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Giro
Aether Spherical MIPS Helmet

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Performance innovation.

The Giro Aether Spherical MIPS Helmet marks a revolutionary leap forward in rotational energy management. Inside the Aether, a dual-density EPS foam liner helps manage a wide range of impact energies, while also boasting deep internal channeling to provide cooling airflow. Giro's proprietary MIPS® Spherical technology is integrated between the layers of EPS foam - instead of against the rider's head - giving riders the benefits of MIPS without obstruction to comfort or cooling power.

The stunning silhouette is formed by a sleek six-piece shell that surrounds a series of massive vents, with added structural reinforcement via a shatter-resistant AURA reinforcing arch. The final touch is the Roc Loc 5+ Air fit system, featuring 3-way fit tuning, that allows for easy adjustment in seconds.


Features:

  • Sleek road helmet with 11 vents and Wind Tunnel internal channeling for optimal comfort and breathability.
  • Shatterproof Roll Cage "Halo" Reinforcement.
  • MIPS Spherical technology shifts the MIPS system between the EPS foam, rather than next to the skin.
  • Featherweight webbing with Slimline Buckle.
  • Sunglass docking ports in front vents.
  • Ponytail compatible.

B-Stock - This product has one or more B-Stock units available. These units can be purchased at a discount (see option select). B-Stock units were returned from other customers and may have missing or damaged packaging materials. These units are otherwise as new. The full manufacturer warranty applies. Click Here for more information.

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Head Circumference20"-21¾"21¾"-23¼"23¼"-24¾"   
 
 

Certification: Complies with the US CPSC Safety Standard for Bicycle Helmet for Persons Age 5 and Older 

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Mfg PartNum: 7098122 

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Mfg PartNum: 7098123 

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Mfg PartNum: 7098124 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099546 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099548 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099510 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099511 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099512 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099492 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099493 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099494 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099483 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099484 

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Mfg PartNum: 7099485 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112682 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112683 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112684 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112691 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112692 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112693 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112701 

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Mfg PartNum: 7112702 

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Highly visible, very comfortable
by Rol
NW MA

This is a highly visible very comfortable helmet with top of class newest MIPS SAFETY FEATURES

Reviewed 9/10/2020
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Well ventilated, good looking, but a more difficult fit and allows more sweat down the face
by JonJ
Cycling Enthusiast
Brenham, TX

Pros: Well ventilated, cutting-edge MIPS, good looks, great straps and adjustments

Cons: Difficult to fit versus prior Giros, allows sweat down the forehead.

I used the sizing chart as recommended given the different MIPS design and it said medium. Medium felt tight at the rear sides of my head -- like a flat spot pushing against the helmet. Tried large but it was HUGE on my head. I ended up with the medium -- very snug, almost too tight, but when I ride I do not notice this. I wear large in other helmets with no issues. The fit of this one is DIFFERENT, so hopefully it fits you better than me.

The front padding is from temple to temple which is nice but it is very thin. It takes very little sweating to saturate the pad and have sweat running down your forehead even with wearing a thicker skullcap such as Headsweats. This is much more of a problem with this helmet than any of my other helmets.

Summary: nice looking helmet with great tech and features, but the fit is more difficult and the front padding is not as absorbent and allows more sweat down the forehead -- perhaps a function of the tighter fit of the helmet on my head.

Reviewed 8/12/2020
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Excellent Helmet, fair price.
by Roadie5750
Cycling Enthusiast
Dover, De

Road cycling, ~200 miles per week. Love this helmet. Comfortable with plenty of vents for cooling.

Reviewed 8/28/2020
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Cool and Comfortable
by Luvs2Bike
Cycling Enthusiast
San Antonio, TX
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The fit of this helmet in size Small is the same fit for me as my Giro Synthe (non-mips). I feel it is true to size. I bought the helmet for the added safety and also hoping that it would be cooler than my Giro Aeon or Synthe in the Texas heat. I wore my new Aether tonight in 92-95 degree heat and I could feel the cool air flowing across my head. It was almost like an air conditioner! The helmet is noticeably cooler than my Giro Aeon. I will continue to reserve my Giro Synthe as my winter helmet. The Aether is very comfortable and I certainly did not notice the few extra grams (apx 35) between it any my other Giro helmets. Adjusting the helmet is super easy and I love the new Roc Loc and the sun glasses holder. Highly recommend!!!!

