Giro Ionos: 9.8 / 10
- Very comfortable
- Excellent airflow
- Fits great, feels lighter than it really is.
- Winter Kit included
- Great design
Yes, Giro Ionos is pricey. But that's about the only thing you won't like in it. It looks cool, feels really cool and screams quality. If you have the money, then get it.
Remember, though, a more expensive helmet does not mean that it's safer. Theoretically, all helmets are equally safe in the USA. All of them are tested for compliance with the CPSC. You pay a higher price for the bells and whistles. But let's face it, you can't compare a $20 helmet with a $200 one. The latter won't only look better, it'll also feel more comfortable. And lighter. And cooler (temperature wise). You get my drift.
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So, what are the Giro Ionos's bells and whistles then? Giro themselves are proud of the Ionos helmet and say that "Ionos is the most technologically advanced road cycling helmet Giro has ever created". Let's see what separates this helmet from the others.
Giro Ionos Helmet Product Specifications:
- Vents : 21
- Sizes :
S (20''-21.75'' / 51-55 cm)
M (21.75''-23.25'' / 55-59 cm)
L (23.25''-24.75'' / 59-63 cm)
- Certification : CPSC
- MSRP : $225
- In-Mold Construction
- ROC LOC 4 Adjustment System
- Super Fit Engineering
- Composite subframe
- Cool Vents (Giro claims the Ionos is able to cool 15% more than the Atmos)
- Ionos Winter Kit (for the cold days, because the Giro Ionos has 21 massive vents and very good airflow)
- X-Static Helmet Padding (Exclusive Giro Ionos silver-coated padding; anti-microbial and thermodynamic benefits)
- Wind Tunnel Ventilation
- Weight : 275-345g, depending on the size
As you can see, there are a lot of bells and whistles with really super cool names. Only you can decide if this is the helmet for you. If money is no object, you want a prestigious, comfortable helmet that can cool your head in the summer and keep it warm in the winter, then buy Giro Ionos. If you still can't decide, these user reviews might be of some help.