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Fans of Giro's nine.9 helmet series will love the new G10: Giro took everything you loved about the 9—in-mold construction, removable earpads, great…

Fans of Giro’s nine.9 helmet series will love the new G10: Giro took everything you loved about the 9—in-mold construction, removable earpads, great colors—and added 12 sliding vents and an audio system that’ll commune with your MP3 player and your cell phone. What a difference a number makes. $149-$159; giro.com

Producing the world's first hybrid helmet may sound like a quite a feat, yet all Boeri did was combine the lightness and comfort of an in-mold design…

Producing the world’s first hybrid helmet may sound like a quite a feat, yet all Boeri did was combine the lightness and comfort of an in-mold design with the hard-headed protectiveness of microshell. The result: One tough—yet incredibly comfortable—lid. $139; boeri.com

More beauty queen than technical giant, the Swarovski features a thin line of the eponymous crystals along the brow of the helmet. A glammed-up…

More beauty queen than technical giant, the Swarovski features a thin line of the eponymous crystals along the brow of the helmet. A glammed-up version of Boeri’s Steez helmet, the Swarovski has no ventilation system, though the anatomically shaped earpads are removable. Hey, no one ever said looking good was easy. $210; boeri.com

The Biomex has a couple innovations under its lid. First, a dual-band roll cage throws its support to the axis point on the head, where you're most…

The Biomex has a couple innovations under its lid. First, a dual-band roll cage throws its support to the axis point on the head, where you’re most likely to hit it. Second, there are three goggle retention guides, so your goggles go wherever you do. No matter how violently you get there. $135; scottusa.com

The Airflow's patented Air Extraction System eliminates the foggy-goggle problem for good with a vent on the brow of the helmet that pulls air from…

The Airflow’s patented Air Extraction System eliminates the foggy-goggle problem for good with a vent on the brow of the helmet that pulls air from goggle’s vents. The result? You’ll be able to see where you’re going. And a small wheel at the top of the helmet lets you control the helmet’s ventilation. $tk; carrerasport.com

Marker's newest lid features FlexFoam, a polyurethane and polystyrene blend designed to take as many knocks as you can take. The M3 also utilizes a…

Marker’s newest lid features FlexFoam, a polyurethane and polystyrene blend designed to take as many knocks as you can take. The M3 also utilizes a Natural Flow design where geometric-shaped vents encourage better air flow. And it’s lightweight and comfortable to boot. $ttk; markerusa.com

A great value, the lightweight Heckler has all the ventilation of a higher-end helmet—including eight mesh vents, two plug vents and three sliding…

A great value, the lightweight Heckler has all the ventilation of a higher-end helmet—including eight mesh vents, two plug vents and three sliding vents—without price tag. And the removable (i.e. washable) brushed fleece liner means you won’t sacrifice on comfort. $109; leedomhelmets.com

The X Fusion is so light you'll think you forgot to put your helmet on. But with a polycarbonate exterior and comfortable, in-molded design, the X…

The X Fusion is so light you’ll think you forgot to put your helmet on. But with a polycarbonate exterior and comfortable, in-molded design, the X Fusion can handle some abuse. And the anatomically shaped, removable ear pads up the comfort quotient. $tk; briko.com

Crafted using World Cup-proven technology, the Ultra Pro appeals to skiers looking for serious noggin protection. A removable chinguard (available…

Crafted using World Cup-proven technology, the Ultra Pro appeals to skiers looking for serious noggin protection. A removable chinguard (available for $39—$49 extra) actually allows the Ultra Pro to serve as a hybrid Alpine helmet, offering full coverage for racers—or anyone who just likes to go fast. $119; uvexsports.com