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02-19-2014 09:58 PM
mojo maestro Maybe some kind of shim or double back sticky tape to keep the goggle clip in place? Mines pretty secure.........others in the shop......not so much. Diggin' the helmet......
02-19-2014 09:29 PM
DrGwiz I love my Combyn helmet, the only thing I don't like is that the goggle clip can fall out easily, it doesn't snap in too well and can easily be pulled out.
01-27-2014 08:45 PM
KellionBane Pics:

01-27-2014 07:54 PM
mojo maestro Well I bought a Combyn. Fit better and lower profile then anything else I tried. Wore it for a day and far so good. Couple more days and maybe I'll post up some more thoughts.
01-27-2014 07:41 PM
KellionBane I have this helmet as well, as a beginner I figured it would save me a lot of money in the long run, as I master the art of headbutting the mountain... And so far its worked out pretty well... I hit my head once pretty hard, barely felt anything (The whiplash was noticeable later on, though).

My head is pretty large (7 1/4" hat size), and the helmet fits perfectly. My thermal shirt has a hood built into it, and I just wear that under the helmet, and it keeps me perfectly warm... If I get too warm, I just take the hood off. Very good heat management on it.

I wear my helmet with a pair of Anon M2, they're a bit big for the helmet, with some slight adjusting they fit perfectly. I don't see the Smith I/Os being an issue for this helmet, but as someone previously mentioned, the helmet doesn't really have a brim along its brow.

The only thing bad about this helmet, is how crappy the goggle clip is... It works, but it feels extremely cheap compared to the rest of the helmet. It also locks your goggle's band/strap at a lower angle, than I would prefer.
01-26-2014 09:12 PM
deltout does anybody know smiths io goggles fit ?
01-15-2014 05:56 PM
john doe I got the Combyn for this season. So far I really like it. It is not a light helmet. Roughly the same weight as my Smith Hustle. Though I have found it to feel lighter on my head because the softness of it allows it to fit better. I have never felt hot in it even on a 50 degree day. The coldest I've ridden in was 15F. I just put a thin beanie under it and was fine. if you're trying it on in the store wear it for a few minutes. It seem it take a little head heat to soften it and really match the shape of your head.
01-14-2014 08:33 PM
DevilWithin @sheepstealer - I wear my goggles outside the helmet, but you could wear under...really just personal preference. I don't have any pics of me wearing it, but I'm heading back to CO this weekend and will try to get some for you.
01-14-2014 03:50 PM
mojo maestro Went by the shop to check one out in person. First thing I notice, is the weight. Definitely heavier then a lot of the others. The fit kit is kind of a joke. Three different width pieces of foam for the back of the helmet. I was expecting a little more customization options. Pieces of foam slide behind a liner that is easily taken out and held with velcro. Ventilation does look extremely good....maybe to good. Suppose you could remove the liner and fashion something to close the holes. My Zeal goggles didn't fit the brim as well as I was hoping, but not a deal breaker. I did like the way the earpads snapped to the helmet. I've got a large noggin' and the fit was better then anything else in he store. Front to back fit is where most helmets come up short. They didn't have the color and size I I didn't buy one. Still not sure.......
01-14-2014 02:18 PM
Originally Posted by legallyillegal View Post
vinyl nitrile sucks

multi-impact helmets have been out for years, it's good to see companies finally taking notice that EPS is a shit foam

xps (like a styrofoam cup), eps (classic bike helmet), vinyl nitrile (classic hockey/football helmet), and EPP (the "new" stuff, multi-impact), as well as other proprietary multi-impact helmet foams
Vinyl nitrile is what the combyn uses to absorb impacts I believe? Also with CE and ASTM certificates, there can be slight differences between them in terms of area of protection coverage etc. Many helmets have both certificates. With CE, there is also a class A and a class B. Again, A gives better protection coverage and can withstand greater drop height impacts I believe. Most snowboarding helmets are probably at the level of class B (better ventilation).
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