KASK Mojito Road Helmet
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A top of the line helmet, offering unsurpassed comfort and fit, together with all Italian styling and manufacture, which incorporates a number of unique design features that make it stand out from the rest. One of the safest, best fitting and most stylish range of cycling helmets available globally. The all-Italian-made KASK helmets are the choice of Team Sky, where no secret is made of the fact that every element has been selected to deliver a winning advantage for the team.
The superior quality of the KASK styling and workmanship that has gone into these helmets is evident in the overall finish and attention to detail in every feature. In particular, the helmet incorporates a unique hinged adjustment system that allows for both size and up/down adjustment, which together comfortably cradle the nape of the neck. The helmet size can be adjusted using either the dial or finger push system. This system also includes ventilated, non-stick pads. Working together, these features give the helmet a superior fit and deliver a feeling of improved security that is quite unlike any other helmet.
Unsurpassed ventilation is achieved by means of 26 large air vents, a design feature made possible by the reinforced helmet frame - all delivered without any compromise to the safety or aerodynamic qualities of the helmet. Hygiene is also well thought through and each helmet has an easy-clean leatherette chin strap. The internal pads are made from Sanitized fabric which draws perspiration away from the head and these pads are removable and washable.
Nylon thermo fixed straps, have soft lateral spacers where these straps are in contact with the skin, giving excellent ventilation and comfort and there is a quick release buckle. On top of this, KASK has gone beyond the usual minimal consideration of visibility. In addition to the standard reflector stickers on the back, each helmet has reflective strips on every strap.
- In-moulding innovative construction with reinforced frame for additional safety
- Ventilation is achieved by means of 26 large air vents, arranged to optimise aerodynamics
- Unique UP-N-DOWN size hinged adjustment system gives the ultimate fit in terms of precision, comfort and security
- Ventilated, non-stick pads at nape of neck for additional security
- Chin pad with easy clean chin strap made from Eco-Leather, a non-allergic imitation leather which improves wearing comfort and eliminates skin irritation
- Nylon thermo fixed straps, which have soft lateral spacers where these straps are in contact with the skin, to give excellent ventilation and comfort
- Quick release buckle
- Sanitized internal padding optimises evaporation of sweat, and removable and washable
- High-visibility reflector stickers on the back of the helmet and on every strap for maximum safety
- Weight: 220g
- 100% made in Italy
Kask Mojito review, RoadCyclingUK, May 2012 (see here for the full review):
"On early rides, we couldn't help but notice the weight, or lack of it. The Mojito tips the scales at 220 grams, and at times we had to remind ourselves we were wearing it. We became accustomed to its low weight all too quickly, and other helmets now feel heavy by comparison.
The Mojito comes in two sizes: medium for head circumferences of 48cm to 58cm and large for those with heads measuring 59cm to 62cm. The medium size fitted our test pilot's 56cm cranium well.
The circumference of the Mojito's cradle is tightened by a dial mechanism located at the rear of the helmet, which was easy to reach and tightened and loosened in regular increments on a ratcheted strap.
An 'up and down' mechanism offered further adjustment to the cradle, and further opportunity for comfort. We found the most secure and comfortable position by pulling the cradle low at the back of the head.
The straps were easy to adjust, and once set, remained in place. The leatherette chin strap we thought was a nice touch and rested against the skin without irritation.
Some 26 vents make the Mojito a cool unit; occasionally a little too cool. On chilly spring days, where we thought a cotton cap might have sufficed as a helmet liner, we wished for a Roubaix lined skull cap. We anticipate this ventilation being a real boon in the summer, when, coupled with its low weight, the Mojito should be a pleasure to wear; one for European sportives, perhaps.
We liked the Mojito's shape, as did the majority of riders we wore it amongst on various chain gang sessions."
