The construction is pretty standard for modern helmets, with an InMould shell consisting of a polystyrene interior and a hard plastic exterior which is moulded together under high pressure.
The Ares boasts a carbon ﬁbre ring running through the front of the helmet, but we’re not convinced that this is enough to increase the protection offered.
Overall this is a decent helmet, the 22 large vents keeping our heads pretty cool even during some seriously hot rides.
We found the retention system straightforward, though the chin strap – which unusually is attached to the lower part of the shell rather than within the helmet – took a bit of getting used to.
The Ares is at a price point where there’s a lot of competition, and the Trek Sonic and Abus S Force just about shade it.
It weighs 315g and is available in three colours: team (tested), charcoal, and the pink of the Ares women-speciﬁc helmet. It’s certiﬁed to European CE 1078 standard.