Kask is an Italian manufacturer and supplier to Team Sky. The Mojito is the lightest in their range and costs £100.
On early rides, we couldn’t help but notice the weight, or lack of it. The Mojito tips the scales at 220 grams, and at times we had to remind ourselves we were wearing it. We became accustomed to its low weight all too quickly, and other helmets now feel heavy by comparison.
The Mojito comes in two sizes: medium for head circumferences of 48cm to 58cm and large for those with heads measuring 59cm to 62cm. The medium size fitted our test pilot’s 56cm cranium well.
The circumference of the Mojito’s cradle is tightened by a dial mechanism located at the rear of the helmet, which was easy to reach and tightened and loosened in regular increments on a ratcheted strap.
An ‘up and down’ mechanism offered further adjustment to the cradle, and further opportunity for comfort. We found the most secure and comfortable position by pulling the cradle low at the back of the head.
The straps were easy to adjust, and once set, remained in place. The leatherette chin strap we thought was a nice touch and rested against the skin without irritation.
Some 26 vents make the Mojito a cool unit; occasionally a little too cool. On chilly spring days, where we thought a cotton cap might have sufficed as a helmet liner, we wished for a Roubaix lined skull cap. We anticipate this ventilation being a real boon in the summer, when, coupled with its low weight, the Mojito should be a pleasure to wear; one for European sportives, perhaps.
We liked the Mojito’s shape, as did the majority of riders we wore it amongst on various chain gang sessions. It lacks the aggressive styling of some of the top end Giros, but its neat, compact profile will prevent comparisons with the Mekon.
The Mojito comes in a choice of seven colours, including a new ‘world champion’ colourway, which has rainbow stripes on an all-black shell. Our test model was the black and white unit pictured, which made it an easy match for most of our kit.