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2007-08 Helmets

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Smith Variant Brim
Two sliding panels control the huge vents in this stylish lid, letting you shut out the cold or usher in the breeze. Inside, the removable, machine-washable liner soaks up your cold sweats. Oh, and did we mention it has a brim?
$150; smithoptics.com

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Uvex X-Ride Sportstyle
A matte-black finish hides the X-Ride’s guts, like six adjustable vents and a breathable mesh liner that’s impregnated with antimicrobial silver particles to stop helmet-stink. Pair it with Uvex goggles for a seamlessly integrated fit. Add Bluetooth-compatible earphones for no extra cost.
$180; uvexsports.com

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K2 Edge
The Edge gives you all the features and protection of a top-end helmet—12 vents, a washable liner, removable earflaps, and an elastic goggle retention strap—at a price that won’t leave you eating mustard sardines for dinner.
$100; k2skis.com

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Giro G9
Craniometrically challenged? You won’t find a lighter, better-fitting helmet than the G9. Replacing Giro’s ultra-popular Nine.9 series, this new dome features the same low-profile design and extended head coverage. A new interior cradle can be adjusted for the perfect fit—even if you do have Charlie Brown syndrome.
$100; giro.com

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Salomon Poison
With its printed shell and faux-fur-and-leather earflaps, the women-specific Poison is way stylish. Thanks to a removable visor, extra interior impact pads, and a hollowed notch in the back for ponytail freedom, you can mix your Poison however you want.
$145; salomonsports.com

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