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Catlike Mixino Helmet - Men's
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Description

Returning to its winning ways.

In 2014, Valverde — while wearing Catlike's Mixino Helmet — racked up over 20 top-five placings in races like the Tour, Lombardia, the Vuelta, the Worlds and the top overall spot of the season. Given that success, it's safe to assert that the Mixino is a winning formula, and doesn't require any real tampering for 2015. You can rest assured that the Mixino is light and fast enough to keep up with anything your legs can produce, but Catlike knows that the helmet's first job is safety.

In the pursuit of safety, Catlike has developed multiple proprietary technologies that are unique as its stylized design philosophy. The Mixino uses a process called In Mold that combines layers to increase resistance to impact and diffusion of dangerous forces during crashes. This protection is also extended to your occipital lobe courtesy of Catlike's Low Nape Protection. The helmet's Crash Energy Splitter design is responsible for diffusing impact throughout its Aramid cage. Aramid is a composite of heat-resistant synthetic fibers. It's easy to manipulate during manufacture but durable enough for use in things like ballistic-rated body armor fabric and, yes, bicycle helmets.

We admit that we don't always think "safety first," and the Mixino checks the other items off of our list with its low weight and ample ventilation. The Mixino features the same 39 air vents arranged in the same Dual Flow design found on the Whisper Plus. Dual Flow creates a constant airstream through the helmet, directing cooling air across your head to the rear exhaust ports. Catlike uses a patented technology that it calls an Airtube System to maintain the Mixino's structural integrity despite all of that negative space. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet, reinforcing the open design, and eliminating the need for bulky construction material.

For comfortable adjustability, the Mixino features an adjustable micro-dial at the rear that controls the overall retention-level of the helmet. Catlike calls this its MPS eVo system, and it expands or contracts the newly-designed, thin-style arms that wrap inside of the helmet. Additionally, the Mixino has two independently-adjustable head supports at the rear, and two new lateral wing pads that are also adjustable. Even better, these pads are interchangeable, meaning that you're able to use varying thicknesses depending on your head size. Finally, the Mixino allows for vertical adjustments, so nearly every head size is able to be enjoy a pro level of fit.

  • 39 vents
  • Crash Energy Splitter technology
  • Low Nape protection
  • MPS eVo retention system

Tech Specs

Shell Material:
Graphene nanotech
Ventilation:
Dual flow
Fit Adjustment:
MPS (Multi Position System) eVo
Claimed Weight:
[small] 200 g, [medium] 210 g, [large] 230 g
Recommended Use:
cycling

Size Chart

Catlike

Helmets
Mixino, Mixino VD2.0
 SML
Head Circumference 20.5 - 21.3in
(52 - 54cm)
21.7 - 22.4in
(55 - 57cm)
22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
Whisper
 SML
Head Circumference 21.3 - 22in
(54 - 56cm)
22 - 22.8in
(56 - 58cm)
22.8 - 24in
(58 - 61cm)
Vacuum
 SML
Head Circumference 21.3 - 21.7in
(54 - 55cm)
21.7 - 22.4in
(55 - 57cm)
22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
Kompact'o
 SML
Head Circumference 20.1 - 21.3in
(51 - 54cm)
21.7 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
23.2 - 24in
(59 - 61cm)
Leaf
  ML
Head Circumference  21.3 - 22.4in
(54 - 57cm)
22.8 - 23.6in
(58 - 60cm)
360
 One Size
Head Circumference 21.3 - 22.8in
(54 - 58cm)
Chrono WT
 SM/L
Head Circumference 21.3 - 22in
(54 - 56cm)
22.4 - 23.6in
(57 - 60cm)
Chrono Aero Plus
 One Size
Head Circumference 21.7 - 23.6in
(55 - 60cm)
Tako
  ML
Head Circumference  21.3 - 22.4in
(54 - 57cm)
22.8 - 24.4in
(58 - 62cm)
Kitten
 XSSM
Head Circumference 19.3 - 20.5in
(49 - 52cm)
20.5 - 21.7in
(52 - 55cm)
21.7 - 22.8in
(55 - 58cm)
How to Measure:
Measure around your head where your hat would fit comfortably.

