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Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

What happens when one of the world's most sophisticated road helmet companies decides to dip its feet in the waters of mountain bi...king? The Catlike Leaf Helmet, of course. With 23 air intakes, cutting-edge construction techniques, and a weight match of 260 grams between the Leaf and the Whisper, the Leaf is set to take the mountain world by storm. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies from the road side of things. Like the Whisper, the Leaf uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Leaf's, well, leaf-like weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Leaf's 23 air intakes are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Leaf features the same Dual Flow design that's found on the Whisper, which utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant air stream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Leaf, and eliminates the need for bulky construction material. For adjustment, Catlike implemented its patented Multi Positioning System Evo (MPS eVo) at the rear of the helmet. Essentially, this system allows the adjustment of the rear secti... Read More

Catlike
$234.99 at Backcountry.com

In-mold construction Ultralight multi-position strap retention system (MPS eVo) Outlast padding absorbs, stores and releases heat ...for optimal thermal comfort Crash energy splitter (CES) technology efficiently absorbs impacts by distributing energy to more than one nerve of the helmet Aramid fiber roll cage supports entire helmet structure for greater protection in case of impact Features Dual Flow, an exclusive Catlike design to prevent overheating, involving large frontal air intakes connected to large exit vents Helmet bag and extra padding included 39 air vents SM = 52-54cm : 210g MD = 55-57cm : 220g LG = 58-60cm : 240g Read More

Catlike
$49.99 at Backcountry.com

When it comes to finding gear for the young ones, it often becomes a disappointing experience. Thankfully, though, Catlike take it...s Kids' products just as seriously as its professional equipment. In fact, the Kitten has the same wheel retention system... Read More

Catlike
$149.99 at Backcountry.com

Catlike's Vacuum Helmet is a surprising addition to the Spanish company's helmet line because, well, it looks very similar to the ...Platonic idea of a bike helmet. That's not to say it doesn't have some unique touches that only Catlike offer, but that it... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 at Backcountry.com

In 2014, Valverde -- while wearing Catlike's Mixino Helmet -- racked up over 20 top-five placings in races like the Tour, Lombardi...a, the Vuelta, the Worlds and the top overall spot of the season. Given that success, it's safe to assert that the Mixino... Read More

Catlike
$349.99 at Backcountry.com

We have mixed feelings about the Mixino VD2. 0 Helmet, Catlike's foray into the realm of aerodynamic safety. We're sorry to see th...e hugely effective ventilation system of its Mixino helmets go, but the gains in aerodynamic efficiency made by... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

Considering all the accolades it's won from the media and the votes in dollars and miles it's enjoyed with cyclists the world over..., Catlike had no call to branch out in different design directions with the latest Leaf Helmet. Fortunately, it heeded... Read More

Catlike
$298.99 at Backcountry.com

Weight-to-strength is a careful balance, and when it comes to helmet design, strength simply must not be overlooked, even if it me...ans wearing a few extra grams on your head. Protection, after all, is a helmet's primary function. Catlike pushes the design envelope while continually increasing the strength of its helmets. The Mixino is a perfect example of its engineers' designs at work, which is why it's the helmet of choice for Team Movistar. Tipping the scales at about 35 grams lighter than the Whisper Plus, the Mixino incorporates a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. Going back a step in the construction process, Catlike uses a process called In Mold. In this technology, the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For those crashes where the back of the skull takes the brunt of the impact, Low Nape Protection was incorporated. This brings the shell of the helmet lower over the occipital bones so that your head is more thoroughly covered. Additionally, its Crash Energy Splitter design distributes crash energy throughout the helmet so that the air intakes are assured even absorption of impact. Together, these three technologies not only revolutionize helmet safety, but they also contribute to the featherlight weight of the helmet. Adding to the stellar protection is the aramid protection. Aramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create an extremely strong composite. You'll see it in everything from tires to body armor. The Mixino features an adjustable micro-dial at the rear that controls the overall retention of the helmet. This MPS eVo system expands or contracts the newly-designed, thin-style arms that wrap inside of the helmet. Additionally, there are two independently adjustable head supports at the rear, along with two lateral wing pads that are also adjustable. Even better, these ... Read More

Catlike
$149.99 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$199.99 at Backcountry.com

