Helmets are a year round necessity, and although there is a school of thought that wearing a helmet inspires a false confidence in motorists, making you safer without one, it’s not a theory to which this correspondent subscribes.
Here’s a first look at Kask’s Mojito, the lightest in their range, in fact some 50 grams lighter than the flagship Vertigo worn by Team Sky. The weight, or lack of it, is the first thing you notice when removing the Mojito from its box. Kask claim 220g for this lid.
Cooling comes courtesy of 26 vents fashioned in the top, side and rear of the helmet’s compressed polystyrene and polycarbonate shell, fused in a process Kask call ‘In-moulding’.
The cradle is attached to the helmet by four, Torx head screws (two on either side) creating a hinge that allows a certain amount of ‘up and down’ adjustment to complement the dial-controlled tightening and release mechanism at the rear of the helmet.
A single piece of padding, cut around the vents, lines the centre, front and rear of the helmet, while two separate pieces attach to either side of the cradle. The leatherette chin strap is an eye-catching detail. It feels comfortable, and is, according to Kask, easy to clean.
A single piece of webbed strapping attaches to the either side of the helmet in front of the ears and runs through the plastic cradle before terminating in the rear of the polystyrene base at its centre. The strapping is finished in black, bordered by white stripes. The left hand strap bears a rubberized ‘Italy made’ logo bearing a minature Italian flag; a match for the red, white, and green tricolor in the centre of the adjustment dial.
Available in medium and large sizes, it retails for £100. We’ll be testing the Mojito in the weeks ahead, so check back for a full review.