Helmets are a personal choice, akin to your favourite saddle, or shoes. But as with all products, budget dictates, for the last year I had decided to try out a cheaper helmet for everyday use, whilst not bottom range it cost £70. I hated it.
The Mojito is currently £110, I was curious and maybe a bit reluctant to try, thinking I was going to hate it as much as my current £70 crash helmet. But I was determined to try the Kask Mojito in hope of finding a nice mid-range helmet I could recommend.
The Kask Mojito is 220 grams, has 26 vents and comes in a huge array of colours. Sensible me chose black. The helmet arrived from Cycle Republic and first thoughts were, nice helmet, felt light in hand, but, not too keen on the strap as it felt rigid and maybe not comfortable. On it went, quick glance in the mirror and it looked good (the helmet not me) not a massive mushroom perched on my head. The strap was absolutely fine, which surprised me and put me in a good mood – as wearing it for the foreseeable future wasn’t going to be as bad as the last helmet.
Then something fun happened, Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon! Basically, Baader-Meinhof is the phenomenon where one happens upon some obscure piece of information – often an unfamiliar word or name – and soon afterwards encounters the same subject again, often repeatedly. Also known as frequency illusion. You see I had never worn a Kask, although aware of the brand I had not seriously tried them out. But, I joined the Kask Mojito club. In the space of two weeks I saw at lest half a dozen people wearing them in Bristol. I thought I must be on to something here. A good choice had been made.
The Mojito, with it’s up‘n’down adjustment system which is very comfortable also, the Inner padding fabric treated with antibacterial and antimicrobial Sanitized® process which makes for less chance of any nasty itchy rash on your head. It’s this level of attention to detail that I like and probably why the helmet is so comfy.
Over the years I’ve worn, Giro, Specialized and Bell cycling helmets. From cheap to expensive. I won’t say what was my favourite out of those but the Kask Mojito, for it’s price has now beaten them all. Sadly this summer has not been the greatest and a long super hot ride has eluded me so far, that will be it’s true test of comfort but, I’m confident it will be good.
So if you’re looking for a new helmet, don’t want to spend crazy money but want a decent well made Italian number, look no further.