Review: Boeri Myto Air [ Snowboard Ski Helmet ]

Review: Boeri Myto Air [ Snowboard Ski Helmet ]

Retail: $150, but MBstores.com is currently offering similar helmet for $77.95 only. (Offer exprires soon)

Product Specifications

A sleek, classic design, all Rage helmets come with Outlastô temperature regulating foam to keep you comfortable in all kinds of weather.


Review Date
February 14, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Kenny Chan, Advanced, from San Diego, CA

Price Paid: $125 at Sports Chalet

Home or Favorite Resort:
Mammoth

Product Year:
01-02

Summary:
I like this helmet. I had wanted one with more venting, but I selected fit over features. This fits me well, and I'd forget that I had it on, it never slid around, never hurt. I didn't can't comment if the lack of big vents made me warm since it has been cold where I've skiied. The vents are too small to be noticed -- I couldn't tell any difference from open vs. closed. I don't think overheating will be a problem. The helmet did muffle my hearing a little. With goggles over my glasses, I had some trouble with my glasses fogging up inside my goggles. I never noticed the weight on my head. The helmet seems durable, survived a couple of wipe-outs, and a drop off a locker room bench onto the concrete floor. Snow flows right off the top of the helmet. No complaints or regrets with this helmet.

Strengths:
Best fit for my head

Weaknesses:
Only two small vents

Similar Products Used:
Bicycle helmets only


Review Date
January 9, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Dave , Intermediate, from Vermont

Price Paid: $110 at LL Bean

Home or Favorite Resort:
Bolton Valley

Product Year:
2001

Summary:
This is my first season skiing with a helmet. I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. After all, I've been cycling with a helmet for about 8 years. In all honesty, I went with the Myto Air because it was the only one that fit my big noggin - I needed an XL, but if you want to spend a little time shopping around, you can get a great price on it. It's not fancy, but it does its job. I greatly appreciate the warmth which may be a drawback, though, come spring.

Strengths:
Very comfortable. Full protection. Toasty warm. Lightweight. I forgot I had it on.

Weaknesses:
Slightly impairs your hearing, but I was able to hold conversations in the chair without shouting. Can't tell if it will be too hot in the spring. I don't know if those tiny front vents will be enough. Had to get a new pair of goggles because my old ones didn't fit.

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
December 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year



Reviewed by: Tracey Albert, Advanced, from Bangor, ME USA

Price Paid: $99 at LLBean 

Home or Favorite Resort:
Sugarloaf, ME and Canyons, Utah

Product Year:
01

Summary:
I love the confidence this helmet gives me. Between my new shaped skis & this helmet I have progressed from intermediate to advanced skiing. I love the goggles strap on the back, I would not have a helmet without it. My husband and children think I look cool and I feel safer, two great things for the price of one, how can you beat it?
If anyone knows of bargain buy places besides LLBean and Reliable racing, please post them in your reviews as well as brands that have goggle straps. Thank you.

Strengths:
Goggles strap, warm, color (ruby), goggles fit well in gap,
doesn't give you a bad hair day look.

Weaknesses:
none so far

Similar Products Used:
This is so much warmer than a regular wool hat and my goggles don't slip.


Review Date
November 21, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: ALTAPIG Jeff , Advanced, from Riverton, Utah, USA

Price Paid: $110 at Snowbird

Home or Favorite Resort:
ALTA

Product Year:
1999

Summary:
This helmet has done its job several times. I fell face first at ALTA. The helmet kept my face from hitting the hard packed snow. I didn't even hurt the sun glasses I was wearing. This helmet is worth the cost. I had to buy mind in the Black color, because I had to buy the XXLG size. But I also liked the Chrome, Candy Apple Red, & Lemon Yellow colors.

Strengths:
Lightweight and comfortable

Weaknesses:
None

Similar Products Used:
Boeri Shorty


Review Date
October 23, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year



Reviewed by: Kris Kaufman, Intermediate, from Arvada, CO, USA

Price Paid: $70

Home or Favorite Resort:
Killington, Vermont

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
In all, I highly recomend this product for its durability and light weight design. Plus it's a great looking helmet if you get a cool color.

Strengths:
The Myto Air has saved my head multiple times and after two hard season's of use it still hasn't failed me. It is an extremely light helmet compared to others, yet it doesn't forfeit durability

Weaknesses:
one weakness is that it can be very hard to hear whats going on around because the ear holes aren't big enough.

Similar Products Used:
i have tried the shorty, but i didn't care for it because it didn't cover the lower part of my head.


