Giro Helmets and Gear
Giro Helmets: synonymous with quality, protection, and styleFrom the first Giro cycling helmet, introduced in 1986, to the newest Giro helmet, the company has been committed to innovation and the details of aerodynamics, weight, ventilation, comfort, and style to improve both your riding performance and your experience. Whether you need a Giro helmet for cycling, skiing, or snowboarding, you're sure to find a helmet that meets your needs. And with Giro Super Fit engineering, you're sure to find a Giro ski helmet or a Giro Bike helmet that fits just right. (PLEASE NOTE: we can not ship Giro helmets outside of the U.S. and its territories.)
Want to learn more about Giro's helmet fit systems? Check out our article on Giro helmet fit systems and how they work.
XSportsProtective Staff Picks for Giro HelmetsWith so many great Giro helmets, it was difficult to narrow them down to a handful; everybody on staff has a favorite Giro helmet. But we finally agreed that the Giro Seam helmet is darn near the perfect ski helmet. The Giro Seam is highly protective, very well vented, and surprisingly lightweight. Among other things, it features:
History of Giro HelmetsGiro, based in Scotts Valley, CA, is a worldwide leader in the design, development and marketing of premium, high-performance protective gear and accessories for action sports and active lifestyles. Since 1985, Giro has been at the vanguard of helmet design and innovation, and Giro helmets have become synonymous with protection, style, and performance. Helmet technology has improved steadily since the mid-1980s.
Ski racing helmets and bicycling helmets used to be clunky things that were heavy and poor fitting because helmet construction technology lagged significantly behind the science of head protection. Thus the cyclist or skier who wanted head protection was limited to heavy motorcycle-like helmets with little or no vents. Then in 1984 came a new protective standard, ASTM F2040, and an ingenious designer by the name of Jim Gentes who had a vision to create lightweight, well-vented yet highly protective headgear that could achieve this new ASTM F2040 standard.
Gentes founded Giro Sport Design in 1985 and brought the first Giro helmet to market in 1986, an oversized, expanded polystyrene (EPS) bicycle helmet that came with interchangeable bright-colored Lycra cloth helmet covers. Because it had no hard shell, this new Giro cycling helmet was incredibly lightweight. It was also extremely well vented. And with the interchangeable covers, Giro brought style into the mix. One day you could ride wearing a red Giro helmet, the next day you could wear a blue Giro helmet. Over the next two decades, Giro continued to advance its bicycle helmet designs. Giro was able to apply much of its experience in constructing bicycle helmets to manufacturing ski helmets and snowboard helmets. With more units sold than any other manufacturer, Giro helmets are quite simply the leader in protective gear for your head.