We test Team Sky's former helmet of choice
Let’s face it, if a helmet is good enough for Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome, then it’s probably good enough for us lot. The Kask Mojito was Team Sky’s helmet of choice from 2012 to 2014, and from my time using it, it’s easy to see why.
The Kask Mojito offers almost everything that you’d expect from a high performance helmet: low weight, excellent ventilation, great comfort, and a high level of adjustability. The only thing that doesn’t meet expectations is the price which, at £100 is half what you might expect from a pro level helmet.
I’ll start with the ventilation, which is very good. There are 26 air vents covering the helmet which do a great job of letting cool air in at the front and getting rid of hot air out of the back, which means that you shouldn’t find this helmet too hot unless you’re riding in some pretty sweltering conditions.
It might not be quite as well ventilated as the identically priced Catlike Whisper, but that’s not really a problem as it makes the Kask Mojito more usable in cooler conditions where the Catlike had a tendency to be a bit too ventilated.
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Comfort and fit are also very good. I’ve got quite a narrow head, while the Kask Mojito is probably a better fit for those with wider heads, but despite this it still sat securely and comfortably on my head.
This is thanks to the well-positioned and relatively slim padding and thje rear dial adjustment system, which can also be rotated up and down to make sure that the back of your head is held securely. It is also thanks to this adjustment system that a large range of head circumferences are covered by each size (my medium would fit a range of 48-58cm).
The straps of the Kask Mojito are made from two different materials. The bits around your ears are made form a standard nylon that you’ll find on most helmet straps, while the bit underneath your chin from an artificial leather (something that is also found on the more expensive Kask Protone).
Kask says that this is to improve comfort, but the Cycling Weekly tech team is split on whether this is true. Personally I feel that it lacks the flexibility of a normal strap, while others like how soft the strap feels against the skin. Perhaps it’s a good idea to test the helmet out in a shop before making up your mind.
One thing that we all love about the Kask Mojito is the wide range of colours in which it is offered. The attractive navy and white option that you see here is new for 2016, but there are no fewer than 24 different colour options available (although some do cost a little more) which should mean that there’s no excuse not to match your helmet perfectly with your kit.
Finally, one small criticism that may become more of an issue if you’re using the Kask Mojito for a year or two is that all of the decals are stickers rather than being painted on to the helmet, meaning they lack a quality touch and are prone to peeling off.
The Kask Protone helmet is an incredibly high quality helmet for the price, being well ventilated, comfortable, and available in a huge range of colours.