Giant Ares helmet review

Top-of-the-range lid

Our rating 
3.0 out of 5 star rating 3.0
GBP £59.99 RRP | USD $99.00
Giant Ares Helmet

Our review

A decent helmet that doesn’t offer quite enough
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The Ares road lid sits at the top of Giant’s range of eight helmets, which includes three children’s models.

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The construction is pretty standard for modern helmets, with an InMould shell consisting of a polystyrene interior and a hard plastic exterior which is moulded together under high pressure.

The Ares boasts a carbon fibre ring running through the front of the helmet, but we’re not convinced that this is enough to increase the protection offered.

Overall this is a decent helmet, the 22 large vents keeping our heads pretty cool even during some seriously hot rides.

We found the retention system straightforward, though the chin strap – which unusually is attached to the lower part of the shell rather than within the helmet – took a bit of getting used to.

The Ares is at a price point where there’s a lot of competition, and the Trek Sonic and Abus S Force just about shade it.

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It weighs 315g and is available in three colours: team (tested), charcoal, and the pink of the Ares women-specific helmet. It’s certified to European CE 1078 standard.

Product Specifications

Product

Name Ares Helmet (09)
Brand Giant

Sizes Available L M S
Visor Compatible No
No of Vents 22
Helmet Bag Included Yes