Even though it's styled with aerodynamics as its first priority, the Chrono Aero Plus Helmet uses Catlike's Dual Flow technology i...n order to keep your head cool while you race against the clock. It's a fairly straightforward design -- cool air flows into two wind tunnel shaped ports in the front, through channels inside the structure of the helmet, over your head, and finally out the exhaust ports at the tail of the helmet. It's an intuitive system that works to keep you comfortable, while at the same time reducing drag. Which, if you've ever raced in the summertime, is something that you know many other aerodynamic helmets just can't compete with. A special focus was also placed on the overall fit of the helmet. However, this is easier said than done. After all, time trial tends to favor efficiency over comfort, making the marriage between helmet positioning and a comfortable fit nearly forbidden. Not surprisingly, though, Catlike persevered. Specifically, the portion that covers the ears is molded to fit right against your head. Catlike uses open cell foam, like what you'd find on ski goggles, to pad the flaps against your ears. Additionally, you'll find that this ear-portion of the helmet is quite malleable, allowing the helmet to adapt more comfortably to your TT position. The Chrono Aero incorporates a molded underbelly that curves nicely around the back of your head, which makes the helmet look like the underside of an F1 race car. In fact, it covers the entire rearward portion of the bottom of the helmet's tail, save for a triangular exhaust port at the very back. In our minds, these features give the Chrono a custom feel, which is something that Catlike prides itself on giving to its riders. And that 'custom' fit and feel translates into a slicker, faster helmet. And speaking of fit, the wheel retention system is quick and simple to use, even with one hand. The Catlike Chrono Aero Plus Helmet is available in one size that fits 55-60cm heads and in t... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

What happens when one of the world's most sophisticated road helmet companies decides to dip its feet in the waters of mountain bi...king? The Catlike Leaf Helmet, of course. With 23 air intakes, cutting-edge construction techniques, and a weight match of 260 grams between the Leaf and the Whisper, the Leaf is set to take the mountain world by storm. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies from the road side of things. Like the Whisper, the Leaf uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Leaf's, well, leaf-like weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Leaf's 23 air intakes are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Leaf features the same Dual Flow design that's found on the Whisper, which utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant air stream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Leaf, and eliminates the need for bulky construction material. For adjustment, Catlike implemented its patented Multi Positioning System Evo (MPS eVo) at the rear of the helmet. Essentially, this system allows the adjustment of the rear secti... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$149.95 $119.96 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$299.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$149.99 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$199.99 at Backcountry.com

Even though it's styled with aerodynamics as its first priority, the Chrono Aero Plus Helmet uses Catlike's Dual Flow technology i...n order to keep your head cool while you race against the clock. It's a fairly straightforward design -- cool air flows into two wind tunnel shaped ports in the front, through channels inside the structure of the helmet, over your head, and finally out the exhaust ports at the tail of the helmet. It's an intuitive system that works to keep you comfortable, while at the same time reducing drag. Which, if you've ever raced in the summertime, is something that you know many other aerodynamic helmets just can't compete with. A special focus was also placed on the overall fit of the helmet. However, this is easier said than done. After all, time trial tends to favor efficiency over comfort, making the marriage between helmet positioning and a comfortable fit nearly forbidden. Not surprisingly, though, Catlike persevered. Specifically, the portion that covers the ears is molded to fit right against your head. Catlike uses open cell foam, like what you'd find on ski goggles, to pad the flaps against your ears. Additionally, you'll find that this ear-portion of the helmet is quite malleable, allowing the helmet to adapt more comfortably to your TT position. The Chrono Aero incorporates a molded underbelly that curves nicely around the back of your head, which makes the helmet look like the underside of an F1 race car. In fact, it covers the entire rearward portion of the bottom of the helmet's tail, save for a triangular exhaust port at the very back. In our minds, these features give the Chrono a custom feel, which is something that Catlike prides itself on giving to its riders. And that 'custom' fit and feel translates into a slicker, faster helmet. And speaking of fit, the wheel retention system is quick and simple to use, even with one hand. The Catlike Chrono Aero Plus Helmet is available in one size that fits 55-60cm heads and in t... Read More

Catlike
$149.99 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$199.99 at Backcountry.com

