Welcome to our review of the Giro Feature Mountain Bike Helmet.
Mountain bike trail riding is a great activity for those who love the outdoor life. When you’re riding off-road through mountain trails, it is important to wear a bike helmet to provide protection and ventilation to keep you cool.
The Giro Feature Mountain Bike Helmet is meant for long-travel trail riding, developed amidst the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains in California, where the company is based. Giro is one of the leading manufacturers of outdoor apparel, accessories and equipment. It is a company that reflects independence, love for nature and the value of human relationships.
The Giro Feature Helmet goes beyond the traditional bike trail helmet design, as it added many features for the riders’ ultimate comfort, protection, and safety while on the trail.
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Features Of The Giro Feature Helmet
The Feature Mountain Bike Helmet is engineered for long-travel mountain tail riding. It features an In-Form Fit System, a total of 12 vents that internally channels the air for optimum ventilation, and an adjustable moto-style visor.
The material is made from polycarbonate shell, which has an in-mold construction, and the liner is made from Expanded Polystyrene (EPS), which has superior shock-absorbing properties. It only weighs 11.8 ounces.
The Giro Feature Helmet comes in three standard sizes – small, medium, and large. It also comes in ten different colors, with black, gray, blue, and matte glowing red/highlight yellow as its most popular colors.
Benefits Of The Giro Feature Mountain Bike Helmet
The shape of the Giro Feature Helmet is slick and slim, but it surprisingly provides more coverage than the usual bike helmets in the market today.
The featured In-Fit system simply means that it does not dislodge easily out of your head while you’re speeding up or going downward fast. 100% of online reviewers testify that it fit as expected, based on the published size dimensions. The In-Fit system feature of the Giro Feature Helmet keeps it in place with the help of a rear-adjustment band. It is called a rear-adjustment band because the rider can easily reach it using one gloved hand. The adjustment band, when placed too tight, does not cut through the skin.
The 12 vents help keep the heat out of the helmet, which is ideal when the rider is going up a trail at a low speed. The vents are vertical in order for heat to go up and escape through the strategically placed vents on top.
Made from high-quality single piece in-mold shell, it is a durable but very light head piece. It is one of the lightest helmets when placed side by side with other brands.
The liner of the helmet, which is made from shock-absorbing EPS, also makes the wearer comfortable because of the soft and lightweight padding. Despite its light weight and softness, it fits securely into a rider’s head. Nothing causes more discomfort than a loose bike helmet while negotiating rocky terrain or a particularly steep downward slope. The secure fitting also helps greatly with the riders’ concentration and focus, when there’s no distracting ill-fitting helmet bouncing around on their heads.
Pros and Cons
The positive reviews of the Giro Feature Mountain Bike Helmet stems from the fact that Giro is a highly-regarded name when it comes to outdoor apparel. This helmet, according to one reviewer, is a great representation of the brand.
Some noteworthy features of the Giro Feature Helmet that users appreciated are the following: the adjustable visor which keeps the sun out, the excellent ventilation, easily adjustable straps, and comfortable feel. Many users also appreciate the fact that despite all its excellent features, it is actually an inexpensive bike helmet.
There were also several negative feedbacks about the Giro Feature Helmet. Many users were looking for a chin strap that can be adjusted fore/aft. However, many users appreciated the fact that there is no permanently fixed chin strap.
Some users also said that the in-form band adjusters did not look particularly durable, as they were made from plastic and looked like it could snap off easily. One major negative feedback is that many users observed that the hard protective shell does not fully cover up to the lower part of the helmet. However, this is in direct contrast to their claim of more coverage compared to other bike helmet brands.
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The Giro Feature Mountain Bike Helmet is an excellent basic trail bike helmet that provides much needed protection and ventilation. It positive features far outweigh its negative feedback. One great consideration is its affordable price. With the features of a high-end model but with a price you can easily afford, this is truly a value-for-money product.