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Giro G9 Junior

Giro G9 Junior Review

Ski Helmets

Product Grade
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Best Feature:
Provides safety and additional visibility on the mountain
Worst Feature:
Pricey and has a short warranty
Best Uses:
Protection from head injuries while kids ski/board
Pricing:
$80 (1-year limited warranty)

Where to Buy

Store Name
Price
$80.00

Overview

With many of the same great features as the adult version, the Giro G9 Junior is a great choice for parents who want to keep their kids safe while skiing or boarding. The G-9 Junior also uses the In-Form Fit System, so you can adjust the size as they get older and get the most out of your money. The helmet comes in a variety of bright, fun colors/designs that appeal to kids and make it easier for parents to spot them on the mountain. Not only is this helmet durable, comfortable and warm, the ventilation can also be adjusted as the weather changes. This is one helmet that you won't have to fight your kid to wear.

The Giro G9 Junior can be purchased online at giro.com for $80.

Product Report Card Grade

We give the Giro G9 Junior Helmet an A- because it is an excellent, durable helmet that offers kids top-of-the-line protection and comfort while skiing or snowboarding. It features an adjustable ventilation system, and it also has an adjustable fit system, so you don’t have to worry about your kids growing out of it in one season. Additionally, we love that the G9 helmet comes in a variety of bright colors/designs, so you can easily spot your kids while on the mountain. We had to deduct a few points because it is a bit pricey and only comes with a 1-year warranty.


 
This Product
Overall Score
Our Awards
Date Reviewed
January 2012
January 2012
January 2012
Pros
Good durability and protection; adjustable fit allows your kid to grow with it; can close vents for greater insulation on cold days; cool graphics appeal to kids and parents who want to be able to spot them on the mountain
Excellent protection; adjustable ventilation; audio system included; SHREDry lining; goggle fog reduction
Lightweight and comfortable fit; great protection; great peripheral vision; goggle fog reduction; multiple colors; lifetime warranty; built-in audio kit available
Cons
Some thought the helmet was a little bulky; short warranty; pricey
Expensive with short warranty; limited information online; limited sizes available
Some customers reported issues with goggle lock; some customers felt the helmet lacked insulation; can't adjust vents (have to be fully opened or closed)
Gender
Unisex
Men
Unisex
Price (MSRP)
$80
$169
$100
Warranty
1-year limited warranty
1-year limited warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Sizes
Small (52 - 55.5cm) / Medium (55.5 - 59cm)
Medium (54-58cm) / Large (60-64cm)
XSmall (52-54cm) / Small (54-56cm) / Medium (56-58cm) / Large (58-60cm) / XLarge (60-62cm)
Weight
13.5 oz (380 g)
Unknown
11.5 oz (330 g)
Shell
Half shell with in-mold construction and high impact EPS liner
Half shell with lightweight in-mold polycarbonate construction and an impact-absorbing foam liner
Half shell with lightweight in-mold polyurethane construction and EPS liner
Lining
Liner is not removable.
Features a SHREDry liner, which is a breathable material that controls temperature, odor and static.
Unknown
Ventilation
Features 15 vents with Velcro Weatherstrip plugs that you can use to adjust airflow and temperature in the helmet.
Features the SHREDVent system (6 adjustable air vents) to offer temperature control and reduce goggle fogging.
Features AirEvac 2 Ventilation technology to offer temperature control and to reduce goggle fogging. The system is made up of 9 total vents in the shell with removable waterproof vent plugs.
Earflaps
Yes, it has fleece earflaps that are removable for easy cleaning.
Yes, it has padded earflaps.
Yes, it has cozy Snapfit SL Ear Pads that are removable for easy cleaning.
Goggle Lock
Yes, it has a rubber goggle lock.
Yes, it has an interchangeable goggle lock.
Yes, it has a removable goggle lock.
Adjustability
Yes, it features the In Form Fit System, which uses outrigger arms and a rear adjustment wheel for perfect fit.
Yes, it features Shred's Soft Fit System, which is a device that uses Velcro to fit the helmet to your head size.
Not adjustable
Audio Capabilities
N/A
Yes, it has the Shred Audio System, which includes standard audio jack and adjustable volume control.
Optional - Skullcandy Bluetooth and Twin-Tip Link Phone/Audio Systems Available are sold separately.
Product Design
It is available in multiple colors/styles.
It has an edgy, racer-inspired design and is available in green, black or white.
It comes in multiple colors/styles (typically available in a solid color with a small logo on the side).
Certifications
ASTM F2040 and CE EN1077
CE EN1077 and ASTMF2040
ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B

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Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Good durability and protection
  • Adjustable fit allows your kid to grow with it
  • Can close vents for greater insulation on cold days
  • Cool graphics appeal to kids and parents who want to be able to spot them on the mountain

Cons

  • Some thought the helmet was a little bulky
  • Short warranty
  • Pricey

Key Features

Sizes
Comes in two sizes
  • Small (53 - 55.5cm) / Medium (55.5 - 59cm)
Weight
13.5oz (380g)
Shell
Half shell with in-molded and EPS construction
Product Design
Available in a number of different colors including black (with or without designs), white (with or without designs), matte alien camouflage, neon green, blue, olive, etc.
Lining
High impact EPS liner
Ventilation
15 vents - 11 in the front to take in air and 4 in the rear to let air flow out. You can also adjust vents/airflow using Velcro Weatherstrip plugs
Earflaps
Removable fleece earflaps keep ears warm
Goggle
Rubber goggle lock to secure goggle strap to helmet
Gender
Unisex
Adjustability
In Form Fit System - outrigger arms and a rear adjustment wheel for perfect fit
Audio Capabilities
N/A
Certifications
ASTM F2040 and CE EN1077
Warranty
1 year

Reputation

There are a small number of customer reviews online but most are positive. Parents have been happy with the durability and performance, as well as the adjustable fit.


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