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Giro Xar Helmet 2014

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Giro Xar Helmet 2014

Giro XAR Helmet 2014


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.


  • 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

Size Small Medium Large
Head Diameter (in) 20 - 21 3/4 21 3/4 - 23 1/4 23 1/4 - 25
Head Diameter(cm) 51-55 55-59 59-63
4.6 / 5.0
16 Reviews
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Most comfortable helmet I've owned
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.

PROS: Good Ventilation, Lightweight, Highly Adjustable, Tough, Comfortable Fit

BEST USES: Mountain Biking, Commuting, Warm Weather, Long Rides, All-Around
August 15, 2014
Draper, UT
Solid Chioce
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.

PROS: Tough, Good Ventilation, Lightweight, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable Fit

CONS: Straps Are Funky

BEST USES: All-Around, Mountain Biking
January 3, 2014
Huntington Beach, CA
Great Helment and great price!
Mountain biking

PROS: Good Ventilation, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight, Comfortable Fit
October 21, 2014
Comfortable and Lightweight
This is the second Xar helmet I have owned and couldn't be happier. The fit, feel, and performance of the helmet more than exceeds my expectations.

PROS: Comfortable Fit, Good Ventilation, Tough, Lightweight, Highly Adjustable

CONS: none

BEST USES: All-Around, Mountain Biking
October 24, 2014
Very comfy fit
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.

PROS: Tough, Lightweight, Good Ventilation, Highly Adjustable, Comfortable Fit
August 11, 2014
Perfect Giro Xar Helmet 2014
Perfect and incredible helmet Gyro Xar i am happy for buy .

PROS: Highly Adjustable

BEST USES: Long Rides, Mountain Biking
December 2, 2014
Willcox AZ
Great Helmet
So far its a great helmet, I haven't had any hard falls to truly test it, but its comfortable, fits well and plenty of ventilation. It has a little less coverage on the back of my head than the Fox Flux, but for my average usage and the price, I would buy this again.

PROS: Good Ventilation, Lightweight, Comfortable Fit
October 27, 2014
Houston, TX
Great looking helmet!
The Giro Xar is well built and proportion to the head unlike other helmets where some parts were too bulky. It has enough vents to keep your head cool in the summer. During winter, you will need a skull cap or a head warmer underneath. It is lightweight where you actually forget you're wearing it.

PROS: Good Ventilation, Comfortable Fit, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight
November 7, 2014
Las Vegas, NV
One of the Best AM Helmet
Great and comfortable for AM/ Trail use. Good ventilation.

PROS: Highly Adjustable, Comfortable Fit, Good Ventilation
November 24, 2014
Manila Philippines
Great Trail Helmet
The Xar is pretty much the helmet that most Trail Riders need. It's not overly Enduro-y or Downhill-y and fits great, breathes nice. It has the build quality of a pro helmet without the pro price, and will last you a long, long time (so long as you don't crash), and it'll protect your head and look good. What more can you ask for?

PROS: Nice Finish, Tough, Highly Adjustable, Lightweight, Comfortable Fit, Good Ventilation

BEST USES: All-Around, Commuting, Mountain Biking
October 6, 2014
Riverside, CA

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