HJC Atara helmet review

We put the entry level lid from HJC through its paces

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

An excellent entry level helmet, with a streamlined aesthetic, plenty of breathability and features we'd expect from a much higher end model. The sizing was a disappointment and we'd recommend trying before you buy.

Reasons to buy
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    Great value

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Reasons to avoid
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    No MIPS or similar additional safety technology

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HJC is a brand with a well established reputation for creating motorcycle helmets. Having moved into the cycling market more recently it's got off to a good start with a range of models from this entry level Atara to the Adwatt time trial lid.

Coming in at £90, the Atara is pitched at the lower end of the market, but carries a streamlined aesthetic and quality finishing touches which means it looks much more premium.

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