When Giro introduced the Pro Light helmet in 1985, it changed the cycling world forever. In an era where leather hairnets were considered acceptable and riding helmetless was commonplace, the Pro Light's lightweight, breathable foam construction provided a previously unseen degree of safety. The effects are still being felt to this day.
It might be expected that Giro is still one of the undisputed market leaders in cycling helmets, from lightweight peloton favorites to Enduro-oriented half-shells and full-face helmets. Those same technologies have also made their way into ski and snowboard helmets as well, where Giro's expertise in creating lightweight head protection is equally appreciated. Integrating eyewear into ski helmets was a natural step, and Giro's snow goggles have earned a loyal following in their own right.
Giro's innovative approach to helmet design draws some of its inspiration from the intersection of sea and mountains at the brand's headquarters in Santa Cruz, California. The location made it a natural progression for Giro to develop the New Road collection of cycling clothing, which pairs race-inspired function with stylish, commuter-worthy silhouettes and proven technical materials. Additionally, Giro manufactures cycling and mountain bike shoes, gloves, and accessories that cater to the needs of professional, recreational, and lifestyle cyclists alike.