Which Women's Helmet?

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groberts
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Which Women's Helmet?

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The choice of helmets is frankly bewildering.

My wife is looking for a replacement helmet - budget £60 to £90, maybe MIPS, in a small size. From personal experience can anyone provide any ideas of what might fit the bill? She currently uses a 10-year old Specialised with a front peak, which she seems to like for some reason, though says it's no longer necessary,

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Re: Which Women's Helmet?

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My wife got a Lidl one last time they had them: I think it was £15 and there was a choice of sizes, including S, and there's a decent range of adjustment within sizes. She uses it for racing (when not racing, she doesn't wear one). Mine is a similar Aldi one, also adjustable and a range of sizes, and a quite small female fellow coach got one at the same time.

There's not much point spending more than that if all you require is a helmet made to "a recognised standard". If you want something with a bit of chic then choose according to her idea of it, and that'll cost you more.

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Re: Which Women's Helmet?

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Have a look at the latest Specialized helmets. My wife is on her third one. Their range starts from about £35 and they have a mid priced one for about £80. Their latest ones have MIPS.

https://www.specialized.com/gb/en/shop/ ... /c/helmets

Generally, more money buys you lighter weight and more vents. Both my wife and I have Echelon II helmets, but she previously had one similar to the Align.

If you don’t want to spend that much, then Planet X Carnac helmets are super cheap and still quite well vented and stylish.
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Re: Which Women's Helmet?

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What ever fits your head. First thing to consider. Once you have done this look at spec etc.
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Re: Which Women's Helmet?

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Thanks for the comments.

FYI she went to the LBS and now has a rather nice women's Giro Agilis helmet + MIPS.

Graham
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