Giro Aether MIPS review

Giro Aether has given us all the tech we need to increase safety without any of the drawbacks. An amazing helmet that you should all consider

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

We said we'll all will look back at 2018 as the year that produced a helmet that takes a new form and offers plenty of increased safety features without hinderance to weight, cooling or general performance. Great helmet from Giro.

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The Smith Ignite helmet was selected for an Editor's Choice award in 2020. This year's list contains 77 items which scored a 9 or 10/10 with our tech team - this gear is the best of the best, and has received the Cycling Weekly stamp of approval.  

Giro did release a new helmet with Spherical tech in 2020 - the Giro Helios Spherical. This looks to be really impressive, offering many of the 'pros' of the Aether, at a slightly lower price point. Unfortunately, we'd only just received one at time of the Editor's Choice launch, and we'll have to hold judgment until we've had a chance to test and write a full review - so for now, the Aether keeps its top spot.

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