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Salomon Venom

*Est. $70
Reviewed
November 2011
by ConsumerSearch
Salomon Venom

Best women's ski, snowboard helmet

Pros
  • Excellent value
  • Removable liner
  • Plush ear pads
  • Built-in audio kit
Cons
  • Vents aren't adjustable

We couldn't find many reviews for the Salomon Venom, but those we did see are uniformly positive. A former ski racer selects it as one of the best free-skiing helmets for 2011, praising its fit, value and women-specific removable liner, which leaves room for long hair or a ponytail. The Venom's liner; warm, comfortable ear pads; and design -- specifically the removable liner and ear pads, and colorful customization -- receive high marks in another expert review. This helmet can be worn by both men and women.

User reviews of the Salomon Venom are almost nonexistent; we found just one on the Salomon website where the owner simply declares, "love it." We did, however, find a handful of expert reviews. SkiGenie, a self-described personalized search engine designed to help consumers find the right skis, is run by a former ski racer who likes the Venom for its warmth, fit and value. The editors of Freeskier magazine include the Venom in a list of just four Editors' Picks, and a very short video review from LevelNineSports.com touches on the Venom's style and audio features.

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Our Sources

1. SkiGenie.com

The author of this review is a former ski racer, and he selects a variety of men's, women's, unisex and kids' helmets as the best picks of 2011. The Venom receives a mention in the freeskiing/backcountry category for its warmth, comfortable fit, female-specific liner and good value.

Review: New Ski Helmet Reviews - Best of 2011, Editor of SkiGenie.com, Dec. 6, 2010

2. Freeskier.com

The Salomon Venom is one of just four helmets to receive Editors' Pick status in this 2012 gear buyer's guide. Editors praise its removable liner and ear pads, plus a set of interchangeable buttons to help customize your look.

Review: The Best Gear of 2012 Buyer's Guide: Helmets, Editors of Freeskier, Not Dated

3. YouTube.com

An employee with LevelNineSports.com, an online retailer that sells the Salomon Venom, gives a brief rundown of its features. He highlights the plush ear pads, general style and built-in audio kit that appears to be an optional add-on.

Review: Salomon Venom Audio Ski Snowboard Helmet, LevelNineSports.com, Sept. 1, 2010

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