Performance and safety with athlete input comes the Pret Cynic X2. With MIPS technology being a standard and the ACT in-mold multi shell construction you can ride easy knowing you’re in safe hands. Level 1 ventilation allows the heat to escape but with a simple adjustment can also keep the cold weather out, offering maximum temperature control. The Cynic X2 is low profile, light weight, and perfectly fitting weather you’re in the back country, park, or lapping the groomers.
Level 1 Ventilation
Level 1 ventilation is a lightweight and simple approach. The Cynic X2 keeps the cold air out with a quick manual adjustment to the interior liner. Shut it down if things are cold outside or open it up for a warm day of hiking in the backcountry.
Using ACT in-mold multi-shell construction and specific gravity EPS foam density we optimize each impact zone so you have the protection you need where you need it.
MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) technology comes standard is all Pret X helmets. MIPS sets the highest standard in helmet protection and safety using a low-friction slip plane designed to rotate inside the helmet, absorbing rotational energy and reducing the tearing effect on the brain.Not all MIPS systems are the same. Pret uses only the latest C2 system for the lightest weight and best fit.
Part of how we achieve Pret’s comfortable and dynamic fit is through our unique Ripcord System (RCS) adjustment. This micro-adjustable, compact, and ergonomic system guarantees the perfect inside fit and shape with 4cm of adjustment in every shell size. Need to make a quick size change? You can instantly release the RCS by pulling the adjustment dial out
Fidlock Magnetic Buckle
Feel secure every time you put your Pret helmet on thanks to the Fidlock magnetic buckle. Whether you are wearing gloves, mitts, or have your hands full you can easily get your helmet buckled up and ready to go.
Pret uses XT2 anti-odor antimicrobial fabric technology in our liners. Here’s how it works: STEP 1 – Odor happens. Naturally occurring bacteria on your body product odor. STEP 2 – Sweat activates the silver ions in the yarn that inhibit microbes on the fabric and eliminate the odor quickly and efficiently.
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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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