LAS make my current favourite helmet, the £120 Victory, and this Anubi is one rung below at £100 (although you can find it for less) which still makes it a fairly high end lid in most people's books. The Anubi is well made and has some nice features; I didn't get on with it quite as well as the more expensive Victory but it's a good piece of kit nonetheless.
You get everything you'd expect here: in-moulded shell, ratchet adjustment with a good range of height adjustability too, decent straps and an optional visor. LAS also provide two padding options with most of their helmets including this one; you get minimal summer pads, and a liner (with insect mesh sections) for cooler weather. Both are comfy and fairly quick drying, the summer pads much more so.
The Anubi uses a polycarbonate spine section along the top of the helmet that's also moulded into the foam. This allows for a huge air channel along the top of the lid that's great for getting a bit of breeze on your bonce when you're cracking along in the sun. There's 25 vents in all in the fairly big shell; our large size test lid weighed a reasonable 308g.
On the bike the helmet is well behaved, secure and comfortable. Maybe I'm a bit spoiled by the fact that the Victory is the most comfortable helmet I've had in a long time but the Anubi wasn't quite as good; I tended to notice it more on long rides, a combination of the extra weight and slightly different fit.
That's not to say it's a bad helmet, because it's not: the big vent really does the job when it comes to airflow and the fitting system allows for lots of adjustment. The liner is comfy (the summer pads a touch less so) and the straps are good too. Helmets are always a personal choice and you should try before you buy; this one might fit you to a tee. If it does, there's not much wrong with it in terms of on-bike performance And should you ever need to call on its bonce-protecting properties It's EN1078 and CPSC certified.
Well made helmet with good venting and choice of liners for hot and cold weather.
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Make and model: LAS Anubi helmet
Size tested: Red/Black, L
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
25 vents with inner channels for continuous air flow.
Multi-directional impact cage.
Airtex Interpower inner pad for sweat wicking.
Also supplied with:
Silver Dry quick drying pads. Reflective kit. Helmet bag. Visor.
* Small 260g,
* large 320g
Didn't quite live up to the high standards of the more expensive Victory, but good nonetheless
Holding up nicely
Not super-light or super-heavy
Good, liner choice makes for good year-round comfort too
For the money it's a good lid
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Nice and breezy with optional liner for colder days
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Fit wasn't quite as good as other LAS lids but that's more a personal thing
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes
Would you consider buying the product? Not for me
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes
Age: 38 Height: 190cm Weight: 98kg
I usually ride: whatever I'm testing... My best bike is: Genesis Equilibrium with SRAM Apex
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Every day I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: time trialling, cyclo cross, commuting, sportives, general fitness riding, fixed/singlespeed, mtb, Mountain Bike Bog Snorkelling, track
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.