Cycling Weekly magazine, 10th April 2014, helmet group test:
"The choice of Team Sky and it's easy to see why. The lightest helmet on test certainly fits in with Dave Brailsford's marginal gains mentality. It's comfortable too, with a soft lining and a clever Up-N-Down cradle that offers an unequalled range of adjustment. Twenty-six large vents ensure superb circulation, even on the hottest and hilliest of days. The strap is top-notch. It's easy to set up, sits perfectly round the ears and features a unique leatherette chin section to reduce skin irritation. It would seem Kask has thought of everything."
Cycling Weekly Highly Recommended
Kask Mojito review, Cycling Plus magazine, October 2014:
"Kask has a reputation for superb fit, and the cheaper Mojito isn't going to do it any harm. Every base is covered - there's just enough padding in the right places and the superb shape suits a wide range of heads.
The almost-total coverage from the moulded-in external shell leaves almost nothing susceptible to transit or riding damage, and Kask's excellent cantilevered rear cradle design with slimmer rubber pads works for every head shape.
The lightweight woven straps don't have leather lining like those of the more-expensive Vertigo, but they do have an adjustable three-way clasp, and there is a white leather chin strap remains.
It's a compact helmet, appealing to the larger of head (and a certain Chris Froome) but it sits low across the temple and brow and has good rear coverage.
A host of small vents give a consistently even breeze throughout, with large vertical rear vents drawing cooling air through effectively, making the Mojito feel lighter than it is - which is a bonus on lengthy rides.
Highs: Fit, comfort, compact design, price
Lows: You can't buy it in yellow [N.B. the Mojito is now available in yellow!]
BikeRadar Verdict: The Mojito belies its weight and price with impressive comfort and performance.
5 stars (out of 5)
Kask Mojito review, Bike Magic, May 2015:
"Look around and you'll notice that we don't all have the same shape head. When it comes to finding helmets for our mismatched domes, fit is about the most important thing to remember - bearing in mind that all mid to top of the range products will offer similar levels of protection. Combining streamlined good looks and a fit that hugs the head, Italian brand Kask's Mojito helmet is hard to beat.
Any helmet will leave your head sweating but the Kask Mojito does its best to promote airflow and aerodynamics with its 26 well-placed vents. The padding inside soaks up a large amount of moisture saving your eyes from sweat. There is nothing worse than pulling on a helmet sodden with sweat, so the quick drying - and sanitized - padding is particularly welcome.
To say you hardly notice it's there is probably straying into hyperbole territory but the Kask Mojito is as comfortable a helmet as I've worn. Some people might miss the presence of a visor but the more streamlined look is a personal preference.
Who it's good for: The Kask Mojito covers all the bases with its comfortable fit, weight and standard safety features. What's more, it looks good, which means it should appeal to any road rider or commuter who attaches a little vanity to their headgear."
Verdict: The Kask Mojito Helmet is a lightweight, performance road helmet with superb comfort and fit
Kask Mojito review, road.cc, September 2016:
"Italian brand Kask has a gem of a helmet in the Mojito, a lightweight and relatively inexpensive design that fits brilliantly - to my head anyway."
Verdict: An excellent helmet that, although missing the very latest technology, is still hard to top.
Score: 4.5 stars (out of 5)
RCUK 100 2017, The Hottest Road Cycling Products 2017 (see here for full details):
"Given it was first launched in 2012, you may wonder why the Kask Mojito helmet features in our pick of the 100 top products in road cycling for 2017. Technology has moved on, and with it helmet design, but the Mojito remains a lightweight, super-comfy and great-looking lid.
The Mojito was Team Sky's helmet of choice from its launch until 2014, and as such was perched on the heads of Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome when they crossed the Champs-Elysees finishing line as Tour de France champions in 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Team Sky have moved on to the Kask Protone, which adds more aerodynamic flair, while other brands have started implementing MIPS safety technology, but if you just want a comfortable, well-vented helmet for clocking long miles with the sun on your back, you will still struggle to beat the Mojito.
...the Kask Mojito is still one of our go-to helmets some five years after it was first launched."
As with any product, specification is subject to change without prior notification. You are advised to confirm current specification before buying.