November 1, 2011
Very comfortable fit for longer days in the saddle
Visor easy to remove
Retention systems is a hassle to use when trying to adjust on the fly
Overall the Giro Phase helmet provides superior fit and cooling efficiency for a helmet in the 70 dollar price range. With aggressive looks the phase is definitely a looker on the trail, comparable to the 130 dollar XAR helmet. The only real negative trait of this helmet is that the retention system could definitely use some adjustment. its nearly impossible to adjust with one hand as most of the time you'll just end up loosening it all the way out as opposed to tightening it, which most people are trying to do.
Overall the phase is a great buy, just make sure you save the fine tuning and adjustment for at the car or while taking a break off the trail.