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Though it’s a bit of a niche option, the Salomon MTN Lab should be a strong contender for any dedicated backcountry skier. The MTN Lab is one of the lightest helmets out there that offers dependable protection.

The MTN Lab is up to specifications for both skiing and rock climbing, but the rock specs have more to do with its potential for ski mountaineering. It’s a helmet you definitely won’t ever get too warm in and has the additional benefit of keeping moisture off of your head so your goggles don’t immediately fog up after a tough climb.

Due to the minimalist trappings of its design, the MNT doesn’t leave much room for features, but still retains a functional goggle or headlamp strap. When talking about helmets it’s easy to start splitting hairs between safety and weight, this is particularly true if you’re doing most of your riding outside of the ropes. The Salomon MTN Lab offers a beautiful compromise.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

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    Excellent choice for exploring the winter backcountry
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    Super lightweight while still offering enough protection
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    Compatible as a climbing helmet

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markNo rotational protection
  • check-markVents aren’t adjustable if you end up getting cold

Where to buy:

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Salomon MTN Lab

Specs & Features

  • Hybrid In-mold Shell
  • EPS 4D Shock-Absorbing Liner
  • 8 Fixed Vents
  • Custom Dial Fit-Adjustment System
  • Removable/Washable Merino Wool Liner
  • Removable Merino Wool Earpads
See the complete list of the best Ski and Snowboard Helmets here!

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Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.6

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Excellent choice for exploring the winter backcountry
  • check-mark
    Super lightweight while still offering enough protection
  • check-mark
    Compatible as a climbing helmet

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markNo rotational protection
  • check-markVents aren’t adjustable if you end up getting cold

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