Product Review: Kabuto Aeroblade III helmet (£289.99)

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What’s good about the Kabuto Aeroblade III?

The external build quality of this helmet is good, which fits with Japanese standards (Kabuto is a brand name of Japanese firm OGK). It’s light, well vented and the lining is Coolmax treated to stop it soaking up sweat. The aerodynamics on naked bikes are also good.

And what’s not?

The quality of the interior doesn’t match the exterior, giving a less plush feel than many modern helmets. The securing straps is particularly annoying, twisting a little too easily for my linking when fastened through the D-rings. The visor action is rudimentary and old-school, while the anti-mist is performed by a basic Pinlock when a lid of this price should have the superior Pinlock MaxVision.

Time tested

Eight months/1000 miles


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Tony Hoare

By Tony Hoare

Former MCN Consumer Editor