A low-budget, no-frills ski and snowboard helmet, the Pro-Tec B2 Snow has one outstanding feature: Its rebounding foam liner can reconstitute to withstand multiple impacts. One expert reviewer calls it "a smart choice for the most fearless skier in the family" and a short video review from an online retailer describes the B2 Snow as "a fantastic helmet," although nobody has much to say about its otherwise limited features. While the helmet receives a handful of very positive user reviews, one says the non-closeable vents leave her husband's head cold.
The B2 Snow gets a brief mention in Outside magazine's 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide; the author balances his praise of the reconstituting foam liner with a look at the helmet's otherwise low-budget features. A brief mention by The Telegraph's ski correspondent is just that with no details, and a short video review recites the B2 Snow's features but adds no new information. About 10 reviews collected on Buzzillions.com give the Pro-Tec B2 Snow an impressive 4.7-star average rating out of 5.
1. Outside Magazine
The Pro-Tec B2 Snow gets a brief mention in this roundup. Author Justin Nyberg likes the helmet's rebounding foam liner, which can reconstitute to provide protection from multiple impacts. Liner aside, he describes it as a "low-budget value helmet" with few frills.
Review: The 6 Best Helmets of Winter 2012, Justin Nyberg, Nov. 1, 2011
2. The Telegraph (U.K.)
In this extremely brief roundup, The Telegraph's ski correspondent picks the Pro-Tec B2 Snow as best budget choice, but says nothing else about it.
Review: Ski Wear: The Best Ski Helmets, Peter Hardy, Not Dated
Buzzillions collects the user reviews that would otherwise be scattered across retail sites in ones and twos, giving the Pro-Tec B2 Snow an aggregate rating of 4.7 stars out of 5 in about 10 reviews. Most owners like the helmet, giving it high marks for its comfortable fit and solid protection, but one reviewer complains about the vents that can't be closed.
Review: Pro Tec B2 Snow Helmet, Contributors to Buzzillions.com
This short video review amounts to a recap of the Pro-Tec B2 Snow's limited features. The reviewer calls it "a fantastic helmet" and gives high marks to its adjustable chinstrap, venting for good airflow and lightweight. He points out mesh inserts in the ear pads that make it easier to hear with the helmet on.
Review: Protec B2 Snow Helmet - Matte White, SimplyPiste, Oct. 12, 2010