‘Classier than you’d expect’
Caberg Drift helmet £209.99
Tester Tony Hoare Time tested Three months/3000 miles What’s good? Caberg are normally associated with budget helmets with thermoplastic shells, but this is part of the Italian firm’s attempt to move upmarket. The Drift has a composite-fibre shell that makes it suitably light and it also has a classier lining than might be expected of the brand. The strap secures with D-rings, which is also different from the micro-lock-type ratchet more commonly found on their range. The helmet has impressed me in my three months. It’s remained comfortable, allows plenty of air in through vents that are easy to use thanks to chunky sliding closures and is even relatively quiet (though I always wear earplugs). The styling is like an adventure helmet without a peak, which won’t suit all riders but it works for me. I also like the fact the visor has a lifting tab on each side, so I can lift with left or right hand, depending on which is most convenient at the time. The visor also has an effective Pinlock anti-mist insert. The price is higher than usual for a Caberg − £199.99 for plain colours, £209.99 for graphics like this or £249.99 in carbon finish – but the quality reflects that price.
What’s not? The dropdown sun visor mists easily, but that issue isn’t particular to Caberg. The visor change mechanism is also a bit of a tricky fiddle.
Easy-to-use vents, good build + quality, twin lifting tabs for the visor
Misting inner visor. - The adventure-esque styling won’t appeal to all Quality ★★★★ ★ Value ★★★★ ★