Limar Pro 104 Ultralight  £109.99

8/10

Very lightweight lid with good ventilation and easy adjustme

Weight 187g   Contact  www.todayscyclist.co.uk

by Mat Brett   August 24, 2009  

Limar Pro 104 helmet

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This low-profile lid from Limar is extremely lightweight – 187g, to be precise. That’s even lighter than the manufacturer’s claimed 200g for the large size, and safely inside the ‘so light you can barely feel it’ range. Your highest priority might not be to trim off grams when it comes to protecting your head, but the 104 passes all the safety regs, so who are we to argue?

With a retention device that encircles the whole of your head, the Limar fitted everyone we asked to wear it, although try before you buy to be on the safe side. It doesn’t reach quite as far down the back of your head as some, but it’s hinged so you can position it comfortably and tightness is easily adjusted via a dial at the back. Adjusting the straps is simple enough too with little cam-lock levers that don’t shift once you have them in place. The whole thing is secure although we didn’t find that it cradled the head as well as a Giro, say – that’s all going to come down to the individual fit so, as we said, you’re best trying it on for size.

The Coolmax padding is adequate rather than plush but we never felt we were being short-changed on comfort and it’s easy to take out for washing. The vents funnel plenty of cool air in to stop you overheating while mesh netting in the front ones stops wasps and other baddies getting in your barnet.

As for build-quality - no real problems, although the writing is made up of stickers that sit on the outside of the shell so it's quite easy to catch a corner accidentally.

Verdict

Very lightweight lid with good ventilation and easy adjustment

road.cc test report

Make and model: Limar Pro 104 Ultralight

Size tested: L

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
8/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
10/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for value:
 
9/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Yes, it's a comfortable helmet

Would you consider buying the product? I prefer something that reaches a touch lower down the back of the head

Would you recommend the product to a friend? To someone obsessed with weight

Overall rating: 8/10

About the tester

Age: 36  Height: 184cm  Weight: 74kg

I usually ride:   My best bike is:

I've been riding for: Over 20 years  I ride: Most days  I would class myself as: Expert

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, mtb,

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