Harrison Hwrote a review of Catlike Mixino Helmet on September 8, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
I should start off by saying, I'm bias towards Catlike. I have always found there helmets to be impressive looking. I kept thinking I'd pick one up over the past few years, but continued to ride with my Giro. After browsing about for a while, I found several on sale, including Competitive Cyclist's. So I popped on it. Having missed out on other sales, I didn't give myself the chance to miss this one. I know CC has a strong returns policy, so I trusted in them and ordered my size (large) in white.
What I discovered when I put on the helmet was not what I had thought for the years before. I was not impressed. Well, I was impressed with the weight. It really did feel like I didn't have any weight on my head. The fit was not for me though. Not even necessarily the circumference, but the way it sat on top of my head did not inspire confidence. The front of the helmet would sit just below my average hair line on my forehead. It felt like it was sitting far to up to offer protection in the event of an over-the-handlebars stop. Fortunately, I didn't find out if it would have offered that protection. Instead, I opted to return it. There is no sense in using an ill-fitting helmet no matter how wicked it looks. This expensive lid would have just been sitting on my wall waiting for a trade for a Kask. Again, helmets are a personal matter. Take from this review what you will. I didn't crash with it, or even ride with it. I can't attest to it's protection features. I did sit with it on in the living room for a few hours, but just couldn't justify the fit for the cost. I'll always admire the Catlike looks on others, but I found it is just not for me, unfortunately. Maybe the Whisper would fit, maybe (?).
-Looks (for some)
-Venting (didn't ride with it on, but I felt any breeze that blew while I tried it on for hours)
-Various thickness pads
-Easy adjustment dial
-Looks (for some)
-Doesn't fit every head (but what helmet does?)