Bell’s attractively styled Stratus MIPS has a three-part Fusion In-Mould polycarbonate outer shell, which is bonded to the EPS foam core strengthened by an internal polycarbonate roll cage. It has 18 generously sized vents and our size Large weighs 317g.
The rear occipital cradle has two skeleton supports, a rubber-covered rotary dial and adjusts to four heights. The Float Fit system’s lateral supports extend from the MIPS cap, integrating the helmet’s fit.
Two extensive pads cover the crown of the head, and the front, where an Overbrow Ventilation and Sweat Guide pad keep moisture away. Lightweight webbing straps are kept flat by easily adjusted Tri-Glide junctions.
The Stratus fits superbly and feels light when worn, as less of it is in contact with the head. Security from the Float Fit system is impressive without the straps fastened and it’s spacious enough for winter head wear. Generous internal channels whisk air from the brow right over the head, keeping you cool.
In a nutshell, Bell’s Stratus looks great, fits superbly and performs so well that your head definitely needs insulation when it’s cold.