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Pros Warm, stylish, comfortable, durable, easy to useComfortable, 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 Fixed ventsPriceyExpensive and a little heavyRuns a bit small, heavier than mostEar flaps can be noisy
Bottom Line Simple, well constructed, and stylish helmet, only held back by fixed ventsA 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 Pret Cynic X Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Scott Symbol 2 Plus D Giro Zone MIPS
Comfort (25%)
7
9
9
9
9
Warmth (25%)
7
8
9
8
7
Ventilation (20%)
6
9
9
9
7
Weight (10%)
7
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6
Goggle Compatibility (10%)
8
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Style (10%)
9
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Specs Pret Cynic X Smith Vantage MIPS Smith Quantum MIPS Scott Symbol 2... Giro Zone MIPS
Measured Weight (in ounces) 16.3 oz 17.7 oz 21.0 oz 19.8 oz 17.9 oz
Adjustment System RCS QR fit system Boa Fit System Boa FS360 fit system RAS 2 system In Form 2 Fit System, Vertical Tuning
# of Vents? 12 18 22 44 14
Number of Sizes 3 3 4 3 3
Removable Ear Covers? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Goggle Attachment? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Visor? No No No No No
Audio Compatibility? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Certifications ASTM f2040, CE EN1077B 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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