The Giro Emerge MIPS combines one of the most loved freestyle shapes with the latest Spherical Technology. The dual density EPP foam aids in reducing both low and high energy impacts, great for riders that are generally rougher on their gear on and off the fields. The Stash Fit System allows for simple adjutment and works with or without the padding. Both the earpads and goggle retainer are removable so you can dial it into your exact needs. If freestyle progression is your thing, the Emerge will help you reach your goals.
Spherical Technology’s Ball and Socket design, powered by MIPS, helps redirect impact forces away from the brain by allowing the outer liner to rotate around the inner liner during a crash. It also eliminates contact with hard plastic or slipplanes against the skin.
Polartec Power Grid Padding
Polartec Power Grid has been engineered to be close to skin, so it offers an exceptional comfort and feel thanks to it’s bi-component knit construction that uses different yarns to create two different surfaces – one that is optimized to move moisture away from the skin, the other to dry quickly. And to enhance the ride even more, Polartec Power Grid fabric includes Silver Salt (Salt Chloride) that inhibits the growth of odors.
Stack Vent Technology
Giro’s Stack Vent was developed based on research showing the majority of warm air that can cause fogging comes from the goggle’s center top vent. Aligning the Stack Vent in the helmet with the center vent of the goggle helps keep it clear and fog free.
For optimal performance of both helmets and goggles, Giro products are designed to work together, ensuring a seamless interface between helmet and goggle for an exceptional fit and dependable, worry-free function.
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Helmets can be a real lifesaver (literally). Our buying guide will give you confidence in choosing your protection.
Helmets come in a variety of different constructions. Below are the most common ones and their benefits:
Most helmets used expanded polystyrene as the main protecting agent. This hard foam is designed to take immense amounts of force before it fractures. Having a helmet crack is not a sign of a flaw but rather that it has done its job and taken the full blunt force. For this reason after any solid impact it is recommended changing your helmet in order for it to provide the same protection.
Some newer models use a material called Koroyd. This lightweight material resembles hundreds of straws put together in a honeycomb type pattern. This is designed to crush upon impact when absorbing the force. Like foam, with any hard impact you need to replace the helmet as it will never be able to absorb an impact the same twice.
Ventilation changes in ability as you go up the line in helmets. Price point options will have a more basic static venting. This venting cannot be adjusted. It does a good job at letting in some air on warm days without allowing too much in on colder days.
Many helmets get an upgraded adjustable venting system with closable vents in different zones. This keeps everything warm on the coldest days, and plenty of vents keep everything cool on the spring days.
Liners may seem pretty basic, but a nice liner can make a difference. At their most basic, a liner is a few pieces of material designed to add a bit of comfort. Newer liners can provide many technical features including insulation, moisture wicking, and odor control. If you ski a fair bit this will make a noticeable difference over time. You shouldn’t have to worry about wearing a beanie under your new helmet as the liner will be plenty warm enough and better fitting without.
For the most part helmets have had a fairly standard buckle system. The Fidlock buckle was introduced a few years ago and makes things easier out on the snow. This buckle has magnets and a self locating design, making it easy to buckle your helmet even with gloves or mitts on. You can find this feature in most higher end options.
MIPS and SPIN
Nearly every crash out on the snow involves some sort of rotating impact rather than a direct impact to one spot. These proprietary systems work in conjunction with the movement of the brain inside the skull in order to reduce stress on the brain in a collision. This is becoming the standard in the winter sports world.
Every helmet brand fits slightly different, so trying on a few different ones can help you to find the best one for yourself. Most brands have equally safe helmet options, but it’s good to find one you’ll be comfortable in all day. Helmets come in different sizes that correlate to a range of measurements in centimeters. If you take a measurement of the circumference of your head, you can easily find the correlating size. Women’s and unisex helmets fit the same, but offer different colorways.
Kids helmets range from smaller fits to the same fit sizes as adults, but are usually a bit more minimal in regards to adults.
All helmets come with a fit system that allows them to be fine tuned for the best fit. Some helmets are a simple elastic system while others have a dial that has a broader range. A few helmets have 360 degree fit systems or a shell that can be adjusted to size. This is helpful for people who generally find helmets too big and wide or fall between sizes.
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