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Thread: Helmets...Smith, Giro, Bern, ???
12-27-2010, 07:20 PM #1
Helmets...Smith, Giro, Bern, ???
My trusty 8 year old Giro has enough dents in it that when I wandered into a ski patrol shack last week to borrow a dry cloth for my goggles the patroller felt obliged to tell me that my helmet should probably be retired.
So...another piece of gear to spend way too much time researching.
I kinda liked the idea of getting something different and have been looking at Bern helmets. The Macon and Brentwood are cheaper than others I looked at from Smith and Giro. Anyone have experience with them?
I'm no jibber or park monkey...but the helmets are kinda cool looking even for my 31 year old lame ass. From other threads on here it looks like the brock foam ones are NOT the ones to get. But, is the "Zip" mold up to the same standard as the EPS?
Also, I'm the sorta guy that's never cold, and typically sweat a fair bit. I prize ventillation more than warmth. Do Macon and Brentwood helmets vent well or are those vents more decorative than useful?
Would also consider another Giro or Smith or other if you felt compelled to recommend something else.
Last edited by Dr. Lobotomy; 12-27-2010 at 07:40 PM.
12-27-2010, 07:53 PM #2
a little bit of my own reasearch and...the Zip mold foam meets the same specifications as the EPS.
12-27-2010, 07:53 PM #3Just living the dream...
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- The Flat Middle West
Giro G10MX is a good helmet. Been using it for a few years nothing else to really say but it has held together and survived to impacts, one into rocks and one into a tree.
12-27-2010, 07:57 PM #4
I like the look of the g10 and the variant, and can even deal with the maze and holt.
However. go with smith for its shiznit warranty.Do I detect a lot of anger flowing around this place? Kind of like a pubescent volatility, some angst, a lot of I'm-sixteen-and-angry-at-my-father syndrome?
fuck that noise.
12-27-2010, 08:08 PM #5rober Guest
Smith also make good helmet,I like it
12-27-2010, 09:23 PM #6
I run hot too, and the Variant vents work well. My only minor gripe is that goggles don't stay perched on the helmet - they tend to slide up and over the top.
But helmets are like boots... get the one that fits.
12-27-2010, 10:05 PM #7
Just got giro with brim. Lime it, great vents, light and vent sliderI need to go to Utah.
Yeah, Utah. It's wedged in between Wyoming and Nevada. You've seen pictures of it, right?
20 days skiing in 2009/2010 (15 Powder days)
18 days skiing in 2010/2011 (15 Powder days)
16 days skiing in 2011/2012 (2 cat days and 11 Powder day's)
18 days skiing in 2012/2013 (12 powder day's)
12-29-2010, 08:33 AM #8My only minor gripe is that goggles don't stay perched on the helmet - they tend to slide up and over the top.
Last edited by Smoova; 12-29-2010 at 08:34 AM. Reason: moran
12-29-2010, 11:35 AM #9
Smith tends to be more a round fit, where I've found that Giro is more oval. Not sure about Bern.
12-29-2010, 12:32 PM #10Registered User
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go with the helmet that fits your head the best, take your goggles in with you to try them on as your try helmets on.
poc and smith are both doing some really great helmets