Helmet advice: Catlike or Bell?

sonny73 Posts: 2,203
edited June 2009 in Road buying advice
I have decided to purchase a new helmet for the summer and I am looking at a Catlike Whisper plus in white or a Bell Volt in red/white.
Does anyone own or can recommend either, or for that matter a helmet for around the £100-£120 mark?


  • Slow Downcp
    Slow Downcp Posts: 3,041
    I've got a Giro Ionos - mainly because I always have Giro's as the shape fits my head. Whichever one fits your head best is the one to go for- ignore fashion and other peoples opinions when it comes to helmets.
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • giant_man
    giant_man Posts: 6,878
    Bit personal this, always best to try on before you buy, the helmet you like the look of might not suit or fit your head.
  • akkers
    akkers Posts: 140
    he Whisper is a lovely lid, although I also have an Ionos, but it would be the Whisper next. Tried one on a while back in black, but the fit was lovely.

    Ive noticed they're a bit difficult to find - especially in white. Have you located one in your size and that colour?
  • Monty Dog
    Monty Dog Posts: 20,614
    I'd have a Catlike over Giro - I like the fact that the Catlike fits around your head and feels more secure, whereas Giros often feed as though they're just sitting on top. I have 2 Catlikes, a Giro and a Limar. I'd also not buy another Giro or Bell based on my experience of poor quality - 2 warranty returns due to defects and their lousy replacement policy - i.e. you pay a premium for a special edition but you have to return it because of a defect and they replace it with what suits them.
    Make mine an Italian, with Campagnolo on the side..