Summary

Seven of the best cycle helmets go head-to-head

Products

Catlike Whisper Helmet

Giro, CA helmets test 2013

Giro Saros, 291g £89.99

Seven of the best cycle helmets go head-to-head: Giro Saros, 291g £89.99

£89.99

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Catlike Whisper Helmet

Rudy Project, CA helmets test 2013

Rudy Project Sterling, 296g £109.99

Seven of the best cycle helmets go head-to-head: Rudy Project Sterling, 296g £109.99

£109.99

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Catlike Whisper Helmet

Specialized, CA helmets test 2013

Specialized S3, 229g £109.99

Seven of the best cycle helmets go head-to-head: Specialized S3, 229g £109.99

£109.99

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Catlike Whisper Helmet

MET, CA helmets test 2013

Met Estro, 283g £89.99

Seven of the best cycle helmets go head-to-head: Met Estro, 283g £89.99

£89.99

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Catlike Whisper Helmet

Catlike Whisper helmet

The Catlike Whisper helmet is one of the best venitlated helmets on the market, and is also comfortable and fits

£99.99

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Catlike Whisper Helmet

Cratoni, CA helmets test 2013

Cratoni Bullet, 198g £99.99

Seven of the best cycle helmets go head-to-head: Cratoni Bullet, 198g £99.99

£99.99

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Verdict

There is a massive selection of helmets available within this price range, so simply making it into our final seven is an achievement in itself. None of these helmets would leave you disappointed and all offer great value for money.

But there has to be a winner and we are nothing if not thorough in our tests. While we couldn?t find anyone willing to ride flat-out, headfirst into our publishing director?s company car, the knowledge that all seven helmets met the CE standards enabled us to tick the safety boxes without losing one of our interns.

So, on smart features, ease of use, looks, finish and comfort it came down to a predictably close contest for podium honours with Specialized?s excellent S3 narrowly beating the Rudy Project Sterling, in turn just edging out the Cratoni Bullet.

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