How much do we love the Giro Atmos Helmet? So much that it's been a permanent fixture in our cycling closets since it first appeared on the scene. Sure, we've flirted with some new, good-looking lids, but we've always come back to our true love, the Atmos.
The Atmos was the first helmet that ever looked amazing, while also saving our lives. It had tons of air channels, it was lightweight, and it was seriously durable -- this was still back when most helmets looked awful and weighed heavily on the head. And today, it still looks so cool, and works so well, that it's the most popular helmet that we've ever sold. The Atmos was so groundbreaking because it was the first helmet that made use of Giro's In-Mold Composite reinforcement. Through the use of this construction process, the outer shell has been permanently fused to the impact-absorbing, EPS foam liner. This process enhances the effectiveness of both parts. In fact, the fusion process actually reinforces the formerly vulnerable spots around the vents and ribs. It results in a lighter, more durable, and better-ventilated helmet. The Roll Cage internal reinforcement gives the added protection that you'll be glad to have next time someone takes you down in the final corner of a criterium.
The amazing comfort that the Atmos offers has been one of the main reasons for its longevity. Giro has taken over 20 years of helmet design to establish its proprietary, Super Fit Engineering. This means that Giro has created the helmet in three sizes based on 'human scale factors' data that have amassed throughout its history of handcrafting helmets. The helmets are intended to fit snugly and securely, while still accommodating the vast majority of head sizes.
Giro's development of its Roc Loc 5 Fit System makes those micro-adjustments possible. With the Roc Loc system, you can custom tune the fit tension as well as the fore-aft tilt of the helmet in seconds with one hand. Though other helmet manufacturers have similar adjustability options, none of them even come close to the weight savings that the Roc Loc system offers: it's almost 40% lighter than comparable systems.
Keeping your head cool during even the hottest, most critical road races is something that Giro has focused a great deal of attention on. Accordingly, its helmets are developed with a proprietary Wind Tunnel Ventilation System. Basically, it's an elaborate design that combines 26 vents in the shell with exhaust channels within the belly of the helmet leading to the rear. The effect is that the fresh, cool air from the front is strategically channeled around the head to help evaporate the sweat, then out the rear exhaust openings. It's a natural cooling system that you'll appreciate every ride.
The Giro Atmos Helmet is available in the sizes Small, Medium, and Large and in the colors Highlight Yellow/black, Matte Black/blue MC Hesheer, Matte Black/white, Matte Titantium, Matte White/silver, and Red/black. It also comes equipped with Giro's X-Static padding.
There's no need to worry about carrying excess weight up steep climbs with the Giro Atmos™ helmet; extremely lightweight but incredibly strong materials ensure maximum protection.
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I've owned at Atmos for the last year, I love the fit, ventilation, and weight.
When it came time to shop for a lid for the lady, the Atmos was my first suggestion. After trying on a bunch of models and brands, she loved the fit of the Atmos the best. The retention system can accommodate a pony tail fairly easily; an important feature as she has long hair. The retention adjustment also makes for a very secure fit.
We got her the matte titanium colorway, we both love the look and I'm a little jealous that hers looks better than my standard black one.
When i started road riding, I found out real quick that a lighter, more ventilated helmet made for an easier ride temperature wise. So, I started out with the Giro Atmos Helmet and was glad I did. The 26 vents almost keep my head too cool and the roc-loc 5 keeps the Atmos snug on top of my head after a bit of adjusting.
Sizing can get a little tough if you are right at the 55cm (common) head size. I went with a medium and had to play with the adjustments a bit, but was able to get a snug fit.
I've owned 2 Atmos helmets (first one did it's job and protected me during a severe crash). Atmos fits my 59cm head perfectly and has room to expand when wearing winter head coverings. Top it off with excellent support from Giro when the pads broke down prematurely and this one is a winner.