Even though it's styled with aerodynamics as its first priority, the Chrono Aero Plus Helmet uses Catlike's Dual Flow technology i...n order to keep your head cool while you race against the clock. It's a fairly straightforward design -- cool air flows into two wind tunnel shaped ports in the front, through channels inside the structure of the helmet, over your head, and finally out the exhaust ports at the tail of the helmet. It's an intuitive system that works to keep you comfortable, while at the same time reducing drag. Which, if you've ever raced in the summertime, is something that you know many other aerodynamic helmets just can't compete with. A special focus was also placed on the overall fit of the helmet. However, this is easier said than done. After all, time trial tends to favor efficiency over comfort, making the marriage between helmet positioning and a comfortable fit nearly forbidden. Not surprisingly, though, Catlike persevered. Specifically, the portion that covers the ears is molded to fit right against your head. Catlike uses open cell foam, like what you'd find on ski goggles, to pad the flaps against your ears. Additionally, you'll find that this ear-portion of the helmet is quite malleable, allowing the helmet to adapt more comfortably to your TT position. The Chrono Aero incorporates a molded underbelly that curves nicely around the back of your head, which makes the helmet look like the underside of an F1 race car. In fact, it covers the entire rearward portion of the bottom of the helmet's tail, save for a triangular exhaust port at the very back. In our minds, these features give the Chrono a custom feel, which is something that Catlike prides itself on giving to its riders. And that 'custom' fit and feel translates into a slicker, faster helmet. And speaking of fit, the wheel retention system is quick and simple to use, even with one hand. The Catlike Chrono Aero Plus Helmet is available in one size that fits 55-60cm heads and in t... Read More

Catlike
$79.99 at Backcountry.com

Catlike helmets were introduced into the US just a few years ago and they caught our attention with not only their eye-catching st...yle but also their attention to the details most sought after by cyclists -- namely fit and airflow. The Catlike 360 showcases simplicity of shape, fit, and ventilation for riders who want protection, but don't need all the added features of a more expensive helmet. The 360 was designed with both cyclists and skaters in mind. Whether you freeride or freestyle, or even skateboard or roller skate, the 360 is something you won't want to be without. Designed from hi-density foam and a hard shell, it was constructed to fit close to your head. Its rounded shape means that you won't feel wind resistance when you turn your head, as you would if wearing an aero helmet. Catlike used its LNP (Low Nape Protection) in the design. This adds a lower rear structure to the back of the helmet to further protect the back of your head in the event of an impact. This is especially important when participating in disciplines, such as freestyle, where rear impact is just as prevalent as forward impact.Even though the 360 features a very significant amount of solid shell as compared to their Whisper helmet, Catlike still incorporated its Dual Flow Technology. This means that large frontal air intakes are connected to large exit vents located in the rear. Connecting the vents keeps airflow continuous so that you avoid over-heating. The helmet is secured with a quick-release buckle attached to adjustable straps for a perfect fit.The Catlike 360 comes in One size and in the colors: Black city and White city. Read More

Catlike
$298.99 at Backcountry.com

Weight-to-strength is a careful balance, and when it comes to helmet design, strength simply must not be overlooked, even if it me...ans wearing a few extra grams on your head. Protection, after all, is a helmet's primary function. Catlike pushes the design envelope while continually increasing the strength of its helmets. The Mixino is a perfect example of its engineers' designs at work, which is why it's the helmet of choice for Team Movistar. Tipping the scales at about 35 grams lighter than the Whisper Plus, the Mixino incorporates a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. Going back a step in the construction process, Catlike uses a process called In Mold. In this technology, the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For those crashes where the back of the skull takes the brunt of the impact, Low Nape Protection was incorporated. This brings the shell of the helmet lower over the occipital bones so that your head is more thoroughly covered. Additionally, its Crash Energy Splitter design distributes crash energy throughout the helmet so that the air intakes are assured even absorption of impact. Together, these three technologies not only revolutionize helmet safety, but they also contribute to the featherlight weight of the helmet. Adding to the stellar protection is the aramid protection. Aramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create an extremely strong composite. You'll see it in everything from tires to body armor. The Mixino features an adjustable micro-dial at the rear that controls the overall retention of the helmet. This MPS eVo system expands or contracts the newly-designed, thin-style arms that wrap inside of the helmet. Additionally, there are two independently adjustable head supports at the rear, along with two lateral wing pads that are also adjustable. Even better, these ... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$149.99 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

