The Giro Edit Helmet is one of the most comfortable ski helmets I’ve ever thrown over my dome. Combine it with Giro Goggles and you’ve got a one-two punch of comfort and protection that can’t be messed with.
But comfort isn’t all that the Giro Edit has to offer. Of course, there is the top-class performance you expect from Giro, meaning lightweight construction, loads of features, and the best in protection. And then there is the feature that gives the Edit its name – the integrated GoPro mount that allows you to bring all of your footy home to show off to your pals.
Giro Edit Review
Helmets were a rarity on the mountains only a decade ago. Today, they are fast becoming par for the course. And this increase in demand has prompted a slew of new technologies.
As far as the Giro Edit goes, this means In-mold construction. The outer, polycarbonate shell of the helmet is actually molded and bonded to the inner foam liner in a single step. The benefits of this are numerous: better protection, huge weight savings (the Edit is only 13 ounces at size medium), and increased ventilation.
Speaking of ventilation, the Edit features seven different vents that all work together. The coolest of these – yeah, I’m calling a helmet vent cool – is the vent on the front middle of the helmet. Known as the Stack Vent, it faces down towards the venting along the top of your goggles. It allows the goggles to vent properly instead of blocking the goggle venting like most helmets do.
Comfort and Fit
Probably the biggest factor when it comes to the comfort and fit of the Giro Edit Helmet is its lightweight. It seriously feels like the helmet disappears after just a few minutes of use. The Edit works like a charm with pretty much all goggles (even gigantic ones) but is most comfortable with goggles also produced by Giro. The Giro Roc Loc 5 fit system gives you full adjustability to get the helmet to get the fit exactly how you want it.
The Edit helmet pairs nicely with the Giro Compass goggle. Find out why on our review.
The Giro Edit comes packed with extra features, yet not so many that it feels like a gimmick. First are the thick and warm earflaps that come with hook and loop enclosures for easy use with headphones.
The Trip Clip is another handy feature of the Edit. The clip, which normally serves as the helmet’s goggle retainer, allows you to easily clip the helmet to the outside of your bag for traveling. We all know that helmets can take up a bunch of room when stuffed inside your traveling bag.
Finally, there is the Edit’s coolest feature, its integrated GoPro mount. It is located smack-dab in the middle of the front of the helmet, using mounting screws and a bracket. The mount is naturally located quite far forward on the helmet giving your footage fantastic POV shredding perspective. I did find, however, that the GoPro screw is app to come lose in the middle of a killer line. This is the only real negative of the Giro Edit in my opinion.
At the end of the day, the Giro Edit is one of my favorite helmets around. It’s comfortable, well ventilated, and keeps your dome safe. Though the price is a bit steep (around $180), the Edit is a long-term investment. Consider how long it will last and all of the features it includes and the price doesn’t seem so bad after all.