Reviews for Astral
Average Rating : 3.50 out of 5
Item Details | Reviews
Review by: magpie, 2004-12-19
I'm a woman, and don't necessarily have a big mellon, but love this helmet. With the Rotomatic adjustment system, you can quickly and easily tighten or loosen the fit to accommodate a hat, or just to make minute adjustments. One or two clicks and it's perfect, and this can be done one-handed (so can be done safely while you're belaying)
I agree that it took some finagling to adjust the ear straps just right, but once that's right, you're good to go. I think this is a comfy helmet as far as helmets go.
Review by: jercech, 2004-10-15
You gotta have a big mellon to fit this helmet. The thing is W I D E ! I do have a big mellon and this helmet fits me just fine. I got this helmet for the side impact protection afforded by foam helmets. I keep my hardshell helmet around for mountaineering use.
It is light, comfortable, durable, and seems tough enough for every day use. It is well ventilated but will overheat on hot, sunny Colorado days.
Two minor niggles: The top of the chin straps mounts
out on the shell and kind of cross my ears funny until I got them adjusted just right, and the glue holding the foam crown pad let go and I had to add some velcro tape to hold it in place.
All in all, a worthy foam helmet if your head fits it.