What most impresses with the Savant is how many of Giro’s top-end features it has, at a price that won’t break the bank. The exterior is similar to the Aeon’s with its generous vents, but it’s the interior that’s most crucial – the vents are not just scalloped but channelled. This gives a wonderfully cooling feel as airflow disperses evenly around your head.
Like all of Giro’s designs the Savant is immediately comfortable, and light too, at just 260g (L). To fit, the helmet uses the company’s newest Roc Loc 5 dial ratchet system. This has a three-point vertical adjustment and a tiny dial that’s easy to adjust while riding, even with gloves on.
There’s plenty of exposed EPS foam, so you'll need to take care against knocks, and the front of the helmet comes down a little too far, slightly obscuring the view while in an aero position. But for the price we can forgive these little niggles.