Giro helmets? - Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums
User Tag List

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 11:43 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Giro helmets?

I'm eyeing the Combyn. It seems like the lowest profile helmet out there. Anyone have one of these? How light is it? Is it comfortable?

I was wearing a Smith Maze the last couple years and I liked it, but want to try something new. I'm not too picky about weight or ventilation.
sheepstealer is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 11:59 AM Thread Starter
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 445
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
EDIT: Just saw that the Combyn is new as of Aug 2013. So disregard above question.

Other helmet recos are welcome!
sheepstealer is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 12:08 PM
Veteran Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Posts: 747
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
I would recommend trying on a ProTec. I have their $80 (I think) model and it's great. Especially if your ears are larger. I'd try it on before you buy though. I was miserable in my old helmet because even though it fit my head my ears felt awful.
KansasNoob is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-06-2013, 01:17 PM
Veteran Member
 
Riley212's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: North Seattle
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I am very interested in this as well, i have a weird shaped head and most helmets don't fit well. I'm probably gonna pick one of these up in a couple weeks. Ill post back here if i do.

Dude, suckin at somethin' is just the first step to bein' sorta good at somethin'
Riley212 is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-15-2013, 08:42 PM
Veteran Member
 
cav0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
So i wound up picking up a combyne after I got a headache from the "new" helmet I had for this season (got it last year but never wore it, i am 20% retarded at times). The padding in the combyne is MUCH MUCH stiffer then I thought it would be, I was picturing a triple eight style skate helmet but its not like that at all.

The helmet comes with 3 soft foam pads that get placed in the back of the helmet to adjust fit. The helmet outer shell is definately flexible but it isnt "soft" the new foam pads are very sturdy and the display helmets come with a little block of the foam attached so you can feel it. It feels just as hard as the stuff in my other helmets, the outer shell is flexible due to the material and small gaps between the padding. Once it is on your head it really feels locked in. Anyhow I havnt fallen with it on yet (obviously) but I feel confident in it.

Side note, the ear flaps and "snow" specific features are all removable so you can easily wear it for multiple season sports.
cav0011 is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 02:28 PM
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 44
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by cav0011 View Post
So i wound up picking up a combyne after I got a headache from the "new" helmet I had for this season (got it last year but never wore it, i am 20% retarded at times). The padding in the combyne is MUCH MUCH stiffer then I thought it would be, I was picturing a triple eight style skate helmet but its not like that at all.

The helmet comes with 3 soft foam pads that get placed in the back of the helmet to adjust fit. The helmet outer shell is definately flexible but it isnt "soft" the new foam pads are very sturdy and the display helmets come with a little block of the foam attached so you can feel it. It feels just as hard as the stuff in my other helmets, the outer shell is flexible due to the material and small gaps between the padding. Once it is on your head it really feels locked in. Anyhow I havnt fallen with it on yet (obviously) but I feel confident in it.

Side note, the ear flaps and "snow" specific features are all removable so you can easily wear it for multiple season sports.

What kind of goggles do you (plan to) use with the combyn? I plan on getting this helmet, and also need new goggles.

Anyone else on here get the combyn yet?
FreeBird is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 10-23-2013, 02:40 PM
Veteran Member
 
cav0011's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Utah
Posts: 919
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Blog Entries: 2
Dye clk`s are the Goggle i use the fit is perfect


Last edited by cav0011; 11-03-2013 at 04:28 PM. Reason: added picture
cav0011 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Snowboarding Forum - Snowboard Enthusiast Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome