The famous English brand Brooks, known for its high quality saddles, is also doing well in the field of helmets! It offers a whole range combining design, high-end design and uncompromising safety. Here is our test of the Brooks Harrier helmet, an aerodynamic version of an urban helmet.
⚠️ The Brooks Harrier helmet not being sold in the United States, we propose a similar model: the Sena M1
My opinion on the Brooks Harrier helmet
The Brooks range of helmets
Brooks is an English brand founded in 1866, as much to tell you that it is far from being a new brand in the field of accessories for cyclists. If the brand began by marketing bicycle saddles such as the famous Brooks B17 saddle, it quickly adapted to the demand of its urban cycling customers and offered belts and helmets of very good quality.
Brooks helmets have in common a remarkably neat design. It is typically the kind of helmet that one can forget to remove when entering a store or for which the choice of color will be difficult as the models and colors are well worked.
Why choose the Brooks Harrier helmet?
As always with Brooks, the look of the helmet is particularly neat and refined: it is matte and its shape is very minimalist. The Brooks logo is present in two places on the helmet: in the form of a small silver rivet at the front and on the adjustment wheel at the back of the helmet.
Sour design has been worked on to be very aerodynamic and guarantee you excellent comfort, even at high speeds. Yes, Brooks seems to have thought of us, electric bike enthusiasts!
The Brooks Harrier helmet is unisex and has been declined in 4 colors to best match your look. You can afford the Harrier model in black, white (and gray), plum (and pink), duck blue (and bright blue). It’s very easy to wear with street clothes or sports clothes, and I’ve even come across mountain bikers equipped with this extremely stylish helmet.
On the comfort side, Brooks has bet on size advantages: the 4 ventilation slots located on the top of the helmet allow you to keep your head cool and to not arrive at work with wet hair from sweating. It also has a very advanced antibacterial foam that helps keep the head in a healthy environment.
Its featherweight of 0.6 lbs makes it one of the lightest on the market. Exit the heavy helmet effect on the head and hello the helmet light as air. It is fully adjustable both at the chin and at the back of the helmet where there is an adjustment wheel to adjust the helmet on your head. New version of the Brooks Island, the Brooks Harrier model is available in 2 sizes:
- Size M (52-58 centimeters)
- Size L (59-62 centimeters)
But what would a beautiful helmet be if it wasn’t solid? The brand has opted for a polycarbonate shell for an impressive result in the event of an impact: the helmet protects your head perfectly and even during an impact on an electric bike at 12 or 15.5 mph. The materials have been selected by Brooks for their robustness and durability. You can keep this helmet for many years without its quality altering.
Brooks Harrier helmet: who is it for?
While this helmet is totally suitable for adults, it can also be an excellent helmet for a teenager who will keep it in adulthood by adjusting the settings. It is unisex and its wide choice of colors will allow you to find the one that will complete your look to perfection.
It is therefore a helmet that is suitable for men and women, adults or adolescents. It has been designed for a wide variety of uses since it will be as comfortable for riding in town (commuting for example) as it is for country walks or mountain biking.
This headset is available at a very affordable price on Amazon, especially when you think about the almost infinite lifespan of this helmet. It can follow you whatever your use and your look, and will protect you in the event of an impact in the best possible way. Check out our bicycle helmet article where we explain you how to choose your helmet !