FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Giro Manifest Helmet
Giro’s new Manifest mountain bike helmet is a lightweight trail helmet featuring some interesting safety technology. Giro also claim it’s one of the best when it comes to ventilation. However, all of this comes with higher price-tag - the Manifest being Giro’s most expensive half-shell to date.
All in all, the Manifest is an impressive helmet, as it should be for the price tag. As it’s been the middle of winter, I can confirm that the air ventilation is noticeable. My noggin was super cold on an early morning start in the forest. Even on the climbs, at slower speeds, it’s noticeable - but more so at trail speeds. Onto the overall comfort. So far, the Manifest rates highly for me. The plush padding and smooth straps feel super pleasant. Then, there’s the simplicity of the magnetic Fidlock buckle - it’s quick to fasten and secure.
Keep an eye open for the full review coming soon in #99.
Words: Liam Friary
Image: Cameron Mackenzie