Giro Rift helmet review

Good-value, tough-looking, off-road lid

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £40.00 RRP | USD $54.00
Giro Rift Helmet

Our review

Tough lines and great security at a really competitive price
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The Rift has decent head coverage and a well positioned peak, but it feels heavy and the shortage of side vents can make your head hot. Worth considering if pointy lines don’t appeal and you want a more subtle lid.


Those stumpy looks are a nod towards the tougher lines of the higher-priced Giro Xen. There’s a shortage of vents on the sides, making things toasty in warm weather. It’s on the heavy side, too, although coverage feels substantial, particularly over the back of the head.


Cam-lock buckles are easy to adjust and the peak sits well out of the way, improving visibility without affecting protection. We failed to make the Acu-Dial adjuster work satisfactorily with one hand, but using two is no big deal if it gets the universal fit dialled in.

Product Specifications


Name Rift
Brand Giro

Description Acu-Dial™ fit system offers single-handed fit adjustment, plus variable fit anchor points and height adjustment for a truly custom fit and feel, In-mold technology bonds the helmet's tough outer microshell to the internal EPS liner, making for a light, cool and strong helmet,A generous 24 vents keep you cool,Snap-fit visor protects from the elements, Universal sizing fits head circumference of 21.25 - 24 inches.
Manufacturer's Description Giro Rift helmet is an easy choice for riders who want cool comfort and rugged good looks without breaking the bank.
Adjustable Fit Yes
Vented Yes
Visor Compatible Yes
No of Vents 24
Removabe Liner Yes
Visor included Yes
Helmet Sizes Available One-Size