Giro Nine, Nine MX
SRP: $125, $140
Contact: 800-969-4476; www.giro.com
What's New? Giro's new ski helmet features removable vent plugs and ear flaps in addition to a strong lightweight In-molded shell.
Cool Factor: A versatile and lightweight design with lots of ventilation make this new lid a hot item, and the Nine MX adds a screw mounted visor piece.
Extra, Extra: Giro's Nine helmets can keep cool or warm as the climate demands and the optional visor shades the eyes.
Word on the Shop: "I sear by Giro helmets," said Josh Loubeck.