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Giro XAR Helmet

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    Details

    Well-ventilated, streamlined protection.

    Designed for the rigors of trail riding, the Giro XAR Helmet merges lightweight protection with enhanced venting and extended coverage from the elements. The helmet's In-Mold construction consists of an EPS liner that's fused to a polycarbonate shell made of DuPont Nylon. Essentially, this construction technique not only provides protection from nasty spills on the trail, but it also reduces weight, while allowing for the inclusion of better ventilation. In fact, the XAR features 17 Wind Tunnel vents strategically placed to move heat and moisture off your head for a cool, well-ventilated feel.

    Its P.O.V. visor deflects harsh sun, passing showers, and trailside brush when you're riding in a wide variety of conditions. X-Static lining material cuts down on funky odor build-up, especially when you're riding on a hot summer day. Moreover, you'll find a Roc Loc 5 fit system for a micro-adjustable fit with the twist of a dial, with fore and aft height adjustments for a more fully customized fit.

    • In-Mold construction
    • Adjustable P.O.V. visor
    • 17 Wind Tunnel vents
    • Roc Loc 5 fit system
    • X-Static lining
    • Item #GIR007T

    Tech Specs

    Shell Material
    polycarbonate
    Impact Foam
    EPS foam
    Ventilation
    19 Wind Tunnel vents
    Fit Adjustment
    Roc Loc 5
    Visor
    yes, P.O.V.
    Full Face
    no
    Certifications
    CPSC
    Recommended Use
    mountain biking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

    Tech Specs

    • Reviews
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    Helmet runs large

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it

    Great helmet however the size runs a bit large. I have a 55cm sized head and the medium was just a tad bit too large after getiing a haircut. Returning it for a small size instead and recommend going down a size when ordering.

    Won't buy another one

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I'm on my second Xar because they are very comfortable, well-ventilated, provide good coverage, and look good. It has some significant flaws, however, that will probably keep me from ordering another one.

    They may be just a problem for me, but here they are:
    It doesn't hold sweat well at all. The padded liner has a break in it along the forehead, and combined with the thin padding, creates a river of sweat that runs straight down my forehead into my sunglasses. Of all the helmets I've had, the Xar is the worst for this.

    As other reviewers has mentioned, the Roc-loc retention system is fragile. Mine broke way too early in its life, and I'm not going to spend $40 to replace it. I'd rather put that money towards a new helmet.

    The Troy Lee A1 is heavier (I feel like I'm wearing an Igloo), but feels like (subjective, I know) it would provide more protection in a crash and holds sweat better. The Catlike Leaf is my sleeper pick; light. well ventilated, super comfy, and holds sweat well.

    All told, if it works for you, go for it, but I won't be getting another one.

    Visors are in

    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium

    Don’t let your cross country buddies tell you visors are lame, the Xar is anything but. The Xar has great protection on the sides of the helmet and back, which was the major selling point for me on this lid. Ventilation is solid and the Roc Loc is great for easy adjustment. I have been riding with this helmet for 2 years and can’t complain about one thing.

    Good, but not perfect

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Excellent fit. Great color. Normal weight; not exceptionally light or heavy. Adequately air vented.

    Cons: Sun visor is just too short too have any effect. Looks nice, but not functional at all if you ride in the sun.

    THE BEST HELMET FOR THE PRICE

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    COMPETITIVE CYCLIST HAD MY GIRO XAR GIR007T TO ME IN 2 DAYS...NO CHARGE IN SHIPPING...I SUPER WELL MADE AND FITS LIKE A GLOVE.
    ITS HARD TO KNOW YOU EVEN HAVE A HELMET ON.
    LIGHT WEIGHT, ALMOST SWEAT PROOF...
    I WOULDN'T GO ANY WHERE ON MY BIKE WITHOUT IT.
    AND ALL MY BIKE NEEDS WILL BE PURCHASED AT COMPETITIVE CYCLIST...THANKS A VERY PLEASED CUSTOMER FOR LIFE...GREG SCHMITT

    Cooler head prevail

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    A well ventilated helmet is essential for desert riding and out here in Utah we have plenty of that. I have found this helmet to be one of the better ventilated while maintaining a secure and snug fit. The Roc Loc grips my occipatal protuberences and feels bomb proof. All internal pads are replaceable, so when you sweat it out, you can get new ones. Remember, most manufacturers recommend you replace your helmet every 4 years or sooner. Impacts should be replaced immediately.

    Great Fit and Ventilation

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I recently purchased another Giro Xar after using my previous Xar for about four years.

    I think one of the best features of the Xar is its ventilation. It has kept me very comfortable, even on hot Southern California summer days.

    The fit is also dialed. I have a pretty large head and the Large sizes fits very well with no pressure points. I tried on a lot of different helmets before purchasing my latest Xar and I have to say that it fits true to size.

    The only minor issue I have is that the plastic on the roc-loc dial separates (same issue described by the previous reviewer).

    However, this has not prevented me from using the helmet and has not interfered with it's functionality.

    Overall, a great helmet for Trail and All-Mountain riding.

    It's ok.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Fits great, comfortable too. HOWEVER, the padding will peel and the roc loc plastic will break. Giro calls this normal wear and tear. I've owned my Xar for less than a year and now I have the option to spend $40 on replacement parts. That said, I guess I can't get a helmet this good for $40.

    On the Matte Lime/Mountain Division helmet, are the straps lime green or black?