The Catlike Whisper Plus, with its noticeable rounded vents, is the most recognizable of the Catlike line. However, predating it b...y almost four years is the Catlike Kompacto. This helmet lacks the visibility within the pro-tours, but makes up for it with an economical, lightweight, and supremely well-fitting helmet. The Kompacto was ahead of its time. In fact, it was the basis for the Whisper's striking aesthetic and ventilation. It's almost a reverse technological trickle at Catlike, with ground floor models like the Kompacto serving as the proving grounds and inspiration for the rest of the line. The in-mold shell is constructed around Catlike's signature CES (Crash Energy Splitter) exoskeleton, which disperses impact energy along the structure of the helmet in the event of a crash. You'll also get 21 generously-sized vents that are patterned along the shell in a manner nearly identical to the Whisper. All the forward-facing vents have a matching rear exhaust vent to keep the air moving quickly over your head. And, like the Whisper, this reduced shell surface area reduces the weight of the helmet. In fact, a medium Kompacto comes in at 280 grams, which is considerably lighter than most helmets at the same pricepoint.The Kompacto uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized plastic strap that attaches into, and pivots from, a socket in the shell of the helmet at the temple, which then follows the side of your head and curves around towards the back, where it floats freely from the nylon web straps. The rubberized strap is soft and pliable, so it never gets crimped or warped in your gear bag, and it always conforms to your natural shape. The MPS suspension has two lateral adjusters that have a push button release on a ratchet strap that connects across the back of the head to allow for adjustment. This allows the whole system to slide up and down on the rearward web str... Read More

Catlike
$79.99 at Backcountry.com

Catlike helmets were introduced into the US just a few years ago and they caught our attention with not only their eye-catching st...yle but also their attention to the details most sought after by cyclists -- namely fit and airflow. The Catlike 360 showcases simplicity of shape, fit, and ventilation for riders who want protection, but don't need all the added features of a more expensive helmet. The 360 was designed with both cyclists and skaters in mind. Whether you freeride or freestyle, or even skateboard or roller skate, the 360 is something you won't want to be without. Designed from hi-density foam and a hard shell, it was constructed to fit close to your head. Its rounded shape means that you won't feel wind resistance when you turn your head, as you would if wearing an aero helmet. Catlike used its LNP (Low Nape Protection) in the design. This adds a lower rear structure to the back of the helmet to further protect the back of your head in the event of an impact. This is especially important when participating in disciplines, such as freestyle, where rear impact is just as prevalent as forward impact.Even though the 360 features a very significant amount of solid shell as compared to their Whisper helmet, Catlike still incorporated its Dual Flow Technology. This means that large frontal air intakes are connected to large exit vents located in the rear. Connecting the vents keeps airflow continuous so that you avoid over-heating. The helmet is secured with a quick-release buckle attached to adjustable straps for a perfect fit.The Catlike 360 comes in One size and in the colors: Black city and White city. Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

What happens when one of the world's most sophisticated road helmet companies decides to dip its feet in the waters of mountain bi...king? The Catlike Leaf Helmet, of course. With 23 air intakes, cutting-edge construction techniques, and a weight match of 260 grams between the Leaf and the Whisper, the Leaf is set to take the mountain world by storm. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies from the road side of things. Like the Whisper, the Leaf uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Leaf's, well, leaf-like weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Leaf's 23 air intakes are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Leaf features the same Dual Flow design that's found on the Whisper, which utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant air stream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Leaf, and eliminates the need for bulky construction material. For adjustment, Catlike implemented its patented Multi Positioning System Evo (MPS eVo) at the rear of the helmet. Essentially, this system allows the adjustment of the rear secti... Read More

Catlike
$169.95 $101.97 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$224.95 $134.97 at Backcountry.com

At its core, a helmet's purpose is fairly transparent -- avoid a trip to the hospital after a crash. However, every helmet maker t...akes different paths to achieve this. And with rigorous certification systems, you can be assured that most helmets will generally protect you, but the question remains -- what levels of comfort are you sacrificing for safety? With the Catlike Whisper Helmet, the answer is none. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies. The Whisper uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Whisper's feather-light weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Whisper's 39 air vents are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Whisper features an exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant airstream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Whisper, and eliminates the need for bulky constructio... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

What happens when one of the world's most sophisticated road helmet companies decides to dip its feet in the waters of mountain bi...king? The Catlike Leaf Helmet, of course. With 23 air intakes, cutting-edge construction techniques, and a weight match of 260 grams between the Leaf and the Whisper, the Leaf is set to take the mountain world by storm. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies from the road side of things. Like the Whisper, the Leaf uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Leaf's, well, leaf-like weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Leaf's 23 air intakes are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Leaf features the same Dual Flow design that's found on the Whisper, which utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant air stream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Leaf, and eliminates the need for bulky construction material. For adjustment, Catlike implemented its patented Multi Positioning System Evo (MPS eVo) at the rear of the helmet. Essentially, this system allows the adjustment of the rear secti... Read More

