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Giro Xar Helmet 2014

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Giro XAR Helmet 2014

THE CZAR OF ALL-MOUNTAIN

All-mountain riding demands gear that is versatile, lightweight yet durable, and comfortable enough to ride for extended periods of time in varying conditions. The XAR helmet was developed with the needs of aggressive trail riders in mind. Giro's in-mold construction process fuses the helmet's outer shell with its impact-absorbing EPS liner during the molding process, making the liner literally a part of the helmet. This process reinforces areas around vents and ribs, creating a one-piece exoskeleton that allows the helmet to be lighter, more durable, and better ventilated than traditional designs. The proprietary Wind Tunnel™ ventilation system, combines active vents with internal exhaust channels that thrust cool, fresh air over and around the riders head-while forcing heat and stale air out. More ventilation means long lasting comfort for those epic rides. Whether you're climbing a winding strip of singletrack or descending down a rock littered mountainside, the XAR's ample ventilation lets your head breathe. Giro spent two years fine tuning the Roc Loc fit system to bring you Roc Loc 5, a groundbreaking fit system with an unmatched level of comfort, stability, adjustability, and weight savings. With Roc Loc 5, you can easily dial-in both fit tension and adjust vertical position with a single hand. Twist the ratcheting, micro-adjusting dial for a tighter fit on rough terrain, and back it off a bit to relax across the flats or up a warm climb. A three-position bracket allows for 15 millimeters of up/down movement for easy fine-tuning of vertical positions. Even with these impressive features, Roc Loc 5 is 40 percent lighter than its popular predecessor, Roc Loc 4. Adding to the pile exciting features, The P.O.V visor puts the finishing touch on this awesome helmet. The visor is anchored by a patented internal clutch mechanism and is capable of 15 degrees of tool-free, on-the-fly vertical adjustment.

Features:
  • Suggested use: All Mountain, trail riding, Endurace/Marathon XC, Super D
  • P.O.V.™ adjustable visor w/ 15° vertical adjustment
  • Construction: In-mold - EPS liner, polycarbonate shell
  • Roc Loc® 5 fit system
  • 17 Wind Tunnel™ vents, internal channeling
  • X-Static padding features anti-microbial properties and is machine washable
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Giro Xar Helmet 2014
 
4.7

(based on 3 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable fit (3)
  • Good ventilation (3)
  • Highly adjustable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)
  • Tough (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All-around (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

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    5.0

    Most comfortable helmet I've owned

    By MtnBiker4Life

    from Draper, UT

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Fit
    • Good Ventilation
    • Highly Adjustable
    • Lightweight
    • Tough

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All-Around
      • Commuting
      • Long Rides
      • Mountain Biking
      • Warm Weather

      Comments about Giro Xar Helmet 2014:

      Bought this helmet after I broke my Giro Hex in a crash. The Xar is a huge upgrade, and worth every penny. Fits my head perfectly. My head size is right on the border of md/lg and the Xar med fits ideal. I Can wear this all day, with no discomfort or headache. Plenty of vents to keep things cooled off, and useful for helmet cams and headlamps too. Love the look of the flat white color too. The roc loc 5 system is awesome. Super easy to adjust and keeps the lid from floating around while in the rough stuff. Highly recommended helmet.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very comfy fit

      By Ryan

      from Leadville

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable Fit
      • Good Ventilation
      • Highly Adjustable
      • Lightweight
      • Tough

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All-Around

        Comments about Giro Xar Helmet 2014:

        Sweet helmet. Upgraded to this from a ~2004 Giro helmet. The rocloc fit system is awesome and clamps down very nicely. I didn't think the 15* adjustable visor would be that cool, but I use it a ton. I took a pretty good digger and slammed the helmet pretty good. No signs of structural damage or even superficial damage. This helmet seems pretty beastly. It's very light too. Just finished the 2014 Leadville 100 with it.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Solid Chioce

        By rideTomride

        from Huntington Beach, CA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable Fit
        • Good Ventilation
        • Highly Adjustable
        • Lightweight
        • Tough

        Cons

        • Straps Are Funky

        Best Uses

        • All-Around
        • Mountain Biking

        Comments about Giro Xar Helmet 2014:

        vents well and sweat is absorbed by the padding. Sweat doesn't drip into eyes. Oakley glasses fit well under straps. I'm still adjusting the straps to fit my jaw line a little better, but don't notice when I'm actually riding. I like the way the straps fit into the mold, nice improvement.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels half size too big
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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