Giro Foray MIPS review

Mid-priced helmet has all the right safety features but its looks are a little chunky

Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Giro Foray MIPS can compete with any other similar priced helmet with regards safety features and the build quality is superb. The downside is it's a pretty cumbersome looking helmet.

Reasons to buy
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    Solid construction

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    Colour choice

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    MIPS safety

Reasons to avoid
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    Ventilation isn't as good as other comparable helmets

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    Vertical adjustment of Roc Loc retention doesn't stay in place

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The Foray represents the entry point into Giro's road specific helmet lineup. It's available in both a basic, cheaper version or this, the Giro Foray MIPS helmet. Which, as the name suggests, adds an extra layer of safety with the inclusion of a MIPS inner liner.

The Foray follows a similar aesthetic to many of Giro's range of helmets with quite a rounded shape and plenty of swoopy lines. A total of twenty one vents aim to drag air across the head keeping you cool on a ride, including large, rear facing ports to aid continuous airflow. Construction is fairly simple with a single density of polystyrene used throughout the Foray MIPS. It does however benefit from Giro's In-Mold construction technique that moulds and bonds the polystyrene with the harder outer shell in a single process. This creates a stronger overall unit and helps the Foray feel sleek and seamless.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.