The softshell of helmets, for extra comfort without compromising safety.
The Giro Combyn Helmet represents a new revolution of safety and comfort for skiers and snowboarders. Its Softshell construction utilizes Vinyl Nitrile—a flexible yet impact-absorbing material—to provide form-fitting comfort that meets the standards of CE EN1077, the safety certification for most snow helmets. Two layers of VN foam give the liner plenty of cush that manages high- and low-energy impacts in a wide range of temperatures.
Giro gave the Combyn Helmet three differently sized fit kits to ensure a proper fit around your noggin. Super Cool vents pull cold air in and release warm air for even more comfort, and Giro audio compatibility lets you install Giro audio systems (sold separately). The Combyn also features a removable goggle retainer for your convenience.
- Softshell construction
- Three fit kit sizes
- Super Cool vents
- Giro audio compatibility
- Removable goggle retainer
- CE EN1077
- Item #GIR004S
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
After trying on multiple helmets, this one fit the best. I have a wider head than most people so I literally have to test a helmet out. I normally wear a 7-1/2" to 7-5/8" hats to give you a reference and I got a large Combyn Helmet. It is comfortable and have been out up to 8 hours of riding with no problems. It keeps my head warm as well as my ears. I use a Oakley Canopy and the fit is snug and looks great as well, as you can see from the picture I posted. I have slapped my helmet on snow a few times, it absorbs the impact well and I'm not having problems formulating sentences as I write this review. Ha! So personally, I haven't had issues on goggles being compatible with this helmet. I have a Dragon D3 google and the SPY Soldier goggles as well. But I also like goggles with more rounded frames.
During the warm spring days, this helmet can get warm but that is easily taken care of when you remove the ear covers and it breathes well, I really like the vents in the front! they scoop down into the top of your goggles, to keem em' fog free. Definitely recommend it! Hit me up if you have questions about this helmet or gear.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I just started rails this season after 7 years of riding! I promised I wouldn't try them out until I got a good helmet. This one passed all the failed attempts and gave me the liquid courage to start up. Got my first rail down the first night I wore it! Only complaint is the goggle clip in the back came loose and got lost, and the foam hurts my temples a bit! But I'd rather it be snug than loose.
Softshell Is The Way To Go!
No helmet fits my long skinny head, except this one. Over time it becomes your helmet. What I mean is the foam used will pack to the shape of your head and it will get mor comfortable over time.
3 years ago,i bought a goggle and helmet, it's too old. This year i think to change a goggle and helmet. So i buy these from backcountry. I feel comfortable to put on. This year i am sure to ski free, so that it will take many many view.
Not my favorite
After breaking my helmet 2 years ago I was forced to buy a new one and this is what I settled on. The softshell design is kinda cool with the pressure foam, and it does mold to your head a bit. My main complains are the goggle strap is way to low and will force your goggles down nose. I ended up just taking mine off, And it is pretty weighty. I don't know if this is just me, but my last helmet was way lighter. It's I decent helmet, but I don't think I would buy it again.
Minimalist. No gap.
This helmet is definitely a minimalist look. Very smooth. Goggles are difficult to match up with this helmet but mine fit no problem. Notice the under the helmet style that is almost necessary with this helmet.
Combyn your noggin with this bucket
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I love this helmet. I looked for 2-3 seasons for a replacement for a RED Hi-fi I loved. The Combyn was what I was searching for.
Things you need to know:
-True to size, but size up if you wear anything underneath. I wear a large normally and so I got a large but there isn't much room for a beanie (thin one or skull cap would still work)
-My medium sized goggles barely fit. I bet it would be hard to find goggles to fit well with a smaller size of this helmet.
-The earpieces are super easy to remove/replace.
-Goggles underneath work better than relying on the goggle clip on the back. If I didn't wear my goggles underneath I wouldn't have only given this helmet 3 stars.
-I haven't taken a straight head slam with it on yet, but it feels like it would protect me as well as any other helmet I've ever worn, although I believe it is designed to only take one solid slam before needing to be replaced
-Feels super light when worn
So basically this helmet is sick and if you don't have any issues with what I mentioned above then you should buy it. If you do have any issues then I would recommend trying it on (especially with your goggles/beanie) before purchasing.
I really wanted to like this helmet
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I really liked this helmet and wanted it to work but it just didn't fit with any goggles I had. I am a medium in most helmets and got the medium Combyn. The helmet fit my head great but not my goggles. I tried Oakley A frames which are a medium size fit, and Anon M2 and Dragon APX2 which are larger frameless. The large goggles simply were too big. Even the A Frames were tight.
The way the helmet is cut on the forehead, which I would describe as coming out horizontal from the ears/temple, means there isn?t room for large framed goggles to fit between the brim and your nose. And your nose knows.
I tried the large. It fit with goggles, but was too loose on my head.
Apparently it works well with Giro goggles but I don?t have a pair of those. If I was a cynic, which I am, I would say they make this helmet to only fit with their goggles so that you have to buy both. I had to return it. But if I had the right goggles, I would probably love this helmet. The fit was nice and comfortable although it was a little bulbous.
I ended up getting a Pret Shaman in medium. No problems.
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Definitely size up. I'm normally on the smaller end of a medium. Large was perfect. I wore a light beanie under the helmet, with the helmet liner removed. Very comfortable. With the liner in and no beanie, it still fit great. I love the green color I got. And it's the only helmet I've had that didn't give me that big helmet head look.
I used Smith I/OS googles with no problems.
The curved go pro mount (supply your own) fits nice and flush at the top of the helmet. Not so flush at the front. The front mount hasn't popped off yet while I used it with my go pro on my recent snowboard trip. But I did use a cable lanyard looped through the air vents of the helmet then attached to my go pro...just in case.
I did crash a few times but not on the helmet. At least I don't think so. If I did, I didn't feel it. In any case, I can't speak to how safe it is. But a helmet is definitely safer than no helmet.
My only complaint is that the helmet's goggle hook at the back is poorly designed in the fact that it's not securely attached to the helmet. It can easily slip out of the helmet, which is what happened. I thought it was lost forever...until I found it in my snowboard bag the next day.
Overall the best helmet I've used so far.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I don't know how many helmets I've tried on and returned because of a poor fit when trying to run my beanie and goggles underneath the helmet. I hate taking off my goggles and helmet at the same time in that awkward fashion when the goggles are strapped to the outer clip. I've also got a rather large head which exacerbates the bobblehead-look effect when wearing the goggle straps on the outside.
I've got a 59.5cm head circumference and the L is big and deep enough to accommodate a beanie and goggle underneath perfectly (with the liner removed of course). If you choose to go this route, the velcro patches are set up so they won't chafe your headwear.
Oh and I'm running Electric EG2s in my photo, and the goggle gap is pretty much nonexistent.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought one of these for my 9 year old son. It looks good, fits good and protects his head. He's happy, it's green, matches his jacket and goggles. What more can I say, its a helmet, put it on and get out there...
Giro Combyn Helmet
What is the difference between the matte black and the matte black rasstar ? Thanks
The Matte black rostarr is pictured wrong on the page. I have put a link in here to the giro pack showing the true color of the Rostarr.
Can the liner with the earmuffs be removed for warmer weather use (like for a bike helmet)?
Yes. A few buttons with tab inserts and it comes out very easily. Can ride with nothing (I don't know if I would necessarily recommend it for biking other than snow biking) or can be replaced with another ear piece (like headphones, I would imagine).
If my head circumference is about 61-62 cm - should I take a size L or XL combyn helmet?
If you like to wear any sort of layer under your helmet, I'd size up.