Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet
As we all know by now when it comes to mountain biking there is one piece of gear that every mountain bike needs to own – a muscular, flexible helmet to keep that noggin safe while cycling through rough terrains. Many people rarely think about a helmet until it is too late.
Well, I recently bought myself one and felt the need of sharing my experience with my best helmet ever – and hope that my Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet Review will help you see why it is important to have one.
My Giro Hex helmet is a hefty cover intended for all-trail, marathon, and mountain biking purposes. Made with a sturdy polycarbonate shell, in-mold EPS liner, Roc Loc 5 fit system, 21 vents, and a P.O.V visor that has a 15° of vertical adjustment. You can choose from 12 different stylish colors and available in a variety of sizes.
Testing the Giro Mountain Bike Helmet
The first impression that I had when holding the Giro Mountain bike helmet in my hand was how rugged it felt with no-nonsense look. You could see that it is a durable and ready to protect your noggin without any finicky bits to it.
I placed it on my head, adjusted the provided chinstrap, and locked it in place with the Roc Loc system. It felt great as if I had worn it for ages. It provides you with a natural feeling that requires no adjustment. As the weather has warmed up, I took the helmet for a test run.
Surprisingly the 21 vents provide enough wind tunnel ventilation and cools you down within seconds while cycling and pushing hard through the trails and the massive scoops on the top provides a welcome relief while climbing all the way to the top. Even, while I was busy trailing through the rough terrains the Roc Loc system work great to adjust without the need of stopping.
The only complaint that I do have is that the design of the Giro Hex helmet does not permit you to mount a helmet camera or headlamp to it as the position of the vents make it difficult to mount extra equipment to it. However, I am sure after playing around with it a bit more it would not be impossible and with some practice, I am sure to find a comfortable way to do just that.
The Main Features
- All Giro mountain bike helmets have an in-mold EPS liner that helps to make the helmet lighter supplying you with better ventilation making it more durable
- The helmet features a wind tunnel ventilation system that scoops the air through the top and spreads it around the front of your head and consists of 17 vents
- The Roc Loc 5 fit system is easy to adjust, even while cycling and requires only one hand
- The helmets durable and wrapped with polycarbonate shell
- The P.O.V visor is adjustable with a 15 degree vertical adjustment
If you do not believe me, there is different Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet Review available from mountain bikers who have bought this reliable helmet. Amazon alone has more than a 100 customers who have used the helmet and rated is with 4.4 stars.
They are pleased with the helmet as it provides them with a great fit and looks great while the retention system works wonders while trekking through the mountains.
Pros and Cons while using the Giro Hex Helmet
- The Giro Hex helmet is most definitely durable and fits comfortably
- I find the Roc Loc arrangement great and easy to use while riding and the no need of stopping to set the helmet in its place
- There are enough air supply vents and provides enough ventilation
When wearing my helmet I cannot find anything wrong with the fit or the ventilation system and as mentioned previously regarding to mounting a headlamp I am busy finding an easier way to add it to the helmet by fiddling around. I finally found a suitable way by threading the straps through the vents and working fine.
Well, my story has ended and I hope that my Giro Hex Mountain Bike Helmet Review will help you in making a decision when it comes to buying your next bike helmet. For one the helmets durable and will protect that noggin while providing enough ventilation to keep your head cool. Wearing a helmet whether you are cycling on the road or any rough terrains is very important for your safety – make sure that your helmets on your head preventing hard knocks that could leave you brain dead or paralyzed.