Catlike
$224.95 $134.97 at Backcountry.com

At its core, a helmet's purpose is fairly transparent -- avoid a trip to the hospital after a crash. However, every helmet maker t...akes different paths to achieve this. And with rigorous certification systems, you can be assured that most helmets will generally protect you, but the question remains -- what levels of comfort are you sacrificing for safety? With the Catlike Whisper Helmet, the answer is none. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies. The Whisper uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Whisper's feather-light weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Whisper's 39 air vents are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Whisper features an exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant airstream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Whisper, and eliminates the need for bulky constructio... Read More

Catlike
$298.99 at Backcountry.com

Weight-to-strength is a careful balance, and when it comes to helmet design, strength simply must not be overlooked, even if it me...ans wearing a few extra grams on your head. Protection, after all, is a helmet's primary function. Catlike pushes the design envelope while continually increasing the strength of its helmets. The Mixino is a perfect example of its engineers' designs at work, which is why it's the helmet of choice for Team Movistar. Tipping the scales at about 35 grams lighter than the Whisper Plus, the Mixino incorporates a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. Going back a step in the construction process, Catlike uses a process called In Mold. In this technology, the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For those crashes where the back of the skull takes the brunt of the impact, Low Nape Protection was incorporated. This brings the shell of the helmet lower over the occipital bones so that your head is more thoroughly covered. Additionally, its Crash Energy Splitter design distributes crash energy throughout the helmet so that the air intakes are assured even absorption of impact. Together, these three technologies not only revolutionize helmet safety, but they also contribute to the featherlight weight of the helmet. Adding to the stellar protection is the aramid protection. Aramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create an extremely strong composite. You'll see it in everything from tires to body armor. The Mixino features an adjustable micro-dial at the rear that controls the overall retention of the helmet. This MPS eVo system expands or contracts the newly-designed, thin-style arms that wrap inside of the helmet. Additionally, there are two independently adjustable head supports at the rear, along with two lateral wing pads that are also adjustable. Even better, these ... Read More

Catlike
$298.95 $164.42 at Backcountry.com

The Chrono Aero WT Helmet design was developed through extensive wind tunnel testing by Catlike's engineers. While we're starting ...to see more manufacturers building their time-trial lids with shorter tails and stubbier backsides, Catlike continues to design its TT helmet in accordance with the hard data stemming from its tests. Because of this, the Spaniards at Catlike have tweaked the vetted Chrono Aero WT by adding several updates, but they keep the helmet's overall efficient makeup relatively unchanged. After all, when the testing can't be improved upon, there's no reason to change. Catlike's hours in the design lab ensure that at your head will remain comfortable through the duration of your time-trial event. The singular, in-molded shell features Catlike's CES (Crash Energy Splitter) technology that disperses impact energy along the internal skeletal structure of the helmet. Catlike uses an open-cell foam to pad the flexible ear flaps, making the helmet much easier to pull on and eliminating any painful pinching along the side of your head. Dialing in your fit is also a painless affair, as Catlike has equipped the Chrono Aero with a cradle for the back of your neck. This cradle is fully adjustable, and independent of the helmet straps. Its tension can be tightened or loosened with the simple turning of the ratchet dial -- like Giro's RocLoc or Garneau's Spiderlock systems. The helmet has only a single ventilation port at the front of the helmet -- a single, massive air intake shaped like the Catlike logo. It's a refreshing design choice that is as bold as it is functional, and one that further serves to illustrate Catlike's predilection for unorthodox design in differentiating itself from the masses. The helmet also features two streamlined exhaust ports on the back and tail of the helmet that leave airflow largely uninterrupted as you slice through the wind. The Chrono Aero also comes equipped with a clear, interchangeable windscreen. The Catlike Chrono A... Read More

