Why We Like The Valegro Helmet
We grabbed our first glimpse of the Kask Valegro Helmet on the heads of Team Sky riders at the 2017 Tour as they donned them on the hottest mountain stages where aerodynamics takes a back seat to light weight and ventilation. Since that time, we've been patiently waiting for Kask to bring the helmet to the market for us mere mortals. The team that's known for its obsession with marginal gains once again makes—ahem—headway in helping design a product that in the end, we all benefit from.
Kask engineers carefully shaped the profile of the Valegro's polycarbonate shell and verified the results in the wind tunnel, creating exceptional cooling performance and heat exchange, the perfect recipe for a helmet to keep your head cool on climbs in July. The Valegro offers its impressive cooling through 37 vents and the new breathable and quick-dry pads. This 5mm thick 3D DRY padding is anti-static and antibacterial and has a multi-layer open cell construction process so it wicks away sweat while remaining extremely comfortable. And because your perspiration evaporates quickly, less humidity is formed so the temperature remains more constant.
- Team Sky's go-to helmet on hot stages featuring climbs
- In-Mold shell increases structural integrity
- Verified in the wind tunnel for cooling and heat exchange
- Adjustable Octo Fit cradle keeps a snug hold on your skull
- 37 ventilation channels encourage air flow and keep you dry
- Anti-odor padding offers all-day comfort while wicking away sweat
- MIT technology claims to improve the helmet's safety
- Eco-leather chin strap offers long-ride comfort
- Item #KSK000N
- CE EN 1078, Complies with U.S. CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmets for Persons Age 5 and Older
- Fit Adjustment
- Octo Fit
- 37 vents
- Manufacturer Warranty
- limited lifetime
- Claimed Weight
- [small] 6.3oz
- Shell Material
3.5 based on 4 ratings
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May 17, 2023
A Perfect Blend
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
- 6' 1"
Product Review: KASK Valegro Helmet - A Perfect Blend of Style, Comfort, and Safety When it comes to cycling gear, one item that should never be compromised is a reliable and high-quality helmet. As an avid cyclist myself, I understand the importance of finding a helmet that not only offers maximum protection but also delivers on style and comfort. After extensive research and testing, I am thrilled to present my review of the KASK Valegro Helmet - a true game-changer in the world of cycling helmets. First and foremost, let's talk about safety. The KASK Valegro Helmet is designed with utmost attention to detail and incorporates cutting-edge technology to ensure your head is well protected during every ride. The helmet is constructed using a durable polycarbonate shell that provides excellent impact resistance, giving me peace of mind knowing that my head is well shielded against any potential accidents. One of the standout features of the KASK Valegro Helmet is its impressive ventilation system. When cycling under the scorching sun, overheating can be a major concern. However, this helmet's design incorporates a staggering 37 ventilation holes strategically placed throughout the helmet. This ensures optimal airflow and breathability, keeping my head cool and comfortable, even during long and grueling rides. The effective ventilation system also helps in wicking away sweat, preventing any discomfort or irritation. Fit and comfort are crucial factors when choosing a helmet, and the KASK Valegro Helmet surpasses expectations in this department. The Octo Fit retention system allows for easy adjustment and customization to achieve the perfect fit. The helmet feels snug and secure on my head, without any uncomfortable pressure points. Moreover, the interior padding is plush and soft, providing additional comfort and absorbing any impact or vibration during bumpy rides. When it comes to aesthetics, the KASK Valegro Helmet truly shines. The sleek and streamlined design, available in a variety of vibrant colors, makes a bold statement on the road. Whether you prefer a classic black or a more vibrant red or blue, there is a color option to suit every cyclist's personal style. The helmet's overall design is aerodynamic, reducing drag and enhancing speed, making it an ideal choice for competitive cyclists. Another noteworthy aspect of the KASK Valegro Helmet is its lightweight construction. Weighing in at a mere 180 grams (size medium), it is one of the lightest helmets available on the market. This lightweight design not only adds to the overall comfort but also minimizes strain on the neck and shoulders during long rides. The helmet feels barely noticeable on my head, allowing me to fully focus on my cycling performance. In terms of practicality, the KASK Valegro Helmet has some impressive features. The chin strap is easily adjustable and secures the helmet in place without any discomfort. Additionally, the helmet is equipped with an anti-bacterial padding that is removable and washable, ensuring hygiene and freshness even after extensive use. KASK has also included reflective stickers on the rear of the helmet, increasing visibility and enhancing safety, especially during low-light conditions. Having tested the KASK Valegro Helmet in various weather conditions, I can confidently say that it performs exceptionally well. The helmet's durable construction and excellent ventilation make it suitable for both hot summer rides and chilly winter escapades. It offers reliable protection and comfort all year round, making it a versatile choice for cyclists in any climate. In conclusion, the KASK Valegro Helmet is a remarkable piece of cycling gear that ticks all the boxes - safety, comfort, style, and practicality. Its superior construction, lightweight design, and effective ventilation system make it a standout choice for cyclists of all levels. Whether you are a professional racer or a casual rider, this helmet is a worthy investment
