Top positive review
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Super stylish, lightweight, can lock to my bike, very adjustable, secure, great helmet. Cant fault it.
on 5 April 2016
Super stylish. One of the better, more manly and somewhat cool looking helmets on the market. Looks good actually, compared to some of the other lids on offer.
Its 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 too much. From the side view, it looks almost 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. Ive had this all year now and wear it all the time, like it a lot.
I've had 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(!?! really!?) increases the chance you’ll loose your helmet after an impact.
The soft foam on the bikes 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 (or effective) way 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, really well too! And never comes loose! 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 looser, whichever you prefer. And it retains the tightness setting you set it to. I like this helmet a great deal and imagine you will too for all of those reasons. Comfort (as regards adjustability) 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 to allow one arm of a D lock to pass through. Perfect for me.
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 on black helmets... 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, edited a few times plus to add, had it all year now, no problems, very happy with it.