Catlike
$79.99 at Backcountry.com

To most Americans, Catlike might only conjure up images of the professional peloton. However, Europeans have long known that Catli...ke also produces helmets, like the mountain-focused Tako Helmet, that extend well beyond its road racing roots. The Tako is a slightly modified version of the venerable Whisper Plus helmet, and it combines an attractive design with features that make it better suited for the dirt over the tarmac. Not surprisingly, Catlike managed to do this without compromising anything in terms of safety. Instead, the Tako benefits from the same Crash Energy Splitter (CES) technology that's found in the Whisper Plus. Essentially, this design incorporates multiple 'ribs' that run across the helmet. These ribs diffuse crash energy between the helmet's vents, thoroughly reducing the force of impact on the skull. For comfort, the Tako features 23 air intakes, with the front vents incorporating an insect screen that prevents unwanted, and stinging, hitchhikers. Additionally, Catlike has included a wheel retention system at the rear of the helmet that allows for a nearly infinite level of retention adjustment. Even better, it's simple to operate with one hand when you're on the go. Lastly, the Tako also includes a removable visor that makes adjusting to your environment a simplified affair. The Catlike Tako Helmet is available in the sizes Medium and Large and in the colors Matte Black, Matte Blue, and Matte White. Read More

Catlike
$79.99 at Backcountry.com

Catlike helmets were introduced into the US just a few years ago and they caught our attention with not only their eye-catching st...yle but also their attention to the details most sought after by cyclists -- namely fit and airflow. The Catlike 360 showcases simplicity of shape, fit, and ventilation for riders who want protection, but don't need all the added features of a more expensive helmet. The 360 was designed with both cyclists and skaters in mind. Whether you freeride or freestyle, or even skateboard or roller skate, the 360 is something you won't want to be without. Designed from hi-density foam and a hard shell, it was constructed to fit close to your head. Its rounded shape means that you won't feel wind resistance when you turn your head, as you would if wearing an aero helmet. Catlike used its LNP (Low Nape Protection) in the design. This adds a lower rear structure to the back of the helmet to further protect the back of your head in the event of an impact. This is especially important when participating in disciplines, such as freestyle, where rear impact is just as prevalent as forward impact.Even though the 360 features a very significant amount of solid shell as compared to their Whisper helmet, Catlike still incorporated its Dual Flow Technology. This means that large frontal air intakes are connected to large exit vents located in the rear. Connecting the vents keeps airflow continuous so that you avoid over-heating. The helmet is secured with a quick-release buckle attached to adjustable straps for a perfect fit.The Catlike 360 comes in One size and in the colors: Black city and White city. Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

The Catlike Whisper Plus, with its noticeable rounded vents, is the most recognizable of the Catlike line. However, predating it b...y almost four years is the Catlike Kompacto. This helmet lacks the visibility within the pro-tours, but makes up for it with an economical, lightweight, and supremely well-fitting helmet. The Kompacto was ahead of its time. In fact, it was the basis for the Whisper's striking aesthetic and ventilation. It's almost a reverse technological trickle at Catlike, with ground floor models like the Kompacto serving as the proving grounds and inspiration for the rest of the line. The in-mold shell is constructed around Catlike's signature CES (Crash Energy Splitter) exoskeleton, which disperses impact energy along the structure of the helmet in the event of a crash. You'll also get 21 generously-sized vents that are patterned along the shell in a manner nearly identical to the Whisper. All the forward-facing vents have a matching rear exhaust vent to keep the air moving quickly over your head. And, like the Whisper, this reduced shell surface area reduces the weight of the helmet. In fact, a medium Kompacto comes in at 280 grams, which is considerably lighter than most helmets at the same pricepoint.The Kompacto uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized plastic strap that attaches into, and pivots from, a socket in the shell of the helmet at the temple, which then follows the side of your head and curves around towards the back, where it floats freely from the nylon web straps. The rubberized strap is soft and pliable, so it never gets crimped or warped in your gear bag, and it always conforms to your natural shape. The MPS suspension has two lateral adjusters that have a push button release on a ratchet strap that connects across the back of the head to allow for adjustment. This allows the whole system to slide up and down on the rearward web str... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