Review Date
September 16, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year



Reviewed by: richard bardot, Advanced, from galt, ca, usa

Price Paid: $120 at rei

Home or Favorite Resort:
kirkwood

Product Year:
2001

Summary:
boeri is a great company. they are very well known especially in california. The myto air model is very comfortable with padded chin strap. This helmet has saved me from a third concusion since the first two i never wore anything to protect my head. when i hit my head while wearing the boeri helmet it saved me. I sent the helmet into boeri after the accident and they replaced it for a very reasonable price. the fixed helmet was well worth the minnamal price i paid for not having a third concusion.Overall Boeri is a great helmet and fantastic company

Strengths:
its a great helmet. i really appreciated the air flow vents on hot days.

Weaknesses:
None

Similar Products Used:
None


Review Date
March 14, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: gabe , Beginner, from pullman, WA, USA

Home or Favorite Resort:
silver mountain

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
this is a good helmet for everyone. the fit is great and these helmets are goin on sale so they come around to be $70. thats not really a wallet breaker. the myto sport looks simple and cool and most of all it protects your head.

Strengths:
perfect fit, really comfortable, not too hot or cold

Weaknesses:
hearing loss and there are no air vents.

Similar Products Used:
giro


Review Date
March 7, 2000

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 months to 1 year



Reviewed by: Alan , DoubleDiamond, from Laramie, Wyoming

Home or Favorite Resort:
Steamboat

Product Year:
00

Summary:
I love my Helmet. I donít ride anywhere in Wyoming and Colorado without my helmet. Iíve used it over 20
times this season alone. I donít have any other helmet to compare it to, but I donít think I will need a new one for many years to come. I love the sense of security it gives me when cruising through the tree runs at Steamboat.


Review Date
February 22, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months



Reviewed by: Gary , DoubleDiamond, from Battle Creek, MI

Home or Favorite Resort:
Boyne Mountain

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
A great product. Very comfortable to wear. The best investment in skiing I made this year.

Strengths:
Very comfortable. Can hardly tell it is on your head.

Weaknesses:
Hearing is a little difficult with the helmet on.


Review Date
December 24, 1990

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: Mae Lee, Beginner, from San Francisco, CA, USA

Home or Favorite Resort:
Squaw Valley

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
I've used this helmet for less than a month so far. It is very comfortable, and when I was skiing I had actually forgot that I had a helmet on.

The helmet's 2 front vents are adjustable and provide adequate ventilation. The helmet also offers excellent peripheral vision. And, like other helmets, it also offers some head protection from getting sun burned.

The only weakness that I had noticed was that there was a slight hearing loss due to the full coverage design.

Note: The size chart provided by Boeri for aid in the "proper" fitting of this helmet wasn't correct, and it may not be correct for you as well. I have an oval-shapedhead and use a sized M/L helmet without any need for the use of extra padding. But according to the Boeri size chart, I should be wearing a larger sized helmet (sized L) because of the fact that I wear a fitted cap size of 7 1/4. So, if you're considering this helmet or any other helmet, you might want to go with what fits you and not what a piece of paper recommends.

As with some full coverage helmets, my over the glasses modeled goggles (a Scott model) does not work with this helmet. But, my pair of sportshields/sun glasses (a Smith Moab) fits great with this helmet.

Actually I highly recommend the Smith Moab to go with this helmet, if it fits with the other sizes of the Myto Air helmet. The Smith Moab comes with a set of 3 interchangeable lenses: gray (for driving and day skiing), amber (for day skiing) and clear (for night skiing). As with any other helmet and goggle/sun glasses/sportshields combination, always try them on together to ensure a good fit.

All in all, I'd like my Myto Air helmet very much. I had purchased it because I was rear ended twice and had another 2 near collisions with beginners and "nutcases" during last season...and the scary part is that none of the collisions/near collisions were my fault. Because of the collisions/near collisions I've experienced, I recommend having a helmet. It's better to have one than to have regrets later on.

Strengths:
Very comfortable. Adjustable front vents. Excellent peripheral view.

Weaknesses:
Slight hearing loss because of full coverage design.


Review Date
December 19, 00

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month



Reviewed by: BILL SUTTER, DoubleDiamond, from COLORADO SPRINGS, CO

Home or Favorite Resort:
ST. ANTON, AUSTRIA

Product Year:
2000

Summary:
Decided to buy a helmet this year now that my body is getting older but I'm still trying to ski like a young punk. (Not to mention 3 skiers have already been killed this year in Colorado due to head injuries.) Tried on everything out there and most either didn't fit good or looked too racy or too grungy. The Boeri Myto Air fits and looks great. It's light enough to forget you have it on and the vents help keep your mellon from sweating too bad even when your working hard. The only drawback is the slight loss of hearing acuity that any full coverage helmet is going to have.

Strengths:
FITS GREAT, LIGHT, AND THE STYLE IS NOT TOO FLASHY

Weaknesses:
HEARING IS SLIGHTLY IMPAIRED

Similar Products Used:
VARIOUS DOWNHILL RACING, MOTORCYCLE, BICYCLE, AND MILITARY FLIGHT HELMETS


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