Giro Hex Helmet (08) review

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£50

Giro Hex

BikeRadar verdict

85.0 out of 5 stars

"Good looks, solid performance, loads of colours and great value, too"

Sunday, December 30, 1990 12.00am By

Sitting almost halfway between Giro's MTB-specific lid, the Xen, and a more traditional style helmet, the Hex offers good styling and performance at a fair price.

It's noticeably more low-pro than other Giro helmets and the rear outer shell better follows the curvature of the head to give it a more 'wrapped' feel (and it helps keep its weight relatively low, at 310g). But although it is obviously Xen-esque, it doesn't benefit from the more comprehensive rear protection that the Xen offers. The 22 intake vents keep the head cool, doing their job particularly well at slower riding speeds (and hence, lower air-flow speeds), and Giro's own RocLoc 4 retention system is simple and effective to use, and is one of the simplest to adjust.

The in-moulded upper and lower hard-body construction has proven rugged and robust, and the visor can be positioned freely to aid visibility - and stays puts to offer a simple but essential feature.

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Specification

Name:
Hex Helmet
Brand:
Giro
Price:
£50

Available Colours:
Matte Black Matte Sepia
Description:
Meets CE EN1078 certification
Weight (g):
294
No of Vents:
21
Visor Adjustablility:
15
Sizes Available:
L M S
Fastening Type:
RockLoc 4 System
Helmet Sizes Available:
Small 51-55cm

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