Giro Sport, one of the cycling world’s longest standing design leaders, announced the release of Eclipse Spherical, the fastest road helmet and arguably the coolest aero road helmet in the peloton. Built around the added protection of Spherical Technology (powered by Mips), the Eclipse helmet makes zero compromises in cool comfort and style as it introduces what the brand says is a new standard in speed.
“In our many years of testing hundreds of helmets, the new Eclipse is the fastest road helmet we’ve tested, yet we refused to compromise protection, heat management, or comfort,” says Giro’s Director of Product Development Ben Penner. “We spent countless hours in our in-house wind tunnel making it fast, but also used our unique Therminator heat-measuring head form to utilize the same airflow to keep the helmet super comfortable. In the end, we ended up with our fastest road helmet ever that cools better than most helmets lacking any aero advantages.”
We’ve been testing it for months now, and the Eclipse Spherical helmet is a standout aero-style road helmet that brings the best technologies together in a light, compact form that’s ideal for road and gravel racing.
At the heart of the Eclipse Spherical are its 14 Wind Tunnel vents. These vents pull air through the helmet to decrease aerodynamic drag and provide incredible cooling power that rivals most aggressively vented road helmets. Pair that with the sleek outer shell actively streamlines airflow to reduce drag across multiple wind angles and the Eclipse is the fastest road helmet Giro has made.
Inside the helmet, the ball-and-socket design of Spherical Technology is powered by the Mips® brain protection system, which allows the helmet’s outer EPS foam liner to rotate around the inner foam liner during a crash to help redirect impact forces away from the brain. Progressive Layering of both the inner and outer liners help to offer more comprehensive protection, too. Further, the patented Roc Loc 5 Air fit system enhances stability and fit, and plush antimicrobial Ionic+ padding helps absorb sweat and moisture while providing durable anti-microbial performance.
The Eclipse Spherical is available in five colorways and sizes small, medium and large.
Key features include:
- Spherical Technology
- Mips brain protection system
- Nanobead EPS foam layers
- Roc Loc 5 Air fit system
- In-mold construction
- 14 vents and deep internal channeling
- Full lower hardbody construction
- Ionic+ antimicrobial padding
- Reflective decals
- 275 grams
- MSRP $250