Reviewed by: Stephen Kangas, DoubleDiamond, from North
Bend, WA, USA
Price Paid: $135 at Sturtevants
Home or Favorite Resort:
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
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.
Removable lining aids cooling during touring or spring; high safety factor
flimsy goggle strap
Similar Products Used: