A good ski helmet is an essential item at the slopes. Therefore, the first thing I bought for my trip to Saalbach was a ski helmet. I chose the Giro Scale ski helmet, with matching Giro Cruz ski goggles.
Always wear a helmet on the ski slopes
Practically everyone wears a helmet on the slopes today, especially the younger generations. If you think about at what speeds you get down the slopes and how likely it is to fall, a helmet is a necessary item. Even though you can rent a helmet at the ski rental, I chose to buy my own helmet. That way I know for sure that I have a new and above all safe helmet.
Only the question what helmet that was supposed to be remained, and it needed a considerable search. There are slight differences in the fit of a ski helmet and it is very important you find one that fits well. After trying a lot of ski helmets the helmets of Giro seemed to fit me well. Coincidence or not, also my bike helmets are almost all Giro helmets.
Review Giro Scale ski helmet
In the end I chose the Giro Scale. This ski helmet has an In Form Fit System. A dial fit button on the back of the helmet ensures that I can easily adjust the helmet so that it fits well on my head. Thanks to this system both without and with – especially on cold days – a hat the helmet fits well, without being too tight or too loose. The helmet is warm and comfortable. A big advantage is that the padding on the inside of the helmet is removable and washable. This way you can wash after a day on the slopes and the helmet stays fresh.
The slopes in Saalbach can be challenging so I have crashed quite a few times. The helmet stays in place and it also keeps the goggle in place when you take a dive in the snow.
What do I think of the helmet?
There are small differences between ski helmets in terms of model, fit, weight or adjustment systems. But the most important thing remains that you buy a sturdy and safe helmet. Still, on the slopes I was glad I had tried on so many helmets before I finally bought one. The Giro Scale ski helmet is warm but also comfortable. When you put the Scale on you can hardly tell you are wearing a helmet, because it fits so well. It turned out to be a helmet that I am very satisfied with.
The Giro Scale ski helmet has a simple and sleek design and is available in different colors. I ordered the Matte White version, so the helmet fits all my skiwear. Wearing a ski helmet during your winter sport is a must and with this helmet you choose a safe and comfortable helmet that also looks good on the slopes.
Giro Cruz ski goggles
Together with the helmet I bought Giro Cruz ski goggles. The big advantage of these Giro goggles is that they fit seamlessly to the helmets of the same brand. The Giro Cruz is a medium-fit goggle with a wide field of view. This way the goggle does not limit you in your view. De Cruz has different colors category 2 lenses that are suitable for cloudy and moderately sunny weather. Thanks to the anti-fog coating, you are less likely to get fogged lenses. All in all it is a nice all-round lens for a friendly price.