ATLAS helmets are all constructed by hand meaning they can take anywhere between 1-4 weeks to be delivered. The new ATLAS range is built to order using Italian made carbon fibre - the fibres are all hand laid into a compression mould before being painted, assembled and rigorously quality checked. What this means is you will receive a helmet that is born just days after you've ordered it. Protective EPS has a recommended life span of 3 years. Many helmets sold by retailers have been sat on their shelves for 1-2 years before you've worn it - this means the life of your EPS protective liner is actually immediately shorter than you think it would be! In some cases the helmets that retailers are selling have less than 1 year of recommended use left.