Lazer helmet with cover

You want a helmet to be light, comfortable, well-ventilated and stable; in a perfect word you shouldn’t even notice it’s there.

With lots of ventilation holes, internal channels to carry air over your head and moulded-in outer shells, modern helmets fulfil these requirements far better than the hard-shell brain buckets on the 1980s, and clever cradles hold the back of your head to keep them in place.

And you no longer have to pay a premium to get a good helmet; there are some excellent lids at sensible prices, but at the performance end of the scale you get allegedly better aerodynamics and features like covers for winter.

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