Designed primarily for skiers, but happy
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
Very good quality, good fit. Keeps the melon warm in sub-zero temperatures. I commute 30 miles in Wyoming to my job and typically that's close to a couple hours in 20 degree temps. I have a 23 and 1/2 inch head and went with the large. Happy with my choice as I can still sneak a balaclava beneath it. And yet there's no movement without the extra layer. if you are only used to cycling helmets this does add a bit of unexpected weight. But with that comes a little extra feeling of security and safety. My only knocks on it are that at the temperatures you would want it you'll likely be wearing ski goggles. Good news: The helmet was designed to be used with ski goggles as there's a clip for the strap in the back and channels on the sides. However if your head is down and you're looking up at the road the goggle/helmet combination will probably interfere with a little bit of your vision. As with most winter cycling situations you're probably a bit more upright anyway so it may not be an issue for you. Secondly as you're craning your neck the adjustable helmet strap in the back can put a slight bit of pressure on your neck. While that's not a deal-breaker it's obvious that the helmet comes from the ski industry where neck craning is not part of the game. Overall: Glad I added this to my winter kit.
Thanks for the thoughtful and detailed review.