Review: Boeri Axis Rage [ Snowboard Ski Helmet ]

Review: Boeri Axis Rage [ Snowboard Ski Helmet ]

Retail: $150, but MBstores.com is currently offering this helmet for $79.95 only. (Offer exprires soon)

Product Specifications

A sleek, short-shell design, all Rage helmets come with Outlast™ temperature regulating foam to keep you comfortable in all kinds of weather. The lightweight hard shell exterior is subtly vented at the top to let air flow through without excess cooling. Inside, a thick foam interior absorbs impact, if necessary, and the Outlast(R) poly-blend fabric lining wicks away moisture for added comfort. Extended neck coverage and earflaps help keep out the cold. Adjustable web straps have a soft, fleece chin piece and sturdy impact-resistant nylon buckles.  The helmet weighs only 18 oz.


Review Date
April 29, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Stephen Kangas, DoubleDiamond, from North Bend, WA, USA

Price Paid: $135 at Sturtevants

Home or Favorite Resort:
Alpental

Product Year:
01

Summary:
Although my favorite helmet is a Leedom, it's simply too hot to put up with when randonnee skiing (ski touring), especially during the spring, when I'm either working up a sweat or when it's warm weather. I needed something with better ventilation.

My wife selected the Boeri Axis Rage when she bought a helmet during spring '01 skiing, and I became very impressed with its features, especially the removable lower lining. Removing this lining cools the helmet considerably. So I finally caved and bought myself one. I've been pretty happy with it since.

I still prefer wearing the Leedom during the main, colder winter season for a couple reasons: (1) slightly better safety rating ("crash test" results), (2) variable ventilation control, (3) more secure goggle strap attachment in the back. But, when spring hits and I'm out touring (randonnee) there's no doubt which helmet's going with me...it's the Boeri.

This helmet is comfortable, cool, and good-looking. Plus, it's very safe, and important factor especially in the back-country and when tree skiing. I strongly recommend it.

Strengths:
Removable lining aids cooling during touring or spring; high safety factor

Weaknesses:
flimsy goggle strap

Similar Products Used:
Leedom


Review Date
March 27, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Ted Hunt, DoubleDiamond, from Salt Lake City

Price Paid: $115 at Boeri retail store

Home or Favorite Resort:
Big Bear

Product Year:
01

Summary:
This purchase must have been one of my smartest move yet. This helmet is so lightweight that after skiing for 30 minutes you'll forget that you are wearing a helmet.

Also the ventilation holes really gives this shell some cool feeling when going downhill. The Outlast liner really keeps the inner shell temperature at it's modest.

I cannot recommend this product more.

Go to your nearest retailer and get'em to measure your head size for your helmet experience of your life!

Strengths:
Great ventilation, ultra lightweight, good hearing...

Weaknesses:
None whatsoever!

Similar Products Used:
Burton, Giro


Review Date
March 19, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Justin , DoubleDiamond, from Salt Lake City

Price Paid: $120 at Oshman's

Home or Favorite Resort:
Big Bear

Product Year:
2001

Summary:
Man, this it IT!!! I've tried around 10 helmets in my 15 year skiing experience and this HAS to be the lightest, easiest to fit and cool helmets in the market today. I opted for the Rage over the Performance because I'm not in to the 'full' shell thing. I do big airs, pipes, rails, quarter, etc and this baby has been there to provide me with confidence whenever I'm up in the air! Go buy before they run out!!!

Strengths:
Great ventilation, superb heat control, a good fit for most goggles, lightweight, detachable earflaps and cool graphics especially the Slate Blue color! Yeah!

Weaknesses:
A little pricey... but it pays off!

Similar Products Used:
Most of the popular brands!


Review Date
February 24, 2002

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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Reviewed by: Willy , Intermediate, from Fremont, Ca

Price Paid: $135 at Tri-City Sporting Goods, Fremont, Ca

Home or Favorite Resort:
Sugarbowl

Product Year:
00-01

Summary:
A perfect helmet. The Outlast lining does what is advertised, as the helmet stays at a perfect temperature no matter what the weather is like. I've used it at sunny Southern California resorts and blizzard like conditions in Washington State, and my head stayed comfortable. I also like the fact that you can remove the ear linings if it gets really warm.

I've spilled a few times on hard ice, and this saved me from a lot of headaches. The only downside is price, but I really picked it up for $85 since I had a $50 gift certificate. If you buy it now, there are lots of places with 30% off sales.

Strengths:
Light, strong, good ventilation, removable Outlast lining

Weaknesses:
Price

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
October 31, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Ryan , DoubleDiamond, from Madison, WI, USA

Price Paid: $135

Home or Favorite Resort:
Vail

Product Year:
00

Summary:
I was very apprehensive to wearing a helmet because I thought it would be heavy and too hot. I was pleasently surprised to forget that I was even wearing it during the day. The Outlast liner keeps your head at the perfect temperature if it's 50 degrees or -20 degrees on the mountain. My Oakley proframe goggles fit perfect in it as well. I would not buy different helmet.

Strengths:
light, well made, and keeps your head at the perfect temperature no matter what the weather is

Weaknesses:
sizing is small, so most people need a large or XL. these are hard to find.

Similar Products Used:
leedom, carrera


Review Date
October 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Jason , DoubleDiamond, from Upstate, NY

Price Paid: $110

Home or Favorite Resort:
Gore, Whiteface, Western Canada

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
I won't go back to skiing without a helmet after purchasing this product. The helmet is comfortable in both warm and cold conditions.

Strengths:
Comfortable fit. Lightweight. Breathable. Snug fit to goggles.

