The Solstice includes an easy-adjust fit system, lockable adjustable straps, washable pads to improve fit and a removable visor.
With 19 vents, this helmet does give a modicum of ventilation, but the vents are relatively small, and not angled to channel airflow through as effectively as higher end performance helmets. The result is that it's a very warm helmet for anything more than moderately paced rides. In fairness though, it's aimed at riders who are unlikely to want to ride particularly quickly anyway.
Taking a medium in most headgear normally, the one-size nature of the Solstice wasn't really a problem for me, but those with larger heads may want to consider a non-WSD model, as the upper end of the size capability wasn't that big. Adjustment was a doddle, with the locking strap adjusters being a really effective feature and easy to use. Once on, the helmet sat comfortably, nicely cradling the back of the skull. The protection does reach quite far down at the back, which does give a feeling of extra security to those looking for it. It was stable and didn't feel unduly heavy, while the straps were comfortable and unobtrusive.
Available in a choice of several girly colours. The Solstice is also available in a non-WSD version.
A good value for money helmet offering easy fitting and high levels of comfort for riding at a sedate pace
road.cc test report
Make and model: Bontrager Solstice WSD Ladies Helmet
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Aimed at those looking for a value for money helmet, with ease of use and versatility.
Definitely good value for money, good levels of comfort and best suited to more sedate non-performance orientated riding.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
One-size-fits-most WSD Fit
Single-hand adjustable fit system.
Lockable strap adjusters
Washable fit improver pads
CE/CPSC Adult Certified
Rate the product for quality of construction:
Well designed with effective fit adjustment and good details.
Rate the product for performance:
Performed well for a more recreational helmet.
Rate the product for durability:
Very tough design, and washable pads are a nice feature.
Rate the product for weight, if applicable:
Not a bad weight for a commuter/recreational helmet.
Rate the product for comfort, if applicable:
Good levels of comfort, provided your head fits within the one-size-fits-most bracket. If not, consider the non WSD version of the Solstice.
Rate the product for value:
Excellent value for a bomb-proof helmet
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Performed very well indeed for an entry level value for money helmet.
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Style, comfort, ease of adjustment, price.
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Colour options available, warmth
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Definitely. Especially for those on a budget or starting out.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
Easy to adjust, comfortable and excellent value for money.
Age: 37 Height: 1.65m Weight: 67kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,
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