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Protect your dome and blow out your eardrums all at once with the Giro Fuse.

The Giro Fuse Helmet delivers protection and ventilation for skiers and snowboarders who want to rock out. The wide-angle cut creates a gapless fit with your goggles and won't impair peripheral vision. To create the Fuse, Giro injects an impact-absorbing EPS foam liner into a hard polycarbonate outer shell, for great protection in a low profile, lightweight, super comfortable package. Then they kit out the interior with micro-adjustable suspension so you can dial in precision fit, and punch out 16 vents in the shell to keep you cool. Giro Tuneups technology (not included) allows you to use your music player and cellular phone hands-free on the mountain.

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5 5

wife loved it

picked one up for my wife and she loved it. no complaints on fit or comfort. she wore it all evening and said she forgot it was even there.

4 5

Helmet is great, but be careful about which audio kit you buy.

I love the helmet. The large size fits my 7 I/4 hat size noggin just fine, and there is a pretty good ability to adjust for backlava, etc. However, the current Giro skull candy earphones sold on the site don't fit this model. There are no pockets for the headphones in the stock earwarmers. You need to get the Giro tabbed audio earwarmers that completely replace the helmet's stock earwarmers, which aren't available on this site. They are available elsewhere.

5 5

...and for alpine climbing too.

For years I've been trying to avoid the Mr. Kazoo-head look when alpine climbing- but it's unavoidable when you have to wear a balaclava and a fleece hat under a climbing helmet to stay warm. Finally, on a recent winter expedition, I figured- "Why not try a warmer helmet?" Voila. I now use the Fuse on technical terrain in cold conditions, instead of the bunched up head gear under the normal climbing hard hat. Plus, the Fuse is light enough to carry on my pack- as light as many climbing buckets- but with the warmth built in- esp with the ear covers. And, the removable ear covers come off and then vents open up to let my melon breathe on hotter days. for more images visit www.donbowie.com

...and for alpine climbing too.
5 5

Great helmet!

Bought a Giro Fuse for me and my wife two-years ago and we love them. Keeps goggles in place, let's in air when it's warm out, and keeps out the cold when you need it to. My ears have never suffered. It's very lightweight and sometimes I don;t even realize it's on my head. I want to get some for my son and his wife.

5 5

Great helmet!

Bought a Giro Fuse for me and my wife two-years ago and we love them. Keeps goggles in place, let's in air when it's warm out, and keeps out the cold when you need it to. My ears have never suffered. It's very lightweight and sometimes I don;t even realize it's on my head. I want to get some for my son and his wife.

5 5

Great helmet!

Bought a Giro Fuse for me and my wife two-years ago and we love them. Keeps goggles in place, let's in air when it's warm out, and keeps out the cold when you need it to. My ears have never suffered. It's very lightweight and sometimes I don;t even realize it's on my head. I want to get some for my son and his wife.

Fuse and A-Frames

Fuse and A-Frames

Just a picture of me wearing A-Frames with my Fuse helmet

Which type (model) of Oakley goggles fits...

Which type (model) of Oakley goggles fits best with this Giro 2008 Fuse Helmet? I am thinking of getting Oakley Wisdom or A-Frame, but not sure which one will fit better with this helmet...

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I'm going to guess that that A-frame will fit better with this helmet. However, you might wanna consider getting the oakley crowbars... In the gear guru pic with the guy in the orange jacket. He is wear oakley crowbars and they seem to fit very well.

Responded on

Just confirming that A-Frames fit well on this helmet. I have one that I wear my A-frame with on an almost daily basis in the winter. I'll try to put up a picture when I get home tonight. Great helmet though.

5 5

Hard Hat

I like my brain. It doesn't always work at lightning speed, but it keeps me breathing. This is a great helmet to protect the gray matter and skull with excellent ventilation that is simple to adjust with gloves or mittens on. Very comfortable and works well with my crowbar goggs. You can purchase this helmet with or without audio, or purchase the wireless audio separately.

3 5

Giro Fuse

Great ventilation for the warmer days and nice and warm on the cold days. A helmet keeps me just as warm as a hat but with the added protection benefit. Helmet brands and models all seem to fit a bit differently so it can be helpful to try a few on in the store to find one that fits your head.

5 5

It does everything!