The Catlike Whisper Plus, with its noticeable rounded vents, is the most recognizable of the Catlike line. However, predating it b...y almost four years is the Catlike Kompacto. This helmet lacks the visibility within the pro-tours, but makes up for it with an economical, lightweight, and supremely well-fitting helmet. The Kompacto was ahead of its time. In fact, it was the basis for the Whisper's striking aesthetic and ventilation. It's almost a reverse technological trickle at Catlike, with ground floor models like the Kompacto serving as the proving grounds and inspiration for the rest of the line. The in-mold shell is constructed around Catlike's signature CES (Crash Energy Splitter) exoskeleton, which disperses impact energy along the structure of the helmet in the event of a crash. You'll also get 21 generously-sized vents that are patterned along the shell in a manner nearly identical to the Whisper. All the forward-facing vents have a matching rear exhaust vent to keep the air moving quickly over your head. And, like the Whisper, this reduced shell surface area reduces the weight of the helmet. In fact, a medium Kompacto comes in at 280 grams, which is considerably lighter than most helmets at the same pricepoint.The Kompacto uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized plastic strap that attaches into, and pivots from, a socket in the shell of the helmet at the temple, which then follows the side of your head and curves around towards the back, where it floats freely from the nylon web straps. The rubberized strap is soft and pliable, so it never gets crimped or warped in your gear bag, and it always conforms to your natural shape. The MPS suspension has two lateral adjusters that have a push button release on a ratchet strap that connects across the back of the head to allow for adjustment. This allows the whole system to slide up and down on the rearward web str... Read More

Catlike
$234.99 at Backcountry.com

At its core, a helmet's purpose is fairly transparent -- avoid a trip to the hospital after a crash. However, every helmet maker t...akes different paths to achieve this. And with rigorous certification systems, you can be assured that most helmets will generally protect you, but the question remains -- what levels of comfort are you sacrificing for safety? With the Catlike Whisper Helmet, the answer is none. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies. The Whisper uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Whisper's feather-light weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Whisper's 39 air vents are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Whisper features an exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant airstream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Whisper, and eliminates the need for bulky constructio... Read More

Catlike
$234.99 at Backcountry.com

At its core, a helmet's purpose is fairly transparent -- avoid a trip to the hospital after a crash. However, every helmet maker t...akes different paths to achieve this. And with rigorous certification systems, you can be assured that most helmets will generally protect you, but the question remains -- what levels of comfort are you sacrificing for safety? With the Catlike Whisper Helmet, the answer is none. To achieve this, Catlike implemented multiple proprietary technologies. The Whisper uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Whisper's feather-light weight. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. The Whisper's 39 air vents are a good start, but Catlike didn't stop there. The Whisper features an exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes large frontal air intakes that connect from the helmet's fore position to the oversized exit vents at the rear. Dual Flow creates a constant airstream through the helmet, and thus prevents overheating. This design also limits the material needed for construction, which would be a major safety issue for most manufacturers. However, Catlike uses a patented technology that they call an Airtube System. This system uses air-filled hollow elastic tubes that create an inner mesh within the helmet. This system reinforces the open design of the Whisper, and eliminates the need for bulky constructio... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$124.99 at Backcountry.com

The Catlike Whisper Plus, with its noticeable rounded vents, is the most recognizable of the Catlike line. However, predating it b...y almost four years is the Catlike Kompacto. This helmet lacks the visibility within the pro-tours, but makes up for it with an economical, lightweight, and supremely well-fitting helmet. The Kompacto was ahead of its time. In fact, it was the basis for the Whisper's striking aesthetic and ventilation. It's almost a reverse technological trickle at Catlike, with ground floor models like the Kompacto serving as the proving grounds and inspiration for the rest of the line. The in-mold shell is constructed around Catlike's signature CES (Crash Energy Splitter) exoskeleton, which disperses impact energy along the structure of the helmet in the event of a crash. You'll also get 21 generously-sized vents that are patterned along the shell in a manner nearly identical to the Whisper. All the forward-facing vents have a matching rear exhaust vent to keep the air moving quickly over your head. And, like the Whisper, this reduced shell surface area reduces the weight of the helmet. In fact, a medium Kompacto comes in at 280 grams, which is considerably lighter than most helmets at the same pricepoint.The Kompacto uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized plastic strap that attaches into, and pivots from, a socket in the shell of the helmet at the temple, which then follows the side of your head and curves around towards the back, where it floats freely from the nylon web straps. The rubberized strap is soft and pliable, so it never gets crimped or warped in your gear bag, and it always conforms to your natural shape. The MPS suspension has two lateral adjusters that have a push button release on a ratchet strap that connects across the back of the head to allow for adjustment. This allows the whole system to slide up and down on the rearward web str... Read More

