Trek Vapor Bicycle Helmet Review


If your budget lets you spend beyond the Cheapism range, the Trek Vapor bicycle helmet might be the one for you. Several riders swear by this moderately-priced helmet, noting in Trek Vapor reviews on that it prevented injury to their skulls after nasty accidents even though the helmet itself cracked. We have no evidence that the Trek Vapor will keep you any safer than the cheap helmets on our list, although bicycle helmet reviews suggest it keeps you at least as comfortable. Cyclists posting reviews on laud its ventilation and fit, and one says it’s the best deal in terms of safety and comfort in diverse riding conditions. Helmet reviews in general praise its design, style, and solid build, although a gripe surfaced here and there about some difficulty using the knob in the back of the helmet that’s meant to adjust the fit. A Trek Vapor video review on shows a user demonstrating how to adjust the helmet to accommodate a variety of head sizes; although it looks easy, you never know until you try.

The Trek Vapor (starting at $50) sports 24 vents, but there’s no sacrifice of structural integrity in the quest for ventilation and comfort: the weight is distributed in the perimeter of the helmet. This helmet does weigh 310 grams, however, which is a bit heavier than the cheap bicycle helmets on our list, and it’s the most expensive of the bicycle helmets we researched. Bottom line: it has style and substance, and ably meets performance expectations.

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