I ride in the Sacramento valley where in the summer the temps can easily exceed 100 degrees. The Kask Protone helmet meets the challenge with flying colors. Since I have few shingles on the roof, I also have to wear a wrap on my head, and I stay cool all day long, look pretty cool as well.
I like this Matte Black finish of the Protone! It is literally and figuratively so COOL. Because it is Matte Black, you can pair it with any color jersey and you will still look like you have a matching kit. The vents are really well designed that it cools my head during a hot Southern California mountain climb! Also the design is so Aero that it gives you that advantage, now I can also enjoy the minimal gains that this terrific product provides and I love it....I have TWO of these already and planning on getting a 3rd one!!!! That's how much I like the Protone helmet from KASK.
The Protone is a great helmet for long rides. Recently used it while riding a century a few weeks ago in 80 degree weather. I have a black helmet and I never felt over heated because it's well ventilated. It's also super light and fairly aero.
Great helmet, been using it for several months now. Lightweight and comfortable, lots of vents throughout. I notice that the outer shell is very soft and brittle, well as least the matte version of this helmet, so be careful not to scratch or drop it. The front padding soaks up a lot of sweat when climbing in direct sunlight so I had to position the padding up towards the vents to help dry it out.
This is the best fitting helmet with the best chin strap system Ive owned to date. The size is good and the outer shell size feels relatively small for a Large. The only criticism is the clear coating or sealant seems to be peeling in a few internal areas but not a big deal. Highly recommend
The first thing I noticed when I put this helmet on was how light it was and how it fit perfectly to my head. The chin strap is extremely comfortable. Out on the road I was struck by how quiet and how well ventilated the Protone really is - you totally forget you have it on. This is one extremely well engineered, aerodynamic helmet. It looks fantastic and doesn't interfere with my sunglasses at all. My only issue is the price. I got it on sale but still it's very pricey hence the value rating. If you can afford it, get this helmet. It's a quantum leap forward from my old Giro Atmos helmet.
The first thing I noticed when I put this helmet on was how light it was and how it fit perfectly to my head. The chin strap is extremely comfortable. Out on the road I was struck by how quiet and how well ventilated the Protone really is - you totally forget you have it on. This is one extremely well engineered, aerodynamic helmet. It looks fantastic and doesnt interfere with my sunglasses at all. My only issue is the price. I got it on sale but still its very pricey hence the value rating. If you can afford it, get this helmet. Its a quantum leap forward from my old Giro Atmos helmet.
I race with this helmet, as do many others this season. Upon trying it, I immediately understood the Protone's popularity. It's very sleek (looks great from any angle) and lightweight, and the tightness adjustment system feels like it's cradling the lower back of your head - a reassuring factor as you're cornering at speed. Very happy with this helmet.
I recently received a Protone with a small crack. It could be from shipping damage, who knows. Today, I got my replacement, and it is perfect!!!! I am happy with the service. They shipped my replacement, before I even took my defective helmet to a UPS store. I will buy from you again. Thank you for great service!
If the helmet fits and the fit will not compromise your safety in a crash then it is a worthy investment. Of course, you would not know if the helmet is designed to protect your head until you crash and you do not want to do that to test it. My biggest complaint is I could not use it and returned it because if it is tight enough I would get a headache and if it is too lose it will not serve its purpose. The contour of the helmet is not compatible with my head and I could not get the right tension to keep me headache free and happy rider. The buckle and strap system is one of the best if not the best on the market as the leather strap will not irritate your skin and throat while riding, eating and drinking. Like all helmets and shoes, if the fit is not good do not use them even if you get your hands on a free one. It can be dangerous and quite uncomfortable in the long run!. Kask makes great helmets only if the fit is right! I have tried other models from Kask and unfortunately none fit me to warrant the investment. Some of them have too much plastic in the back I could not put on my Rudy Project (Rydon) glasses as the plastic in the back of the helmet was obstructing the ear pieces from sliding through and staying in place. .