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Top 31 Accessories for 2013/14 – Reviewed by the Whitelines Team

THE BEST BEANIES, BACKPACKS AND HEADPHONES OF THE SEASON

Pro-Tec Riot (left) Giro Combyn (right)

PRO-TEC RIOT HELMET REVIEW

Price: £80
Sizes: XS-S/M-L/XL-XXL

Pro-Tec claim the Riot is “one of the lightest certified helmets in the industry” and we have to say, we were suitably impressed by how little this weighed. It meets all the standard safety certification criteria, and has a skate style peak so you look dope while riding it. There are other style features too, like the ‘gaper gasket’ designed to prevent the ‘gaper gap’ (or us Brits know it, the ‘twat-gap’) that appears between your helmet and goggles and leaves a strange-looking stripe of sunburn on your forehead.

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BUY THIS HELMET AT: snowboard-asylum.comss20.com, boardbasement.com

 

GIRO COMBYN HELMET REVIEW

Price: £110
Sizes: S/M/L

Giro’s Combyn is a brand new model for the 2013-14 season, which features their new ‘soft shell’ technology. This doesn’t mean it’s actually soft, it just means that the ‘vinyl nitrate’ foam inside is more impact-absorbent than the conventional EPS found in most helmets. This makes the helmet is capable of absorbing multiple minor knocks without having to be replaced. And as Giro’s publicity bumf points out, hard knocks are “the inevitable price of progression”. Our testers found this comfy and lightweight.

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BUY THIS HELMET AT: snowandrock.comsnowboard-asylum.com

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