Specialized S-Works Prevail II Vent helmet - first look

The Specialized S-Works Prevail II helmet joins the brand's growing collection of Vent products, offering better ventilation and a cleaner aesthetic while retaining the same class-leading fit and performance cues as the existing model

What is a hands on review?
Specialized S-Works Prevail II Vent helmet
(Image: © Aaron Borrill)

Early Verdict

A lightweight, airy helmet with no compromise on safety and fit comfort

Pros

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    Superb ventilation properties

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    ANGi crash detection included

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    Multi-layered design

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    Good fit retention and rotational safety slip liner

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    Lightweight

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    Multiple colour options

Cons

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    Pricey

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The Specialized Prevail has long been considered the brand's best road bike helmet having first debuted in 2010 as a replacement for the 2D S-Works helmet. While the basic design blueprint and core ethos have remained pretty much unchanged over the years, the helmet received a major overhaul in 2016/17 in the form of the all-new Prevail II. Since then the tweaks have hinged more around safety than anything else with MIPS slip-plane integration and the brand's very own ANGi Crash Sensor being the most notable upgrades. 

The helmet you see here, however, is the latest addition to the family - the Specialized S-Works Prevail II Vent helmet, which aims to boost performance through improved ventilation.  

View the S-Works Prevail II Vent at Specialized

View the S-Works Prevail II Vent at Specialized

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