FIRST IMPRESSIONS: Giro offers its Combyn unisex helmet in nine colorway/design options, sporting one excellent and snug fit—which is nice because size adjustments must be made by swapping out pad thicknesses. This basic helmet is also featured with the company’s Super Cool vents, but they’re fixed in the open position.

FAVORITE FEATURES: We love the fun design aspect of the matte black splatter colorway we tested and that we can actually feel the comfort factor brought about by the Soft Shell Construction and VN liner. We also appreciate the lighter weight and out of the box fit.

MANUFACTURER DESCRIPTION: The low-profile, skate-inspired Combyn pioneered our Soft Shell category and it’s back to offer freestyle fiends an amazing option for pushing their progression everywhere on the mountain from the park to the pipe. Soft Shell Construction means The Combyn is purpose-built to withstand the imminent impacts of jibbing, jumping, hiking, and traveling; this is due to its patent-pending, impact-absorbing dual density Vinyl Nitrile (VN) liner and proprietary, flexible outer shell material. The result is a perfect balance of comfort, durability, and cutting edge design that meets the needs of today’s most demanding freestyle riders with the ability to manage both high and low energy impacts. In addition to advanced technology, The Combyn offers clean, standout looks and sleek Super Cool vents plus seamless compatibility with all Giro goggles and aftermarket audio systems.