Kask Elemento review - it’s the most expensive helmet we’ve had on test

Kask's new range-topping helmet is claimed to be safer, more aero and more ventilated - here’s how it performed in practice

Male cyclist holding the Kask Elemento
(Image credit: Kask)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Kask Elemento proved incredibly comfortable, but whilst it did offer good ventilation around the top and sides of my head, something about the forehead pads caused a profusion of sweat which dripped into my eyes in anything from mild conditions. This is a shame because the helmet is pretty good in other respects, but with the price tag being beyond anything we’ve ever tested before, it’s not possible to recommend this beyond cheaper helmets which don’t suffer similar sweat issues. Kask itself says that the Utopia is more aero and the Valegro is more breathable, so if you have the money to consider an Elemento, why not optimize either one scenario or the other?

Reasons to buy
  • +


  • +

    Ease of use

  • +


Reasons to avoid
  • -


  • -

    Sweating issue / ventilation

You can trust Cycling Weekly. Our team of experts put in hard miles testing cycling tech and will always share honest, unbiased advice to help you choose. Find out more about how we test.

After attending the launch event of Kask’s new top end helmet, the Elemento, I was left with two very strong feelings. The first being, ‘It costs HOW much?!’ the second being, ‘If it really is the best cycling helmet ever made, then maybe the price is justified?’. It was in the following months of testing that I was able to wrap my head around both of these feelings, for better and for worse.

The Kask Elemento was created to sit at the very top of the Kask helmet line up. It’s not replacing the Kask Protone Icon, the previous king of the range, but instead, supersedes it sitting at an altogether new higher level. Kask claims that the new helmet is safer, more aero and more ventilated than the Protone Icon, improving the rider experience on every metric. 

Thank you for reading 20 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Sam Gupta
Video Manager

After discovering his love of cycling in college, Sam has always kept two wheels very close. Having spent over five years working in a couple of local bike shops, it's fair to say he enjoys getting hands on. He also loves to push himself to ride ever longer distances and to explore as many new places as possible. 

Sam has been Cycling Weekly's video manager since January 2022. You'll find him on our YouTube channel where he brings you the latest cycling tech news, rides, reviews and all of the most important new launches while taking in some incredible cycling adventures too.