Anon has broken new ground this year, going beyond goggles and introducing a new line of snowsport helmets. The company is obsessed with cool design and excellent functionality, and even its lower-priced Raider Helmet demonstrates the quality that Anon is going for. This helmet focuses on delivering the basics in the best possible way at a price that won't break the bank. The tough and durable Endura-Shell two-piece construction with an injection-molded ABS exterior is built to last through knocks and dings for long-term, reliable wear. The fleece lining and ear pads provide comfortable warmth and are removable if you prefer to wear your own favorite beanie underneath. The helmet is what Anon describes as "Simple Fit," which means it does not have a built-in adjustment system, but the removable lining and ear pads allow for some degree of variance.
Since you're working up a good sweat when you're out on your board, the helmet has strategically placed vents that use channels in the front to draw fresh air in while sweat moisture is pulled out the back. And if you like to keep a high-adrenaline soundtrack going during your runs or stay connected to your phone, the helmet is compatible with a Skullcandy speaker system (with an ear-pad mic and remote control option, system sold separately).
The Anon Raider is a sick helmet for both your winter riding, and your summer skate sessions. Anons Passive Ventilation will always keep you cool, by having the air circulation as you fly down the mountain or through the skate park. The removable goggle clip will help you look super rad, and you can let your stickers show. Weighing in at a mere 595 grams this ultra light helmet will protect your nugget as you huck your meat off of anything in sight. If you feel like jamming some tunes the Raider is compatible with a SkullCandy ASFX Audio System.
Anon’s Raider Helmet may have the roots of a skate helmet but it is built for winter. The soft fleece liner and ear pads will keep your ears warm and comfortable. If you like to bring your music on the mountain, the Raider is compatible with SkullCandy audio systems. Built-in vents ensure you won't get overheated on a steep descent.
The Anon Raider snow helmet offers skate-inspired, low-profile protection for riding anywhere on the mountain.
|Audio Compatible:||SkullCandy™ ASFX Audio Compatible|
|Certification:||ASTM 2040, CE 1077B|
|Certifications:||ASTM 2040 Certified, CE 1077B Certified|
|Construction:||Endura-Shell Injected Vented ABS|
|Custom Fit Adjustment:||No|
|Fit:||Standard Fit System|
|Lining:||Classic Fleece on Liner and Ear Pads|
|Shell Construction:||In Mold|
|Special Features:||Standard Fit System|
|Year Round Capable:||Yes|
|Anon Raider Audio||$79.92 - $99.95|
I have worn this helmet for a week of snowboarding so far. I really like it. I'm not a fan of brims on helmets; I think they look silly...so this one had the perfect look I wanted. It fits perfectly with my Electric EG2.5 goggles and the strap holder on the back is convenient (I also like that it's removable).
The matte black on this helmet looks really nice and the GoPro stick-on helmet mounts fit exactly with the curvature on the front and top of the helmet (I have one stuck on both places). The fleece cover for the chin strap is extremely comfortable. The original foam/fleece padding inside the helmet was too tight on my head, so I removed it, along with the snaggy velcro spots underneath, and simply wear it with my balaclava...very comfortable for me! The padding around the ears and back is very comfortable and warm, but is also easily removable if you so choose.
Great helmet and I look forward to wearing it for quite a few seasons!