Protect your noggin, and your wallet.
Getting back into the swing of biking can be a pricey endeavor, full of overpriced gear that claims to shave weight, protect, or make you look cooler than the other gear. The Giro Vasona MIPS Helmet is there for those who have had enough with the gimmicks, and want solid protection that doesn't break the bank. It uses lightweight construction, and is loaded up with MIPS technology that you'd find in higher-end options, but opts for a more economical construction, and a one-size-fits-all approach to shave down the price for entry-level riders and seasoned veterans looking for a new helmet that won't break the bank.
The Vasona helmet is constructed with a polycarbonate hardshell that's constructed using in-mold technology with an impact absorbing EPS liner to soak up the energy from crashes, or your friend's wicked bushwhack when you're riding a little too close around a wooded corner. It features MIPS technology, short for Multi Directional Impact Protection, which rotates freely inside of the helmet to help dissipate and absorb hits from odd directions that could cause your head to bounce or twist. Against your noggin is quick-drying padding that pulls away the sweat, and a RocLoc Sport MIPS system —Giro's easy-to-dial fit adjustment, so you can get things secured in place with ease, even when wearing riding gloves. The helmet features 22 vents to keep you cool when the day brings on the heat wave, and reflective details to help you be seen when your ride takes a turn for the road.
- A budget-friendly helmet with loaded technology
- In-mold polycarbonate provides hardshell protection
- Impacts are absorbed and dissipate with EPS liner
- MIPS technology helps reduce rotational forces in a crash
- 22 vents let your noggin breathe on the warm days
- Adjustable back dials in for the perfect fit
- Be seen if your ride takes to road with reflective accents
- Ages 5 and older
- Item #GIR00FW
- Shell Material
- Fit Adjustment
- RocLoc Sport Mips
- adjustable, removable
- Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
- Manufacturer Warranty
- 1 year
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October 21, 2021
Great helmet for the price
- I've put it through the wringer
Full disclosure: I am an actual woman who bought this helmet with my own money for my own head, and I have not asked my husband whether he approves. I have found GIro women's helmets to fit more securely and comfortably than other brands. I don't like spending a lot of money on a piece of equipment that will need replacement every few years, either by accident or by design. For me the Vasona is just about right. I ride both for exercise (fast) and for transportation (slow, in street clothes), and for my purposes the weight and ventilation of this helmet are fine. The small visor affords a bit of sun protection without obscuring vision. The only thing I don't like is the new strap arrangement, which doesn't allow as much adjustment as the older style and tends to work loose. The visor tends to detach if I put the helmet into a bag, but it's easy to put back.
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