Met Inferno helmet review£89.99

Lightweight summer lid

BikeRadar score3/5

Another distinctive Met lid, the lightweight, airy Inferno is a great summer skull protector if the shape syncs with you.

Looking from the front, this lid is all long thin vents, and while the two horizontal slots taper to almost nothing, there’s plenty of air flow through the others.

Big exhaust ports at the rear and top mean lots of suction through the sculpted interior as speed increases too, although it’s not noticeably cooler than the £20 cheaper Met Estro

Where it does score over its sibling is a lower weight, thanks in part to mesh strip straps and a more cutaway cradle, and a full protective hardshell covering top and bottom.

Guy Kesteven

Freelance Writer, UK
Guy started filling his brain with cycle stats and steaming up bike shop windows back in 1980. He worked the other side of those windows from '89 while getting a degree in “describing broken things covered in mud" (archaeology). Dug historical holes in the ground through the early '90s, then became a pro bike tester in '97. Guy has ridden thousands of bikes and even more components the world over since then and can remember them all in vivid, haunting detail. Can't remember where the car keys are, though.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 180cm / 5' 11"
  • Weight: 68kg / 150lb
  • Waist: 76cm / 30in
  • Chest: 91cm / 36in
  • Discipline: Strict sadomasochist
  • Preferred Terrain: Technical off-piste singletrack and twisted back roads. Up, down, along — so long as it's faster than the last time he did it he's happy.
  • Current Bikes: An ever changing herd of test machines from Tri bikes to fat bikes and everything in between.
  • Dream Bike: His Nicolai Helius AM custom tandem
  • Beer of Choice: Theakston's Old Peculier (not Peculiar)
  • Location: Yorkshire, UK
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