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Better front ventilation compared to Kask?

opusver21opusver21 Posts: 56
edited June 2017 in Road buying advice
Hi All,
Been a Kask fan with the Mojito and now the Protone....Trouble is I thought the Mojito was hot but the Protone worse still to be honest. I get sweat drops always on the right side and its a royal pain as in this weather have to stop, sort myself out every 10 miles or so and clean the glasses etc...

Love the styling but compared to Kask directly whats better ventilated? Giro Synth? Spez?



  • mrb123mrb123 Posts: 4,479
    Some of the slightly older Giro models such as the Ionos and Atmos are superbly well ventilated, plus you can find some great deals on them of you hunt around online.
  • stueysstueys Posts: 1,332
    I got a protone, which I love, but my sworks prevail is a significantly better vented. You probably lose some aero goodness but on hot days it's my go-to
  • bendertherobotbendertherobot Posts: 11,684
    The Synthe is excellent but, also, Giro's Roc loc combined with MIPS keeps it off your head and suspended, which is also a big plus.
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  • paul1000paul1000 Posts: 190
  • sungodsungod Posts: 16,057
    when i first got the protone i had trouble with the front pad dumping sweat right above my eyes, then it ran onto glasses

    i can understand ventilation being compromised for the sake of lower drag, but i'm not convinced that the poor design of this pad is necessary

    i pulled out the pad, then re-fitted it with the centre higher than the sides, like an inverse v, after that no more problems with sweat over the eyes
    my bike - faster than god's and twice as shiny
  • dannbodgedannbodge Posts: 1,152
    I use the Giro Aeon which is very ventilated
  • Cold/cool - Protone
    Hot/warm - Synthe

    Warm weather choice also informed by the Synthe (in size L) looking relatively low profile on my head - would probably go for a POC based purely on ventilation, but size L in any colour makes me look like Toad from Mario Kart...
  • itboffinitboffin Posts: 20,050
    Nothing at all is pretty cool, on the head mostly a cap to keep the bugs rain and sun out of my eyes
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  • ayjayceeayjaycee Posts: 1,277
    My Specialized S-Works Prevail is the best ventilated helmet that I have ever owned. I've never had a Kask anything and so can't give a direct comparison - sorry. I also use a Specialized Airnet which is not bad either but I would probably have sweated in a helmet mad of ice on this mornings ride when it crept up to 30°C
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  • opusver21opusver21 Posts: 56
    Just to rounds this off - I went with the Catlike Mixino in the end as the synthesis was a bit mushroom like and the prevail I wasn't that taken with after trying both on. The Kask sits lower on the head and looks great but have to say compared to the Mixino the air flow is non existent, went out in 30' heat for 2 hours not a single drop of sweat down the brow below the helmet or dumping into the eye...used it 3 times now and the Mixino is night and day compared to the more stopping every 10 miles to wipe glasses and dry off. Should have swapped it ages ago tbh....Kask great styling and quality but its on and gone via eBay now.

  • webboowebboo Posts: 6,040
    No matter what helmet I wear or even when I didn't wear one. I would get sweat running down on to my glasses, so when I didn't want to be taking my glasses off every few miles to squeeze the sweat out of my helmet. I didn't wear glasses.
    However I bought a Halo sweat band and it has a rubber piece that goes across your fore head and channels the sweat away from your face.
    I haven't had a problem since.
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