One of, if not the most important, gear choices you make is your helmet.
A lot of nice-to-haves may go into the selection, but at its core, it is for protection.
Item: Giro Ionos Helmet
Activity: Road cycling
Year purchased: 2011
Price: About $180
Giro, based in Scotts Valley, CA, is a worldwide leader in high-performance protective gear and accessories for action sports and active lifestyles.
Giro Ionos Road Cycling Helmet
I chose Giro because of their history and reputation of quality and reliability.
I chose the Ionos because it was lightweight, comfortable, fit well, had good ventilation, and it looked good. It also was the most comfortable helmet I tried while wearing sunglasses.
Giro Ionos Road Cycling Helmet: The facts from Giro
- Ionos is the most ventilated and technologically advanced road cycling helmet Giro has ever created.
- Our proprietary in-mold composite sub-frame (I.C.S.T) provides the strength to support 21 of the largest vents ever carved into a helmet. These massive vents, coupled with an intricate network of internal channels, create a cooling system we call Wind TunnelT ventilation, making Ionos the coolest, best-ventilated helmet available.
- TECHNOLOGIES: -In-Mold Technology -Wind Tunnel Ventilation -Internal Channels -In-Mold Composite Subframe (I.C.S.) -X-Static Helmet Padding -Super Fit Engineering SPECS -Fit System: Roc Loc (R) 4 -Construction: In-mold – EPS liner, polycarbonate shell -Ventilation: 21 Wind Tunnel (TM) vents, internal channeling