Kali Protectives Avatar  2011 Mountain Bike Review

Kali Protectives Avatar 2011

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Kali have been around for a little while now and we recently reviewed and loved their lightweight trail lid, the Avita. The Avatar is their top of the range helmet and it features their unique composite fusion technology. They keep the ingredients to this pretty secret, but it does make for a ridiculously light lid. The Avatar weighs in at just 780 grams, which is insane for a helmet like this.

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It is well priced too, £212 for a helmet like this puts it in the arena of some carbon spec models. While the Avatar isn’t made of carbon it certainly feels like it is in terms of weight. It is reasonably well vented, just 12 vents don’t make for the coolest of lids on a hot day but it wasn’t enough to bother us.

We loved the styling on the Avatar, small details like the printed liner and metallic red and gold fittings finished off the helmet very nicely. Available in 5 sizes it should ensure you can find the perfect fit. The helmet comes with a bag and extra cheek liners. The lining is removable and antibacterial.

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This review was in Issue 13 of IMB.

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By Mary Booth
Mary Booth has been a keen mountain biker for decades; she grew up on the Purbecks in the South West of England and has spent thousands of hours on the trails in that area. She moved to the South East to work in the IMB office and regularly gets out to the Alps and the Surrey Hills where she loves to ride the more technical trails…

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