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Salomon Quest Access Helmet

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Quest Access Helmet

Whether you're fiending for hidden powder stashes or tearing up the groomers, this lightweight helmet will keep you covered as you enjoy your time in the mountains. Its active ventilation and quick-dry lining make it ideal for those who like to work hard and get after it all over the mountain.

  • Lightweight helmet for hard-charging days and dedicated rippers
  • EPS4D technology absorbs and dissipates energy from angled falls
  • Active ventilation keeps you as warm or cool as you'd like
  • In-mold construction cuts weight without sacrificing durability
  • Adjustable fit system lets you ride in comfort
  • Advancedskin ActiveDry lining dries quickly as you sweat
  • Helmet bag is included for easier travel to snowy slopes
  • Item #SAL01U3

Shell Material
ABS
Impact Foam
EPS4D
Audio Compatible
yes
Ventilation
Airflow concept, adjustable
Fit Adjustment
custom dial
Certifications
CE-EN1077/ASTM F-2040
Claimed Weight
13.7oz
Recommended Use
skiing, snowboarding
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

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>Rating: 3

Lightweight, not the highest quality

Familiarity:
I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit:
True to size
Size Bought
L
Height
6` 3"
Weight
175 lbs

I've been looking for a replacement for my Giro helmet, which is the 4th Giro I've owned in a row. I've always found them to fit my head well, and they had good bang for the buck. That said, I wanted to try something different this time around, and so have tried on a handful of helmets from Salomon, Smith, POC and Sweet Protection. This helmet fits my head somewhere between a Smith and a Giro, meaning it's not as round as a Smith and not as Oval as a Giro. It's super lightweight compared to the Sweet Protection and the POC helmets I've tried, which may be in part due to the fact that it does not contain MIPS/SPIN. It does have Salomon's concussion technology, but I'm unclear on whether that's as good as MIPS - I'm guessing not, but it's probably good enough for most riders. The helmet is stylish, and looks good from all angles, with the exception of the ear flaps, which seem to stick out for some reason. This can be corrected by tightening the chin strap, but you then have to run your chin strap a bit snugger than you may like, and it also opens your ears up to cold wind. This is the opposite of the POC and Sweet Protection designs, both of which have great ear pieces. At the same time, these ear pieces make it a bit more comfortable to wear aftermarket audio chips. The function and quality of the helmet feels pretty cheap, including the chin strap and ventilation functions. The audio compatibility is not well thought out as it's tough to get your chips in and out, and they slide up if you set your helmet down upside down on a table. Overall, a pretty good helmet for the price; I just wish Salomon put a little more effort into the design to take it from good to great.