Kask’s popular road helmet, the Mojito, has been updated with larger vents, plush padding, a new retention system and improved safety claims.
We’ve always been impressed with the Mojito range – the original helmet scored five stars when tested in 2016 – and the third iteration, the Mojito³ (or Mojito Cubed), replaces the Mojito X in the Italian firm’s line-up.
The Mojito is Kask’s all-round road lid, seeking to combine low weight, ventilation and comfort at a premium but not eye-watering price.
Fewer vents, more ventilation
The new Mojito has fewer vents than the Mojito X – 17 down from 26 – but Kask says their increased size, along the helmet’s redesigned shape, means overall vent surface area has increased.
The refined positioning of the vents, combined with pronounced channelling inside the helmet, is also said to improve airflow.
In terms of looks, the Mojito³ keeps the trademark tail but it’s less pronounced than that of the Mojito X. The top section of the helmet is now smooth where the Mojito X had additional vents and, combined with the sleeker overall shape, gives the Mojito³ a more modern, up-to-date look than its predecessor.
Kask isn’t making any aero claims about the Mojito. This one is designed for recreational riders who want comfort, low weight and plenty of ventilation.
New padding and retention system
The Mojito³ uses a material called Blue Tech for its internal padding.
It’s notably plush, with more padding than we’ve come to expect from the Mojito, and is also said to offer improved wicking and anti-bacterial properties.
The internal padding comes as one piece, which should make it easy to remove and replace for washing.
The Octo Fit retention system is the same as that used in Kask’s more expensive Protone and Valegro helmets, and replaces the Up‘N’Down system used on the previous Mojito.
Octo Fit offers a refined fit, according to Kask, and can be adjusted horizontally and vertically. There’s also a faux-leather chin strap.
Improved impact protection
Kask says the Mojito³ surpasses European safety certification requirements by 48 per cent and offers a 32 per cent improvement on rear impact, up to 25 per cent improvement on frontal impact and up to 12 per cent improvement on top impact, in comparison to the Mojito X.
We can’t verify these claims but Kask does offer more information about safety testing on its website.
There’s no MIPS option for the Mojito³ but the helmet is certified by WG 11, a working group established by the European Committee for Standardisation, focused on measuring shock absorption including rotational kinematics from oblique and normal impacts.
Kask Mojito³ weight, sizes, colours and pricing
The Mojito³ has a claimed weight of 230g for a size medium. Our large sample weighs 269g on our scales.
It’s available in three sizes – small (50 to 56cm), medium (52 to 58cm) and large (59 to 62cm) – and in six colours: black matte, yellow fluro, orange fluro, white, black, and grey.
The Mojito³ costs £125 (standard finish) or £135 (matte finish) in the UK / €134 (standard finish) or €144 (matte finish) in Europe / and $199 (both matte and standard finishes) in the US.