A solid, durable, women-specific ski helmet with a clean look and built-in ventilation.
Count on the K2 Women's Emphasis Audio Helmet to give you the clean look, comfort, and durability you demand when you ski groomers with the family, push your limits on the steeps, or play in the park and pipe. This durable helmet meets industry standards and certifications to help protect your head during a sudden crash, cartwheel session, or bonk on the head from a chairlift safety bar. The active matrix venting technology lets you regulate the airflow of the helmet vent system with the touch of your finger—easy, quick climate control.Its K2dialed fit system features an ergonomically inspired three-point adjustable interface to maximize fit and customization with the twist of a dial for superb on-the-fly convenience. And you're going to love its cozy removable full-wrap liner system that wicks moisture away and supplies breathable comfort when you navigate down steep, techy terrain. If you're worried about a gap between your goggles and helmet, don't be—the Emphasis' universal brim design works seamlessly with K2 goggles and most industry goggles.
The baseline audio level 3 sound system brings your tunes to your ears and connectivity to your phone when you shred or chill on the lift. Its integrated headphones and on-cord mini-mic connect to your cell phone or your MP3 player for easy connection while you ski pow, carve up groomers, or tackle a gnarly line.
- Hard-shell construction
- Active matrix ventilation
- K2dialed fit system
- Washable full-wrap liner system
- Level 3 baseline audio system
- ASTM F2040 and CE (EN1077: 2007) certified
- Sizes: small (51-55cm); medium (55-59cm)
- Includes: detachable cord, single squeeze button for pause/play and answer/hang up
- Item #K2S1327
- Q & A
Bang for Buck
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Great buy - great fit - simple style. The design on the webpage with the mountains didn't arrive - it was just plain black and no splashes of color as shown online :(.
I have a small head for an adult and need an adjustable helmet. All the cool styles in Smith and Giro don't fit because they usually don't have the dial adjust. This helmet is light and good air flow. I was just in Mammoth for opening day and it was secure, light and I didn't get a 'hot head.' The ear pieces don't sit against my ears, I wish I could turn up the volume loud but its enough to ride and drown out people talking! Microphone jack works really well! Overall delighted with this helmet!
Super comfy & lightweight
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Got this helmet (black/small) for skiing this winter. Helmet is WAY comfy and really light weight. I don't even realize that I'm wearing it at all throughout the day and it fits amazingly with my goggles (smith ios). No gap at all, it's like they were made for each other.
The speakers sound OK, good enough for riding and I love that I don't have to wear ear buds anymore. They certainly aren't the highest quality, but just fine for jamming out on the mountain. My only complaint is that the audio cord is complete garbage and broke within 2 days of use (sunny + cold weather, but never got wet). There seems to be some sort of short in the cord remote section. I ordered a better quality cord off amazon that will hopefully hold up better, so fingers are crossed.
Also, this helmet has vents on the top that do not adjust nor do they come with plugs, so you may want to shove on a skinny hat underneath on super cold days.