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Old 01-12-2014, 09:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I need a new lid. Anyone have Giro's Combyn helmet? It has some kind of new foam that is supposed to take multiple hits. Owned a couple Giro helmets before and like the way they fit. Thoughts.......comments.........general observations?
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I have one, it's nice. Coldish though. The venting works almost to well
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I have one, it's nice. Coldish though. The venting works almost to well
For those of us who overheat easily that could be a good thing.
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I have one, it's nice. Coldish though. The venting works almost to well
The ear pads can be removed......is that correct?
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I have one too. I like it a lot and didn't find it to be too cold, but coldest temps I've been riding in were single digits F. I'm also always hot, so I found it to be perfect.

The ear pads can be removed. There are snaps to the helmet on either side and a few plastic inserts that fit between the outer shell and inner padding that you can pull out. The ear pads also accommodate speakers -- fits most major brands. The Outdoor Technology Chips work in them.

I'm really happy with the helmet so far. This is my first season snowboarding, so I don't have any experience using other helmets. I got mine in the matte black finish and I like it a lot. I also bought the Giro Blok goggles to go with it and they work perfectly.

Let me know if you have any other specific questions and I'll do my best to answer them.
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I like the idea of a multi impact helmet. The "styrofoam" on the inside of the last couple, develops cracks, so I know they are compromised. Any other "softshell" helmets?
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Agreed -- that was my main reason for purchasing the Combyn. I'm not aware of any other soft-shell / multi-impact helmets on the market right now. I'm guessing we'll see a bunch next season, but Giro seems to be leading on this front at the moment. I did a quick google search to confirm my suspicions and I couldn't find any other helmets. I'm sure there has to be something, but I couldn't find any.

I'm not a helmet expert, so I can't say if the soft sell offers maximum protection, etc. It is functional, comfortable and appears to work from my own personal experience. Fortunately, I haven't had any head on collisions or other hard slams directly on my head yet and I hope to keep it that way. The Combyn gives me the peace of mind that I'm at least protected if something unexpected were to happen.
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The multi-impact helmets won't be as protective as the 1 time impact helmets, but they are nice for those smaller impacts. Also, if you smack your head really hard Giro still recommends replacing the helmet.
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The multi-impact helmets won't be as protective as the 1 time impact helmets
Based on.............?
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^Different safety ratings.
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