Snow is hard, but concrete is harder, so get the Trace II Helmet because your head is softer than both.

Shred the snow or street wearing the certified protection of the RED Trace II Helmet, because any day you’re not on a board is a waste. With removable ear pads, this winter helmet spans the seasonal gap so you can wear the durable ABS shell in the skate park or on a bike ride to another crappy summer job. Ten vents ensure you don’t sweat your brains out and included NoAir Vent Plugs keep your dome warm when winter finally returns.

  • FineTuning feature enables interior pads to be exchanged for a truly unique fit
  • Goggle gasket and removable goggle clip (improved for 2010) secure your eyewear while rag-dolling down the landing
  • Co-developed with Anon, eliminating the possibility of a gaper gap when you put on your Anon Goggles
  • REDphones Audio Accessory Compatible so you can blast your obscenely dope tunes into your skull all day long

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4 5

No Compaints

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

The "brain bucket" has done all I've asked of it, when I've asked of it. I'm XL so the helmet fit's excellent. Goggles fit great and I've had no issues with the goggle strap clip. I chose the red instead of the all popular matt/murder black.

3 5

Not that good

they were good but the goggle lock is a clip on so it fell off and I can't use it for snowboarding. The ear pads also come off easily and they fell off too. Besides that a good helmet,

I would definitly look for a better helmet though, I dont recommend it

Unanswered Question

Is the Red Trace II Helmet a lower profile...

Is the Red Trace II Helmet a lower profile helmet than the HiFi II ?

trace on the way up!

trace on the way up!

great helmet, comfy and light!

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Is it bulky? it obviously fits your crowbars well. but does the helmet stick out or is it a low profile non bulky helmet?

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will this fit with the von zipper dojo?

will this fit with the von zipper dojo?
and is this a multi-crash helmet?

5 5

love it

I have never worn a helmet that felt so good on my head. It may be all Red helmets, but this thing just fits the best. Its thick padding is very comfortable, and the two ear pads are actually part of the same piece that has material connecting it along the back underside of the helmet. I have it in matte gray, and it did pick up some black scratches fairly easily. I sometimes like to wear a hat and goggles underneath the helmet, so I removed the pads but had to cover each thing of velcro inside the helmet with tape so it wouldn't fray my goggles and hat. the clip just slides out but hasn't come out by accident for me yet. You can feed ear buds through a hole in the back and have them inside the earpad, which is really hadny. its great for stickers too.

2 5

Not the best.

After trying on a lot of different helmets this is the only one that fit me well. I have a weird shaped head so these things take time for me. Also it was the only one that worked well so i'm kinda stuck with it.


*Keeps my head warm without being to warm. Also the ear pads are removable which means that spring riding i can pull them out and stay cool.

This is about where the good stops.


*Google clip in the back will either break or fall out after the first good thrash you take. Without this piece your goggles will not stay on yoru helmet. I now wear my googles under my helmet :(
*Remember those removable earpads? Well they always fall out when i take the helmet off. And because they are nice to have out in the spring I haven't gorilla glued them back in.
*The entire Styrofoam protection disconnected from the hard plastic shell. This was and easy fix with some gorilla glue but until the fix it would rattle at high speeds (incredibly annoying)

So yeah. Look around and get something else... unless your stuck with this beater.

4 5

good helmet for the price range.

i never rode with a helmet, but recently decided that there is no reason why i cant be safer. i chose this helmet because it is compatible with my anon goggles and it is reasonably priced. the helmet is lightweight and can be adjusted for the best fit, all you have to do is take out the felt inserts. one thing to know about these helmets is that some colors have designs on the back which are not visible on, but when i was comparing prices with other websites I came across photos of the helmets from all angles and made the decision to get the gray helmet with the green graffiti design. overall. im happy with my purchase and recommend it to others.

1 5

Bad Pics

Bought this helmet because it had clean, sleek look without any graphics on it. Unfortunately the pics do not show that it has large green, ugly graphic on the back (I bought a grey helmet). I promptly returned this. As for quality and construction.... you get what you pay for. For $50ish you can tell it is not of the greatest quality and the fit wasn't that comfortable. Overall not bad though. Here is some free advice for Backcountry: Don't post only one view of an item that item has visual differences that a customer may not like.

5 5

The Trace II Is A Great Cold Weather Cycling Helmet

I have a problem when out cycling with the cold air causing my eyes to tear badly. The solution has been to wear a snowboarder's helmet along with lightweight ski goggles. I own two Trace II helmets and they solve my watery eyes problems almost completely. The Trace II fits extremely well. The back of my head is wider than the front, but the helmet is quite comfortable. The ear pads are also comfortable. After wearing the helmet for 15-20 minutes, my head feels toasty warm inside the helmet. My goggles fit nicely over the dome. Cyclists really never remove their goggles until the ride is over, so this is not a problem. I have had the Trace II and goggles on for as much as two and a quarter hours and found everything is generally still feeling good by the time I take my helmet off. I am very impressed with how this helmet looks and feels and the fine job it does for me stopping the watery eyes problem. I would recommend the Trace II to any other cold weather cyclist. It is a bargain for the money, looks good and performs very well.

1 5

thumbs down

Start with the positive, sure. Comfy on the inside, top priority in my opinion. Very low profile so you don't look like alien. Lots of holes so your sweat goes up and not all in your face like your going through with-drawls (the reason i got it in the first place). Sick colors available (I went w matt black). All of these qualities worked 5 star.

However it is not a dedicated snow helmet. the problem with that is the ear insulation/padding is not perm attached and constantly comes undone with the slightest helmet adjustment. The goggle strap hook in the back of the helmet slides off waaay to easily, causing problems. Also when you put your goggles on your brow, if it isn't just right, the goggles whip over the lid and dangle on the back of your neck. it really sucks when all of these things happen at the same time. Like it did today.

i think i could perm attach the goggle hook and the ear padding, but if your not willing to bust out the crazy glue, then get the AVID. i used my sons last year and other than a lack of air vent, its grrrrreat.