Bollé Halo React MIPS helmet review - high quality commuter lid with integrated lights

The famous French manufacturer’s top-of-the-range commuter helmet blends classic styling with a host of contemporary features that tick all the right boxes for today’s eco-conscious rider

Male cyclist holding the Bollé Halo React MIPS helmet
(Image credit: Future)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

As commuter helmets go, the Bollé Halo React MIPS is good-looking. Hunky even. It packs a range of extra features, from integrated lights and a fabric peak to the inclusion of the MIPS safety system. It is expensive, but not out of line with other similarly well-equipped commuter helmets. Just be warned if you live at more northerly latitudes - the large vents do let in more wind and rain that you might appreciate.

Reasons to buy
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    Feels robust with conventional styling

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    Integrated peak is handy

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    Rechargeable front and rear LED lights increase rider’s visibility

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    Environmental sustainability credentials

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    Large vents will keep you cool on hot summer days

Reasons to avoid
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    Relatively heavy

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    Large vents make it more spring/summer than year-round

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    Size needs carefully checking for best fit

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    Just two choices of colour

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Taking its design cues from more conventional road helmets - featuring no less than twelve air vents - Bollé’ has given the Halo React MIPS a cool twist with the inclusion of a fabric peak, integrated front and rear LED lights and recycled materials throughout.

It's certainly fighting in the 'bells and whistles' category of the best commuter helmets - but how well does it stack up in this increasingly crowded market? We took it out in all weathers, day and night, to find out.

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