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Giro Helmet Size Chart 2020

The Giro company was founded back in 1985 by Jim Gentes. Since then, the company has revolutionized the helmet industry by committing to creating helmets that meet the demands of all kinds of cyclists, be it road racers, mountain bikers, or commuters. Located in Scotts Valley, California, Giro has remained on top of the market by producing stylish, durable, convenient, and safe helmets.

One of the ways that Giro has ensured that they have met the customers’ demands is by creating a detailed Giro helmet size chart that they can refer to get the right helmet size.

A) Giro Bike Helmet Size Chart

Super Fit Helmet SizeSize (CM)Size (IN)
XS47 – 5118.5 – 20
S51 – 5520 – 21.75
M55 – 5921.75 – 23.25
L59 – 6323.25 – 24.75
XL61 – 6524 – 25.55
Super Fit Helmet SizeSize (CM)Size (IN)
Child50 – 5519.75 – 21.75
Youth50 – 5719.75 – 22.5
Adult54 – 6121.25 – 24
Women50 – 5719.75 – 22.5
XL58 – 6522.75 – 25.5
YouthSize (CM)Size (IN)
S/M46 – 5018 – 19.75
M/L50 – 5419.75 – 21.5
Toddler48 – 5218.75 – 20.5

B) Giro Snow Helmet Size Chart

Size(Inch)Adult Helmet SizingSize(cm)Size(Inch)
S52 – 55.520.5 – 21.75
M55.5 – 5921.75 – 23
L59 – 62.523 – 24.25
XL62.5 – 6524.5 – 25.5
Giro Youth Helmet Size chartSize(cm)Size(Inch)
XS48.5 – 5219.25 – 20.5
S52 – 55.520.5 – 21.75
M55.5 – 5921.75 – 23

Importance of a fitting Helmet – Giro Helmet Size Chart

We all know too well the importance of a helmet, but just what is the importance of a fitting helmet? A helmet is known to significantly reduce the risk of severe brain injury in the event of an accident. However, if it does not fit properly, then it is just as good as useless. This is because it will provide a false sense of security, while it doesn’t actually provide you with the protection that you need.

So, let’s take a look at how to choose the right size, shall we?

  1. Measure your head

This is the first step to finding a helmet that fits you perfectly. The best place to measure your head is approximately an inch above your ears and eyebrows. Let’s take a look at how to measure your head, shall we?

  • Take a measuring tape and wrap it around your head just about an inch above your eyebrows and ears. Start wrapping the tape from the back of your head to the forehead. Remember to make sure that it’s level and skintight but not too tight that it applies constricting pressure.
  • Once you have measured, hold the end of the measurement with your finger, or better still, you can have someone do it for you, get the accurate measurements.
  • Then proceed to choose a bike helmet size that matches your head measurements. Unlike other helmet size charts, the Giro bike helmet size chart has it’s measurements in centimeters and inches, so it will not be hard to find your size.

Don’t have access to a tape measure? Don’t worry because you can use a string and then measure the length with a ruler.

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  1. Try it on

Whether you are buying it online or from a store, always try it on first. While trying it on, there are a couple of things to keep in mind. For starters, make sure there is no space between your head and the helmet. It should be snug enough, but not too tight. The helmet should also sit perfectly on your head and cannot easily tilt back. It should almost completely cover your forehead and be one inch or less above your eyebrows and ears. It’s also essential to make sure that the adjustable fit retention system works perfectly to help you achieve the perfect fit.

  1. Buckle-up

When trying it on, ensure that the straps are comfortable and fit you perfectly. For starters, buckle up the chin straps. Adjust them until they are snug enough but not too tight. The straps should form a V under your ears. If they don’t, adjust them until they do. Another way to make sure that the straps fit perfectly, try and your fingers between your chin and the straps. If it fits well, you can only fit one finger. Then proceed to open your mouth wide. If the helmet comfortably presses against the top of your head, then it fits perfectly.

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  1. Shake test

Another step to making sure that you find the perfect Giro helmet size is by doing the shake test. First, push the helmet from the back to the front, and from side to side. If you feel that the helmet is moving, try using the fit retention system to adjust it. Make sure that the helmet doesn’t move more than an inch in any of these directions.

In case your head is between two sizes, Giro recommends that you go for the larger size. When finding a helmet size for a child, just follow the above steps. However, it will be challenging to find the perfect fit since kids cannot tell if the helmet is snug enough, so it’s best to pay extra attention to that.  However, do not purchase a bigger helmet for your little one, assuming that they will grow into it.

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