• Anon Nelson 2015

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      • Review by NH_OPERATOR on Jan 24, 2015 @ 10:01 PM
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      • Review:

        Anon's Nelson helmet is a stellar entry into the park helmet market. Most park helmets I have seen tend to be on the cheaper side, and are generally very light on features. The Nelson bucks this trend in park-style helmets and has included a number of more premium features.

        My helmet is sized as an XL, and is slightly large on me. With a beanie on underneath it fits perfectly, leaving plenty of room to comfortably wear my goggles under the helmet. The helmet features a Boa system, with a ratchet adjustment knob in the rear which offers excellent customization to your head for one of the best fits I have had with a helmet in quite some time. Possibly my favorite feature of the helmet however, is the ability open or close the top vents. Most park helmets either have no vents, leading to frequent overheating, or vents that are always open, leading to being too cold on the really frigid days. Adjustable vents are a must have for me. My only complaint in this department is that when the vents are open, and you are moving at high speed they tend to whistle. While not a huge issue, it is quite annoying to be cruising down the mountain and suddenly have your head howling. I feel a small redesign in vent shape could eliminate most of this problem.

        The helmet also features a new buckle system. They call it Fidlock. It is a hybrid magnet and clip system, that is supposedly easier to operate than traditional buckles. The two pieces lock together in the opposite direction from a normal buckle. It is definitely very easy to undo, however I often find myself struggling to buckle it. This is probably because it is such a radical change from the traditional buckles I have used for years. As a side note, I find that the chin strap pad often ends up up-side-down on the strap. It is a minor annoyance, but worth noting.

        The helmet can accept speakers in the ear pads, and installation of my Skullcandy (Ones made for a Smith helmet) wired speakers was a breeze. Speakers sit up against your ears, so you can hear your beats loud and clear.

        Goggles tended to stay on the helmet quite well when worn in the traditional, over the helmet style. The slight brim makes an excellent catch for goggles when you want to put them up but not have them dangling about behind your head. The strap clip at the rear of the helmet however, is quite difficult to get your goggle strap into.

        Overall, I really do enjoy this helmet. It has replaced my Smith Holt that I was previously using as my daily use helmet, and I do not see my self going back anytime soon.

        MSRP: $149.95
        Audio-Compatible: Yes
        Vents:Yes, Adjustable
        Features: Boa system, Fidlock Buckle, Removable liner & ear pads
        Weight: 16 oz.
        Certifications: ASTM 2040, CE 1077B

        Ratings:
        • Design
          Clean
          Busy
        • Weight
          Light
          Heavy
        • Durability
          Fragile
          Durable
        • Style
          Uncool
          Cool
        • Size
          Small
          Big
        • Padding
          Thin
          Thick
        • Audio / Cell features
          None
          Command center
        • Ventilation
          None
          Tons
    • Product Information
    • Name:
    • Nelson
    • Manufacturer:
    • Anon
    • Year:
    • 2015
    • Gender:
    • Neutral
    • At A Glance
    • Design
    • Clean
      Busy
    • Weight
    • Light
      Heavy
    • Durability
    • Fragile
      Durable
    • Style
    • Uncool
      Cool
    • Size
    • Small
      Big
    • Padding
    • Thin
      Thick
    • Audio / Cell features
    • None
      Command center
    • Ventilation
    • None
      Tons
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