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What Helmet? Anon vs K2

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I don't know if I should get the Anon. Talon Helmet w/audio or the K2 Rival Pro. How is the audio in each, which is better? More comfortable? Since anon is new at making helmets should I go with k2 which has been around longer? 

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I don't know if I should get the Anon. Talon Helmet w/audio or the K2 Rival Pro. How is the audio in each, which is better? More comfortable? Since anon is new at making helmets should I go with k2 which has been around longer? 


Actually Anon isn't new at making helmets at all. Anon is just a division on Burton. Burton Helmets were previously marketed under the Red label. When Burton folded a bunch of brands under their umbrella they moved the helmets under the Anon banner. K2 is actually newer to the helmet game I believe. But given the size of the K2 corporate umbrella, and the money behind the brand, i'm sure there is some helm,et experience in there somewhere. Not to mention Helmets need to meet a certain standard anyways.

 

However, audio quality is the last thing you should be looking for in a helmet. I would go with fit, and goggle compatability before worrying how good your music sounds while you're skiing.

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Actually Anon isn't new at making helmets at all. Anon is just a division on Burton. Burton Helmets were previously marketed under the Red label. When Burton folded a bunch of brands under their umbrella they moved the helmets under the Anon banner. K2 is actually newer to the helmet game I believe. But given the size of the K2 corporate umbrella, and the money behind the brand, i'm sure there is some helm,et experience in there somewhere. Not to mention Helmets need to meet a certain standard anyways.

 

However, audio quality is the last thing you should be looking for in a helmet. I would go with fit, and goggle compatability before worrying how good your music sounds while you're skiing.

okay thanks! 

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Good advice from ecimmortal  fit and goggle compatability +++ then add safety in to your selection process MIPS is a new anti closed head injury protocol , that came out of research sponsored by the NHL for greater protection from closed head injury for hockey players. Do a search on this site for threads on MIPS helmets as well as a google search the MIPS foundation has a complete list of compliant helmets. Poc, Scott, and Sweet Protection all market MIPS helmets(by the beginning of next season there will be a lot more models available. Helmets that split in half on impact with the snow aren't going to give you much protection.

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