We examine the world’s lightest helmet on the road
As the name suggests, the Limar Ultralight+ feels almost weightless, and claims to be the lightest bike helmet in the world. The size medium is 175g, and with 22 vents it does a fantastic job of keeping your head cool when putting in max efforts.
When you first put the Ultralight+ on it does feel high on your head, but as soon as you’re away it hardly feels like you’re wearing a helmet at all. The inner antibacterial padding provides a nice, soft cradle without holding too much moisture so it’s always dry for your next ride.
It has a removable visor for potential off-road use and handily a detachable rear light that fits over the retention dial; not a replacement for your rear light in the dark, but a nice day light for extra visibility.
The dial itself is sizeable and easy to adjust on the fly. A bug net covers the front seven vents, which did a fine job on my rural training rides, and the padding both inside and on the chinstrap is comfortable.
If you have any concerns about the protection offered by such a light lid, it’s good to know that the Ultralight+ has, of course, passed European safety standards, plus the tougher Australian and US marks.
One thing we’ve noticed is that aesthetically the material can scuff easily, and the helmet is showing some signs of wear after three months of daily use commuting and training.