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Giro G10 helmet felt good--any reason to keep searching?

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I have never owned a helmet before but want to protect my head now that I'm older and rely on my brain to make a living. I tried on a Giro G10 helmet in the store and thought it felt good. I was looking at that one in part because of the optional audio/bluetooth system [n.b. so my kids can call me when they go to the lodge, not so I can blab on the phone and annoy others on the chairlift!].

 

I tried on Large and Medium. The Large felt spacious but not loose, whereas the Medium was snug.  I'm thinking the Large is more appropriate for my head.

 

Is Giro considered a good brand? I see it's not even mentioned in the mini-review in the latest Ski magazine (Nov 2010, p.40), but I generally don't put much stock in such reviews.

 

Any reason not to get Scott goggles with a Giro helmet? The Scott OTG Heli felt good, but they go up against the helmet rim and perhaps might not ventilate as well. The store did not have any Giro goggles on hand.

 

post #2 of 8

No reason to keep searching, the G10 is an excellent helmet, if it fits your head well and you like it... buy it. As far as goggles go, if the goggle mates well with the helmet and your face then it will be good. There is no reason why a Giro goggle will be 'better', it's how the goggle fits YOU and how the helmet fits you, and how the goggle shape fits with the helmet, if it's good it's good. Go ski.

post #3 of 8
I have a Giro Fuse, which is a great helmet. however, the large its a bit too big for me, so if you're interested I would make you a killer deal on it.
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A helmet should be snug, you don't want it bouncing around on your head while you're laying down a gold medal run in the bumps.  Seriously, if you can wiggle the helmet around, it's too big.  If you plan to wear a thin beanie under it be sure to have that when you try helmets on.  If a helmet is too big it can actually make an injury worse.  There are basically two shapes for the human head, round and oval.  My first helmet was a Giro and it was never really comfortable because it was made for a rounder head than mine.  Two years ago I tried on the Smith Variant and bought it.  It not only fit my head much better it was also lighter in weight.  I have no idea if all Giro helmets are made for fairly round heads or not, but you might want to try on a Smith Variant for comparison.

post #5 of 8

I have the Fuse, G10 and Omen. The Omen has the best venting, but the G10 is the most comfortable.

 

If you like the fit, it's an excellent helmet. I typically use Oakley A-frames with them, and they fit well.

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Originally Posted by Whiteroom View Post

No reason to keep searching, the G10 is an excellent helmet, if it fits your head well and you like it... buy it. As far as goggles go, if the goggle mates well with the helmet and your face then it will be good. There is no reason why a Giro goggle will be 'better', it's how the goggle fits YOU and how the helmet fits you, and how the goggle shape fits with the helmet, if it's good it's good. Go ski.



what he said!   FWIW the G10 is the helmet that I am getting this year

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Originally Posted by elduderino View Post

I have a Giro Fuse, which is a great helmet. however, the large its a bit too big for me, so if you're interested I would make you a killer deal on it.


The Fuse and G10 are different shaped helmets. The G10 is rounder and the Fuse is a bit more oval. Rarely have I found someone who has felt they both fit well.

 

A helmet should be snug, a good little test is put the helmet on, snug up the rear cradle. If you rock the helmet fore and aft, your eyebrows should just move with it slightly. 

 

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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the comments about snug fit. Perhaps the medium was better - I will do another evaluation.
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