The new Eclipse is the fastest road helmet we’ve tested, yet we refused to compromise protection, heat management, or comfort.
SCOTTS VALLEY, Calif. – Giro Sport Design, the cycling world’s design leader and a Vista Outdoor Inc. brand, today announced the release of Eclipse™ Spherical, the fastest road helmet and coolest aero road helmet in the peloton. Built around the added protection of Spherical Technology™ powered by Mips®, the Eclipse makes zero compromises in cooling, comfort, or style as it introduces a new standard in speed. The Giro Eclipse helmet is available immediately from authorized Giro retailers and www.giro.com for $250 US MSRP / €259.95 / UK £239.99 / $429.99 AUS.
“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.”
The Eclipse Spherical is a standout aero road helmet that brings our 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 sizing 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 size medium (CPSC)
Full press kit including high resolution imagery here: LINK
Founded in Santa Cruz, California in 1985, Giro Sport Design is a leader in the design, fit and engineering of innovative products that complement the body and enhance the rider’s experience. From the first lightweight, high-performance helmets for cycling and snowsports, to category-leading apparel, footwear and accessories, Giro is committed to being the first choice of riders because we understand that riding is the best part of a great life. That’s why we do what we do. So as long as riders keep striving for better, we’ll keep making the gear that gets them there. www.giro.com
About Vista Outdoor Inc.
Vista Outdoor is the parent company of more than three dozen renowned brands that design, manufacture and market sporting and outdoor products. We serve a broad and diverse range of consumers around the globe, including outdoor enthusiasts, golfers, cyclists, backyard grillers, campers, hunters, recreational shooters, athletes, as well as law enforcement and military professionals. Our reporting segments, Outdoor Products and Sporting Products, provide these consumers with a wide range of performance-driven, high-quality and innovative outdoor and sporting products. Our operating model leverages shared resources across brands to achieve levels of excellence and performance that would be out of reach for any one brand on its own. Brands include Remington Ammunition, Bushnell, CamelBak, Bushnell Golf, Foresight Sports, Fiber Energy Products, Bell Helmets, Camp Chef, Giro, QuietKat, Stone Glacier, Federal Ammunition and more. Vista Outdoor products are sold at leading retailers and distributors across North America and worldwide. For news and information, visit our website at www.vistaoutdoor.com.