Short Stack Helmet
We've all got that one line that intimidates us, that we second-guess ourselves on, or fully take the easier route to avoid confronting it at all. We tell ourselves that maybe we're just not ready for it, but maybe — just maybe, what we really need is an extra boost of confidence in the form of protection, so toss on the Shred Optics Short Stack Helmet, and shred that line with confidence. The Short Stack is built for all-mountain, trail, and enduro riding, and features Shred's exceptionally light SLYTECH honeycomb-cone structure impact foam. This structure is designed to intelligently adapt to impacts, and when paired with Shred's Rotational Energy System, or RES for short, you'll find an unparalleled synergy between the two to combat both linear and rotational forces. Shred claims that RES scales in at both the lightest, and thinnest solution for addressing rotational hits currently on the market, and while we haven't put that to the test, we're all for making our helmet systems a little more on the featherweight side, especially when it doesn't come at the cost of our security. The Short Stack doesn't end with its tech-packed protection though, it also utilizes 20 strategically placed vents to help keep you cool, and XT2 pads that use silver to provide permanent odor control, so you can feel fresh after a day of berm-blasting.
- A helmet built to tackle lines with confidence
- Honecomb cone structure foam with EPS absorbs impact
- Rotational Energy System helps dissipate rotational his
- Let your scalp breathe with 20 strategic vents
- Odor fighting pads use silver to keep you smelling fresh
- Turn dial allows you to customize your perfect fit
- Additional pads included for fine-tuning comfort
- Item #SRO000U
- Q & A
lightweight and comfy!
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Tried out this helmet in Moab on a mtb trip. lightweight, not too hot. Simple and not confusing to fuss with. Worked great for someone clumsy like me.
Maybe it's me, but comfort is lacking
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have used this helmet for a few months. There are some great things, and other things not so great.
It's light. Looks good. The rotational energy system seems like it's a good feature, fortunately have not had to test that yet.
For me, the comfort is lacking. I will admit that when I went to their site, I was kind of in a "no mans land" for sizing, their sizing is different from the GIRO/Bell or POC sizing when it comes to the ranges. I bought the M/Xl, normally I'm M in other brands. The XS/M size seemed small to me.
First time out, I had an action camera mounted to the top of the helmet. It kept slipping forward on me, even though I tightened the straps and the dial, and put in the thicker pads. Even without the mounted camera, each ride it seems like I'm constantly adjusting the helmet out of the sight. The other thing that has annoyed me is the pad on the back, where the dial is, seems to be an issue, mid-ride the pad has moved and the hard plastic is digging into my head.
I know for some, certain brands of helmets don't work. This is the case for me. Be aware that if you are a M in Bell/GIRO, you may find yourself between sizes with the Shred.
Perfect trail helmet
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This helmet is extremely comfortable and well fitting for your cross country or trail rides. I was very impressed with the fit and all the technology Shred uses with their rotational energy system in all of their helmets.
Fortunately, I haven't had to really put this helmet to the test, however it didn't help with confidence knowing my head was safe. The fit was comfortable, padded, yet still breathable.