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Salomon Venom
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Best Feature:
Specifically designed for women & offers great protection
Worst Feature:
Ventilation system isn't adjustable
Best Uses:
Ladies who want to be safe, stylish & comfortable
Pricing:
$70 (2-year limited warranty)

Where to Buy

Store Name
Price
$70.00

Overview

The Salomon Venom is a freestyle helmet designed for specifically for women. Beyond top of the line durability and protection, the Venom is a great helmet for women because of its warmth, comfort and style. You can adjust the fit to make room for your ponytail, remove the liner to fit your beanie, customize the design with interchangeable badges and keep cozy with faux fur lined earflaps and chinstrap.

You can purchase the Venom online at Salomon.com for $70.

Product Report Card Grade

We give the Salomon Venom helmet an A- because it is a great, affordable freestyle helmet for women who want to keep themselves safe while skiing or snowboarding. In addition to be well-insulated and exceptionally comfortable, the Venom helmet is also super stylish, has cozy faux-fur ear flaps and is designed to fit with a ponytail. We had to deduct just a few points because we wish that it had an adjustable ventilation system for more precise temperature control.


 
This Product
Overall Score
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Date Reviewed
January 2012
January 2012
January 2012
Pros
Great protection; affordable; pony-tail compatible; built-in audio kit available; faux fur lining is cozy and removable for easy cleaning; cute, customizable design
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
" Can't adjust ventilation "
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
Women
Men
Unisex
Price (MSRP)
$70
$169
$100
Warranty
2-year limited warranty
1-year limited warranty
Limited lifetime warranty
Sizes
XXSmall (53-54cm) / XSmall (54-55cm) / Small (55-56cm) / Medium (57-58cm) / Large (58-59cm)
Medium (54-58cm) / Large (60-64cm)
XSmall (52-54cm) / Small (54-56cm) / Medium (56-58cm) / Large (58-60cm) / XLarge (60-62cm)
Weight
17.63 oz (500 g )
Unknown
11.5 oz (330 g)
Shell
Half shell design with injected ABS 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
Beanie convertible lining that is removable for easy cleaning
Features a SHREDry liner, which is a breathable material that controls temperature, odor and static.
Unknown
Ventilation
Creates airflow through the helmet using 8 small vents.
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 faux fur 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 goggle lock.
Yes, it has an interchangeable goggle lock.
Yes, it has a removable goggle lock.
Adjustability
The convertible liner can be adjusted slightly for beanies and ponytails.
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
Optional - Wired, removable ear pad head phones with great sound are sold separately
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 solid colors with a matte finish, and you can customize it with badges.
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
CE-EN1077 and ASTM F-2040
CE EN1077 and ASTMF2040
ASTM F 2040, CE EN 1077:2007 CLASS B

ProductReportCard Editors' In-Depth Review


Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Great protection
  • Affordable
  • Pony-tail compatible
  • Built-in audio kit available
  • Faux fur lining is cozy and removable for easy cleaning
  • Cute, customizable design

Cons

  • Can't adjust ventilation
  • Earflaps can muffle sounds of other skiers and snowboarders around you

Key Features

Sizes
5 different sizes for a perfect fit
  • XXSmall (53-54cm) / XSmall (54-55cm) / Small (55-56cm) / Medium (57-58cm) / Large (58-59cm)
Weight
17.63oz or 500g
Shell
Half shell with injected ABS + EPS liner (better durability and protection)
Product Design
Available in solid colors with a matte finish. Can customize with badges
Lining
Can remove lining for easy cleaning
Ventilation
8 vents to maintain airflow and temperature control
Earflaps
Removable faux fur earflaps for additional warm and comfort
Goggles
Has lock to secure goggle strap to helmet
Gender
Women
Adjustability
Yes, convertible liner that adjusts for beanies
Audio Capabilities
Optional - you can get wired, removable ear pad head phones with great sound.
Certifications
CE-EN1077 / ASTM F-2040
Warranty
2 years

Reputation

There aren't many customer reviews of the Salomon Venom, but the ones that we saw were positive and it also received "Editor's Pick" on Freeskier.com. For women who don't want to sacrifice personal style for safety, comfort and durability, the Venom is for you.


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