Scott Watu Helmet

Protection on a budget.

Investing in a helmet that will protect you out on the trails doesn't have to mean parting with most of your rent money for the month. Scott's Watu Helmet offers all of the safety features of its pricier siblings, with a price that's far friendlier to your bank account than many alternatives. It uses the same In-Mold polycarbonate and EPS foam construction as Scott's higher-end helmets, so it has the same lightweight layer to protect against initial impacts, just without the extensive venting and shaping that the pricier options include. And while most of the time you have to sacrifice lightness for affordability in helmets, Scott trimmed weight on the Watu to actually make it lighter than comparable options.

If you've ever tried to steer your bike with one hand while frantically digging a bee out of your helmet with the other, you'll appreciate the thin webbing Scott adds to the front of the Watu to ward off bugs, bees, and other winged creatures that could interrupt your day on the trails. The Watu's visor can be removed to trim more weight if you're a minimalist, and the included RAS dial fit adjustment and easily adjustable Cam dividers make sure you'll stay comfortable wearing the Watu on the days you're lucky enough to stay out all day.

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Lightweight, great value

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

For a full-featured, lightweight helmet, you can't beat it for the price. The Watu is so light and well-ventilated, I forget that I even have it on sometimes - good thing I do, though! If you're looking for the best value in a helmet, you've found it.

Lightweight, great value

Value of the highest order

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

If you are looking for a competitively priced helmet, then look no further. This helmet has great ventilation and offers riders the added protection of a removable bug net under the vents. Adjustment is a cinch and it will serve mountain bikers looking for an affordable option very well.