Here is a review of my new helmet. I'll post pics later. Price: $110 USD (can be found at $100 usually)
size reviewed is large.
The helmet comes with:
(this is the shawn white edition: much cooler details than stock but the same thing.)
when i first saw the helmet i first noticed that the mesh and black matte accents made the helmet look like it was very high quality. the soft touch materials throughout the helmet help a lot, including a goggle wipe velcro over the strap. the hi-fi DOES NOT include the speakers, those will run you another 30-40 bucks. to save money, just shove some skullcandy icons or something in there. i have to go buy those at the store, but my friend told me that they are compatible. the helmet fit is good, i am fat faced and i have a good head of hair. if you are smaller faced and a dude, check out the womens pure helmet. the guy i talked to at the store told me that helmet is more popular among men at the store. it is also 20 bucks cheaper. i tried that on and there is actually more padding on it than the helmet i bought, but the sizing felt weird on me.
as mentioned, there is a small velcro cover to put over the chin strap. i took that off after twenty minutes of riding because the straps adjustment kept loosening no matter what i did, but it stopped when i took it off
. this really doesn't even matter if you wear a balaclava or some sort of facemask. another great feature on the strap is the clip. it has the same ridged clip you find on bindings, and it releases by simply pushing on a big button under you. this helped me make a more dramatic rant as i tossed off my helmet after a skier cut me off in the park and ran over my top sheet
the matte finish is great for stickers, i will post some pics of my stickering-skillz later (make sure you see my reflective skullcandy sticker!). I have the Shawn White edition, and the different liner inside has a steezy sharpie design. the goggle gasket is sick- i just put that in (not to mention it looks like part of the helmet) and attached my goggles to the clip in the back and i had a great fit for my smith transit goggles.
first off, i want to mention how safe this made me feel. this was my first helmet and i am extremely thankful for it. a guy from my school hit his head off a jump doing a double back flip last night. he almost died (no helmet); i heard he is out of intensive care now. my buddy got a concussion WEARING a giro helmet yesterday too. i didnt bail much, but i had one on a box that was sketchy and could have been worse without my helmet.
as mentioned, this helmet is beautiful. my only complaint is that it was scratched pretty easy buy someones skis yesterday on the bus, but i covered that up with a rome sticker
there is also a small ding in it already from saturday morning when it fell in the lodge (hellz yeah! two days and two different states in a row
) the material is great and i feel safe with this for my crazy (spazzy, dare i say?
) crap i do off the glades, woods and in between. it is also warm. i was in five degree weather, without wind chill, and my head was toasty.
this is a solid choice for any level rider, this gives good neck support, a good feel and looks awesome. the only con i can find is the easily scratching finish. there are a ton of great details in here! feel free to ask any additional questions