Learning curves are a beast, and bruises are inevitable. At least the Giro Combyn Helmet can take a little tough love. This innovative new helmet offers both the comfort and protection from low-energy, repeat impacts of a lightweight EPP helmet with the durability of a traditional EPS helmet designed to absorb one high-energy crash. The Combyn does this with a tough but flexible outer shell and two types of impact-absorbing vinyl nitrile foam inside. In addition, the Super Cool vents and stack ventilation will keep your head cool and your goggles fog-free, so you can't use that as an excuse for missing a landing. And Giro's Fit Kit adjustment keeps the Combyn snug, even if your dome is misshapen from all the previous abuse.
The Giro Combyn Helmet is an innovative new helmet for the freestyle riders. The Combyn boasts a Softshell Construction which is can be used even after an impact. You're not supposed to reuse a helmet if you've had a spill because the integrity isn't there anymore but this Combyn has an impact-absorbing liner crafted from Vinyl Nitrate Foam with a flexible outer shell. It's flexible, comfortable and has amazing durability. With its Super Fit Engineering, you can dial it in to the exact fit and comfort you want. To help keep you cool and dry when you're really working up a sweat is the Super Cool Vents which pushes stale air out and allows fresh air in. The Combyn is prefect for any freestyle rider looking for something with more comfort and convenience so they can tackle anything the mountain throws their way.
Inspired by the inevitable, repeated impacts of park and pipe riding, the comfortable and durable Giro Combyn snow helmet absorbs high- and low-energy impacts to guard your noggin all day long.
Country of Origin: Imported
RECIPE FOR DURABILITY
The flagship of our innovative Soft Shell category, the Combyn delivers an exciting new helmet for freestyle riders. Inspired by park and pipe riding where repeated impacts are the inevitable price of progression, we combined a patentpending, impact-absorbing liner crafted from Vinyl Nitrile foam with a proprietary, flexible outer shell. The result? An ultracomfortable, flexible fit, unmatched durability, and both highand low-energy impact absorption.
|Custom Fit Adjustment:||Yes|
|Fit System:||Fit Kit™ Pad System|
|Goggle Clip:||Yes (Removable)|
|Has Vents:||Yes - 8|
|Head circumference:||Soft shell|
|Material:||Dual Density Vinyl Nitrile|
|Special Features:||Super Fit Engineered|
|Ventilation:||8 Super Cool™ Vents|
|Year Round Capable:||No|
|Giro Combyn Snow Helment||$95.99|
My initial impression is this helmet is super comfy. The foam padding forms around your head to give you that snug feeling. I used my Oakley elevate goggles today and didn't think it looked bad (for the vanity peeps). I had the goggle under the helmet, which seemed to match the brim better-could be that specific goggle type. BUT a cool part about this helmet, you have the ability bc of the foam to wear your goggles inside or out.
I previously was trying out the Poc bug receptor and like the look and safety aspects but the with the Large I had to wear my goggles under for a snug fit and with a Medium I didnt feel it fit right putting pressure on my forehead-- i've got long hair which could make it feel off. It also seemed to sit up a bit giving me a little awkward gap. So I opted for this new Giro model bc of what I've read and was super impressed. It was awesome all day and I never had an over heating problem. Good venting.
Also had my ear phones in all day and they felt secure in there with the ear flaps keeping them locked in.
One minor issue is the padding on the chin strap seems to not be the best and moves around a bit. Not a big deal though.
Can't comment on the safety cuz I didn't take a stumble today but it feels pretty tough, low profile and a light on my head. I like that it can take multiple hits bc of the foam and bounce back according to Giro.
I wear a 7 1/3- 7 3/8s hat and went with the M
Def worth a look if you're in the market.
The helmet has only a few small slits for vents, so I was worried it would be an oven. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the vents worked really well, though. I haven't tried it spring skiing in 60�F weather yet, but initial results are better than expected for sure.
I have a pretty big head. I always wear a Large for pretty much any headwear, and often an XL. So, of course, I ordered the Large. Turns out the Combyn runs pretty big. I ended up needing a Medium, and that never happens. For comparison, I tried on a Bern Watts and needed to go all the way up to a size XL/XXL. The Medium Combyn is a little bit more snug than I'm used to, but the thing really does conform to your head after a few minutes. Honestly, it's more comfortable than my old helmet. I can't wait to take that thing off by the end of the day.
I got some Giro Onset goggles to go with this helmet. They fit perfectly. I had zero problems with fogging. Maybe it's the Combyn's stack vent system? Or maybe they're just good goggles? Dunno.
As far as falling down and hitting your head on hardpack goes, it still hurts. I mean, you just fell and hit your head on hardpack. I feel like the compressible foam and close fit of this helmet did make it a slightly less-bad experience than with my traditional construction helmet, though. And that's why we wear helmets, right?
This is definitely one of the best gear purchases I've made. I love the look of this helmet and feel. You pick it up and it feels well made. My favorite part of this helmet is it does mold to your head some what. A friend bought the same helmet in the same size I put his on just for kicks I was like whoa it didn't fit nice like mine. I didn't get it but then realized that the helmet takes shape to your head after a while and has a really comfy feel now on my head. I was border line between the Small and Medium for sizing I went small it was a bit snug putting it on at first but it really broke in nicely and fits awesome now without feeling too tight at all.
Got to test this helmet at a demo in Mammoth last season and ended up riding it both days. It's way different than any snow helmet I've used, reminds me of an old-school pro-tec skate lid... super flexy with squishy foam inside. I dig the styling too, didn't look too big on my head. Can't wait to run it this season, just need some snow...
The Combyn is amazing!! The foam padding forms to your head and is ridiculously comfortable. The shape has awesome style and looks good with any goggle.
- Alex Rodway
I love this helmet... It is by far the most versitile and rider friendly helmet on the mountain... its super comfortable and looks great!!!
Weighing just over 2 lbs, this helmet is light and comfortable, check out Giro's video.