Kask Vertigo Special helmet review£165.00

Comfy helmet with some high-end touches

BikeRadar score4.5/5

Kask's Vertigo helmet is instantly comfortable. Its well cushioned triple density pads are heavily perforated and fit is spot on.

The rear retention system cantilevers down lower than anything else, gripping the base of the skull very firmly indeed, with heaps of lateral adjustment and a rotary dial for tightening. High-density rubber pads avoid any discomfort from the hard plastic fittings too.

The moulded-in shell extends well in to the helmet for excellent durability and extra protection, and it’s very neatly finished. The light fabric straps have a thin textured leather lining on each side, and the chinstrap is all soft white leather that is ultra secure, more comfortable than you’d expect, and allows a little give for a comfy fit.

The vents are smaller than some helmets, but there’s good ventilation from low on the brow that is quite even all over, making the helmet easy to wear for long rides without excess heat or pressure.

Its overall weight is very respectable, considering the extra shell covering, extensive rear cradle and overall toughness of the helmet.

This article was originally published in Cycling Plus magazine, available on Apple Newsstand and Zinio.

Robin Wilmott

Tech Writer, Tech Hub, UK,
Robin began road cycling in 1988, and with mountain bikes in their infancy, mixed experimental off-road adventures with club time trials and road races. Cyclocross soon became a winter staple, and has remained his favourite form of competition. Robin has always loved the technical aspect of building and maintaining bikes, and several years working in a good bike shop only amplified that. Ten years as a Forensic Photographer followed, honing his eye for detail in pictures and words. He has shot at the biggest pro events since the '90s, and now he's here, drawing on all those experiences to figure out what makes a bike or component tick.
  • Age: 45
  • Height: 178cm / 5'10"
  • Weight: 75kg / 165lb
  • Discipline: Road, cyclocross, time trials
  • Beer of Choice: Sierra Nevada Pale Ale

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