Fantastic lightweight helmet
Can't recommend this helmet enough!
I use it for snowboarding. It's extremely lightweight and comfortable - so much so that you don't notice it at all while riding. Goggle compatibility is good. I've used it with both Oakley Crowbars - a good fit - and also with Smith I/O's. The fit with the I/O is as good as it gets - they were made for each other!
Ventilation is good, although the process of opening/closing the different vents is done via material flaps in the liner - which seems a little bit cheap at first. Obviously this helps keep the overall weight down so I'm more than happy with that. The airflow between the helmet and the Smith I/O goggles is incredible - air is pushed down two channels at front of helmet and through the goggles, keeping them clear and fog-free. On a recent week in the Alps, in varying conditions, my I/O's didnt fog up a single time!
The price of the helmet does seem a little expensive (when at full price) but I got it price-matched! Even at full price I would have been just as happy with this purchase.
So far this is the BEST helmet for snowboarding I have used. Coupled with the Smith I/O's it's absolutely unbeatable in my opinion. One of my top snowboarding purchases ever.
21 March 2013
The lightest helmet I've owned, fits and feels great. The only down side is that the matte finish scratches off fairly easily.
Works great with the Smith/SkullCandy audio setup, and produced far clearer audio than the Red helmet I tried (using the same earphones) which muffled the sound heavily.
17 March 2013