The Place: 

Big Sky, Montana

The Time: 

March, 2015 

What we Thought: 

> Style: Far from flashy, the Marker Phoenix OTIS helmet isn't too basic, either, striking a perfect balance. This unisex helmet flatters both men and women, sporting just enough design detail with contrasting matte grey over black and subtle, tonal branding. 

> Comfort: Low-profile's epitome, this style dials down perfectly for a snug, secure fit via the Rotate To Size (RTS) Fit System. The ear flaps feel fine against the skin without being too plush to hear ski buddies, however occasionally create the environment to produce a soft whistle, which we don't really mind and can't decipher from said buddies' stoke.

> Performance: Thankfully, I haven't taken any significant dome shots to speak to this bucket's performance MAP technology. I will say that it keeps me warm without being hot, and I've experienced nothing but ease of use with the magnetic buckle closure and RTS dial.