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23 December 2013

Steelbird Cruze

Even if it seems like it, the colour isn’t the highlight of this helmet

Abhinav Mishra
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While we admit it can be cumbersome to wear a full-face helmet for a quick run to the grocery store, not wearing a helmet while riding is possibly the dumbest thing you can do.

Half-face helmets are nothing new, but they strike a balance between safety and convenience. Steelbird has launched its new line of half-face helmets called Eve (for women) and Cruze (for men). If the names sound corny, don’t worry, the helmet is fine. Of course, the best part about this is that the Cruze or Eve badging doesn’t appear anywhere on the helmet.

Overall, the helmet looks sleek, with minimal design cues. There’s a shutter placed on top for better ventilation. The helmet feels well-cushioned, and thanks to the open front, the visor doesn’t fog up every time you stop moving. On our short trips, the helmet felt very manageable, and when not in use, could be stored in your scooter’s boot with room to spare.

The other thing that makes the Cruze very practical is its weight. It is light to wear and easy to carry. For the Eve helmet, you’ll have to shell out Rs 1,139, while the Cruze is priced at Rs 1,349.

Tags: helmet, steelbird

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