- Retention system
- Sizing (we recommend sizing up)
- Glasses port
Price as reviewed:
The Vinci’s design is clearly similar to the top end Trenta, albeit a bit more boxy. It has 16 vents, which helps keep the helmet’s heat down and I haven’t noticed any temperatre build up or discomfort. Much like the Trenta, the Vinci MIPs also has internal channels to help push air over the top of the head.
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Two of the vents act as a glasses port, although they’re not as stable as if you had a dedicated, moulded glasses vent and I found it quite hard to find the right position for my specs.
As is common with MET’s helmets, the Vinci MIPs does come up quite small. I found that a size medium offered a better fit when I’m usually a size small in competitor helmets.
The helmet uses MET’s Safe-T Duo fit system, which offers four positions of vertical adjustment. Again, I had no discomfort or numbing on the back of my head or around my temples, even on longer rides or when wearing a hat.
If you did want to introduce some slack, the retention dial offers a good scale of adjustment, although not quite as minute as on the top end Trenta. It’s also possible to attach a light (sold separately) on the adjustment dial. I like having the extra protection and a light directly in a driver’s eye line. It’s as simple as compressing the light to turn it on and it has two modes: constant beam and flashing.
The addition of MIPs isn’t that unusual at the £100 price point, so it’s nice to see MET tick that box and offer a touch more protection should you have an off.
I’ve often rated MET helmets and the MET Vinci MIPs is no different, and is a great option at the £100 helmet bracket. It’s also available in five different colours should blue not be your first choice.
With a good fit and a decent retention system, the MET Vinci MIPs is a compelling option for £100.
Size tested: Medium