The helmet looks cool and as a bonus protects your melon!
I'm a complete beginner snowboarder and about a week before I was due to fly to Val Thorens, Michael Schumacher had an accident and there was a lot of talk about helmets; which served as a great advertising tool for helmet manufacturers - so I bought this one.
That said I love that this helmet is certified for pedal bikes and snowboarding because it means I don't have to get two helmets! The style and colour hugely influenced me but when I hit the slopes I truly felt the benefits. For example the ventilation was just right - I didn't get head freeze and neither did my head boil like a potato on a hob. The peak ( as well as looking stylish! ) also protected my face from several face plants from catching my edge! (Didn't stop me getting winded though -but that's not a feature of the helmet so I can't complain :-) ). Its light but feels tough, so I felt safe but without constantly being aware my helmet was there, unless I took a tumble. And if it was a bright sunny day I just removed the extra insulation round my ears - this was easy to do and took seconds.
I really love this helmet but for its price I thought it could have had a few more features like adjustible ventilation tabs, and a head adjuster at the back to improve fit.
04 February 2014