Limar 575 Sport Action helmet  £39.99

6/10

Lightweight but very warm commuting and general use lid

Weight 270g   Contact www.todayscyclist.co.uk

by rob_simmonds   September 5, 2009  

Limar 575 helmet

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Limar's £104 Pro 104 Ultralight helmet got a good write-up recently from road.cc's Roger Blessed. This 575 Sport Action will sting you for a much more humble £39.99 but still carries over some of the features of the Pro, such as the in-mould construction and the dial adjust headband. That dial makes it a cinch to secure and the L that I tested was a pretty good fit on my (large, round) melon. At 270g it's reasonably light too.

Fixtures and fittings are pretty much as standard for a 'sport' lid: removable visor, internal padding, bee mesh and an EN 1078 safety rating. It's more of a MTB/general use helmet and the style won't appeal to hardcore roadies. It's the kind of lid that you're more likely to see perched on a commuter, or a parent as they trundle down the canal path with kids in tow. That's not a bad thing, but this isn't a helmet that you'd want to be wearing if you are in the habit of working up a sweat whenever you ride. As the internal profile is very smooth it sits pretty snug against the whole of your head, pressing your hair down into a very effective insulating mat. That makes it pretty warm, despite the numerous vents. As one of natures heavy sweaters I found it quite uncomfortable even on relatively short rides, but you may fare better...

Verdict

Lightweight but very warm. As always with helmets, try before you buy.

road.cc test report

Make and model: Limar 575 Sport Action helmet

Size tested: L

Rate the product for quality of construction:
 
7/10
Rate the product for performance:
 
6/10
Rate the product for durability:
 
7/10
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
 
7/10
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
 
6/10
Rate the product for value:
 
7/10

Did you enjoy using the product? Not much, it was far too warm for me

Would you consider buying the product? No

Would you recommend the product to a friend? Not unless they were bald

Overall rating: 6/10

About the tester

Age: 40  Height: 5' 8  Weight: er....86kg

I usually ride: GT Rave - singlespeed conversion  My best bike is: Guess SC1 scandium

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

I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, commuting, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed,

 

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