New bike, new helmet. This one takes the place of my long-running attachment to an old model no longer made, likely because most Giro's now feature MIPS technology with allows the helmet to move around the skull to diffuse some of the energy of an impact.
I like this & my prior Giros as they are well ventilated, comfortable, a firm fit under the chin and are at a reasonable price point under $100. They also generally have at least one please color scheme, tho I'm not too picky and they can also be pretty outlandish.
My one ongoing complaint with GIro is that they make NO - zero - effort to make a place to properly attach a rear-view mirror. Not on this helmet nor any of the many others I've owned over the years. I have to make do with whatever rounded, irregular surface Giro provides where the mirror stem needs to be, and gorilla glue or duct tape it on. This is utterly stupid, I won't ride without a mirror. A mirror is one of the greatest safety features on a bike. By Giro appears to have no clue.
I do mostly road cycling with some cyclocross and this was a replacement helmet for one that quite a few years old. Although, it was inexpensive, it fits great and is very user friendly for adjustment. Looks great and does the job.
I've had a Giro Foray for several years and have found it the best helmet in terms of fit, weight, adjustability, for the price, of any I've used. My son recently outgrew his Bontrager Solstice Youth helmet and I bought one of these in Small for him. The white helmet is highly visible, even at dusk, from close to a half mile away. Your kid only gets one noggin - keep it safe.
I decided to try the MIPS for better protection. The sweat pads are an upgrade from a base helmet and seem to be more durable. They dry quickly. I have stayed pretty cool riding in the Texas mountains this summer. Foray is a good value as well.
First of all, when it's on sale and I apply my points, it's practically free.
This helmet it very comfortable and adjustable. Decent styling. My first MIPS helmet. Men In Purple Suits.
Nothing I don't like about it.
Im really satisfied with this helmet. Its definitely an upgrade from my first helmet (also Giro but less expensive). I feel that my head is protected and the white helmet makes me a bit more visible. Id buy again.
The shape of Giro helmets fit my head the best. The S-brand drops forward and makes your head look boxy. Speaking of looks, the highlight yellow matches my Gore Bike Wear Active clothing that I rely on to stay dry and visible to traffic. I like the additional MIPS feature. Adds a little weight as I am coming from a Limar ultra-light, but my neck hasn't felt a difference.
My first MIPS-technology helmet, bought to replace a cracked helmet from a recent crash. Purchased at a significant discount from MSRP. It is not racy looking but is exactly what I wanted. Subsequently bought one for my wife, who also likes hers. Plenty of ventilation, fine in hot weather. Best thing about it is that it is the most comfortable helmet I have ever owned. Bought in yellow color, and get comments about how much better we are seen than others, when on the shaded bike paths.
I've been a Giro Aeon wearer for years. my everyday town helmetmtb helmet was Propero II (seriously terrible wind noise above 15 mph! I'd give the Propero a negative 3)
When I smashed the Propero mtb'ing I replaced it with a $60 Lazer Tonic. Ewwww bulky buckle, weird strapping hate it!
Other than being on the hefty side compared to my $200 road helmet this Foray is an extremely good buy. Love the roc Loc fit system! the helmet doesn't look stupid, or racy which is what I wanted for towncasual riding. the buckle is half the size of a cheap Lazer helmet.
Even better was between sale price and VIP credit I got this Foray for a steal!
the bad..... the Foray will force me to ditch my Aeon and buy a Giro Sythe now.
The helmet fits well and is large enough for me to wear a winter cap. It feels lightweight and airy. I like the sleeker look. Hopefully the MIPS is the protection that I need.
This helmet, like all Giro helmets, feels very good on your head and the Roc Loc retention system does a great job of keeping the helmet snug without creating any pressure points. Ventilation is good and overall the helmet is very light. In all a very good value for the money. I purchased the neon yellow model and use it as my commuter helmet as it hopefully gives me a little extra visibility in low light situations.
I got size Medium and it fits as expected. The helmet is comfortable and easy to adjust. It looks great too. The only problem is that it got scratched a bit from just lightly touching the ground (cement). It's disappointing because I've not had this happen with other helmets.
I bought this helmet in the high-visibility fluorescent green color for commuting. I've had a few different Giro helmets over the years, from the entry level to the higher-priced levels. This helmet, which I got on sale, seems to provide all of the features of the much higher-priced Giro helmet I use for road riding - good fit, good ventilation - at just a little more weight that I can't really feel when it's on my head. And it also has the MIPS safety feature, which I hope I don't have to test. My only concern with the Giro helmets has been damaging the helmet's suspension when the helmet is packed for travel in a backpack or suitcase. On other Giro helmets, I have had the suspension snap out, and the snaps never seem as secure the second time around, and I have had the suspension break. Has not happened on this helmet, but it has the same suspension system. So pack carefully.