Brand new for 2013 comes the ultra lightweight Giro Montane Ski Helmet that is an updated version of the ultra popular G10 helmet. Not only is this helmet lightweight but it also features a carabineer and a new trip clip that allows you to lock the Montane on your pack when you aren't using it. This helmet features progressive Stack Ventilation which allows you to align the Stack Vent in the Montane with the center vent of your goggles to help keep them clear and fog free while still keeping everything aligned and comfortable. The Montane from Giro also has 12 Super Cool vents with Thermostat control that allows you to control the amount of air that flows in and out of your helmet to keep you cool while out on the hill. The In-mold construction of this helmet adds to the lightweight and cool aspects and with the Roc Loc 5 Fit System will provide you with unmatched comfort, stability and adjustability so you can fine tune the fit tension so you get the exact right fit for all day comfort.
Giro Montane Helmet – Men’s: Insanely lightweight and outfitted with a carabineer and our new trip clip for hooking your lid to your pack, the Montane is up to backcountry missions and inbounds operations alike. Progressive stack ventilation delivers fog-free goggles no matter how your day shapes up.
Super Light Weight 380g.
3 Rock Loc sizes.
Compatible with all after market.
12 Super Cool vents with.
Compliance: ASTM F2040 /
S (52 – 55.5cm)
M (55.5 – 59cm)
L (59 – 62.5cm)
Sale and previous season's helmets may not include original packaging.
The helmets are authentic and unused, but with limited storage (in some of our stores) packaging has been discarded.
The Giro Montane Helmet delivers great head protection in a lightweight package. Thermostat control allows you to control the amount of venting as you heat up or cool down. The Super Cool vents allow cool air to enter the helmet and the Stack vent forces fresh air into your goggles to help maintain fog-free vision. The Roc Loc 5 dials in a precise fit with a few turns of the dial.
|Certifications:||ASTM F2040 and CE EN 1077|
|Custom Fit Adjustment:||Yes|
|Fit System:||SUPER FIT™ ENGINEERING FOR SNOW|
|Shell Construction:||In Mold|
|Size S:||52-55.5cm / M|
|Special Features:||Super Fit Engineered|
|Year Round Capable:||No|
After skiing in a Smith Vantage for the past couple of years I decided to try this new Giro Montane helmet. Giro definitely makes their helmets a little more oval in shape, and if you have a more round head shape this probably is not the helmet for you. With that said, this is one great helmet.
Weighing it a only 2 ounces more than a Smith Maze helmet, Giro has incorporated vents that you can adjust on the fly without having to take off your helmet, a rotating dial fit adjustment, and best of all - vertical adjustment to the helmet.
With all the different style goggles out there, getting them to fit properly with your helmet is a key. The vertical fit on this helmet means you can alter the fit of the helmet to allow your goggles to sit either lower or higher on your face - all the while eliminating any gapper gap. Unlike their old style of vertical adjustment where you had to "unsnap" the rear padding, this new design simply slides up and down between 3 preset points - much easier to use, even on the chairlift.
So far I have worn this helmet in 30+ degree days all the way down to single digits. The vents work great on the warm days and yet it is very warm on the cold ones.
I will not repeat all the kind words from the previous reviewers - they are all true. The helmet is awesome, comfortable and ultra adjustable! :)
One thing that I want to mention is the so-called Trip Clip and the carabiner. The way of using it was a mystery for me for some time. Initially I thought that the carabiner should just connect to your backpack or something like that and Google couldn't help me.
But then one video made everything clear. You should pull the bungee strap inside the helmet and click the carabiner to it thus connecting the helmet to the backpack or anything else. That's an original design solution but it should help your helmet not to flap around hitting your friends or getting scratches.
I am very happy with my new Giro helmet, that's the one that I've been looking for. =)
Spent a long weekend in Beaver Creek and Vail putting this to good use. Very comfortable for full days on the slopes. Good on a sunny warmer day and on the following day with snowy, windy conditions.
I initially paired it with a set of Giro Onset goggles. The combination fit well, though I eventually had problems with the Onsets and wound up replacing them with a pair of Smith I/O. In both cases, the helmet fit seamlessly with large sized goggles and were comfortable.
Sole minor complaint is the bungee cord retention piece on the back for the goggle straps. I found harder to adjust (without taking off the helmet) when attempting to get goggle straps to lay flat and correctly positioned. I think the snap button strap holder on others work better.
All in all a good helmet. Seems to be a little thicker than some, but I assume thicker is better when it comes to safeguarding the dome. Fits great with the tension band (and adjusts for easily for adding thin beanie). Adjustable vents are great and relatively easy to use with gloves. The goggle retention system isn't the best but it works. It would be nice if the helmet was molded with a grooved strap path as opposed to a flush back, as would an improved (hard plastic or more secure) retention strap versus the elastic. Regardless, it fits comfortably with Oakley A-Frames and all in all I'm pleased with the purchase and looking forward to another season with it.
I used this helmet with the Giro Onset goggle and it's been a great package all season. Comfy helmet. Roc Loc adjustments make it hug your head really nicely. Fits well with goggles underneath or overtop. Low profile design and doesn't look super 'fast'- which is definitely a good thing in my books. Vents are in effective places. Super light. Looks really good. Found that the bungee strap to strap down your goggles in the back is really good. Easy to do with gloves on where sometimes the snap button ones are hard to find with gloves on. Don't know what else to say really, quality helmet that looks good.
This helmet was a great price and is very comfortable. I have only used it once, but it does the job. I also like the way it fits and looks (as it doesn't make my head look as big as some other helmets.)
Good fit, super light, comfy and nice features. It'd be nicer if there were more vents, but it still vents pretty well. The helmet looks really big on my head, so it's not the most stylish. I still really like it though.
the fit of the helmet is awesome, the adjustments very easy to use and it's so light you'll forget your wearing a lid.
True to size, very good, I will recommend it to my friend.