Despite its mid-range asking price, the Louis Garneau Sharp certainly looks the business with its large vents and aggressive styling. You could easily be forgiven for mistaking it for a lid costing well into three figures.
BBB’s Hawk is a decent and comfortable lid, straddling the budget to mid-range price points. It looks a lot like MET’s Forte and has what I think of as a ‘universal helmet spec’: it conforms to the EN1078 safety standard; features in mould construction; has easy align straps; and the cradle adjusts with a twisting dial.
Pro Viz’s Saturn is a unique helmet with some really neat touches and a refreshingly competitive price tag.
The FP1 is the top of the Uvex range of helmets, aimed at the road-racing market, and is also ideal for sportive riders. Trim and cool, it’s a nice piece of kit.
Picking up the FP1, it just feels good. That’s no way to judge a helmet, but it’s an OK start. Maybe I’m seduced by the Made in Germany sticker. Naturally, it meets all the European safety standards.