Giro Edit Helmet Review
With ski and snowboard season in full swing, it’s that time of the year to make sure you have all the ski and snowboard gear you need or want. Whether you ski 2-3 times a week or go on a ski/snowboard vacation once a year, there’s no excuse to not wear a helmet. There are dozens of options to choose from for ski helmets and in this review I’ll be talking about the Giro Edit Helmet.
Giro Edit Helmet Features worth Noting
One of the most notable features in the Giro Edit Helmet is the Compatibility with GoPro cameras. With so many people rocking out GoPro camera’s, it’s no surprise that Giro took it upon themselves to make a helmet that has a GoPro mount. The benefit of having a GoPro mount is that you don’t have to worry as much of losing the camera whether you’re kicking it in the trees or enjoying an epic powder day. I’ve seen plenty of people losing these cameras in both situations, so this alone could save you a few hundred dollars.
Ventilation in snow helmets is nothing new, but it’s important for temperature regulation. To allow for ventilation, there is a total of 10 vents in the Giro Edit Helmet that allows enough ventilation without compromising helmet safety integrity. On the cold days where you want to keep the vents closed, there is a small lever where you can adjust the amount of air that enters the inside of the helmet. This is easy to adjust with both gloves and mittens.
To help with temperature regulation, the Giro Edit Helmet comes an X Static liner that uses silver fibers for heat conduction and helps prevent bacteria buildup and growth. As many of you know, it’s rare for a day to go by and not get a sweaty head. After dozens of outings with the Giro Edit Helmet, there is no evidence of the helmet or its liner getting stinky.
Giro Inmold Construction
The Giro Edit Helmet uses In-mold Construction which is best explained in this short video.
Giro Edit Helmet Fit
A snow helmet can have all the cool features and it can match the style you’re looking for, but if it doesn’t fit correctly, it’s all for nothing. When finding a helmet for skiing and snowboarding, it is important to get a snug fit. To ensure a snug fit, The Giro Edit Helmet has a adjustment on the back of the helmet to keep it from moving around on your head. To make sure you have a good fit, place the helmet on your head, make the adjustment in the back of the helmet and push the helmet up on your forehead. If the skin between your eyes moves, that means you have a good fit. If it doesn’t move, it means the helmet is too loose and not fitting correctly.
Compatibility with Goggles
As you might imagine, the Giro Edit Helmet is compatible with Giro Goggles. I’ve also tested this helmet out with Smith, Oakley, and Bolle goggles and found all three goggle brands to work with this helmet. What you’re trying to avoid in a large gap between your goggles and your helmet, often referred to as a gaper gap.
After testing the Giro Edit Helmet in a number of winter conditions and on a number of mountains including Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, and Keystone, I am happy to report back the this helmet is a great performer and worth the $170 price tag. For more information, please visit https://www.giro.com/