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Looking for a high-spec modular helmet made to the light and safe ECE 22.05 standard rather than the hard and heavy Snell M2010? This new Vemar Jiano Evo TC brings high-end features and specification to a mid-level price point and its ECE safety rating extends to the chin bar, which will actually protect you in a crash in addition to protecting you from the wind.

Basic helmet specs like the Kevlar/carbon/fiberglass shell, metal fixtures for the chin bar’s hinges and locks and the removable, washable, anti-bacterial liner are impressive for a flip-front at a $375 price point. Features like a flip-down internal sun visor, one-button chin bar lock and the optional, $99, integrated LED light in the cheekpad should make it easy to live with. Bluetooth integration adds another $245 to the price.

Less impressive is the availability of only two shell sizes spanning six head sizes, which means the difference in sizes are made up with extra styrofoam and padding; the helmet could be unnecessarily large if your in the smaller range of either of those two shells. Weight is also a concern. No precise measurement is listed, simply an assertion that it weighs “less than 2,000 grams.” The ubiquitous Shoei Multitec, which is already too heavy, weighs 1786 grams in XL according to WebBikeWorld.

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