John Birnie

John Birnie

Minneapolis

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John Birnie's Passions

Backpacking
Camping
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Road Cycling
Alpine Skiing
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John Birnie

John Birnie wrote a review of on December 17, 2012

5 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

Got a chance to wear my variant brim out for the first time a few days ago. WOW!! What a great helmet. Fit is great. For everyone out there wondering about size, I wear a 7 1/4" fitted hat and Large fits me very well and would be able to fit a larger or a smaller head as well with the level of adjustability. What I'm saying is that I think I am right about in the middle as far as adjustments go. All that being said, the helmet was great. It was about 25 degrees when the sun was out and around 15 or so after the sun went down and there was no need to wear a hat or any kind of head covering underneath. Kept my head nice and warm throughout the ride. Goggles never even thought of fogging up. Now onto the customization: There are headphone slots in the earpieces for you to insert headphone drivers into. A really neat idea... Sadly the market for this kind of product kind of sucks right now. It seems like the only real offering is from skullcandy and I have never been a big fan of the sound quality of their products. With that n mind I remembered that I had a few sets of broken Technics DJ headphones laying around with the drivers still perfectly in tact. Fast forward a week and a bit of soldering later and I now have the sweetest sounding helmet around. Worked so well I made a second set for my brothers variant brim. Bottom line is I loved the helmet before and now I wear it around the house as well listening to my phone. Great job Smith!!

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