's been in the making for over 40 years. That’s right; while you’ve been pushing the limits on the tarmac, Sparco’s been brewing a storm with research, development, and a whole lotta wind tunnel action.

    Do you know what's scarier than a hairpin turn at 120mph? The latest Snell SA2020 and FIA 8859-2015 ratings! But fear not, for this helmet was designed to tackle those standards head-on (pun intended). With new impact requirements making us rethink the helmet game, Sparco's been cooking up some tech magic. Imagine a helmet that can dissipate impact energy like you dissipate your Monday blues with a track day - effectively and with flair.

    Specs & Features - Let's Geek Out a Bit:

    • Carbon-Kevlar/Fiberglass Goodness: Lightweight but tougher than your grandma's pot roast.
    • Size Matters: Introducing the Medium/Large size. Lighter, snugger, and built for speed - just like you.
    • No More Sweaty Face: Wind tunnel-optimized vents and anti-fog channels because vision is essential, and fog is, well... not.
    • Comfort Galore: Removable, washable lining (because, let's face it, we all get a bit sweaty chasing those lap times).
    • Thirsty?: It’s got a pre-molded spot for drink tubes and an intercom system (sold separately) for when you want to sip & chat on the go.
    • Certifiably Awesome: Snell SA2020 and FIA 8859-2015 approved. So you're not just looking good, but you're also race-legal and safe.

    Now, imagine sliding this sleek helmet on. Feel its snug fit, hear the faint roar of the engines in the distance, and know you're protected by the best in the biz. You’re not just wearing a helmet; you’re wearing 40 years of racing passion and tech innovation.

    So, are you ready to give your head the first-class seat it deserves on the racetrack?

    Hit 'Add to Cart' now. Because while life in the fast lane is thrilling, it's a lot cooler (and safer) with the Sparco Air Pro RF-5W hugging your head!

    The Sparco Air Pro RF-5W helmet line is a result of over 40 years of research and development experience, including wind tunnel testing. The new range was designed to meet the requirements of the new Snell SA2020 and FIA 8859-2015 ratings. The 2020 type-approval introduces new impact requirements, the helmets need to dissipate large amounts of energy in different ways. To meet these requirements Sparco is introducing new innovations for driver safety and comfort. All shells now have layers of carbon-Kevlar for greater strength. The helmets have also been wind-tunnel tested to maximize exterior vent placement and flow. The EPS interiors and padding have also been redesigned for increased airflow and driver comfort. Sparco also introduces a new size: Medium/Large. This M/L size takes advantage of using the smaller shell which is lighter and more compact.



    • Lightweight carbon-kevlar/fiberglass construction
    • New Medium/Large size uses lighter, more compact shell
    • Anodized aluminum chin strap hardware
    • Removable, washable lining
    • Wind tunnel optimized venting with anti-fog air channels
    • Pre-molded interior to accommodate drink tubes and an intercom system (sold separately)
    • Snell SA2020 and FIA 8859-2015 approved

    Sparco Air Pro RF-5W Helmet size chart Image

    The most effective helmet is one that fits properly. To measure your head, have an assistant use a dressmaker's tape or a piece of string to measure the circumference of your head. Start at a point about an inch above your eyebrows, looping around the back of your head at the point that results in the largest measurement, and finally around to the front again. It's a good idea to take two or three measurements to make sure you have the largest one.

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    Remember that safety is paramount in auto racing, and choosing the right helmet and maintaining it properly is essential for your protection on the track. Always consult with the professionals at Discovery Parts and refer to the manufacturer's guidelines for specific questions about your racing helmet.