Catlike
$299.99 $209.99 at Backcountry.com

Typically, we're used to making certain sacrifices in the name of low weight -- namely, to that of strength. However, this design ...principle is entirely unacceptable for helmets, as protection is a helmet's primary function. Thankfully, though, the engineers at Catlike have continued to push the design envelope by actually increasing strength while lowering weight. Case in point is its new Mixino Helmet. It tips the scales at around 35 grams less than the Whisper Plus, all while incorporating a stronger aramid roll cage and a new vertical fit adjustment system. With protection standing as Catlike' biggest goal, it depends on multiple proprietary technologies in order to achieve this. The Whisper Plus uses a process called In Mold, where the outer and inner layers of the helmet are molded to become one piece. This process increases impact resistance, and improves diffusion of crash energy. For crashes where the back of your head takes the brunt of impact, Catlike incorporated its Low Nape Protection towards the lower rear structure of the helmet. For additional rear protection, the helmet uses a Crash Energy Splitter design that distributes crash energy throughout the helmet, and assures an even absorption of impact along the air intakes. This design is not only a revolution in safety, but an integral aspect of the Mixino's feather-light weight. Adding to the protection, particularly for high-impact, the Mixino features an aramid roll cage. ramid is a class of heat-resistant synthetic fibers that, when combined, create a extremely strong composite that is easy to manipulate. Because of this, you'll see it used in everything from tires, to helmets, and even to ballistic-rated body armor fabric. Outside of safety, Catlike's goal is to provide you with a lightweight helmet that has ample ventilation. Accordingly, the Mixino features the same 39 air vent design found on the Whisper Plus. Likewise, the Mixino uses the same exclusive Dual Flow design that utilizes lar... Read More

Catlike
$169.95 $101.97 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$169.95 $101.97 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$149.99 at Backcountry.com

Calling the Catlike Vacuum Helmet the most conventional looking helmet in the 2012 Catlike line would be tantamount to arguing tha...t Cippolini's pink skinsuit for the 2005 Giro was his most conservative wardrobe choice. Granted, it's not as immediately memorable as Catlike's top-shelf Whisper Plus (the equivalent to Cippo's zebra-striped skinsuit), but for many of us, that's probably a good thing. More important though, is that the Vacuum is an economical alternative to the Whisper Plus, while retaining the clean lines, complex technologies, and overall striking aesthetic choices that Catlike is best known for. Like all Catlike helmets, the dramatic appearances aren't without rhyme or reason. Each design is intelligently engineered to enhance the helmet's ventilation efficacy while maintaining the strict safety standards established by CPSC. The Vacuum is constructed around Catlike's Air Tube System, which, similar to the structure of the Catlike Sakana (another radical Catlike design that is not currently available on U. S. shores), is a series of small tubes connecting the helmet's segmented 'fins' together. While elegant, the design also cleverly divides the helmet into impact-absorbing crumple zones that dissipate energy at the time of a crash -- not unlike the skeleton of a compact car. These fins strengthen the core structure of the helmet, and allow Catlike's engineers to reduce weight in other areas, giving you a helmet that tips the scales under 300 grams in all three of the available sizes. The fin structure also opens up a wide range of possibilities for ventilation. The Vacuum has 19 generous vents, most of which run lengthwise around the helmet along the Air Tubes. Each forward-facing vent has a matching rear exhaust vent to keep a constant and efficient circulation of cool air over your head while you ride. The Vacuum uses the same MPS (Multi Position System) retention system as the top-shelf Whisper Plus. The MPS is constructed around a rubberized pl.. Read More

Catlike
$79.99 at Backcountry.com

To most Americans, Catlike might only conjure up images of the professional peloton. However, Europeans have long known that Catli...ke also produces helmets, like the mountain-focused Tako Helmet, that extend well beyond its road racing roots. The Tako is a slightly modified version of the venerable Whisper Plus helmet, and it combines an attractive design with features that make it better suited for the dirt over the tarmac. Not surprisingly, Catlike managed to do this without compromising anything in terms of safety. Instead, the Tako benefits from the same Crash Energy Splitter (CES) technology that's found in the Whisper Plus. Essentially, this design incorporates multiple 'ribs' that run across the helmet. These ribs diffuse crash energy between the helmet's vents, thoroughly reducing the force of impact on the skull. For comfort, the Tako features 23 air intakes, with the front vents incorporating an insect screen that prevents unwanted, and stinging, hitchhikers. Additionally, Catlike has included a wheel retention system at the rear of the helmet that allows for a nearly infinite level of retention adjustment. Even better, it's simple to operate with one hand when you're on the go. Lastly, the Tako also includes a removable visor that makes adjusting to your environment a simplified affair. The Catlike Tako Helmet is available in the sizes Medium and Large and in the colors Matte Black, Matte Blue, and Matte White. Read More

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