KASK Bambino Pro Helmet
The Kask Bambino Pro Helmet is perhaps the cleanest looking, best fitting aero helmet we have ever carried. Many aerodynamic specific helmets look and feel somewhat alien. Making an aero helmet that is light, aerodynamic, fits and functions well, and meets safety standards has been a true challenge for the best helmet companies in the world. And oddly enough, the Kask Bambino looks alien, but in such a clean manner that once you out it on, it seems- normal. You have seen the sleek Bambino Pro adorning Team Sky's riders during time trials. The design is simple, smooth, and proportional. The visor is so extremely well integrated into the design that it is more startling when it is removed. But this Italian made helmet is not just a paean to design, it has been wind-tunnel developed and tested in direct conjunction with Team Sky, one of the most detail oriented cycling programs the sport has known.
Aerodynamic helmets in general are designed to ease the passage of wind and air, while holding the flow down along the back of the rider, reducing turbulence as much as possible. The short tail design of the polycarbonate Bambino Pro is subtle and keeps the flow clean, even at yaw angles over 30%. This appreciation that wind and air flow come at angles, and not just straight on isn't new, but the effectiveness of any tail varies with it's integrated design. The sculpting of the Bambino Pro is exceptional in this regard. The near seamless integration of the visor and venting ports also factor into the aero efficiency of the helmet. Ventilation is an exceptionally crucial aspect of an aero helmet and Kask employs six slotted intake micro-vents on the the front, and four exhaust vents at the rear. The air is circulated within the helmet via an internal channel system that keeps you cool and transports heat and perspiration out the exhaust. A removable and washable, slotted Cool Max mesh liner actively facilitates this process. Even the ventilated 3D Dry 5mm helmet pads, which keep the structure of the helmet and liner away from the skin, help wick while keeping the shell stable.
With just two size options, Kask provides a Self-Adjusting Lateral Divider that allows the user to get a great, comfortable fit. Once the helmet is on and the chin strap tightened, the divider slides into place, just perfectly around the ear lobe. This ergonomic fit is personal to each user and eliminates awkward fit, while ensuring freedom of movement, eliminates bobbing, and further assists ventilation. The removable Eco-Leather chinstrap is lightly padded, hypoallergenic, and washabl; all to reduce skin irritation and chafing. Soft, lateral spacers on the chinstrap keep the strap off the sides off of the face and skin. Air gaps from the spacers allow air to flow over these areas, keeping you cool and dry.
The Kask Bambino Pro is an exceptional helmet. Each characteristic was designed to serve function, form, and purpose. Only a company completely dedicated to maximum performance and rider comfort would go to such lengths. Industry standard EPS foam protects you from impact, and the helmet meets or exceeds all US and EU safety certifications. If you are a dedicated time-trialist or triathlete you know how crucial helmet aerodynamics and rider comfort are. If you don't at least consider and try the Bambino Pro on, you are doing yourself a disservice. Go fast, stay cool and dry, protect your head, and maximize your investment and dedication to the sport.
- Minimalist Italian designed aero helmet with maximal comfort, air flow and style
- Polycarbonate shell with EPS foam protection
- Includes clear magnetic visor
- Self-adjusting Lateral Divider system ensure comfort and fit
- Eco-leather chinstrap is removable, hypoallergenic, and washable
- Soft lateral spacers on the chinstrap keep straps off skin, and allow air flow
- CoolMax mesh liner wicks away moisture and is removable for washing
- Highly ventilated 5mm 3D Dry Padding keeps contact points cool and dry
- Intake and exhaust ports allow air to flow and channel within the helmet
- Soft helmet bag included
- Colors: Black/White, Matte Black, White/Black, Red/White
- Sizes: Medium (55-58cm), Large(59-62cm)
- Weight: Medium 355g, Large 376g
- Made in Italy