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As helmets become the standard headwear on ski hills, Giro has wasted no time putting its years of cycling helmet expertise to work on the snow, experience that’s evident in the Seam, Giro’s high-end all-mountain lid.
First things first, it’s a great-looking helmet. Sporting a profile look similar to Smith’s popular Variant model, the Seam has a small visor, a distinct and refreshing lack of huge logos, understated muscular styling and a variety of color schemes from cyan tiles blue to draw attention in the park to matte pewters, blacks and browns.
Where the helmet shines, though, is fit. No helmet will perfectly sit on every misshapen dome, but the Giro Seam comes close, with a simple and effective ratcheting system that makes dialing in fit as simple as, well, turning a dial. The interior X-Static antibacterial lining has thin but smartly placed padding to help keep the helmet’s low-profile and huge swaths of mesh to work with the vent system to keep you warm in midwinter and avoid sweating to death on the spring corn.
The vent placement allows cooling when opened all the way and a nice gradual control all the way to total lock down. The Seam features Giro’s “Stack Vent” just above the goggles on the helmet’s brim, which the company claims pulls warm air away from the lens to avoid fogging.
The Seam comes spec’d with Giro’s standard earpieces from the factory, but is compatible with the company’s aftermarket TuneUps systems, allowing those who like to have a soundtrack for their turns to upgrade to models from simple stereo headphones to wireless Bluetooth cans that deliver bumping bass and even take phone calls.
The superlight Seam comes in three sizes to accommodate almost anyone and integrates smoothly with all the goggles in Giro’s line. (MSRP $160)
Alex Strickland was born and raised in possibly the least mountainous and outdoorsy city in America – Memphis, Tenn. Despite the lack of trails and people to enjoy them with, he became a hiker, mountain biker and runner. Today, he's traded up for the Wasatch Mountains of Utah and added skiing to the mix, once someone explained what snow was.
A former newspaper editor in small-town Montana, Strickland enjoys freelance writing and photography for publications around the Mountain West and sharing his love for the outdoors through his work.
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