    1. Why do I need a racing helmet?

      Auto racing helmets are designed to protect drivers from head injuries and fire during high-speed races and crashes. They are a crucial safety component in motorsports.
    2. How do I choose the right size Sparco Air RF-5W helmet? You should measure your head's circumference using a flexible tape measure, then refer to the manufacturer's sizing chart to select the appropriate size helmet. Please review our blog posting on how to properly fit your new auto racing helmet from Discovery Parts.
    3. What safety standards should I look for in a Sparco Air RF-5W racing helmet? Look for helmets that meet safety standards like Snell and FIA depending on your racing discipline. These standards ensure the helmet's safety and quality. DOT helmets are designed for street use and not for racing and track use.
    4. What's the difference between full-face and open-face, and helmets? Full-face helmets provide the most protection with a complete face shield, while open-face helmets cover the top and sides of the head.
    5. Can I use a motorcycle helmet for auto racing? No, motorcycle helmets do not provide the same level of protection as auto racing helmets, as they are designed for different purposes. It's recommended to use a helmet specifically designed for auto racing which includes fire protection in addition to impact protection.
    6. How often should I replace my Sparco Air RF-5W auto racing helmet? Auto racing helmets should be replaced every 5-10 years, depending on the manufacturer's recommendations and usage. If the helmet is involved in a crash, it should be replaced immediately.
    7. Are expensive racing helmets safer than budget ones? Safety standards dictate the minimum safety requirements, so even budget-friendly helmets can offer protection. However it’s important to consider how lower-priced helmets are meeting the required testing standards. More expensive helmets are lighter, smaller, are constructed of superior materials, and often come with additional features then less expensive helmets.
    8. How do I maintain and clean my Sparco Air RF-5W racing helmet? Follow the manufacturer's instructions for cleaning and maintenance. You should clean the exterior, interior and shield with the Molecule Helmet Care Kit.
    9. Do I need to wear a balaclava under my Sparco Air RF-5W racing helmet? Balaclavas are typically not required for Driver's Education events, however they make wearing a helmet much, much more comfortable. Balaclavas will provide fire protection (if fire rated), help keep your helmet lining clean and order free by absorbing the majority of sweat while using it, and additionally balaclavas make putting your helmet on and taking it off by protecting your ears and keeping from from folding over when you helmet is worn. Discovery Parts recommends balaclavas from Alpinestars, OMP, Sabelt, Sparco, and Stand21. If you are entering sanctioned auto racing events, balaclavas will be required for fire protection.
    10. Is the SNELL SA Rating important? The Snell SA2020 certification is a safety standard established by the Snell Memorial Foundation for auto racing helmets. It sets the criteria and requirements that helmets must meet to be considered safe and suitable for use in motorsport events. Snell SA2020 certification is highly regarded in the motorsports industry and is often required or recommended by racing organizations and events. It signifies that a helmet has passed rigorous testing to provide maximum safety for drivers in various motorsport disciplines, including road racing, NASCAR, Formula 1, drag racing, and more. It's essential for drivers to check the specific safety standards required by the racing organizations they participate in to ensure compliance.
    11. Is the FIA helmet certification important? Yes, FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) certification is crucial for auto racing helmets, especially in the context of international motorsport events and many national and regional racing series in the USA. The FIA 8859-2015 standard is commonly associated with racing helmets used in various motorsport disciplines. Helmets certified to FIA 8859-2015 met the safety requirements set by the FIA and were widely accepted in many racing series
    12. Which helmet certification is the most stringent and the hardest to meet? The FIA 8860-2018 certification is considered the most stringent and advanced helmet certifications available for auto racing helmets, and it is often associated with top-tier motorsport categories like Formula 1. It's important to note that the FIA 8860-2018 helmets offer a high level of protection and their use is mandatory in many racing series. Drivers should always check the regulations of the racing series they intend to participate in to ensure compliance with helmet certification standards.
    13. Can I wear glasses with my Sparco Air RF-5W helmet? Most helmets have provisions for wearing glasses or goggles, but check the design to be sure. Most manufacturers feature helmet models with wider eye ports to better accommodate eye glasses.
    14. Are carbon fiber helmets better? Carbon fiber helmets are lightweight and strong, a top choice for racers. But remember, certification matters most.
    15. Can I use a used helmet for racing? It's best to buy a new helmet. Used helmets may have unseen damage or be out of date on safety standards.
    16. Can I buy replacement parts for my Sparco Air RF-5W helmet, like visors or padding? Many manufacturers offer replacement parts, including visors and padding, to extend your helmet's lifespan.
    17. How can I prevent helmet fogging during races? Anti-fog sprays and inserts are available to help keep your visor clear during races.
    18. What's the importance of proper helmet ventilation? Proper ventilation helps keep you cool and comfortable during races, reducing the risk of heat exhaustion.
    19. How do I store my Sparco Air RF-5W helmet between races? Keep it in a cool, dry place away from direct sunlight and chemicals in a bag designed to store your auto racing helmet, like the Discovery Parts Evo Helmet Bag.
    20. Where can I buy a certified racing helmet? You should only buy from a professional authorized dealer who has sold thousands of helmets. You can find all the best brands at Discovery Parts online at or visit our retail store at Atlanta Motorsports park or at one of the hundreds of race and track day events we attend and support.

    Remember, safety should always come first in auto racing. Choose a certified helmet that meets the necessary standards to protect yourself on the track.

