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TomEwrote a review of on February 14, 2011

5 5

My girlfriend has a small head, but the "Large" child's helmet fitted well.
I was a little worried about it being a "kids" helmet, and so whether the protection would be thinner, weaker etc. but fit seemed most important: 2 weeks ago she tested it to destruction.

She slid during a nasty traverse, dropped off a 5-10m (15-30 foot) cliff/rock band, tumbling as she went, luckily I didn't see it, but friends report she bounced stright off the top of her head...a 200m slide down a glacier later she managed to stop herself...since she was thankfully still conscious.
The helicopter guys pointed to the large crack in her helmet and raised an eyebrow: "bon casque".
Indeed - we're now in the market for a new helmet, and I am only looking at the Red ones.

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TomEwrote a review of on October 20, 2010

4 5

Bought in the summer I've been using it on the bike commute each morning: perfectly suited.
However in its first real soaking (normally I've foreseen them and taken a specific waterproof) water did come through on the arms in about 15mins (body stayed dry tho).
The windstopping ability however totally makes up for that. So far I've found found a dozen uses that it's perfect for (anywhere with wind!) and I've still not used it for my intended purpose - ski/snowbaord touring.
It's a tight fitting garment - so I'm mainly using a Patagonia R1 under it, and it seems fine down to freezing at least. In the winter I'll probably layer above it if really cold.
Overall - love it

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