The Kask Sintesi helmet was launched in November 2022, and we covered it briefly at the time as part of our monthly tech roundup. I’ve been riding in my white test model since last winter and am now ready to deliver my full review of the helmet.
The Sintesi is Kask’s cheapest helmet and is billed as being not just a road helmet but suitable for gravel and commuting etc. It’s available in 11 block colourways from white to wine red and Sahara (you guessed it, a sandy colour) and features some of the usual Kask stylings that feature on more expensive models. Such as the brand’s synthetic leather chinstrap.
Sintesi, in case you were wondering translates to synthesis in English and is defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as “The putting together of parts or elements so as to make up a complex whole”. Kask says the Sintesi is a versatile helmet that suits road, gravel or commuting work. I’m assuming that’s where our coming together of different parts comes from in the case of the Sintesi.
As mentioned above, the helmet is Kask’s budget offering and the cheapest in the lineup at £90, at the moment you can also pick it up for less than £60 in the UK and you won’t find too many quality, performance-orientated helmets for less than that. It’s also a competitive weight, weighing less than many of the helmets in our budget bike helmets guide, but is it any good? Keep reading to see what I made of it after several months of riding and a few thousand miles.
TECH SPECS: KASK SINTESI
Price: £90 / $1214 / €105
Available Colours: Black, white, grey, red, wine, sea ice, tangerine red, oxford blue, Sahara, aloe green, light blue
Rotational Impact Technology: Kask WG11
Weight: 241 Grams (M)
Design and Aesthetics
The Sintesi features a standard EPS (expanded polystyrene) inner shell, polycarbonate outer shell and Blue Tech padding on the inside which is both antibacterial and antistatic. There are three pads in total on the inside. A larger one-piece section, and two individual smaller pads. Spare pad sets are also available from Kask. Compared to Kask’s top-end options the Sintesi features none of the carbon fibre plates that the more recently launched Elemento uses, which, at £335 / €375 / $400, is over triple the price of the Sinetsi.
The Sintesi is pitched as being suitable for Road, gravel, and commuting use…