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not for me
on June 14, 2011
This helmet has really good reviews on Amazon. I just love green color so i ordered this helmet. The price is good and the shipment is fast. However, I am not happy about it at all. The reasons are as follows. Please note that this is my first helmet. I may not understand how to wear it. I, however, read articles and watch videos about helmet fitting.
1) It too big for me. My head is 54 cm. I think all women helmets are around 50-57 cm. I don't know for this one. I didn't see any sizing information on the helmet. I adjusted all straps, but it doesn't help. Even when I dial the adjust reel to tighten it up until i have a headache, it still does not snug my head well. I may have weird head shape (-_-")
2) The dial adjusting is very convenient. However, the position of the strap is not okay for me. The strap is pretty high on the back of my head and it is INSIDE the helmet. I have long thick hair and love wearing ponytail when I ride. I cannot do so in this helmet. I later on tried other helmets, their straps are slightly below on the back of my head and there is a hole between the helmet and the adjusting strap where my ponytail can come out.
I am not sure if you will understand what I mean. i wish I took pictures of the helmet before i returned it. It will be a lot easier to explain.
3)Side straps do not have lock. It's a bit difficult to adjust. However, once you get them to the right place, they will stay right there without sliding.
4) Minor point; it looks HUGE on me. The light color and the design just make my head 2 times bigger.
One lesson learned: NEVER BUY HELMET WITHOUT TRYING IT ON. It wastes my time and money returning it (return shipping cost is on me).
I went to a bike shop near my place and tried couple helmets there. I came back and found Amazon has the helmets that fit me well( Bell Vela and Giro Skyla). In the end I ordered Bell women Vela from a seller on Amazon at a good price.