The Giro Tyrant helmet is one of the latest offerings in the retro-3/4 lid uprising. Taking some qeues and feedback from its bigger brother and one of our favorite helmets, the Giro Switchblade (reviewed here) one of our favorite helmets, the Giro Tyrant is a lighter, more breathable all mountain helmet that still offers a large coverage area. While this helmet was clearly slated as a “Style over speed” product, Giro added the latest spherical MIPS liner and some refinements that assure you that this helmet isn’t just about looks.
Being a washed up XC and Lycra guy, I was not an early adopter of the three-quarter helmet. But with a winter of eMTB testing ahead, I jumped on the wagon. The throwback styling hearkening to a time of trials motos and two strokes also ended up winning me over.