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ddo2555963 wrote a review of on October 16, 2013

1 5

Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

The first one didn't hold air for more than 24 hrs. without even riding it. The second one lasted three rides before a slow leak developed. The third one lasted about 30 seconds before completely losing air. The fourth one I threw in the trash. I wouldn't use these again if someone gave me a case for free. But unfortunately sending them back will cost more than I paid for them.

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ddo2555963 wrote a review of on July 27, 2013

5 5

Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I use this helmet as my daily driver XC lid. Light enough and vented enough for long days in the saddle with extended coverage for confidence when riding aggressively.

I doubt I will ever use the GoPro mount, goggle guides, or flip up visor but they all seem engineered well for the guy who wants them. If I am doing any riding worth filming or needing goggles, I am always using my full face helmet anyways. The flip up visor works really well though and I wish ski helmets had this feature.

The Speed Dial fit system works perfectly one handed. I like to put it on loose so it doesn't push down my sweat band and then I dial it in tight once it's on.
Sizing guide is accurate. I measure 57 and the medium fits well.
There is enough room to slide sunglass arms under the helmet comfortably.

Buy this helmet now if you are looking for the most protection short of a full face.

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ddo2555963 wrote a review of on November 1, 2012

2 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times

I bought these for heavy storm skiing. They failed within a few times wearing them as they leak in the butt once you sit on a wet chairlift. The jacket/pant interface is worthless too as you can't zip it without doing it before you put on the pants and jacket. A full wrap zipper would work much easier as I have seen some from Helly Hansen, Volcom, and Burton utilize.

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ddo2555963 wrote a review of on March 2, 2012

2 5

I bought these in hopes that they would be warmer than a regular glove. But they are no warmer than my $15 Kinco gloves. Part of the problem is the liner is a full five fingers. No more warmth here and less dexterity than regular gloves.

The gauntlet cuffs are too tight to be easily pulled over a jacket sleeve. My sleeves get pushed up even with a low profile shell jacket. There is tight elastic around the wrist and also a strap which contribute to this problem, and also restrict maximum blood flow to keep you warm. They need to ditch the strap and the elastic around the wrist. No reason why the gauntlet can't be made bigger too since there is a pull cord to tighten it down. It is tight enough as it is that I don't need to pull it after putting them on.

A glove priced over $100 and designed for powder skiing should automatically come with a goggle wiper and waterproof insert. This one doesn't.

I skied these on a full storm day and they were soaked into the liner. Even with 3 Sno-Seal applications they were toast.

On the plus side, the idiot straps are removable without having to cut anything.

If I tried these on in the store instead of ordering online, I would have stayed away. There are plenty of better gloves for way less money.

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