One big reason some people still think twice about getting a helmet is cost. Sure you can snag one for cheap, but will it look good and actually protect you? Doubtful… unless it’s the new Specialized Align II, which packs loads of style and safety into a product that costs just $50.
Along with understated, commuter-friendly good looks, the Align II is smartly vented with three available sizes, no-fuss straps and a dial at the back for a customized fit. Best of all, it features the game-changing MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System).
Essentially an extra lining inside the helmet that is able to shift a bit, this revolutionary development protects your noggin from rotational forces during an angled impact. MIPS is typically only found in higher-end helmets, so it’s nice to see this potentially life-saving trait become more widely available. Grab one, wear it correctly, and get safer today.