You have a good looking face. You most likely want to keep your face looking good so you can trick some girl (or guy) that is a way better person than your ski bum ass into liking you. Enter Giro’s Remedy full face helmet. This baby is a great way to keep all your teeth in you mouth and your cheek and nose bones nice and unshattered. The helmet pictured above is the Giro Remedy S. There is also a Carbon Fiber version pictured below.
I have owned three different versions of this helmet of over the last five or six seasons and have all the info you need. Here we go:
First, I don’t really see the point of the carbon fiber model. It is not noticeably lighter and it costs about $100 more than the non-carbon fiber S model. So in the interest of saving money I have switched to the S myself.
Second, these helmets come in a small, medium and large size and it is tough to guess which one you are without trying one on. I recommend going to a shop and figuring out which size works for you before purchasing one online, because we all know only suckers pay full retail.
Third, the screw that holds the visor in place will fall out and you will end up pissed off that your visor flops around. It is important to know this ahead of time so it pisses you off a little less when it happens. You could take the visor off completely, but that will make you look like a tool so don’t do it. This is a downside to this helmet design.
Fourth, this helmet will give you more protection than a super thick Trojan. I have taken some massive hits to the dome in the last few seasons and even though I have gotten a few concussions the Remedy has kept me from really scrambling my eggs. It has also prevented any major hits to the face leaving my face pretty so that I can pursue my modeling career later in life.
Fifth, the Remedy works equally well for skiing and downhill mountain biking. If you do a lot of pedaling it would not be your cup o tea, but for shuttling and lift accessed terrain it will keep your face rock free.
So next time you do this:
Make sure you are wearing a Remedy so you don’t look like this: