Radical new technologies deliver true multiple impact performance. Answering the demands of the next generation of skiers and snowboarders, Giro® has introduced the Combyn™ helmet. The Combyn™ is the first in a new category of snow helmets that Giro calls “Soft Shell” and provides riders with unique performance characteristics that emphasize durability and protection across a wide range of impact types.
“We designed the new Combyn helmet for park and pipe riding where repeated impacts are the price of progression,” said Giro Sr. Vice President Greg Shapleigh. “With our unrivaled research and development capabilities, Giro is uniquely positioned to match snow sports’ rapid progression with equally advanced protection while maintaining the style that shows our core mission as a sport design company. Giro introduced lightweight, in-mold helmets to the snow category back in 1999; now we are pushing helmet design forward again.”
The Combyn employs a patent-pending, impact-absorbing liner made with Vinyl Nitrile (VN) foam. The liner features two distinct layers of foam that allow the helmet to manage both high- and low-energy impacts across a wide range of temperatures. Unlike traditional expanded polystyrene (EPS) or expanded polypropylene (EPP) helmet liners, the VN material is soft and flexible. When matched with a proprietary shell material, originally developed for football and hockey helmets, the result is a helmet that delivers a comfortable and flexible fit with unmatched durability.
“We are excited to offer riders a new option in helmet construction,” explains Giro R&D Director Rob Wesson. “From skiing powder in the backcountry to riding in the park, the mountains provide an incredibly diverse set of riding conditions. If multi-impact durability is important to you then Soft Shell construction is something you should consider.”
Key Features:
• Unique, flexible Soft Shell construction • Vinyl Nitrile dual-density liner
• 8 Super Cool Vents
• Stack Ventilation
• 3 Fit Kit sizes
• Removable goggle retainer
• Compliance CE EC1077
• US Retail $120
• Available August 2013