Giro G10 Wireless Audio Snowboard Helmet: Have you ever heard a cool idea? If not then this is one, one to tell your friends about. One to tell your buddies about wirelessly when your all riding down the hill. The G10''s light weight, low profile shape makes it the most popular all mountain helmet on the market. Three ventilation settings and an incredible fit make it perfect for whatever the mountain throws at you.
This helmet is lightweight and comfortable - fit can be easily adjusted (even with gloves on) with a simple turn of the dial. The adjustable vents can be closed up on really cold days, but can also be half open or fully open for warmer days. This helmet comes bundled with a set of headphones that can be used wired or via bluetooth. The speakers detach from the headset and snap into earpads for the helmet. The speakers can then be connected to my Droid via bletooth, so I can listen to music AND answer calls wirelessly - no wire from my jacket to my helmet! Also, you can control volume and change tracks by simply turning either earpad. Nice big buttons make it easy to control with gloves on. Sound quality is not the greatest, but I found it to be plenty loud with decent bass and clear mids/highs. Highly recommended
The model i have is the 2009. Not much has changed. I wear a size med and it fits perfect. On back you have a way to adjust the size to get that perfect fit. No goggle gap with my smith io's. It has 3 removable vents for the hot days. The speakers are nice and loud and come off so you can put them on a regular headset that comes with the helmet. Great quality. The bluetooth connection works flawless. The left speaker when you twist forward turns up the volume and twist back turns it down so you can hear your buddies get rejected by the snow bunnies in the lift line. You can also hold down the phone button (in the middle of the speaker) to make a call or answer an in coming call. Hit it again to end the call. The right speaker controls the track, forward for next song back to go back a song. The button on the speaker if you hit it will pause the track, hit it again to resume. The buttons are nice and large so even with my mittens I can control my tunes. The quality of speakers and helmet are top notch. I can turn it up really loud to tune out the lift line. Plus this thing could save your life. Get it! do it! done!
If your starting to get serious about your riding and wanna venture onto some bigger terrain and features then this is the helmet to buy, superior comfort to anything I've so far worn it feels like a beanie, it very light weight and streamlined so you almost forget it's on. The inbuilt bt audio is a bonus and it's definitely worth the money.
I like the helmet, add the Bluetooth audio and I thought it would be perfect, got a slightly defective unit ( can't turn it off at lunch time because it won't turn back on unless plugged into the AC adapter for at least 2 seconds ( battery is not shot, just something weird going on.) The Bluetooth units are a little HUGE but serves it's purpose just fine. Overall I would recommend this, syncs up to your phone/iPod with Bluetooth easily. I just wish Apple would allow fast forward and rewind, but that is not the helmets fault, works fine with a *puke* droid or other Bluetooth enabled phone with music on it
I bought these headphones in addition to a Giro helmet and it's been the best investment ever. I love listening to music whilst I ride and this is the best way. You can change song, pause, play, change volume all with your fat snowboard gloves on. You can even make calls if your phone allows voice dialing.
The only issue is that the sound quality isn't the best, but if your phone or music player has an equalizer on it then just boost up the bass and it sounds pretty good
wow this helmet really has it all! i've taken some pretty big hits with this thing, even hit trees through tree runs and such, and rocks on some uncovered snow during early and late season conditions. it has very good comfort, it forms very nicely to your head. nothing negative about this helmet, cept the price, but its half off , so pick one up for this season
I bought this from another vendor - and contrary to the other review here, it does come with the headset, and also the earpad earphones. Just 1 set of speakers but can be fitted to the helmet or to the headphone set.
Not too bad. Paired it with my iphone via a wireless dongle I bought off ebay.
The G10 is a classic Giro helmet and can be seen on pretty much every second person here in Australia. Why? Because it looks good and is comfortable. Bonus with the audio is that you can hook it up to your mp3 player and listen to tunes as you rock the mountain. I've found though that the music hardware can be on the fragile side but as long as you're not too rough with it, you'll be fine.
This is a great helmet, loved the breathability in the Aussie weather but I found it a bit annoying at times because I'm so used to pulling my skull candy headphones around my neck when I want to stop and chat etc. Still thoroughly recommend it for anyone looking for a helmet - definitely worth the money
Love this helmet, well built, the adjustable dial is awesome for a perfect fit. The bluetooth tune ups are pretty awesome too, I liked how giro included a DJ headset so you can use them without the helmet.
the only con i can think of is the tuneups are a bit bulky, and they don't look so appealing when being worn on the helmet. Also the volume is pretty low, and no bluetooth adapter was included, but not a HUGE issue for me.
all in all i think the helmet was pretty great, you can use the bluetooth headset with gloves on no problem and linking up to my iphone was a breeze
In the past I have never worn a brain bucket, but starting to get more into freestyle and park riding, I thought it was time to change that. I got this helmet toward the end of the season and really liked it the few times I got to use it. The helmet is very comfortable, and I didn't feel a thing when my head met snow a couple times. Giro's adjustable harness fit system is great; you just put it on and dial it in. The wireless TuneUps phones are by Motorola and use Bluetooth to connect to compatible devices. I got this option primarily for making/taking calls while riding without the hassle of stopping, pulling out my cell and fumbling with my gloved hands to answer in time. For that it works great. However, music over the BT connection was not the best quality, so I just used the included audio cable and input jack on the headset, which worked great. It doesn't allow for control over what's playing (just mutes music while on the phone), but I don't mind. I always just put on a playlist of songs I like on shuffle and forget it. The phones attach to either the headband (like in the picture) or ear pads that clip into the helmet. They stick out a little bit, but not excessively. I didn't test the max battery life (internal rechargeable), but they lasted me a full day of riding on and off just fine
I have been wearing this helmet for a season now. Its really comfortable with alot of adjustment available.
The only complaint I have is that my head shape is right between S and M, but I guess that's my fault for having a weird head. The adjustment vent works great until the adjustment button broke during one of my trip at NZ, so I have to adjust it using few tools.
Will probably try smith helmet next time, should fit my head better (hopefully
As with most Giro high end models, the vent and warmth provided is great. Low to medium profile, so it doesn't feel bulky on the head. Ear pads with audio can feel stiff and pressed against the ear for extended periods of time can begin to hurt. This may be due my ear shape though. Replaced with regular ear pads and all is fine.
In case you are wondering: doesn't come with the headset as pictured. Speakers are in earpads :