"2010 Red Trace II "
- Name: 2011 Red Trace 2 Snowboard Helmet
- Pros: Cheap. , Looks good, saves your noggin., Warm on cold days, but not too hot.
- Cons: The goggle clip falls out constantly., Questionable build quality. ,
I've had this helmet for a little over a year, and I've used it about 30 days. It's a simple clean lid, and it didn't cost much. It's warm enough to get by on cold (20 degree) days without a hood or beanie, which is good because I would have probably needed to size up to wear anything under it. It's not too bad on warm days either, unblock the front vents and you get noticeable airflow. Not as airy as higher end helmets tho.
The ear pads help on the cold days, and can easily accept hacked up old school headphones for jams on the cheap.
This helmet isn't without weaknesses though. Since it's meant to be used for skateboarding too, the google clip is removable. Too removable. I lost mine through a grated deck, but have been getting by without. The build quality is also a little poor. The glue that held the eps foam to the outer shell gave up this summer after being stored in a hot garage, allowing the outer shell to slide around the foam. I pulled it apart, and I'm going to repaint and reglue it and it should be good for next season.