At 365 grams, Cratoni's AllTrack helmet isn’t light, but we found its performance makes up for the extra heft.
There’s plenty of protection on offer as the shell drops deep at the back and also in front of the ears, protecting that vulnerable area. The cutaway over the ear and the fixed straps are well placed – the straps’ mounting points keep them away from the face until near the jaw, improving comfort.
Their meeting point below the ear is adjustable, assuring a good fit. The ratchet strap closure is the best non-clip once we’ve used; undoing it is easy, even with gloves on, while feeding the system together is no more tricky than a normal clip.
Fit around sunglasses arms is good, so long as they are low profile, despite the protection in front of the ear. The large visor is adjustable, with positions well out of the way so goggles just sneak underneath and low enough to make a real difference in heavy rain. There’s a goggle strap guide at the back and a removable camera/light mount on the top too.
The 17 vents aren’t massive, meaning cooling is reasonable, rather than excellent, but the thin but effective pads keep it comfortable on the head.
The smallish plastic cradle and size adjuster are the only let down. It’s vertically adjustable, but just loses out on comfort compared to the best helmets out there.
This article was originally published in What Mountain Bike magazine.