One of the most important things in the cycle activity is the safety. The safety riding is all we should do, because on the road anything could happen. What are the most tools to keep us safety while riding? Of course while riding we should keep our head from any risk such as bump or hit.
So, we need to protect our head with helmet. By using helmet we won’t have any risk to get any head injured. So, we need to get the best helmet for us riding the bike. But again, we need to consider about the need and also the specification of the helmet that we will need.
Based on that, we will be confused to decide which helmet will suit us because there are so many helmets in the market. And of course they have their own advantage and disadvantage. A helmet may have a high specification and advantage us more, but may be, that not suits our need. So, we need to understand the specs first. See also: Giro Savant vs Foray.
In this article we will discuss about two products that may suits you well. Both products are popular among the bikers and get an enough review from the user. There are Giro Savant II and Giro Atmos II. The two products are coming from same factory but have different type and different specs. Here we will talk about their differences.
the most thing we should consider before we buy our helmet is the specification of the helmet. And here we will talk about the spec based on the factory claim so that we can understand.
Giro Savant is a popular helmet use daily that have a low price compare to other. So for the people that have a low budget, may use this helmet. But before, let’s see the specification based on the factory claim:
• Authentic style and performance, with unmatched value
• Roc Loc 5 Fit System
• Wind tunnel ventilation with 25 vents – In-mold polycarbonate shell with EPS liner
• Super fit engineering
GIRO ATMOS II
Next product is the competitor that also popular among the bikers. This product also has a great review from the user in many forums. And here are the specifications of the product based on the factory reset:
• Shell Material: in-mold polycarbonate, Thermoformed SL Roll Cage
• Impact Foam: EPS – Ventilation: 26 Wind Tunnel vents, internal channeling
• Fit Adjustment: Roc Loc 5 – Visor: no
Now let’s talk about the comfort of each product. Because comfort is the most thing that we need to know before we buying this stuff, so here are the comfort review by some users.
This helmet is not the most comfortable helmet based on some user, but this helmet also far from the worst. It has the Roc Loc 5 fit system that is fixed near the temples and intend to give more pressure on the front and sides of the head. The Giro Savant padding also decent, and the webbing straps are thicker and stiffer than other helmet. But sometimes it feels less comfortable due to the stiff straps.
GIRO ATMOS II
Compare to the Giro Savant, Giro Atmost II is much more comfortable to use. Even the padding is very minimal, but many users found that this helmet is free from pressure points. This helmet also uses flat webbing for the harness that effected on the comfort feel against the face. Again, what make this helmet incredibly comfortable is that it has a very light weight. You will forget that you are wearing a helmet that makes you comfortable.
Next is the adjustability, a helmet should click on our head perfectly, that’s why adjustability is the important thing we should know first.
Just like we talk about before, the Roc Loc 5 fit system is offering good amount of adjustability and only hampered by the fixed anchor point of retention system. So, if your head doesn’t conform to the shape of EPS shell. It may tough to get a good fit. If your head is shaped appropriately it is fine, but if not, it will hard to get a snug fit without pressure points. Also, the webbing straps are difficult to adjust since it has a thick and bulky nature shape.
GIRO ATMOS II
You may feel so comfortable with this helmet, because it has anything that makes you so comfort. The chin strap length, retention band circumference, fore/aft yoke adjustment, and band height is creating a comfort helmet for cycling. The best part of the Giro Atmost II is the RocLoc5 adjustment system is the click wheel, which is used for adjusting the circumference of the retention band. This is may be just like a little thing but it allows the precision tightening and loosening of the band.
Other thing that important to know is the weight of each helmet. Because we have talk before that the Giro Atmost II is having a very light weight that even makes you feeling like use no helmet.
Based on some users, this helmet is having a light weight in its class. With a low price, this helmet has about 264 grams weight.
GIRO ATMOS II
This helmet also has a light weight in its class. It has the third lightest helmet in the class with about 266 grams weight.
The Giro Savant has some complain about the ventilation, while the Giro Atmos II is having a good ventilation compare to some other helmet, including the Giro Savant.
Giro Savant vs Atmos II
Finally, based on the explanation above we can say that Giro Savant and Giro Atmos II are having their own advantage and disadvantage. Both products are a great product at their class. If you have a limited budget, you may just buy the Giro Savant that has a lower price. But if you want to have a more comfortable helmet, the Giro Atmost II is the best choice you can get. It is all depend on your needs and of course the budget you have.