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Giro
Aether Spherical MIPS Helmet

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Performance innovation.

The Giro Aether Spherical MIPS Helmet marks a revolutionary leap forward in rotational energy management. Inside the Aether, a dual-density EPS foam liner helps manage a wide range of impact energies, while also boasting deep internal channeling to provide cooling airflow. Giro's proprietary MIPS® Spherical technology is integrated between the layers of EPS foam - instead of against the rider's head - giving riders the benefits of MIPS without obstruction to comfort or cooling power.

The stunning silhouette is formed by a sleek six-piece shell that surrounds a series of massive vents, with added structural reinforcement via a shatter-resistant AURA reinforcing arch. The final touch is the Roc Loc 5+ Air fit system, featuring 3-way fit tuning, that allows for easy adjustment in seconds.


Features:

  • Sleek road helmet with 11 vents and Wind Tunnel internal channeling for optimal comfort and breathability.
  • Shatterproof Roll Cage "Halo" Reinforcement.
  • MIPS Spherical technology shifts the MIPS system between the EPS foam, rather than next to the skin.
  • Featherweight webbing with Slimline Buckle.
  • Sunglass docking ports in front vents.
  • Ponytail compatible.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Head Circumference20"-21¾"21¾"-23¼"23¼"-24¾"   
 
 

Certification: Complies with the US CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmet for Persons Age 5 and Older 

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Well ventilated, good looking, but a more difficult fit and allows more sweat down the face
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by JonJ
Cycling Enthusiast
Brenham, TX

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.

Reviewed 8/12/2020
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Saved My Life
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by David
Cycling Enthusiast
Orange County, CA

This is truly an awesome helmet. I was involved a bad bike crash on 1/25/20. I hit my head on the ground at high speed. Luckily, I did not have any serious head injuries, thanks to the helmet. I have 8 other helmets including POC, KASK and LAZER but this is my go-to helmet. Looks like I will have to buy another one from WesternBikeWorks.

Reviewed 1/31/2020
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Gorgeous Helmet
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Not as comfortable as previous Giro helmets for me - I have an oval headshape and this one is a little more round than oval in shape. Lightweight, great airflow, loving the upgraded straps. Overall, a very nice helmet with leading edge technology when purchased at a sale price.

Reviewed 6/16/2020
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Amazing helmet!
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by anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland

I love everything about this helmet. Great upgrade from other Giro helmets I've had in the past. Amazing fit and so comfortable!

Reviewed 5/21/2020
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Fit is equal to protection
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by Barch92
Cycling Enthusiast
Walnut Creek, CA

Road - light, stylish and outstanding protection - this purchase was a replacement for one that gave it all for me...

Reviewed 4/21/2020
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The fit adjustment dug in the back of my head Ive been riding for 50 years this helmet has badly designed adjusting on the back of head
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by Anonymous
0 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Helmet has badly designed adjustment on the back side of helmet, it digs into the back of your head

Reviewed 6/30/2020
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Awesome Technology- For me Extremely Uncomfortably
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by Anonymous
Michigan
12 of 17 customers found this review helpful.

The technology in this helmet is incredible. It is also extremely uncomfortable. The problem for me is it is cut about half an inch longer than other helmets. It pushes hard on the stems and bridge of my sunglasses and pushes them down on my nose. Because of the longer skirt it also digs into the back of my neck when I am looking up from riding on the drops. No adjustments cure this ... in my case. I would love to have this state of the art protection, but I am not willing to ride without my Oakleys and I cant tolerate the discomfort.

Reviewed 9/3/2018
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Second one. Same defect and uncomfortable.
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by Jorge
Cycling Enthusiast
salem oregon

Helmet looks great, and I also have the Synthe model. The plastic piece that rises and lowers at the back pinches my skin and is quite uncomfortable. I've adjusted up and down, but still pinches. Also, the exterior plastic decal keeps peeling off at front. I previously returned one due to this, but second helmet also had the same problem. Would not recommend, and may go back to another Synthe.

Reviewed 10/4/2019
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The helmet fits like a glove. No rub lines anywhere.
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by wynn
Cycling Enthusiast
Madison, WI

Use it for both training and racing. Plenty of ventilation.

Reviewed 8/16/2019
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If the sizing wasn't a little tight, I'd rate it 5
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by e415ldc
Cycling Enthusiast
Minnesota

I've been riding Giro helmets since 1998. I've always been happy with them. I tend to go to the high end helmets for the ventilation as I over heat easily. I have had Pneumo, and Atmos in the past. I ordered the same size for my new Aether and it is snug before cinching.

