Met Diamante Helmet  £46.99

7/10

A good standard helmet for women. Comfortable, lightweight and durable

Weight 258g   Contact  www.fisheroutdoor.co.uk

by Dave Atkinson   February 20, 2009  

Met Diamante Helmet

The Diamante is a good quality, comfortable road helmet for ladies. Whether the fact that they're 'created for the well being of dynamic women' means that the helmet is actually a different shape, rather than just pink, is not something that Met divulge in their literature, but our tester certainly found it comfortable. The adjustment system is fairly basic but works just fine, and overall it's a well rounded mid-price lid. Helmets are a personal thing – both in terms of whether a particular one fits, and whether you need one at all – so the advice as always is to try before you buy, if you can.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Met Diamante Helmet

Price: 46.99

Weight: 258g

Size tested: unisize

About the tester

Age: 26

I've been riding for: 10-20 years

I ride: Every day

I would class myself as a: Experienced

I regularly do the following types of riding: road racing, commuting, general fitness riding, Triathlon

The report

Tell us what the bike is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own

A women's helmet, made for general cycling (commuting, road riding). It's aimed at the general public, not high-end.

Tell us some more about the techincal aspects of the product?

It has a strap at the back which allows you to tighten the helmet once it's on, making it fit any size of head. This is an excellent feature and one that works really well. the only problem is that it isn't that easy to tighten and loosen, unlike other helmets that have a dial that you turn.

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
8/10

any further comments on construction?

It's a bit bulky and the colours aren't that nice as they make the helmet very noticeable when a helmet should be understated (in my opinion).

Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10

any further comments on performance?

It works well; a bog-standard helmet, nothing particularly special about it but it is comfy to use and does the job well. again, the feature of tightening at the back is very good.

Rate the product for durability:
 
9/10

any further comments on durability?

 

Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10

any further comments on weight?

It is an average weight for a helmet; not too heavy and not too light. I'd say just right.

Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
8/10

any further comments on comfort?

 

Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

any further comments on value?

 

Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose

I found it to work extremely well and was very pleased. Compared to my normal helmet, it was a bit bulkier and the tighten/loosen feature wasn't as user-friendly, but it's fairly good for a mid-range lid

Tell us what you particularly liked about the product

I liked its lightweight, easy to use and comfortable fit.

Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product

the colours, it's available in blue too though

Did you enjoy using the product?: yes

Would you consider buying the product?: no

Would you recommend the product to a friend?: maybe

Your overall verdict of the product taking everything into account

A good standard helmet for the everyday rider. Comfortable, lightweight and durable.

Overall rating: 7/10

 

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