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...
Lightweight but very warm. As always with helmets, try before you buy.
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Make and model: Limar 575 Sport Action helmet
Size tested: L
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
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,