    We take immense pride in offering a wide selection of Sparco auto racing helmets, designed to meet the demands of professional racers and motorsports enthusiasts alike. Sparco has been at the forefront of helmet innovation and safety for decades, earning a reputation as a top-tier brand in the racing world.

    Key Features of Sparco Racing Helmets:

    1. Unparalleled Safety: Sparco racing helmets are engineered to the highest safety standards, including certifications like Snell and DOT approval, ensuring your head is well-protected in high-speed racing conditions.
    1. Premium Materials: Crafted with precision, Sparco helmets feature carbon fiber construction, making them lightweight yet incredibly strong for maximum protection.
    1. Comfort and Fit: Sparco's commitment to comfort is evident in the design of their helmets. They offer a range of sizes, and many models have customizable padding to ensure a snug fit.
    1. Aerodynamic Design: Sparco helmets are designed with aerodynamics in mind, reducing wind resistance and enhancing performance on the track.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Sparco Helmets:

    1. Where are Sparco helmets made? Sparco helmets are proudly manufactured in Italy, maintaining the highest quality standards.
    1. Is Sparco a good helmet brand? Yes, Sparco is renowned for its commitment to safety, innovation, and performance, making it a trusted choice among professional racers and enthusiasts.
    1. Are Sparco helmets Snell approved? Yes, many Sparco helmets are Snell approved, meeting rigorous safety standards.
    1. Are Sparco helmets FIA approved? Absolutely, several Sparco helmets are FIA 8860-2018 certified, ensuring they meet the most stringent safety requirements.
    1. Do Sparco helmets run small? Sparco offers a variety of sizes and often provides sizing charts to help you choose the right fit. It's important to measure your head and refer to their guidelines for a proper fit.

    For racers who demand the best in safety and performance, Sparco auto racing helmets are the ultimate choice. Explore our extensive collection to find the perfect helmet for your racing needs.

    Sparco Racing Helmets: Sparco Racing Helmets are renowned for their exceptional quality and safety features. With a wide range of models to choose from, you can find the perfect Sparco Racing Helmet to suit your racing needs.

    Sparco Racing Helmet: Each Sparco Racing Helmet is a product of meticulous craftsmanship and cutting-edge technology. When you wear a Sparco Racing Helmet, you're choosing a helmet that prioritizes your safety and performance on the track.

    Sparco Race Helmets: Sparco Race Helmets come in various styles and designs to cater to different types of motorsports. Whether you're into karting, open-wheel racing, or stock car racing, Sparco has race helmets tailored for your specific discipline.

    Sparco Race Helmet: Your Sparco Race Helmet is more than just protective gear; it's a crucial part of your racing ensemble. The aerodynamic design of a Sparco  Race Helmet helps reduce wind resistance, giving you a competitive edge.

    Sparco Helmet: A Sparco Helmet is a symbol of trust in motorsports. Professional racers and amateurs alike rely on the comfort, safety, and durability that Bell Helmets provide during intense racing conditions.

    Sparco Helmets: Sparco Helmets have a rich history of innovation and excellence. The extensive range of Sparco Helmets ensures that there's a model suitable for every racer, whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting in the sport.

    Sparco Carbon Fiber Helmet: Sparco Carbon Fiber Helmets combine the lightweight properties of carbon fiber with advanced safety features. These helmets are a top choice for racers seeking the ultimate in protection without sacrificing comfort.

    Race Car Helmet: A race car helmet is a fundamental piece of safety gear for any racer. Sparco's race car helmets are engineered to meet the rigorous demands of motorsports, ensuring you stay safe on the track.

    Racing Helmet: Your racing helmet is your shield against potential accidents. Sparco Racing Helmets are designed to offer superior impact protection while maintaining optimal visibility and ventilation.

    Racing Helmets: Racing helmets are a racer's best friend. Sparco Racing Helmets, with their reputation for quality and safety, are the go-to choice for many professionals and enthusiasts in the racing community.

    Sparco Racing: Sparco Racing is synonymous with excellence in the motorsports industry. Their commitment to research, development, and testing has solidified their position as a leader in racing helmet technology.

    Auto Racing Helmet: When it comes to auto racing, your helmet is your first line of defense. Sparco Auto Racing Helmets are engineered to withstand the rigors of high-speed racing, ensuring your head is protected.

    Auto Racing Helmets: Auto racing helmets from Sparco are designed to provide optimal head protection while maintaining lightweight and aerodynamic qualities, allowing you to perform at your best.

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