Flexible, soft, and safe.
The Discord Helmet features Giro's revolutionary Softshell construction that maximizes comfort without hindering safety. 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's Discord also features an Auto Loc 2 adjustability system for a secure fit, a Thermostat switch that closes the Super Cool vents, and removable ear pads for three-season comfort. Giro audio compatibility lets you install Giro audio systems (sold separately), and the removable goggle retainer secures your goggles.
- Softshell construction
- Auto Loc 2 adjustability
- Super Cool vents with Thermostat Control
- Removable ear pads
- Giro audio compatibility
- Removable goggle retainer
- Item #GIR004R
- Q & A
Decent Design, Fits a bit small
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I bought the Discord b/c i liked all the features it had at a pretty decent price. While I wear medium Giro bike helmets and snow helmets of other brands in medium, I was barely able to get this on my head. I'd recommend you size up.
Great Helmet Let Down by Poor Auto Loc2
Having had the Giro Bad Lieutenant for a number of years I decided to change to a helmet with some ventilation especially over the top of the goggles to assist in keeping them fog free in humid conditions. Yes I know they clear when moving but I want them clear when I'm about to jump into the abyss.
I liked the soft shell, padding and importantly, the position of the vents on the front. The styling is a personal thing and whilst I preferred the Bad Lieutenant I think this is good when worn with goggles; it does quite seem right with sun glasses.
Howeve,r as others have found, the comfort is severely compromised by the tab of the Safety Loc2 sticking in the back of my head. Perhaps the designer had a hollow in his skull and this tab fitted it perfectly?
I found that pulling the Loc2 strap upwards (helmet upside down) helped a bit as the tab seems to pivot around the fixed end nearest the top of the helmet. This allowed the free end to push into the foam a bit more.
After reading Steve Campbell's review and seeing what he had done to alleviate this problem I set to work on mine.
I tackled it slightly differently so instead of removing the foam from the tab I decided to remove the foam behind the tab to enable it to go further back, flush with the rest of the foam. This is what the designer should have done in the first place. I did this by marking the foam (both types) and then using a craft knife to create a grid pattern and then slice away between the grids until I had removed sufficient to get a flush fit. This improved the comfort no end. In an attempt to make it look a bit neater (why?) I then used an abrasive wheel on a Dremel. As you can see this was far from pretty!
I'm off to test it in anger tomorrow, lets hope it was all worthwhile!
Ok - not the most comfortable experience
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Always like to try something different so I decided to give this Soft shell Helmet a go, wore it for a week in Tignes last week and this are my feedback. My head measurement is around 57cm and I ordered the M.
It works well overall - kept my head warm and the vents are great, had a few minor falls and the landing felt soft compared to my previous K2.
There were a few issues – being English I tried my best to deal with them by using the “stiff upper lip” mentality but I failed on the third day and ended up had a little meltdown on the lift…
There are only three size adjustment setting and it works by pulling the little pin out and stick them into the three “tabs” located on both sides of the helmet. It was on the middle setting to begin with and it seems a bit tight around my forehead after the first day, so I moved it to the final/large setting during lunch but it was too big so I stuck with the middle setting for now.
Also it seems like the top foam placement is a bit off (manufacture issue), because the foam padding are thicker on top therefore it pushes into the top of my head, only a little bit but noticeable.
The main issue is the helmet/ear pad pinch/rub the top of my ears, to the point where it was so unbearable that I took the ear pads out and wore my wife’s neon pink beanie to give my ears some protection. At the end I bought a new beanie from the shop, took the ear pads out and changed it to the larger setting – Happy skiing for the rest of the week!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
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- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
I was excited when I saw this helmet online, mainly because of the softshell feature. I did not have any fit issues like some of the other reviewers, and the helmet actually felt really, really nice on my head.
While getting familiar with the helmet, I actually found out that the 'earmuffs' can be completely detached by snaps and the goggle hook on the back of the helmet can be removed by simply sliding it out. This turns the helmet into what I would think to be a skateboard/bmx helmet. Pretty cool to have the versatility, but not something I need for that purpose.
The only thing I do not like about this helmet is that it gave me a bubble head look when I put it on, and I couldn't get over it. Gotta look good to feel/ski good, right? So unfortunately, this will be returned. 4 stars for having nice features but less 1 star for the bubblehead look of it.
- Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
I bought the Discord for my wife with Giro's recommendation that the Discord will fit the same as the Combyn that we have for our son. We really like the soft shell idea and the fit of the combyn but the Discord looks better and has more features. The helmet did not come with any instructions specific to the Auto lock 2 system and Giro customer care could not supply any instructions either but after a quick inspection the forward arms unplug and can be reinserted into three positions. As already mentioned, part of the Auto lock 2 system can be felt in the back the wearers head, but after a slight modification with my dremel all is good. I'm going to get one for myself. It's a helmet, put it on ya head and get out there...
Great idea bad follow through....
I was pumped about getting this helmet, i have a combyn now and just wanted the brim plus venting and more adjustable fitting of the discord. The problem i had was the new Auto lock 2 system protrudes out into the back of your head, very uncomfortable. The foam needs to be recessed further or cut out to set it into the padding more for comfort. So like i said great idea for a helmet but bad follow through.
Giro Discord Helmet
How low profile is this helmet and would it intagrate well with the anon m2 goggles?
I dunno bro. My smith IO/X goggles don't integrate too well with my medium K2 Rival Pro so get a large.