What’s good about the Caberg Drift helmet?
Caberg are normally associated with cheaper helmets with thermoplastic shells, but this is part of the Italian firm’s attempt to move upmarket. The Drift has a composite-fibre shell that makes it suitably light and it also has a classier lining than might be expected of the brand. The strap secures with D-rings, which is also different to the microlock-type ratchet more commonly found on their range. The helmet has impressed me in my three months, whether in use for my 15-mile commute to work or for longer trips like an outing to the Isle of Man for the TT. It’s remained comfortable, allows plenty of air through vents that are easy to use thanks to chunky sliding closures and is even relatively quiet (though I always wear earplugs). The styling is like an adventure helmet without a peak, which won’t suit all riders but it works for me. I also like the fact the visor has a lifting tab on each side, so I can lift with left or right hand, depending on which is most convenient at the time. The visor also has an effective Pinlock anti-mist insert. The price is higher than usual for a Caberg - £199.99 for plain colours, £209.99 for graphics like this or £249.99 version in carbon finish – but the quality reflects that price.
And what’s not?
The dropdown sun visor mists easily, but that issue isn’t peculiar to Caberg. The visor change mechanism is also a bit of a tricky fiddle.
Three months/3000 miles