2017 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Helmets


$280, Jet.com

The draw: Comfy aerodynamics

This long-tail helmet has the classic aero shape that’s been proven fast on race day. Its narrow profile cheats the wind without feeling tight or restrictive. The fully enclosed visor further enhances the aerodynamics, with three small holes at the top to help with airflow and enough peripheral vision to not feel claustrophobic. Despite the narrow look, it fits comfortably without pinching. The earflaps are also highly flexible, so pulling it on was not an issue. Only two vents—a small one up front and a large exhaust vent in the rear—give it some ventilation. Insert a plug in the front vent when you want to go all out.