Finally going to buy a helmet (if I don't count the years when I wore one as a child).
As I'm looking for a light helmet that adapts to very (Québec) cold and milder temperatures, searching for one with adjustable venting and detachable side things...
Uptil now, I was able to try Giro G9 and Smith Variant, both in size L.
Giro G9 seemed to fit better, Smith Variant seemed 'flatter' on the inside (probably have more of an oval head) but still OK.
The thing I don't like about the Giro is the venting system (plugs) and the fact that it is/seems more bulky; the Smith seems more pratical with venting and less bulky.
Saw another interesting helmet online that I don't find at local dealers and would only be able to buy online: RED Frequency.
So, following questions:
1) is G9 venting system (im)practical ?
2) is G9 more suited for oval head than Variant, or did I just didn't take time to adjust variant to my head while trying ?
3) how would Red Frequency fit compare to G9 ?
4) how does Giro G10 fit compare to G9 ?
Any other feedback is welcome as well.
Thx and happy new-year !