on 13 February 2013
I wanted a mountain bike helmet that was functional yet stylish. This ticks those boxes. It's very light, it provides excellent ventilation, fits very well by way of an adjustable band at the rear and, best of all, looks fantastic! It's not a bulky item and will not make your head look massive! Very "manly" item!
on 5 April 2016
Super stylish. In my personal opinion, it is easily one of the best, most manly and awesome looking helmets on the market. Looks very cool actually, compared to some of the other lids on offer.
Its ultra, ultra light, as most helmets are designed to be. But also small enough, that it does not feel look like you are wearing a laundry basket on your head either.
Nor does the helmet give the rider that mushroom head silhouette shape. From the side view, it looks like a rather cool cap.
Whilst there is no way in testing the claims that the helmet “is TUV Tested and conforms to EN 1078 standards” you’re one heck of a lot safer with a helmet than without one.
I have no problem with the straps so far, but I wear the chin strap loosely enough to take off without having to adjust the straps. Taking the strap off as some reviewers do, increases the chance you’ll loose your lid after an impact.
The soft foam on the chin strap is not uncomfortable if you wear your strap loosely, like I do. If you prefer your chin strap tight, and don't like the foam which seems to move sideways a bit sometimes, you can remove it.
The visor is not mounted to the helmet before delivery, and simply clips into place. I don't think it is a serious effort to ward off sun, but looks good though. Overall… very happy.
The head size adjuster feels just about sturdy enough not to be a worry. And it works, very well! The helmet isn't an overly large one at all, yet there seems to be enough space inside that the head strap adjustment allows you to make it much more tight, or loose, whichever you prefer. It works and it works nicely. I like it. I really love this helmet and imagine you will too for that reason in particular. Relative comfort seems pretty much assured.
My ABUS 540 X-Plus bicycle lock is just thin enough to be able to fit through one of the rear ventilation holes too, making it possible to lock this helmet to your bike, depending on which lock you have. Two of the rear holes are just big enough.
One more thing. For what its worth, whilst wearing the helmet, I forget that it is on. That is also a big plus. If you forget to take it off when inside, and are tall and silly like me, you'll bang your head on things before remembering you're actually wearing the helmet. I really didn't want a helmet that felt too hot, heavy or cumbersome to wear, and this one doesn't.
You might want to check out amazon for high viz reflective stickers which are black, look black, and in the day appear black/cannot be seen. They stick to the helmet, and are not visible... but at night in headlights they are highly reflective. 4 of these stickers are a legal requirement on your helmet if you cycle in France. In the UK they make you more visible and a bit safer at night.
I paid £35 for this helmet on Amazon, but am happy to review any cycling products as cycling is one of my hobbies.
on 25 October 2013
Helmet fits nicely with good foam inserts covering most of the space inside, maybe just a little bit shallow. Few minor problems, straps too soft and after only two rides little clip broke, too soft plastic for the job, company doesn't have web site. Little tiny brochure doesn't say much missing any info about spares (foam inserts) and web site doesn't exist even printed on it.
E-mail contact worked and response was prompt and very satisfactory.
on 18 November 2015
Been using this helmet for over a year now and am completely satisfied with it! It looks cool and rather more expensive than it is but don't be fooled by the price it's in no way a cheap tacky helmet it's better made than people's £80 helmets that I have seen at work! Looking it up after all this time to find the matching lights that are are available separately as I may just give them a shot as well, I don't see myself needing another helmet anytime soon.