Reviewed 5/27/2020
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Nice upgrade over the Synthe
by Joe
Cycling Enthusiast
Vancouver, wa
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

My Giro Synthe helmet was ready to be replaced and I had been drooling over the Aether, so, at a big % off, it was great deal. The Aether has the MIPS technology built in to the helmet instead of being attached to the already made helmet, so the entire interior of the helmet rotates to absorb shock in case of a crash. This seems much better than the Synthe. Fit is very good. I've only had one ride in 85 heat and the ventilation was good.

Reviewed 5/11/2020
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Great comfortable helmet
by PhxStar
Phoenix
4 of 4 customers found this review helpful.

Is there a helmet more awesome than a Synthe? The Aether is it. Super comfortable, lite, and ventilated. I held off buying a first gen MIPS helmet so I can't compare, but the Aether is the best helmet I have owned.

Reviewed 1/31/2019
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Exceptional Helmet
by MasterGunny
Cycling Enthusiast
Marfa, TX
7 of 7 customers found this review helpful.

Put it though the paces last week with a 36-miler and today with a 100K (cold, wet miserable ride)....perfect fit and extremely light, great ventilation coupled with solid aerodynamics. My ONLY compliant, this is the only high end helmet (yes, at this price point...it is high end) out of too many to count in the past 3-years that DID NOT come with replacement sweat pads.....Come on Giro...

Reviewed 10/20/2018
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This is a GREAT helmet
by Billmars04
Cycling Enthusiast
Sacramento, CA
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use the helmet on all my rides. It is light and comfortable, and fits my head without any undue pressure points. It works with all my Oakley sunglasses. I have used several winter caps under it, and with a twist of the knob it adjusts for a perfect fit.

I crashed once, but did not get to test the helmet as there was no head contact with the ground. I hope to not test the helmets crash worthiness.

Reviewed 3/19/2020
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Great Helmet
by Tom
Cycling Enthusiast
Florida
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Have not crashed so cannot comment on that aspect. But.. It is light and very cool. Trust the ratings for this helmet, and they are very good. Also like the white to help stay cool in the summer.

Reviewed 6/29/2020
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Best Helmet to date from Giro!
by ForGreaterGood
Cycling Enthusiast
Hawaii and Iowa

Ive been an avid cyclist for 35 years averaging 500 miles per weekalways with a helmet properly attached to my head! Over the years Ive had every top-end helmet produced by Giro. The Aether is by far the best helmet Ive had! While I cannot attest to its crash durability and protection, this helmet is very comfortable, easy to fit, and highly ventilated. In all previous models, I had to wear a headband to prevent sweat from getting into my eyes but not so with the Aether. Its air channeling is simply the best. For those who ride at night, a taillight and headlight can be attached to the helmet without interfering with the MIPS liner.

Reviewed 2/18/2020
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Best helmet I've every owned
by BikerBoy
Cycling Enthusiast
Novato, CA

I've worn Giro helmets for as long as I can remember, and the thing that is most outstanding is the fit. However, in recent years some of the retention materials of Giro helmets have become marginal and I find the useful life of these expensive helmets to become quite limited. Having said that, someone at Giro must have gotten the message because the Aether helmet is definitely built with much better quality and materials. The design of the helmet within a helmet is revolutionary and makes this not a superior safety device but more comfortable for long rides as well. I must say you pay dearly for these features, as this is more than I've ever paid (or hoped to pay) for a bicycle helmet. But considering all the safety and quality, I say it's pricey but definitely worth it.

Reviewed 2/14/2020
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Gorgeous Helmet
by Anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

Not as comfortable as previous Giro helmets for me - I have an oval headshape and this one is a little more round than oval in shape. Lightweight, great airflow, loving the upgraded straps. Overall, a very nice helmet with leading edge technology when purchased at a sale price.

