Giro Aether MIPS Road Bike Helmet - 2019
Giro Aether MIPS Road Bike Helmet - 2019
The Aether MIPS combines airy, open design with a revolution in rotational energy management to advance head protection for cyclists. Inside the Aether, a dual-density EPS foam liner helps to manage a wide range of impact energies, while also boasting deep internal channeling to provide cooling airflow. Giro's proprietary MIPS Spherical technology is integrated between the layers of EPS foam – instead of against the rider’s head – giving riders the benefits of MIPS without any obstruction to comfort or cooling power. Outside, a sleek 6-piece shell forms a stunning silhouette around the massive vents, which get added structural reinforcement via a shatter-resistant AURA reinforcing arch. The final touch is our Roc Loc 5+ Air fit system, featuring 3-way fit tuning, that allows easy adjustment in seconds for the ultimate in comfort.
- MIPS® Spherical Technology
- Shatter-proof Roll Cage™
- AURA Reinforcement
- Featherweight Webbing with Slimline™ Buckle
- Sunglass Docking Ports in Front Vents
- Ponytail Compatible
- In-mold polycarbonate shell
- Dual-density EPS Foam Liner
- Fit System: Roc Loc® Air
- Ventilation: 11 Vents with Wind Tunnel™ Internal Channeling
Mr Campbell The helmet is great, light and fits easily and well. One issue is the rear fitting band has pointed edges that dig into the back of my neck meaning I have to keep to helmet slacker than I prefer relying on the bands.
Brych This is a magnificent helmet, the large fit my huge head even with a casquette on. it feels secure, the adjustment is easy and it looks amazing
Jonathan I had one of these helmets previously, and was involved in quite a nasty crash. My head hit the floor first, followed shortly afterwards by my shoulder. Pretty much the only parts of my body that weren't injured were my head and neck, so the helmet obviously did it's job! The Mips SP system is brilliant and the crush-proof structure did it's job when my head got run over by another rider. Invest in good helmets!
KEVIN Very happy with this product, comfortable and looks class, my glasses fit perfect on it
IJ llight and comfortable helmet, very well ventilated and looks great
Mr O'Driscoll I purchased this helmet to replace my old Giro Aeon. Compared with an Aeon I find it sits lower on my head. This makes it feel snug and very comfortable. However as it sits lower I find I need to be careful how it lines up with my cycling glasses. If the helmet moves down on my forehead it makes contact with the tops of the glasses. I read a review where a customer sent his back because of this and a sizing issue. For me it is slightly annoying for me but can be overcome. I marked it 4 out of 5 because of this. Apart from this the helmet is really very comfortable. Also I had no issue with the size. It matches the size of previous 3 Giro helmets (Aeon x 2 and Synthe) I have owned. I went for the Aether because of the added safety feature of MIPS . A friend suffered a concussion recently so I became much more aware of concussion as an issue. MIPS design in this helmet is excellent, its really well integrated into the design, as a result you don't notice this extra layer of protection. I would say you have added safety and a more comfortable helmet than the Aeon. As I have only worn the helmet in winter so far I can't really comment on the heat dissipation. That said both the external air ducts and the channels cut in the EPS to assist air flow are bigger than those on the Aeon so airflow should be better. Aesthetically, in my view, this is a great looking and really stylish helmet. I like the shape, the way the air ducts are formed, the twin colouring, the textured giro logo. It has really good attention to detail in the design. A lot of thought went into how this helmet looks and it shows. The internal padding is larger than Giro used on either the Aeon or Synthe and adds to the comfort. As with my previous Giro helmets the retention mechanism is really good and very easy to adjust with one hand. Its a light helmet. Reading the spec I see its a few grams heavier than the Aeon but really I don't notice this when wearing the helmet. Also its a small price to pay for the added safety features. Price and delivery wise I found Merlin really excellent. Thanks