Remember the Bell Zephyr that debuted a couple weeks ago? You know, the first helmet to integrate the MIPS rotational impact mitigation into the retention mech for a better fit? Now they’ve taken that same mold and created the Stratus, which looks virtually identical but steps down the features slightly to shave about a hundred bucks off the price.
The two biggest differences are the non-integrated MIPS and the single layer EPS shell. The vents, shape and most everything else looks and acts identically…
The Stratus uses a standard single layer of EPS foam rather than the Zephyr’s dual layer hard-over-softer construction. The MIPS is also standard, which means it takes up a few millimeters more space inside the helmet than the Zephyr’s version. Other differences include the Float Fit retention dual versus Float Fit Race, and colors.
Look for 18 vents, a weight of 295g and price of $150 with standard colors and $160 with reflective graphics. A non-MIPS version will also be offered for $130 and weigh in at 275g.