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HJC Atara helmet review

Looking for a lid that won't break the bank? Matt Baird tests HJC's best sub-£100 helmet for training and racing...

Our rating 
4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0

All of HJC’s helmets have been developed using the Korean brand’s own wind-tunnel facility, an impressive feature for the HJC Atara; a helmet with a price tag of just £75.


It shows in the sweeping extended tail and relatively minimal (14) number of ventilation channels, although the latter didn’t negatively affect cooling. Comfort is adequate enough and we like that the outer shell covers much of the EPS foam, though would’ve appreciated more padding.

Worth noting is that the sizing seemed to run large, the larger design feeling more evident in crosswinds, yet weight is still a lithe 241g, partially due to a lack of an internal rotational safety feature adding extra weight.

Verdict: Aero on a budget, but beware of the large sizing.


Score: 80%