Giro Montara MIPS Helmet
Last of the turquoise power trio is the highly regarded Montara helmet equipped with multi-directional Impacts Protection System (MIPS).
There are some brilliant features of this helmet which has earned it a great review from TWC. The fitting system is accurate in circumference, and in height which can be adjusted by the ratchet wheel at the back. Once fitted and set up properly, the Montara helmet is comfortable, and won’t wobble around during even the most rocky of downhill sections.
The internal brow strap has hydrophilic and anti-microbial pads which absorb up to 10x is own weight. This helps keep the sweat out of your eyes while remaining comfortable to wear.
With MIPS technology, goggle room and a breakaway camera mount, the Giro Montara gives you everything you need from a helmet without compromising on style or safety.
Once fitted correctly, the helmet was extremely comfortable to wear. I didn’t suffer from any pinching pains, slipping or wobble head. On a gorgeous hot day, I was ever so grateful for the generous 16 vents which allowed air to channel around my head to keep me cool.
One drawback I noticed immediately is that the small ratchet wheel in the rear is set into the strap, making it a little difficult to adjust with your gloves on. Even without my gloves on, it was still a little fiddly and hard to get a decent grip on at times. Although not a deal-breaker for me, because once you fit your helmet at the start of the ride, there shouldn’t be a need to adjust thereafter.
Colours: Matt Black/Galaxy, Matt Turquoise, Matt White/Geo
Sizes: Small: 51-55CM, Medium: 55-59CM
Available here for £140