Giro’s Aether packs aero punch and ultra-low weight

Giro’s new Aether has come back from testing boasting strong aerodynamic results, despite not being pitched as an ‘aero road’ lid.

Tested in at Dome’s California wind tunnels, the 250 gram Aether is said to be 2.4% more aerodynamically efficient than Giro’s Synthe MIPS, as well as besting a number of competitors’ aero road helmets, some of which were said to feature little to no venting.

As adorned to the BMC Team at the Tour de France, the Aether is also said to be up to 2.5% cooler than Synthe MIPS, as tested in The Dome with ‘The Therminator’ heat-sensing head unit.

Utilising a six-piece shell that has allowed the helmet maker to bolster vent sizes, MIPS Spherical technology features within, providing rotational force protection in the event of a crash. The plastic liner typically found with MIPS is however removed with a dual piece of shell doing the job instead to maintain comfort.

The new design provides several millimetres of 360-degree movement, mimicking a ball and socket connecting two-layers of dual-density Nanobead EPS foam.

Adding to the value, CoolFit Anti-Microbial padding keeps the helmet smelling reasonably fresh, while managing sweat. An upgraded Roc Loc 5+ dial refines the fit.

Available in three sizes and a range of colours, the Aether is available to order via UK distributor ZyroFisher now with stock landing from August 1st.

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