Kit tested

Airoh GP 500 Sec­tors hel­met £359.99

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Great new Airoh hel­met

Tested by Dan Suther­land Time tested 2600 miles, four weeks What’s good? This is an in­stantly com­fort­able lid. It’s a re­as­sur­ingly snug fit, with­out being too tight on my head. As well as this, there is an ex­cel­lent field of vi­sion, both up and down and in your pe­riph­er­als. This is even more pos­i­tive when you con­sider the 500 comes with a nose­piece, which goes some way to re­strict­ing your field of view. Along­side these pos­i­tives, the Airoh feels ex­tremely light, meaning less fa­tigue on longer jour­neys and greater com­fort. Vent­ing is also quite good, with vents at the chin, brow and fore­head. I’ve been us­ing this hel­met with Airoh’s road-le­gal 50% tint vi­sor, which of­fers plenty of vis­i­bil­ity in all light con­di­tions and re­ally com­ple­ments the lid’s look. What’s not? This is a track-fo­cused hel­met and it shows. De­signed with per­for­mance in mind, the GP500 has some­times been less than prac­ti­cal on my 110-mile daily com­mute. De­spite being com­fort­ably snug, it’s very loud even with earplugs. And the catch to open the chin vent is lo­cated in­side the hel­met, mak­ing it dif­fi­cult to open and close on the fly. Con­tact www.airoh.com Qual­ity Rat­ing ++++ + Value Rat­ing +++ ++

GP500 of­fers very good field of vi­sion

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