Kask Utopia Y - we test the aero model's latest iteration

A high-quality aerodynamic road helmet that looks the part and performs very well

Side view of the Kask Utopia Y bike helmet
(Image credit: Charlotte Broughton)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

It can be hard to improve on a classic, but Kask has managed that here. Aesthetically, those redesigned vents with their more angular cues really look the part - and their positioning means that the worst of the rain is kept off, whilst still providing a significant amount of cooling in warmer weather. Kask doesn’t mention specifics in terms of aerodynamic improvements, other than that the helmet is suited to “triathlons and road races where speed is of the essence” - but the comfort and versatility is such that it’s also great for daily use by performance oriented cyclists.

Reasons to buy
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    Looks great

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    Aero design

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    Leather strap

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    Great fastening system

Reasons to avoid
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    The price

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    Bit awkward for placing glasses on

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The Kask Utopia Y is a substantive redesign of the highly acclaimed Utopia model, combining aerodynamics with aesthetically pleasing looks. 

There are no claims that it's faster than the outgoing model, though. What we do know is that it's claimed to pack in some useful user-friendly features, with revamped ventilation ranking highly amongst those. 

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Charlotte Broughton

Charlotte Broughton is a British rider, racing for the KDM-Pack women’s cycling team. An accomplished writer, she is a regular on the pages of Cycling Weekly magazine.