Ok, so the GIRO Xar is pretty much the best and most comfortable all around mountain bike helmet I have tested so far. Not only is it xar1very comfortable and you almost forget you have it on but the technology built into this helmet is outstanding. The GIRO Xar is more of an “all mountain” style helmet but I wear this helmet whenever I ride as I love how good it sits on my head. It breathes very well and holds still even when I have my light mounted to it or my GoPro.

I love that the visor tilts up and down too so you can block the sun or not

Here are some specs from GIRO’s website about the Xar

All-mountain riding demands gear that is versatile, lightweight without sacrificing durability, and comfortable enough to ride for four to five hours in varying conditions. So we developed the Xar™ specifically for aggressive trail riding, with features like 17 Wind Tunnel™ vents with internal airflow channels, the micro-adjustability of Roc Loc® 5 and our patented P.O.V.™ visor to deflect the sun, rain, brush and branches. If you’re riding bigger, faster and farther than ever, the Xar™ is fit to roll with you.


P.O.V.™ adjustable visor w/ 15° vertical adjustment
In-mold – EPS liner, polycarbonate shell
Fit System
Roc Loc® 5
17 Wind Tunnel™ vents, internal channeling


X-Static padding contains a fiber made with layers of pure silver that is permanently woven into the fabric. Silver has natural anti-microbial performance that helps to reduce odor and regulate heat, so your helmet stays fresh and comfortable, naturally.


Giro helmets are developed utilizing our proprietary Wind Tunnel™ ventilation system. This elaborate design combines active vents in the helmet’s shell with exhaust channels inside the helmet that thrust fresh, cool air over and around the rider’s head while forcing heat and stale air out. It’s the most effective cooling system available, and a difference you can feel every time you ride.


Our proprietary Super Fit™ sizing system is based on “human scale factors” data and over 25 years of handcrafting helmets. By creating helmet molds in up to 4 adult sizes to match the human body’s form, our Super Fit™ sizes comfortably and securely fit riders, and feel like they are custom made just for you.


Roll Cage™ is a light-yet-tough web of reinforcement invisibly molded inside a helmet’s EPS foam liner. It helps the helmet to hold together under impact, and provides an extra measure of strength and integrity that you’ll never notice…unless you need it.


The industry benchmark in comfort, stability, adjustability and weight savings. In addition to enhancing the fit and comfort of helmets, Roc Loc® 5 allows you to easily custom tune the fit tension and the fore-aft tilt of the helmet in seconds using a single hand. And it’s lighter than comparable systems too, making it the ultimate in skull-hugging luxury.xar2


In-Mold Construction fuses a tough polycarbonate outer shell with the helmet’s impact-absorbing foam liner. The fusion process allows for better ventilation systems, making in-mold helmets lighter and cooler than traditional helmets.

If your looking for a one-helmet does it all mountain biking dome protector, look to GIRO Xar helmet!


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