Abus Arica Women's helmet



It seems like a really clever feature in include an LED light on a helmet, and we're amazed we don't see more of these. The Arica features a Zoom adjustment dial at the rear which doubles as the LED light too. A nice idea and really easy to use, a firm press is all it takes to cycle between on, flashing and off.


Abus Arica helmet


Priced at £30 we were pleased to see a total of 14 vents, all well positioned for great airflow and the front three vents are protected with mesh keeping bugs out. The detachable visor is a stable fit, and when not attached you can fit the plugs provided for a seamless finish. All rather impressive features seeing as this helmet is billed firmly in the low to mid price range.


Having a small head, it can be tough to find a good fit, the Zoom adjustment system allows for a close fit, all the way around from the forehead to the rear. The straps are soft and easy to adjust, the chin buckle is a ratchet system, rather like those found on road shoes. A little tricky to master at first but simple enough with a bit of practice.



Sizes: Small/Medium - 53cm - 58cm Medium/Large - 57cm - 62cm

Weight: 270g / 300g

Colours: Black/pink (tested), White/blue, White/brown, White/pink


Performance: 8/10

Value: 9/10

Packed full of features, including a useful LED







11 air openings and 3 air vents, defined streaming channels

Soft and comfortable straps and paddings

Wide-range reflectors with high reflection, foamed in fly net, tail light

In-Mold Technology

Detachable visor

Chin buckle with anti-pinch padding


Tested by Bex Hopkins


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