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.
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Met Diamante Helmet
Size tested: unisize
About the tester
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
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.
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).
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.
any further comments on durability?
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.
any further comments on comfort?
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.
Dave is a founding father of road.cc, having previously worked on Cycling Plus and What Mountain Bike magazines back in the day. He also writes about e-bikes for our sister publication ebiketips. He's won three mountain bike bog snorkelling World Championships, and races at the back of the third cats.