Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet

 

Stylish, sleek and super safe, the Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet is a great choice for urban riders because it offers safety by protecting the head and also raising the visibility of the wearer.

 

Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet

 

If you are looking for a cycling helmet you should put safety as the number one priority and Bollé has rather cleverly interpreted safety to include both protecting the head from impact and increasing the overall visibility of the rider, and we like that.

 

The brand dates back to 1888 – that’s 130 years – and suggests they must be doing something right!  We have had the pleasure of using their eyewear over the years, so we know that in their pursuit of excellence they never overlook style and there is no doubt that the Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet is a great bit of kit, both in terms of form and function. 

 

If you are a city cyclist looking for an on-trend messenger style helmet then we think this will tick all the boxes for you.  It offers plenty of style, in a choice of colours (some of which are hi-vis), along with added reflectives and an LED light system which can be set to solid or flashing to ensure visibility from all angles.  Wonderfully simple but really effective and it makes us wonder why more helmets don’t come with LEDs.

 

Bollé tell us that the risk of being hit by a car is doubled in the dark but that studies also suggest simply wearing reflective materials reduce this risk by 50%.  Honestly we believe there is no such thing as too much hi-vis kit and it is just one of the reasons we love this helmet.

 

Stylish, sleek and super safe, the Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet is a great choice for urban riders

 

The Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet comes in three sizes to fit heads from 51cm to 62cm and the ratchet “Clickto FitTM” system is simple to use and ensures the helmet stays perfectly in place no matter how rad your riding style.

 

In keeping urban style helmets there are just a few well place vents and we like that it comes with two removable, washable inner linings – one for summer and one for winter.

 

Stylish, sleek and super-safe, the Bollé Messenger Hi-Vis Helmet is a great choice for urban riders who want style but not at the cost of safety.  The LED system is so simple and yet so effective and combines beautifully with Bollé’s heritage of producing products for performance and protection.

 

Sizes: 51-54cm, 54-58cm, 58-62cm

Colours: black, white/black, yellow/black

RRP £105 (but we have seen it on sale at a cracking £89 as we go to press)

Weight: 320g

Website: www.bolle.com - helmets

 

Reviewed by Jan Birkmyre

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