Giro Nine MIPS
Salomon MTN Lab
Giro Ledge
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Price $131.97 at Backcountry
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Pros Comfortable, warm, well vented, great hearing ability, easy to adjustGreat interior fit, stylish look, warmGreat price to value ratio, covers all bases, lightweightSuper lightweight, immense venting, backcountry-specific featuresSimple, comfortable, protective
Cons Runs a bit small, heavier than mostEar flaps can be noisyNot flashy, nothing particularly innovativeFit not for every head, vents can't be closed or pluggedFixed open vents, goggle compatibility
Bottom Line This innovative helmet is full of new safety tech and styleA high-quality helmet at a more moderate price pointNo-frills, no problems, this helmet grants multi-directional impact protection technology at a low priceA helmet designed almost explicitly with backcountry skiing in mindThe most exciting aspect of this helmet is its bargain pricing without sacrificing too much
Rating Categories Scott Symbol 2 Plus D Giro Zone MIPS Giro Nine MIPS Salomon MTN Lab Giro Ledge
Comfort (25%)
9
9
7
5
7
Warmth (25%)
8
7
8
4
5
Ventilation (20%)
9
7
7
10
4
Weight (10%)
5
6
7
10
6
Goggle Compatibility (10%)
8
8
7
7
7
Style (10%)  
8
8
7
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7
Specs Scott Symbol 2... Giro Zone MIPS Giro Nine MIPS Salomon MTN Lab Giro Ledge
Measured Weight (in ounces) 19.8 oz 17.9 oz 15.4 oz 12.7 oz 17.0 oz
Adjustment System RAS 2 system In Form 2 Fit System, Vertical Tuning In Form Fit System Custom dial adjustment system Removable Auto Loc 2 Fit System
# of Vents? 44 14 14 20 8
Number of Sizes 3 3 4 3 3
Removable Ear Covers? Yes No No Yes (whole liner comes out and can be replaced with ear-less version) Yes
Goggle Attachment? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visor? No No No Yes (brim) No
Audio Compatibility? No Yes No No Yes
Certifications EN1077:2007, Class B, EN12492:2012 CE EN1077 CE EN1077 CE-EN1077 / ASTM F-2040, CE-EN 12492 ASTM F2040-11/CE EN1077
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