Review: Giro Feature Helmet

Helmets

Goggle and Glasses Compatibility

I didn’t have any problems with wearing sunglasses, and they fit just fine, though some pairs with long arms might have minor interface issues with the retention system. When using goggles, I found that my Ryders hit the corners of the helmet just below the visor, and this caused some fitting issues. This might not be the case with all goggles, so it might just be a brand specific problem?

Extras, Weight and Value

At 352 grams, it’s decently light for an All Mountain helmet, and I never really noticed the weight on my head. The $75 price is very competitive, and the well-made Giro product and In-Form retention system make for a value-oriented package.

Bottom Line

The Giro Feature provides an excellent wrap around design with deep rear coverage, which offers great stability and security. The helmet is comfortable, decently padded and their In-Form retention system offers lots of adjustability for any head size or shape. The 12 vents provide decent air movement for an All Mountain helmet, though still not on par with a open port design of a cross country helmet. The $75 price point, deep wrap around head coverage and functional retention system, make for an exceptional value.

Specifications
  • Price: $75.00
  • Measured Weight: 352 grams (size large); 327 grams (size med)
  • Number of Vents: 12
  • Visor: Adjustable
  • Retention System: In-Form System

For more information visit: https://www.giro.com/

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About the author: Brian Mullin

Brian likes to push the limits in all the sports he obsesses in, whether it's mountain biking, whitewater kayaking, skiing, or sport climbing. He takes those same strengths and a good dose of insanity to his reviewing and writing on mountain biking products, creating technical, in-depth articles. Whenever he's not on the bike, he might be found watching MotoGP racing, otherwise look for him out on the trail.


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  • brian says:

    I’m on my second Giro Feature. Turns out they don’t stay on top of your car very well at speeds over about 10mph

  • roger says:

    Finally a good product and the right price!

  • Josh says:

    I dig mine. At first I had a bit of a pressure point above my right eye but that’s not an issue at all now. Great goggle and glasses compatibility, lightweight, and it doesn’t make my head look like a mushroom! My only grief is the stitching on the padding is coming apart. That’s a cheap replacement though.

  • Joel says:

    My light doesn’t mount on top. Poor vent design (for mounting). Have to use an older helmet for night riding.

  • Tyrebyter says:

    One would think that they might have hit the sub-$100US mark with a MIPS version of this helmet and owned the market I would have bought one, but since Bell/Giro is going to ignore their own research, I guess my next helmet will be a Scott Stego.

  • the-one1 says:

    I like mine, but the only thing that sucks about it is there is no sweat band across the front. So sweat drips between the channels and into my eyes.

  • Jerry Hazard says:

    Was not a fan of this helmet. Sad, because I love my Remedy full-face.

    The fit was just okay for me. Side to side it was solid, but fore/after it would wiggle and wander. The visor/front frequently slid forward in to my field of view. If I ran the retention system uber tight, it would stay put, but was not comfortable.

    Also found that sweat poured freely. Especially in to my eyes.

    I was able to mount my Magicshine light to the top of the helmet with no issues.

    Like most helmets out now, the velcro which I assume is intended to hold padding in place – fails to do it’s job very long. Adding more is not a problem, but the consumer shouldn’t have to.

    For all my complaints, I have to admit the helmet is tough. I put three moderate sized gouges in it a couple weeks ago, but barely felt the brunt of the impact on my noggin. So, in that regards it works very well. I think I just suffer from an oddly shaped head or something.

    I’d by another Remedy/full-face, but not the Feature. Tried on a friends Bell Super and was instantly hooked. Great Fit, feel all around.

  • r1Gel says:

    Interested to know how the venting of the Feature compares to that of the Bell Stoker’s

  • Mtb4mySoul says:

    Considering this helmet…I’ve recently purchased the Bell Super online, going off the great reviews it had. The helmet fit nicely, but what nobody mentions or commented; its freaking wide as hell, and looks like a mushroom on my head. After seeing authors photos; the Giro Feature looks slightly narrow than the Bell Super. Will give it a go…

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