Pros: Well ventilated, cutting-edge MIPS, good looks, great straps and adjustments
Cons: Difficult to fit versus prior Giros, allows sweat down the forehead.
I used the sizing chart as recommended given the different MIPS design and it said medium. Medium felt tight at the rear sides of my head -- like a flat spot pushing against the helmet. Tried large but it was HUGE on my head. I ended up with the medium -- very snug, almost too tight, but when I ride I do not notice this. I wear large in other helmets with no issues. The fit of this one is DIFFERENT, so hopefully it fits you better than me.
The front padding is from temple to temple which is nice but it is very thin. It takes very little sweating to saturate the pad and have sweat running down your forehead even with wearing a thicker skullcap such as Headsweats. This is much more of a problem with this helmet than any of my other helmets.
Summary: nice looking helmet with great tech and features, but the fit is more difficult and the front padding is not as absorbent and allows more sweat down the forehead -- perhaps a function of the tighter fit of the helmet on my head.
Purchased on the recommendation of Consumer reports, whose objective, thorough and impartial judgment I have relied on for decades.
Perfect fit, easy to adjust, secure feeling, and a nice minimalist flat gray color without gaudy ornamentation...also like the generous ventilation ports and detachable sun visor.
The best MIPS helmet I have owned in my 74 years...thanks!
This is by far the most comfortable helmet I have ever tried on. I tried on several from other major competitors and none could compare. The cushioning is minimal but provides just what is needed, and the cinching system adjusts nicely to create a supremely comfortable fit, while benefiting from the MIPS technology. I do wish Giro had included extra cushioning strips as they had with previous helmets I have owned.
This is a great cap for warmer weather. I love it because it does a good job of absorbing sweat on hot rides, without being thick or bulky underneath a helmet. The fabric is soft and comfortable. I also use it for trail running in as a sort of sweat band with a little sun protection.