Giro Rift helmet review

Surprisingly capable lid

Our rating 
4.3 out of 5 star rating 4.3
GBP £49.99 RRP | USD $89.63
Giro Rift Helmet

Our review

A bit heavier and larger than Giro’s more expensive lids, but comfortable and rock solid
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The Rift surpassed all of our expectations. With its sub-£50 price tag and mushroom head profile, we didn’t expect much. What surprised us was how comfortable it is out on the trail.


It’s a little warmer than a more expensive lid with more vents, but was perfectly fine as long as you kept moving forward to keep the air flowing.

The Acu-Dial fit system does a good job of locking the helmet down, without giving any pressure headaches, and was a cinch to adjust on the fly.

Click-lock strap adjusters make helmet fitting easy and the strap positioning actually makes them more comfortable than some of Giro’s more expensive helmets.


In-moulding design gives a tough outer skin, although it lacks the lower coverage of the two-piece shell of more expensive helmets. A number of colourways are available, including this Livestrong associated black and yellow.

Product Specifications


Name Rift Helmet (09)
Brand Giro

Available Colours Black/Silver Blue/White
Vented Yes
No of Vents 24
Helmet Sizes Available 54-61cm