Giro Atmos Road Bike Helmet Review

Giro Atmos Helmet, Pink White

Comfort
Fit
Ventilation
Build Quality
Weight
Price

Giro Atmos: 9.7 / 10

The GoodAdvantages:

  • Comfortable
  • Lightweight
  • Solid fit
  • Excellent airflow, ventilation
  • Cool design

The BadDisadvantages:

  • Nothing!

Although a little expensive, Giro's Atmos is the favorite helmet of many cyclists I know. It's cheaper than the Giro Ionos helmet, which is Giro's top of the line for the time being. If you compare it to the Ionos, the first thing you'll notice is that Giro didn't include the winter kit in the Atmos package. And that's partly why the Atmos is cheaper.

The Giro Atmos helmet has a total of 26 vents. It will keep your head cool even on the hottest summer days. In fact, your head will be cooler when wearing this helmet than without it. This is what Giro likes to refer to as Wind Tunnel Ventilation, their own proprietary system. The number of vents also has a positive effect on the weight of the Giro Atmos, which is 275 grams. You will barely feel it on your head.

Giro Atmos Helmet, Black PewterGiro Atmos Helmet, Blue WhiteGiro Atmos Helmet, Matte Sepia Orange

Giro Atmos Helmet, Matte TitaniumGiro Atmos Helmet, Red BlackGiro Atmos Helmet, White SilverGiro Atmos Helmet, Pink White

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Giro Atmos is available at Amazon and ChainReactionCycles. There are several colors to choose from. If you get this helmet, drop me a comment and tell me how you like it! You can also rate it at the end of this article.

Giro Atmos Helmet Product Specifications:

  • Vents : 26
  • Sizes :
    S (20”-21.75” / 51-55 cm)
    M (21.75”-23.25” / 55-59 cm)
    L (23.25”-24.75” / 59-63 cm)
  • MSRP : $175
  • In-Mold Construction
  • ROC LOC 4 Adjustment System
  • Super Fit Engineering
  • Wind Tunnel Ventilation
  • Weight : 275g

As I always say, all helmets are equally safe, as they must comply with safety standards, no mater in which country they're being sold.  If you are low on cash, I have good news for you: you don't have to pay a lot of money to be safe on the road. But when choosing a helmet, comfort is important, and you get what you pay for. Giro Atmos is one of the most comfortable helmets in the market.

Giro Atmos seems to be very popular amongst cyclists. For some reason, Atmos owners seem attached to this helmet. Get it from Amazon or CRC. Ride safely!

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9 Responses to Giro Atmos Road Bike Helmet Review

  1. G Wilks says:

    Hello There

    I bought the ATMOS Helmet today. I have always bought Giro Helmets and have always found them to be of the highest quality.i was wearing an o7 Giro Helmet just last week when i had a tumble. The Helmet saved me from either death or at the very least severe injury. I had a bit of road rash but was able to get up and go on my way. To me it looked as if there was very little damaage to the helmet.There was lots of damage inside. It did it’s job.Keep up the good work. Kindest Regards
    George

  2. Tony says:

    George, I’m glad you weren’t severely injured!
    I’m sure you’ll love Giro Atmos, it’s one of the best helmets I’ve seen.
    Ride safely! :-)

  3. EE says:

    Your weight for the Atmos is wrong. I own a small Atmos with cut down straps, and it weighs about 300 grams, not 240.

  4. Tony says:

    EE, thanks for the comment. I took the information from giro.com’s Atmos page before they updated their site. Now I can’t find it anywhere. In the Amazon product description they state the Atmos weighs 275 grams.

  5. Ken says:

    I’ve had the Atmos for over year and it’s performed as advertised and reflects GIRO’s expected attention to detail and quality – well made, very cool and light. If I have any complaints it’s a hot spot in the front produced from the velcro patch to which the padding attaches (left side). Minior, but on longer rides it can become a distraction. I would highly recommend this helmet!
    All the Best!
    Ken

  6. Dan Kollin says:

    I bought a Giro Atmos a few years back – Red & Blue. Unfortunately the red began to fade to a very unmanly pink about 6 months ago (only in certain parts of the helmet – other stayed fire engine red). I mostly ignored it until I couldn’t. The helmet has been shipped back to Giro for them to decide if it’s a defect (with the paint process) or simply the result of old age (present company excluded). The helmet itself is in excellent condition.

  7. Tommygee says:

    So how does the Atmos compare to the Pneumo of years back? I am looking to de-mushroom my look with a new helmet purchase, and the Atmos looks much more compact from an aesthetic standpoint. Humor me while I put safety to the side (they’re all safe, right?) and concentrate solely on looks for a moment? I have a BIG dome, and I want something that doesn’t make it look bigger…

  8. Tony says:

    Tommygee,
    All the helmets are equally safe if they have a CPSC (USA) sticker, and all legally sold helmets have that sticker. About the looks, it all depends on the shape of your head. Giro Atmos and Pneumo are similar in shape, but you won’t know for sure until you put it on. Amazon has a good return policy, so you can order it from them and return it if you don’t like it, although you should check if they have the Large size in stock.

    Giro Ionos might fit you better if you have a large round head.

    Please let me know how it goes.

  9. Ted says:

    I first bought the Atmos in 2008 after I had a crash with my Louis Garneau and a week later I had a really bad accident with the Atmos and it essentially saved my life. Needless to say I went and got another. It is the lightest helmet I have ever had and comfort is never an issue. I wanted to get a new one but since my first purchase of this fine product it has gone from $120 to $175 and I keep searching for a sale and whenever I find one, they don’t have my S/M (most popular size.) All I can say is that since the helmet is more popular they just hiked the price up $50. That’s a shame because I really liked that helmet. Now I am just looking for a similar helmet made by another company that won’t cost me as much. Who knows maybe if everyone else thought this way and acted on it the might realize the error in price gouging the public. But fat chance, somebody just has to be greedy!

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