Limar Ultralight+ Helmet review£139.00

Ultralight by name, ultralight by nature

BikeRadar score3/5

Limar's Ultralight+ has a light feel and minimal weight, which makes it barely noticeable when you’re wearing it – though its ‘World’s Lightest Helmet’ claim is no longer accurate.

    It uses a fairly conventional band with rotary adjuster to cradle the base of the skull, which does reach low enough to cover large heads, despite the helmet’s shallow appearance. The soft and supple fabric straps are well placed and easy to adjust for perfect security.

    Three sizeable vents across the front pull in plenty of cooling air, and along with the four above, are covered by lightweight fabric mesh to stop larger insects nestling in your hairline.

    The Ultralight+ owes some of its featheriness to limiting the use of the external shell to where it’s most needed. The underside of the rear of the helmet is covered, but not the front half. There’s some untidy edges where the EPS core meets the outer shell, and it looks a little dated compared with some of the most modern helmets out there.

    This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

    Robin Wilmott

    Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
    Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
    • Age: 45
    • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
    • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
    • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
    • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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