February 28, 2022
If Possible, Try In Person
- I returned this product before using it
If possible, try it in person before ordering online to make sure it's the right fit for you. Used the sizing chart and the helmet fit perfectly however as others have mentioned, the side straps' length/positioning are not adjustable and were pulling up and into the bottom of my ear lobes. I purchased a size M and have "normal-sized" ears. I could see how this would be a great helmet, especially in warm climate riding, however the lack of customizable fit makes it a bit of a crapshoot
Originally reviewed on Backcountry.com
June 7, 2021
Not A Good Fit For Me
- I returned this product before using it
- Size Bought:
- S & M
As other reviews mentioned, the side strap "V" length and position are not adjustable, so it may fit very well, or not so well, depending on your head size and shape. For me, the V was too long, placing the buckles right at my jawline, which was not comfortable. The thick synthetic leather chin strap is a nice touch, but can't be easily shortened, unlike thinner nylon straps. When I tightened the chin strap the extra strap stuck straight out about 2 inches past the retaining loop, not a great look for a helmet strap. As for size, I was just at the size break for S/M, but the small was way too small, definitely order the medium if you're between sizes. Weight is just ok for a helmet advertised as super-light. The small is 230 grams, the medium is 250 grams. While still light, these weights are significantly higher than the weights you'll see in many reviews for the lighter EU helmets, made to a lesser safety standard than the US CPSC standard. I guess an extra 40 grams is worth it if it saves your noggin. This is a stylish, well ventilated and well made helmet, but the fixed side straps were a deal breaker for me. There's certainly a lot less fiddling to get the helmet fitted, but only if those fixed straps work for you.
January 11, 2021
Extremely well-made, but not perfect.
- I've used it several times
- Size Bought:
- 6' 1"
I've never owned a Kask helmet before. Over the years, I've owned helmets from Giro, Specialized, Bell, Catlike, Uvex, Orbea, and Mavic. None of those helmets were poorly made, and they all seemed to be made to pretty much similar standards, quality-wise. I was surprised, then, that this Kask helmet is, to my eyes, clearly manufactured to a higher standard. The polystyrene mold lines and in-shell molding are very clean and crisp, with no apparent misalignments. The graphics are all on straight and are either dyed/painted or sublimated on. The straps feel of very high quality with clean, crisp stitching. Really well-made. I got this helmet to replace/supplement a Mavic Comete helmet, that I just bought several months ago (which itself was a replacement of a quite old Orbea Odin). The Comete was fine, but whether due to the implementation of the MIPS or otherwise, I found it quite hot (despite its claims of excellent airflow) and that its browpad would quickly become saturated and dump significant amounts of accumulated sweat into my glasses, even on relatively cool days (think mid 70s). It was annoying enough that I got the Kask as a lightweight, long and hot ride helmet. Despite the Kask helmet not having a browpad (it does come with an optional stick-on pad, which I've not used), the airflow off the forehead keeps my glasses relatively dry, other than the occasional small drip when its really hot. The helmet is very light and very well ventilated. The lightest and best ventilated helmet I've ever owned, I think, though the Catlike and S-Works helmets were close. The pleather chin strap is surprisingly comfortable and very easy to use and adjust. An added bonus is that it stays where it is adjusted, unlike nearly all my other helmets. The helmet's y-straps just clear my earlobes and lie flat perfectly. While it works for me, I can see the non-adjustable y-straps potentially being a problem for someone with a larger head (I measured my head at about 59 and 3/4 cm around and am wearing a size L). But, the helmet is not perfect, even for me. The retention system's vertical adjustment does not lock into place, which means that every time I put on and take off the helmet, it needs to be adjusted. Sometimes, when I go from just cruising on the hoods to sprinting in the drops (and thereby changing my back/neck angles) I hear a click or two of the vertical adjustment moving. Also, as others have mentioned, the lack of a brow pad and the thin padding does lead to some pressure points at the front/top of my head. About 20 miles into my first ride with the helmet, it was a real problem, until I backed off the dial of the adjustment system by a click or two. That resolved the problem on that ride, and pretty much every ride since. As a result, the helmet doesn't feel as "locked down" as many other modern helmets, but it still feels relatively secure on my head (and doesn't seem to shift or move just in normal riding).
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