BELL Arella helmet, £59.99,


It’s not often that a helmet gets 
an ‘instant fit’ endorsement from every tester, but this new women’s-specific commuter lid did. The Arella incorporates the latest retention system that has three adjustment points and elasticated rear strap for added comfort, a new buckle to prevent nipping your chin and two built-in flashing LEDs. Head-cooling’s aided by 22 vents and, uniquely, there’s attachment points at the rear and on the visor for Blackburn’s Flea 2.0 lights (available separately). Comes in four not-too-girly colourways and one size (50-57cm), plus there’s a three-year crash replacement deal when you buy from a UK dealer.

PROS Great commuter features
CONS One size only