Hello everyone! I’m back with yet another blog about a helmet but this time it’s a Caberg and it’s also an open face helmet. Which surprised me because there are very, very few open face helmets that catch my attention. But this particular helmet is really, really cool looking. It’s aggressive yet sharp and tactical at the same time as being pleasantly simple in shape and design- Just about everyone who comes in store and takes notice of it say so themselves that it’s a cool looking helmet. And yet I’m really surprised they don’t fly off the shelf even faster than they do. I’m of course talking about the Caberg Ghost.
No one could be more surprised that I’ve taken an interest in an open face helmet than me. But I think where this one has succeeded compared to others is in how it’s handled the goggles and the face guard. If you were to take away those two features all you are left with is a pretty standard open face helmet. And if I imagine it without it, I go back to not being such a fan. But with the goggles and face shield- the open face helmet has been transformed into something awesome. It has the, well, openness of an open face helmet with all it’s breathe-ability while still providing protection at the front over the mouth. Not as much protection as a full chin-bar but still, it’s enough so that you’re not choking on the wind and bugs going at high speed. It’s a pleasant cross between an open face and a flip front without the pain of having to deal with goggle straps. It keeps the retro appeal with the main head-covering portion of the helmet while introducing a mean and modern almost SWAT like style at the front. The goggles even look like ballistic SWAT eye-wear.
So aside from looking awesome- what does this helmet even have to offer? People come in, agree that it looks great but seem to be put off by the £219.99 price tag. And I can’t blame them- I would be too. So allow me to tell you a little bit more about the Ghost and justify that number.
First is the shell of the helmet- it’s not cheap stuff. It’s a tri-composite made from fiberglass, Kevlar and carbon fiber- it really is some of the toughest, most advanced shell material you can get. This is absolutely the first line of defense for your head and not just something to hold all the foam inside together. On top of that, it helps to keep the weight of the helmet really low at just 1150g. The interior of the helmet is lined with comfortable, breathable fabrics with leather details and its all removable so that you can keep it clean.
The goggles themselves are anti-scratch, pinlock max vision goggles and the pinlock insert is provided- so you don’t have to worry about the goggles fogging up on you. The chin strap has a micrometric adjustment fastening system, which some people aren’t a fan of but personally I think they’re great. It makes removing helmets so much less hassle than if it were a double D-ring fastening. The face guard is also removable, so if you’d rather ride it without it, you can do that too.
The inside of the helmet has also been “designed to accommodate the Just Speak S Wireless system” according to it’s product description. While it does fit the Just Speak Wireless system, what that really means to me is the the lining at the ears has perforations in them to let sound through and recesses in the foam behind it for speakers. It also means that you have space around the ears for wearing intercom and radio earpieces.
So for £219.99 you’re getting a really protective, really cool, low profile and comms friendly helmet and more. The price tag can seem big but this helmet is packing a lot more bang for your buck than it’s simple design would suggest. But- if you can find it elsewhere for less than £219.99, let us know because we have a pricematch deal where we aim to not just match the price- but we also aim to beat it. So have a shop around and see if you can get some money off from us.
It’s also available in White, the “Legend” graphic and Carbon Fibre which is more expensive but the shell is made entirely out of carbon fibre, reducing the weight to just 1050g
And that’s the Caberg Ghost, everybody. I hope I’ve managed to convince you that it’s definitely worth it and that Caberg make great stuff. Thanks for reading!
Until next time!
-MattW at Ghostbikes.com