Rated 5 out of
Finally a Perfect Helmet...I've had this helmet for almost a month now and love everything about it. After a nasty little crash last winter, I was determined to find a comfy helmet that I would actually wear. And I tried everything out there...Smith, Giro, Marker, Pret. I must have an odd shaped head or something! : / Then I finally gave in and dropped the money on a POC after doing the same last summer with a POC Trabec Bike helmet (which was a M/L). Unfortunately, the M/L in this helmet does NOT fit the same. I sent back the M/L...disappointed once again. Yet, I decided to give it one more chance with the XL/XXL in the Navy color. And...Perfect!!! It's so light and comfy. My head measures 59 cm and the XL/XXL helmet fits perfect with the dial cranked all the way down. Then...the best part is that it fits even better with a headband or buff (folded) underneath it and the dial all the way out. I've worn it on a couple ski tours and always had problems overheating in the past. Opened the vents on top and forgot the helmet was even there all day. The earpads are completely different than anything else out there. They are recessed a little bit on the inside and have a nice little mesh to allow for great hearing and airflow. And if you're cold...just throw a buff up and over the ears.
The helmet even works...I've already managed take a gate square to the forehead last night at race league. I didn't even realize the force of the impact until I took off the helmet and noticed a big ol' dent across the front.
Bottom line...if you hate wearing a helmet...this is the cat's meow! And not to mention the colors are awesome. My significant other is quite jealous of my new melon protector.