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Great looking Helmet

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

This is a great looking helmet, Nice details and excellent construction. Unfortunately for me I have a big melon and this particular helmet runs narrower than other brands. Even for an (L) size

light, airy, good looking lid

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Can't understand the negative reviews on this item.

Taken one by one:

The straps - more forward yes, but adjustable, and they are softer than most, not "thin".

The look - sits a little higher than most, but who cares? I like the rounder and more plentiful holes, and the helmet is quieter in the wind IMO.

Fits me well, and with all the adjustments they provide it will likely fit you as well. At this sale price -- a bargain.

Returned

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

I really wanted to like this helmet because it's very lightweight, has a ton of vents and has that comfortable "barely there" feeling on my head but there are 2 problems I just couldn't get past so I returned it: 1) the front strap is way too far forward. It rested on the skin of my temple and brushed the edges of my eyebrows. Very annoying. 2) I have a skinny face/head and because this helmet flares out on the sides, it looks rather bulbous sitting up there. Not quite mushroom cap territory but because it sits high on the head it looks silly.

Good fit and ventilation, weak buckle

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

The helmet is super easy to adjust and fits perfectly; hence, it's quite comfortable. It does provide lots of ventilation, more than any of my previous helmets. One note: (the reason for 4 stars instead of 5) the buckle is not strong enough, and I have to constantly tighten the straps during longer rides.

Good Ventilation & Fit, Light Weight

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

Very pleased with the Mixino. Small fits my oval size 7 noggin with a thin cap better than any helmet I've worn (many from Kask, Giro, and Rudy). Fit is consistent around entire perimeter, with no pressure spots. Feels very secure. Great ventilation for summer, too much for winter. Straps require some care; side buckles below ear are easy to release inadvertently. Definitely looks like it rides high on head, at least from the front, but light weight, excellent ventilation and (especially) fit make this one a keeper.

Great Helmet!

    I really like this helmet. The fit is fantastic for my slightly oval head. I has great ventilation, and seems very high quality.
    It is a steal at the price Backcounty is selling it for.

    Avg. ride time: 2h 28m per week
    • Average ride time is based on Strava activity over the last 3 months. Give your reviews credibility by connecting your account.

    Catlike Mixino!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Small

    Great helmet for keeping cool in the southern California heat! Fits well and the straps have been updated from the whisper and function better with less movement. Whisper saved my dome in a bad crash so I purchased the Mixino and couldn't be happier. Wish it was available in more solid colors.

    Great Helmet

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Great fit, comfortable, and well ventilated.

    read the pros and cons

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I found some good and some no so great on this helmet, mostly good. The fit retention system is really nice and ventilation is about as good as it gets. The only thing I didn't love was on my small narrow head it looked a little big.

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    Avg. ride time: 3h 27m per week
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    Are the posted weights accurate or are those for the Euro version?
    I have these for the US version:
    SM 52-54cm 230gr
    MD 55-57cm 240gr
    LG 58-60cm 260gr

    Amazingly Cool! Light & Airy

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I love this helmet in every way except for the chin straps. Cool, fits nicely, lightweight, looks good, easily adjustable, and I can feel the cool air rushing across my head. The only negative preventing a 5-star review is the chin strap. Poorly engineered. Front helmet strap anchor is positioned too far forward on your face and the overly-thin fabric sticks on your skin like a wet noodle. The clip/clasp on the chin is cheaply designed too. It's a cycling Faux Pas to wear your sunglasses under the helmet straps, but this helmet almost necessitates the practice. To avoid this embarrassment I twist the straps a bit to alleviate the facial annoyance.

    What's the difference between this and the Whisper?

    The amount of vents and more aero (mixino).