Helmet review: Arai Chaser
30 November 2011 15:00
Arai Chaser, £199
Miles covered/time: 7000/15 months
What’s good: I never thought I’d be able to give my helmet a review beyond its comfort, quality and looks (all of which I liked a lot). Then I hit a car broadside at 70mph when it turned across my path. I flew down the road and tumbled along the tarmac unconscious.
I broke a lot of bones and was very sore for a long time. But my head was miraculously, wondrously unhurt. Not so much as a mark or headache let alone concussion when I came to. Nothing, despite the helmet itself ending up much the worse for wear. I'm so grateful.
What’s not: It doesn’t have an eight foot neon sign attached to it flashing ‘ATTENTION TWAT: you might need to look’