Reviewed 5/17/2019
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Best looking helmet I have ever owned
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by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Fremont, CA

So far this helmet has been great, very comfortable and great looking. I have not tested it in hot weather yet but from a design perspective it looks like it will be even better than my Synthe.

Reviewed 1/17/2019
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Great Helmet in function and style
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by Roland
Competitive Racer
South Florida
2 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

Unlike a previous comment, the helmet fits great and it allows me to wear my Oakleys without pushing down on my nose and it is very comfortable in a super tuck position. By the way it looks great.

Reviewed 9/14/2018
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Excellent helmet - incremental improvement from last one
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by TimT
Cycling Enthusiast
NYC

This fits like the prior Synthes, overall. It allows great air flow and I love the neon yellow color. I had a 4 year old non-mips Synthe that is beyond it's useful life, thus bought this. The straps are secure and don't collect sweat. The padding is light but supportive. The two-part design is something I don't notice at all, hope that's a good thing. The only gripe is the front plastic part of the cage leaves some indents on my forehead when I use it, even allowing sun in to give me an odd forehead sunburn during summer. Fall riding so far has been good, not needing a beanie hat so far and still very breathable.

I would purchase again, although expensive, I'm trusting the safety tech is worth it.

Reviewed 10/19/2020
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I good service easily to turn and exchange
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by Son
california

Good service Easily to return and exchange

Reviewed 11/19/2020
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Great comfortable helmet
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by PhxStar
Phoenix
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Is there a helmet more awesome than a Synthe? The Aether is it. Super comfortable, lite, and ventilated. I held off buying a first gen MIPS helmet so I can't compare, but the Aether is the best helmet I have owned.

Reviewed 1/31/2019
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Cool and Comfortable
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by Luvs2Bike
Cycling Enthusiast
San Antonio, TX
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The fit of this helmet in size Small is the same fit for me as my Giro Synthe (non-mips). I feel it is true to size. I bought the helmet for the added safety and also hoping that it would be cooler than my Giro Aeon or Synthe in the Texas heat. I wore my new Aether tonight in 92-95 degree heat and I could feel the cool air flowing across my head. It was almost like an air conditioner! The helmet is noticeably cooler than my Giro Aeon. I will continue to reserve my Giro Synthe as my winter helmet. The Aether is very comfortable and I certainly did not notice the few extra grams (apx 35) between it any my other Giro helmets. Adjusting the helmet is super easy and I love the new Roc Loc and the sun glasses holder. Highly recommend!!!!

Reviewed 5/27/2020
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Exceptional Helmet
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by MasterGunny
Cycling Enthusiast
Marfa, TX
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

Put it though the paces last week with a 36-miler and today with a 100K (cold, wet miserable ride)....perfect fit and extremely light, great ventilation coupled with solid aerodynamics. My ONLY compliant, this is the only high end helmet (yes, at this price point...it is high end) out of too many to count in the past 3-years that DID NOT come with replacement sweat pads.....Come on Giro...

Reviewed 10/20/2018
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Nice upgrade over the Synthe
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by Joe
Cycling Enthusiast
Vancouver, wa
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

My Giro Synthe helmet was ready to be replaced and I had been drooling over the Aether, so, at a big % off, it was great deal. The Aether has the MIPS technology built in to the helmet instead of being attached to the already made helmet, so the entire interior of the helmet rotates to absorb shock in case of a crash. This seems much better than the Synthe. Fit is very good. I've only had one ride in 85 heat and the ventilation was good.

Reviewed 5/11/2020
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This is a GREAT helmet
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by Billmars04
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use the helmet on all my rides. It is light and comfortable, and fits my head without any undue pressure points. It works with all my Oakley sunglasses. I have used several winter caps under it, and with a twist of the knob it adjusts for a perfect fit.

I crashed once, but did not get to test the helmet as there was no head contact with the ground. I hope to not test the helmets crash worthiness.

Reviewed 3/19/2020
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Best Helmet to date from Giro!
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by ForGreaterGood
Cycling Enthusiast
Hawaii and Iowa

Ive been an avid cyclist for 35 years averaging 500 miles per weekalways with a helmet properly attached to my head! Over the years Ive had every top-end helmet produced by Giro. The Aether is by far the best helmet Ive had! While I cannot attest to its crash durability and protection, this helmet is very comfortable, easy to fit, and highly ventilated. In all previous models, I had to wear a headband to prevent sweat from getting into my eyes but not so with the Aether. Its air channeling is simply the best. For those who ride at night, a taillight and headlight can be attached to the helmet without interfering with the MIPS liner.

Reviewed 2/18/2020
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