The 635 from Limar is a tad beefier than the company's Ultralight 777, but there's very little in it, just 10g or so. It's designed to be a cost effective performance lid, and the company has an impressively rigorous set of safety certification attached to all its helmets, including the US CPSC standard and the even tougher Australian safety certification.
The 635 has 15 good sized vents, with the front ones angled to allow for good airflow- the front five are covered in a loose weave mesh, to prevent those irritating insect-caught-in-hair moments. There's a lot of helmet between the vents, but its still a lightweight option. The 635 is a one-size-fits-most proposition, with adjustment in fit being via a chunky plastic dial at the rear of the helmet. The webbing straps are sturdy and feature a soft Velcro fastened chin guard to secure excess strap and increase comfort. The front half of the helmet interior is dotted with an array of soft velvety pads (removable for washing) for extra comfort.
In use, it's easy to adjust, even with gloves on, and the adjustment pulls in the whole cranial system, rather than just one bit, making it incredibly secure and comfortable to wear. It's not going anywhere in a hurry once you've fastened it, making for a stress-free ride in that respect. Air flow is reasonable and it's not an overly hot helmet to wear, although some may prefer a more heavily vented helmet design if they like the feel of the wind ruffling their hair.
It's incredibly hard to find fault with a helmet at this price with such impressive safety certification, a decent weight and good levels of comfort.
Limar 635 Road Helmet £39.99 (255g 1 size adjustable 55-61cm)
Superb value for money road helmet with all the safety and features you could ask for
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road.cc test report
Make and model: Limar 635 Road Helmet
Size tested: Black Titanium
Tell us what the product is for, and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Aimed at recreational riders or sportive riders.
Perfect for both.
Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product?
Monoshell in-mould design
Washable ergonomic pads
Adjusts to fit sizes 55-61cm
Well made and nicely finished with good components
Solid, reliable and comfortable. Does just what it's supposed to.
Removeable washable pads make to easier to maintain comfort over time
Excellent weight for a helmet this price.
Extremely comfortable to wear.
Tell us how the product performed overall when used for its designed purpose
Tell us what you particularly liked about the product
Weight, comfort, price
Tell us what you particularly disliked about the product
Did you enjoy using the product? Yes.
Would you consider buying the product? Yes.
Would you recommend the product to a friend? Yes.
Anything further to say about the product in conclusion?
A well designed value for money helmet with a lot of good features.
About the tester
Age: 37 Height: 1.65m Weight: 67kg
I usually ride: My best bike is:
I've been riding for: 10-20 years I ride: Most days I would class myself as: Experienced
I regularly do the following types of riding: commuting, touring, general fitness riding, mtb,
Lara has been riding bikes for longer than she'd care to admit, and writing about them nearly as long. Since 2009 she has been working as part of the road.cc review team whilst championing women's cycling on the side, most notably via two years as editor of the, sadly now defunct, UK's first and only women's cycling mag, erm, Women's Cycling.
Believing fervently that cycling will save the world, she wishes that more people would just ride a bike and be pleasant to each other.
She will ride anything with two wheels, occasionally likes to go fast, definitely likes to go far and is always up for a bit of exploring somewhere new and exciting.