Salomon Patrol Customer Air Ski Helmet Review
We had the pleasure of testing and reviewing the Salomon Patrol Custom Air Helmet which can be used for skiing or snowboarding. The expectations where high and the ski helmet didn’t let us down. Salomon’s leading Custom Air design which won the 2009 Slide award, makes the helmet not only safer but also more comfortable to wear. This is the helmet for everyone who has a problem finding a helmet that fits and that you can imagine wearing all day without any discomfort, we have found it is quite the opposite and that we enjoyed wearing the helmet and would wear it again and again.
Our first impressions where great from the moment we got it out of the box. The Salomon Patrol ski helmet looks solid, comfortable and has vents which can be opened or closed to provide optimal venting for your head. The ski helmet features a small visor at the front that we found out was remarkably effective helping to keep out the glaring sun on a number of occasions, if you would however prefer this can be removed. One concern we know a number of people have is whether the goggles will stay securely wrapped around the back of the ski helmet. The Patrol Custom Air features an elasticated goggle clip on the back of the helmet which helps keep the goggles in place for a more comfortable experience, by securing the back of the goggle strap.
How does the Custom Air work?
Well the Custom Air uses a simple pump and valve system that allows you to pump air into the back area of the helmet. On the inside of the helmet beneath the padding there are a number of plastic interconnecting tubes which fill up with air the more you squeeze the custom air pump. If you find that you have put too much air into the helmet, you can simply release the air by gently pinching the valve to release the air. You can hold this until the tubes decompress and you can pump air back into the tubes to the nominal point. During your day on or off the slopes you might find that the helmet becomes slowly looser, at this point it is worth checking the pressure of the Custom Air padding and adding additional air to ensure it provides maximum support and comfort throughout your day.
The helmet looks great and the Custom Air feature in the Salomon Patrol model makes you want to wear the helmet and this helps reduce the chance of you forgetting to take it with you. It keeps your head warm which in turn helps keep the rest of your body warmer and provides you with much needed and highly recommended protection from falls or knocks that you might endure during your days out.
During our trip the ski helmet was unintentionally put to the test more than we had planned and impressed us after ever fall, providing the much needed protection.
What does the Salomon Patrol Custom Air Helmet come with?
The Patrol Helmet comes with the following:
- Removable ear pads which are faux fur
- In built Custom Air technology to provide precise and personalized protection and comfort
- Removable visor
- A removable and washable lining which can be converted for a beanie to fit
- The active ventilation system, this is easy to use to keep your temperature right with adjustable vents on the top of the helmet
- An in-mold shell + EPS liner, a construction that fuses a polycarbonate shell with an EPS cap directly in the mold for improved shock resistance and reduced weight
Our overall conclusion and review of the Salomon Patrol Custom Air Helmet is that it fits almost all head shapes and sizes and is extremely comfortable and light to wear. If your not sure what helmet to get and have been worrying that the one you get won’t fit and provide you the protection you need, then don’t look any further and try a Custom Air helmet from Salomon. We know you will be impressed. We are always keen to hear your thoughts and experience with the Patrol Custom Air helmet so why not leave us a note below and share your experience with everyone.
The Salomon Patrol Custom Air ski helmet is intended for users over the age of 13 and it comes with a standard 2 year warranty provided by Salomon. The custom air fit technology is the story here with the Patrol Helmet. The adjustable air system provides precise and personalized fit for added safety and comfort, something which is important to ever skier. This system was developed with a specialized sport trauma physician. Doc Meter.