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Review of the Giro G10: very snug and surprisingly warm!

A good quality ski helmet is of utmost important when you're flying down a mountain at 50MPH. One wrong move with improper headgear and you've got yourself a long term injury. Skimping on a ski helmet is just asking for a visit to the hospital, or worse. Let's not think about that.

Giro G10Let's think about something more positive. Let's think about awesome quality helmets. There's a great option for skiers out there that won't break the bank, and that's the Giro G10. This helmet will treat you well for a long time, while giving you peace of mind knowing your noggin is being protected. It's got a polycarbonate shell that's very durable, and combined with the impact-absorbing foam liner, you get the best protection from injuries money can buy. That means fewer trips to the hospital, and more trips hurdling down your favorite snow covered mountain.


The G10's in-mold construction lets it be light weight, while still being of good quality. You won't ever feel constricted by this helmet. It's amazingly comfortable nature means it will get out of your way while you're breezing down the slopes. It fits nice and snug, so you won't feel like your skull is rattling around in it either. It feels more like an extension of you than it does a helmet. You might not even notice it's on.


I once fell asleep with the G10 on and woke up wondering why my head felt so big. Then I realized I had the helmet on all night! I felt very silly, but I realized that day how much I loved my G10. My wife divorced me shortly after, citing my love of my Giro G10 as the primary motivating factor. What can I say? It came down to a choice between my love of the G10 and my love of my wife. I picked the G10. Maybe if she had been as light...

Anyway, I digress. Let's get back to the features.

Giro G10 mxThe visibility with the G10 is very good, so you won't have any problems making those split-second decisions that can mean the difference between landing a jump and landing on your behind. I once spotted a mama bird feeding its children in a nest from 200 yards while skiing. I then ran into the guy in front of me, causing a pretty big pileup on the slope. I guess what I'm trying to say is that while the visibility in the helmet is great, you still have to look around you every once in a while.

Another factor that is often overlooked is the quality of the air vents. Seriously, these things are AMAZING. They make temperature control perfect, allowing you to be comfortable at all times. You know that gross, stale air feeling you get in some helmets after you wear them for too long? Yeah, this helmet doesn't have that. The in-mold construction let the helmet be constructed in such a way as to have the best ventilation on the market, so even after long hours of skiing you'll feel cool and refreshed, rather than sweaty and gross.

Let's talk downsides. Overall, this helmet is absolutely great, but it has a couple of minor cons. The first is that the chin strip is a bit short. This probably won't be a problem for most people, but occasionally it can be a bit tricky to get it to fit around a large head. The second is that the G10 is, frankly, kind of ugly. This helmet won't win you any fashion points, but it will keep your head from looking like Frankenstein when you run into that tree. The question is whether you want to look good while on the slope, or after. I pick the latter. I've seen a few reviews that even say it looks good, so maybe it's just personal taste.

All in all, the Giro G10 is great choice if you're looking for a good quality, light weight, comfortable helmet. You can buy it in most retail stores or online. There are also plenty of reviews online which confirm its status as a great helmet. So what are you waiting for? Go get the Giro G10 ski helmet and you'll never look back!

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