I have nothing but praise for this helmet. It has a relatively low profile, and has a sleek, streamlined design. It also weighs next to nothing. The fit can be perfectly dialed, literally, with this adjustment dial on the back. There shouldn't be a reason why this helmet shouldn't fit. It also has a neat venting system to adjust between cold and warm days. One gripe is the fact the the fleece chin padding is fixed to one side of the strap, regardless of how you adjust the legth of the strap. In other words, it can't be centered for your chin. No big deal. I got it in matte black so the sun doesn't shine off the top of my head.

What can I say? This helmet is the swiss army knife of headgear: beanie, wind deflector, earmuff, and goggle holder. Furthermore, it has probabley prevented me from getting a concussion several times. What more could you want?

glade skiing / summit county

glade skiing / summit county

leave your IPOD at the condo! Enjoy the music of the mountain!!!!

5 5

Fuse ROCKS (without "tuneups")

Great helmet! My OAKLEY goggles fit like a charm. Super ventilation, super comfortable. Make sure you establish perfect fit for helmet/goggles before you buy! A good ski shop will help you decide between the fractions of inches that will make or break proper fit!! ....then buy from backcountry!!!
A bit of editorial for your perusal: Leave the IPOD at the condo! Enjoy the swish of snow and the conversation of your buddies. In my opinion, your safety and the safety of others is compromised with decreased awareness of what's happening on the mountain. To me, it makes no sense to protect your head and then distract yourself with music. Enjoy the music of the mountain!!!!

5 5

wroks for my big head

I have a huge melon and the large fits great the adjuster on the back is great to, very easy to dial it into the perfect fit.

5 5

Great helmet for a yard sale

On Day 1 at Steamboat, had a yard sale off of a unseen cat-track (low light conditions). Let's just say the Giro Fuse did it's job.

5 5

Love it!

I really like this helmet, it feels good, fits well and doesn't look like a bubble head when I'm wearing it. My one and only complaint would be the tiny gap between my goggles and helmet that gets a little cold without a little hat. I don't really think that's the helmet's fault, and I would prefer to have a little less forehead coverage for the sake of feeling like I can see anyway. Overall, can't say enough good things - I made my Mom buy one too!

I am right in between a Medium and a Large....

I am right in between a Medium and a Large. Is it better to go up or down in size? Thanks

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Up. So it does not crush your head and give you a headache. It comes with extra pads you can insert inside it to tighten the fit up.

5 5

Giro helmets are the best!

Giro first started in 1985 making cycling helmets when not all cyclists wore helmets, and certainly no skiers did. They perfected the cycling helmet into something you don't even notice once you have it on, but it protects your head in case of a crash, which I have personally witnessed way too many times.

When Giro got into snow helmets, I knew they would make the best snow helmets around, as the cycling helmets are second to none. And they delivered! Giro uses a light plastic shell that they injection mold the protective padding. This process allows for more vents and creates a stronger, more shock absorbing helmet than a solid helmet design many other manufactures use. The plastic's sole function is to really hold the foam together. The foam is the helmet's protection, not the plastic. In cycling helmets, the plastic also serves to allow the helmet to skid on the pavement so as not to jerk the head in case of fall, but with snow, this is a non-issue. Solid helmets will be heavier, have fewer vents, and not absorb shocks to the head as well. Do not buy a solid shell helmet from another manufacturer, get the real deal with a Giro helmet!

I have an older Fuse model without the adjuster in the rear. It fits my head perfectly, but the adjuster means it will fit even more heads. I bought this models for my daughter. She was just too big for small, so I was afraid medium would be too big, and it would be except for the adjuster, which produces the perfect fit.

The helmet is light, strong and has a variable vent system you can open, close, or crack 1/2 way open with the flick of your glove. On the lift up on a medium day, I often close it up, then open it as I start down a run. The breeze on my head keeps me from completely overheating. On a cold day, it stays closed the entire day. When it gets warm, they are always open. You also have side vents for the really warm days. Punch them out and put them in your pocket for a real breezy feel.

Goggles fit great with this helmet, creating a pretty good seal around the forehead. Make sure your goggles have enough strap to go all the way around the helmet (Hello goggle manufacturers!!!! Make sure you add one more inch of strap material so that we can wear your product with a helmet, most skiers now wear helmets. Hello??? Are you listening???? Hello!!)

This model does not have audio, but you need to listen to tunes while skiing, you should not be out on the slopes creating a hazard for other users anyway.

My only criticism of model is the flap that holds the goggles on will sometimes crack and break off. I repaired two other helmets (mine and my wife's), so it is not a big deal, but could be easily corrected in future models.