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Price $200.00 at Amazon$260.00 at Backcountry
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Pros Super lightweight, immense venting, backcountry-specific featuresComfortable, warm, vents well, style points, compatible with most gogglesToasty, comfortable, really well-builtComfortable, warm, well vented, great hearing ability, easy to adjustGreat interior fit, stylish look, warm
Cons Fit not for every head, vents can't be closed or pluggedPriceyExpensive and a little heavyRuns a bit small, heavier than mostEar flaps can be noisy
Bottom Line A helmet designed almost explicitly with backcountry skiing in mindA top shelf helmet for the die-hard skierExpensive but worth itThis innovative helmet is full of new safety tech and styleA high-quality helmet at a more moderate price point
Rating Categories Salomon MTN Lab Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Scott Symbol 2 Plus D Giro Zone MIPS
Comfort (25%)
5
9
9
9
9
Warmth (25%)
4
8
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8
7
Ventilation (20%)
10
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Weight (10%)
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Goggle Compatibility (10%)
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Style (10%)
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Specs Salomon MTN Lab Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Scott Symbol 2... Giro Zone MIPS
Measured Weight (in ounces) 12.7 oz 17.7 oz 21.0 oz 19.8 oz 17.9 oz
Adjustment System Custom dial adjustment system Boa Fit System Boa FS360 fit system RAS 2 system In Form 2 Fit System, Vertical Tuning
# of Vents? 20 20 22 44 14
Number of Sizes 3 3 4 3 3
Removable Ear Covers? Yes (whole liner comes out and can be replaced with ear-less version) Yes Yes Yes No
Goggle Attachment? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visor? Yes (brim) No No No No
Audio Compatibility? No Yes Yes No Yes
Certifications CE-EN1077 / ASTM F-2040, CE-EN 12492 ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 Class B ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077 Class B EN1077:2007, Class B, EN12492:2012 CE EN1077
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