Reviewed 6/16/2020
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My wifes helmet and she loves it.
by R michael
Cycling Enthusiast
Salem, oregon
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

The giro helmet was expensive, but what is it worth to keep you brain together. It is light weight and adjusts easily. Glad you had it in stock.

Thank you.

Reviewed 6/5/2020
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Amazing helmet!
by anonymous
Cycling Enthusiast
Portland

I love everything about this helmet. Great upgrade from other Giro helmets I've had in the past. Amazing fit and so comfortable!

Reviewed 5/21/2020
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Fit is equal to protection
by Barch92
Cycling Enthusiast
Walnut Creek, CA

Road - light, stylish and outstanding protection - this purchase was a replacement for one that gave it all for me...

Reviewed 4/21/2020
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The fit adjustment dug in the back of my head Ive been riding for 50 years this helmet has badly designed adjusting on the back of head
by Anonymous

Helmet has badly designed adjustment on the back side of helmet, it digs into the back of your head

Reviewed 6/30/2020
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Aether MIPS - Pretty slick helmet
by CB
Cycling Enthusiast
Austin, TX
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I use this for road riding and am pleased with the helmet's performance (although I haven't tested it for it's intended purpose of crash protection). I like the ventilation at the front of the helmet, the air coming through the vents is very noticeable although it seems like the airflow over the back of my head is not quite as plentiful as on other helmets I own (Bell Zephyr, Giro Aeon). The fit is great for me (I wear a medium) and the roc loc system works well. This helmet seems to sit further down on my head than others and I like the additional coverage but it sits low enough that it interferes with one pair of sunglasses with larger frames. While I read they claimed it is less bulbous than it's predecessor, from a style perspective it still hews to the mushroom head look.

Reviewed 7/31/2019
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Makes you look like a mushroom
by Adam W
Cycling Enthusiast
Carson City, NV
1 of 2 customers found this review helpful.

I don't have a local shop where I can try on higher-end helmets. Even the big shops around here have a few entry- and mid-level helmets. I splurged because I expected a pricier helmet to look more sleek. Instead I look like a mushroom. The Large is about 2 inches wider than my old large Giro and I though THAT helmet was bad. I will apparently need to go to a different brand. Luckily I was able to return so I'm only out the return shipping. To be fair, this helmet looks awesome coming out of the box, it just doesn't look like an expensive helmet atop my rather bulbous head.

Reviewed 3/30/2020
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The mips helmet advanced design to have, and hopefully never to utilize.
by Colorado mountain cyclist
Silverthorne, CO
1 of 1 customers found this review helpful.

I have enjoyed the comfort of the Giro Foray mips helmet for sometime. However, when I recognized the technological advancement of the Giro Aether mips model, from a safety standpoint, the only logical conclusion was to purchase the Aether model.

Since purchasing the Aether model, I have worn this helmet dozens of times over hundreds of Colorado roads this summer. The Aether helmet is noticeably lighter and more comfortable than my Giro Foray helmet, yet fits snuggly with the adjustable wheel at the back of the helmet. As advertised, the flow through ventilation of the helmet has kept me cool, even on some hot afternoon rides.

When you read the advanced safety features of the Aether model mips design, you realize this is the design to wear, but hopefully never to depend upon. One problem with this helmet now I have to purchase the Aether helmet for the rest of my family cyclists.

Reviewed 7/22/2019
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Giro Aether helmet, extra safety we hope we never need.
by Colorado mountain cyclist
Silverthorne, CO

I have enjoyed the comfort of the Giro Foray mips helmet for sometime. However, when I recognized the technological advancement of the Giro Aether mips model, from a safety standpoint, the only logical conclusion was to purchase the Aether model.

Since purchasing the Aether model, I have worn this helmet dozens of times over hundreds of Colorado roads this summer. The Aether helmet is noticeably lighter and more comfortable than my Giro Foray helmet, yet fits snuggly with the adjustable wheel at the back of the helmet. As advertised, the flow through ventilation of the helmet has kept me cool, even on some hot afternoon rides.

When you read the advanced safety features of the Aether model mips design, you realize this is the design to wear, but hopefully never to depend upon. One problem with this helmet now I have to purchase the Aether helmet for the rest of my family cyclists.

Reviewed 7/22/2019
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