Helmet time: Met Kaos vs Giro Xar?
I wish I could recommend a Xar, but I can’t. The Roc-Loc set up is flimsy beyond belief. There are two parts, joined together and held in place by a pathetic little plastic tab that snaps off at the first opportunity.
Great helmet otherwise, but very badly let down by that.Posted 4 years agovariflexSubscriber
I wouldn’t go for the XAR at the moment due to supply chain issues in the UK. Mine is less than a year old and the inner pads have disintegrated. No one has them in the stock (at least in UK), no one can get hold of them and GIRO US arent replying to emails. So Ive got a relatively expensive lid that is very painful to wear and no idea on when I can get it fixed.
Shame as I love GIRO helmets and have always been my first choice, shame they are in such a mess in the UK currently.Posted 4 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
I wouldn’t go for the XAR at the moment due to supply chain issues in the UK.
Yep, Madison are going all guns on Lazer this year. Better margins, I believe.
Also, the Xar is nothing like as good as an E2 is/was. Sadly. 🙁 Probably the best lid Giro ever made.Posted 4 years agoBen_HSubscriber
I had a Met Kaos UL from 2008 to 2012, then replaced it with a Giro Xar.
After a 18 months of (admittedly daily) wear, the Xar looks far worse off than the Kaos did.
My finger is hovering over the “order” button on another Kaos, which are currently selling for £60 / 50% off at Wiggle. The only thing that puts me off is the idea that Met must be planning a replacement if they’re being cleared off at that price??Posted 4 years agoKryton57Subscriber
Ben, who cares. I literally yesterday bought a blue Kaos UL from Wiggle, main cause the pads in my 3yo Kaos are shagged. Seeing as my helmet light is perfectly sorted on Kaos no1, it’s becoming my permanently ready night riding helmet.
It’s a great helmet if you have a Kaos shaped head.Posted 4 years ago
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