Known for its popular road lids, Italian helmet brand Kask is about launch its second MTB helmet, the Caipi, at next week’s Sea Otter Classic.
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Caipi helmet highlights
- 290g in the CPSC certified helmet and 250g for ‘non-CPSC.’
- 22 vents
- Available in nine colours
Claimed to weigh 290g in the CPSC version and 250g for ‘non-CPSC’, the Caipi features 22 vents and appears to slot in above the Rex in KASK’s range with more vents and less weight. According to KASK, the helmet complies with EU, US and Australian safety standards.
As with most trail oriented helmets, there appears to be extended rear coverage, with Kask saying that the back of the helmet comes down to a “line level with the base of the skull.”
At the front, there is a generously sized polypropylene visor complete with ventilation, though it doesn’t appear to be adjustable. It also lacks the goggle retention strap at the rear and the integrated GoPro mount seen on the Rex.
Inside, the helmet features thermoformed padding, KASK’s Octo Fit retention system, and comes with the brand’s faux leather Custom Fit Divider chin strap and fixed ear splitters, for the most possible comfort with the least amount of fiddling.
Caipi helmet availability and pricing
Set to be available in nine colours, the new Caipi will be available in August is set to cost or €139 / $169. UK and AU pricing are to be announced.