Great helmet except for the small issue of the visor not staying put. It also works well with goggles below or above, as I used my crowbars both ways.
Great performance. The helmet was great and the audio function performed perfectly. I did not get a chance to use the cell phone feature because my razr did not have a compatible port.
Sweet design, the only problem was that on the visor, it came loose. Not like loose as in coming off of the helmet, but rather it would not stay down sometimes. It is adjustable, sliding forwards and back slightly, and I could not get it to stay in the down position. I finally resulted to supergluing it down and it seemed to fix the problem.
I got mine on sale at a local shop for a great deal considering it includes audio. As long as you don't pay more then $100 USD for the helmet w/ audio you got a pretty good deal.
It was a good fit. But then again, a helmet should always be a good fit. Make sure you try it on in a shop before buying it online because it fits a little different then some helmets.
It has held up for a full season now. One impressive feature is that there aren't any scuffs in the paint either. Maybe it was the matte black paint, but either way it held up good
Music: great. Helmet: very light and durable. The only problems are how the goggles don't fit as well and the headphones are hard to plug into it.
This is an excellent helmet, I would recommend this to anybody who is very serious about their skiing.
The audio is amazing for a ski helmet. Skullcandy teaming up with Giro was a good idea. The helmet itself has protected my head quite well, as I have taken a few crashes within the first week of having it.
The look is great, although it would be awesome to have a selection of colors to choose from. The helmet is also one of the lightest on the market, and the fit covers the entire top part of the head quite well.
It can hook onto your goggle straps which can get annoying when you try to lift them off your face.
The plug-in for the headphones can't be put in while skiing, you have to take off the helmet and push around until you are able to see the entrance spot. You'll know what I mean if you buy it.
The helmet is a bit pricey (apprx. $145+ in stores), but it's worth it if you get it next year on sale. Without the audio it's cheaper, and just as good.
The fit was perfect for me; the headphones were extremely comfortable and the helmet was perfect for my head. The one complaint one might have is that the helmet pushes down on the goggles a little bit.
This helmet has been through 3 hard crashes so far and the audio still is as good as it was when I first got it. The helmet itself appeared to have no damage at all.
Worth whatever you pay for it. Overall a sick helmet. Will perform great no matter what you do over the course of the day. Listen to good music and your buddies at the same time. Rock the visor steeze. Just get one.
The weight is a great thing for me. Even with the audio its light enough that you dont really notice it. Its not the lightest, but its definetly light enough. The vents will keep you nice and cool if necessary, or warm if you close them. It stays on your head, without moving around, even if the chin strap isn't tight, all without actually being tight on your head.
This thing is way lighter than the bad lieutenant by a long shot, but thats not even a fair comparison. The vents are great, and are easy to open and close while skiing, even on a rail if one was so motivated. You dont really even notice the tune-ups in the ear pads. The visor is great, its positioned so that I cant see it when I'm wearing it (Soldiers). The goggle retainer strap thing works great and fits nicely even over the buckle on a goggle strap, this can also be dont skiing, but probably not on a rail. Chin strap is comfy, the length can be adjusted on the lift, and the buckle is conveniently located. The best part is the audio. The quality is good, nothing amazing but quite good enough. The best part is that you can hear your tunes, and whats going on around you. Overall, Giro really outdid themselves when they designed this thing.
Its worth more than its weight in gold, as light as it is its gotta be worth about twice its weight in gold. You will get what you pay for, if you can afford it go for it.
Fits like a glove on your head, at least for me. The ear pads are angled slightly in from the helmet so they fit well over your ears. This helps with audio but also allows the helmet to stay in place without being tight on your head or having the chin strap overly tight. Pads throughout the side and some along the top of the helmet add a soft feel without being awkward, like on the bad lieutenant. Comfy all day long, thats all you need to know.
Its a helmet, its designed to protect your head. My head is fine. It doesn't take a ton of abuse, but its as solid as any giro helmet, that is just about bombproof.