Trail riders are now demanding helmets with a deeper back for more protection yet without compromising on either weight or ventilation.
WE TAKE A LOOK AT THE NEW GIRO CHRONICLE MIPS JUST THROUGH THE DOOR HERE AT DIRT HQ. Does this new lid hit the spot?
At just shy of £100 this new Chronicle trail lid isn’t their cheapest option but looks better ventilated than our ‘old favourite’ the Giro Feature and therefore possibly a better all-rounder. If there was one criticism of the Feature it was its ventilation – which many riders who ‘run hot’ felt was lacking. Other than that we loved it… and this new Giro helmet may well be a great replacement. It looks like the Feature has now disappeared from Giro’s website and the Chronicle has stepped into its place. They have plenty of recent developments to their range – check out our recent ‘First Look’ of their new Switchblade enduro helmet HERE.
‘When your trail rides include technical descents and challenging climbs, the Chronicle™ MIPS provides all the protection and comfort you need in an affordable package.’ – GiroSport
The Chronicle helmet takes design cues from Giro’s top of the range Montaro mountainbike helmet, and offers many of the key technologies and features that this brand now offers. We’ve grown to love the quality construction, finish and detailing that has now become standard across much of Giro’s comprehensive range and the Chronicle doesn’t disappoint.
This helmet was designed with MIPS, which redirects impact energy to provide more protection in certain impacts and is becoming a technology we’re seeing at much lower price point. If you’re split between sizes we’ve noticed that on some helmets this MIPS tech can make the internal shell measurements feel a touch smaller – and this may point you towards the bigger of the two sizes. No bad thing, as this means the helmet may well sit deeper on your head offering you more protection. Try before you buy (as with all protection gear) is the message with helmets. It’s not just about the helmet’s numerical measurements but also the shape – and this can vary from model to model.