Considered one of the top tier helmets for road cyclists, the Aeon is the lightest of its kind, providing top of the line protection and ventilation without sacrificing comfort. This model features 24 vents to keep you cool on a long and warm ride.
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The Aeon is widely considered one of the most comfortable of the higher end road helmets, in large part due to Giro's Roc Loc 5 system, which allows for adjustability on the go, even if you only have one hand free. The riders over at Outdoor Gear Lab say that "it became [their] testers' favorite no-nonsense performance helmet, especially for longer rides," based on its high quality and levels of comfort. The extensive venting system contributes to the crazy comfort level of the Aeon, wicking sweat away just about as quickly as it can form. Of course, the sheer number of vents on this helmet does make it less aerodynamic than some of its competitors, but if that's not one of your concerns, it shouldn't cause you any trouble.
One issue that the lightweight nature of the Aeon brings up is the helmet's durability. Users claim that the shell is dented more easily than other high quality road cycling helmets, and that it leaves the foam exposed on the underside, making it more susceptible to dings and chips. For an expensive price point of $200 MSRP, many users expected to have an item that would roll with the punches through months of riding.
Though it comes at a high price, this helmet received widespread high ratings for its quality and comfort level. If you frequently find yourself on long rides with sweat pouring down your face, switching to the Giro Aeon should keep you cooler and more comfortable.