Weaknesses:
The velcro on the removable neck and ear flap sometimes catches on a neck gaitor or the collar of a jacket or vest.

Similar Products Used:
none


Review Date
September 25, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year



Reviewed by: Tim , Advanced, from Oaktown

Home or Favorite Resort:
Kirkwood

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
wouldnt think of ridin w/o one. so lightweight, forget that its even on after 2 killa runs. vision is not compromised one bit and fits Smith goggles snugly. warm when its cold, cool when its hot. comfy chin strap, removable/velcro ear cover, rad design/looks. not a complaint though its pricey (not unless you hit up tricity sporting goods in fremont, CA)

Strengths:
lightweight, zero noise, no vision blockage

Weaknesses:
pricey

Similar Products Used:
none


Review Date
March 5, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: Dan Z, Advanced, from Sunnyvale

Home or Favorite Resort:
Sugarbowl

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
I tried on a number of different helmets, this one ranked near the top in terms of comfort, the removable ear flap is the key to me deciding on this helmit, it gives you the versatility to ride in either cold or warm conditions. The look is the most stylish among all the helmets out there.

Strengths:
Lightweight, comfortable fit, good ventilation, innovative ear flap design, fashionable look.

Weaknesses:
none

Similar Products Used:
Boeri Axis Performance, Red Skycap, Decaf


Review Date
February 23, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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Reviewed by: Martha , Advanced, from Bemus Point, New York, USA

Home or Favorite Resort:
Holiday Valley, Ellicottville, NY

Product Year:
1999

Summary:
this helmet is very comfortable, and cool on hot days. I love the color that I have, it is much more "girl friendly" than others I have tried in basic black ( which are hot )I recieve compliments every time I wear it on the looks! It also works great when I beef it hard on my board, and hit with my head, really absorbs the hit. I would recommend this too for those who don't want a full helmet, Not as constricting. The velcro ear flap is great on a cold day tho!!

Strengths:
very comfortable, good ventilation, Great color(slate blue,looks feminine!)

Weaknesses:
Chin strap( but I haven't found a comfortable one yet) the cover helps a little

Similar Products Used:
Boeri, full and shorty, not sure of the names


Review Date
February 16, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: John Strand, DoubleDiamond, from Boulder, CO

Home or Favorite Resort:
Berthoud Pass

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
Awesome helmet. With the removable flaps and vents this is the only helmet you'll need for either really cold stormy days or the warmest spring days.

Strengths:
Comfortable, vents keep from overheating. Removable flaps are key.

Weaknesses:
Not as comfortable as the chop.


Review Date
February 14, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: CW , Advanced, from NYC

Home or Favorite Resort:
Gore Mountain

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
never thought of using a helmet until i knocked myself out last year with a four bounce fall on a diamond trail. After several attempts to find a helmet that would fit the Rage was my choice. Great warmth, very little air noise even when flat out.Goggles line up and fit very well with the fore face of the helmet and the snap strap in the back will fit any size strap your goggles may have. Chin strap has an added chafe pad that makes the helmet very comfortable and after two runs never thought about having it on. Like goggles the Rage helmet was equipment I NEVER used before but can't ever see myself boarding / skiing without again.

Strengths:
lite weight .... great fit ......

Weaknesses:
pricey

Similar Products Used:
none ... first helmet I used in 30 years of skiing and now boarding.


Review Date
February 9, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: S , Intermediate, from Fishkill

Home or Favorite Resort:
Hunter Mtn

Product Year:
1999

Summary:
I skiied in -40 below weather a few weeks ago in Maine. My never was 1 bit cold. Great product, even has removable ear covers for spring skiing!!! The liner is made of this new stuff called OUTLAST which regulates head temperature amazingly never get too hot of cold!!!

Strengths:
Warm, Looks cool, Versatile

Weaknesses:
NONE!!!! Awesome product


Review Date
February 8, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: ski racer , Beginner, from Chappaqua, New York

Home or Favorite Resort:
Jimminey Peak

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
awesome helmet

Strengths:
Very warm and confortable; very good vision; looks cool

Weaknesses:
none

Similar Products Used:
none


Review Date
February 4, 2000

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: Jon Myklebust, DoubleDiamond, from Aalesund, Norway

Home or Favorite Resort:
Current living L.A./Jackson Hole and Kvitfjell in Norway

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
Really happy with the choice!

Strengths:
Great helmet for all-round use. Good venting.

Weaknesses:
None I can think about

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
January 26, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: Peter , DoubleDiamond, from Seattle

Home or Favorite Resort:
Whistler, Sun Valley

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
I was concerned with getting too warm while skiing with a helmet. This helmet regulates the temp perfectly. On a stormy day there is no substitute for a helmet. Stylish too - lots of complements in the lift lines.

Strengths:
Great venting, yet warm and comfortable

Weaknesses:
None yet

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
January 22, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year



Reviewed by: kari cashen, Advanced, from truckee ca

Home or Favorite Resort:
squaw valley

Product Year:
1998

Summary:
Good helmet for the park because it allows peripheral vision. Crashed headfirst a few times in this helmet, and I know it has saved me from serious damage. Warm and dry, and doesn't rattle when I ride. Only improvements I can suggest would to be to add some reflectivity for nighttime riding.

Strengths:
lightweight, good peripheral, keeps head perfect temp., very warm and dry on storm days, xs fits small head well

Weaknesses:
none

Similar Products Used:
many


Retail: $150, but MBstores.com is currently offering this helmet for $79.95 only. (Offer exprires soon)


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