K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet

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K2 - Rival Pro Audio Helmet
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If you're already smart, stay that way by wearing the K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet when you're shredding. Lightweight, simple in design, and extremely comfortable, the K2 Rival Pro will protect your head from rough impacts while keeping you connected to your music and mobile devices. Style and function doesn't get much better than this.

Product Details

Construction

In-MoldIn-Mold is the premium construction for ultra-lightweight performance helmets and is characterized by an EPS liner that is molded directly to a lightweight polycarbonate shell. The result is a construction so light you'll forget it is even there.

Ventilation

Passive-Channel Venting™Channels on the inside surface of the EPS direct air flow between your head and the helmet, removing moisture and excess heat, and keeping you dry and comfortable all day long.

Adjustability

360 K2Dialed Fit System™An evolution of the K2Dialed Fit System™, the new 360 K2Dialed Fit System™ delivers unparalleled customization. A web design that is integrated into the textile liner provides maximum comfort and a secure fit. Thanks to more evenly distributed pressure, the all-new 360 K2Dialed Fit System™ eliminates unwanted pressure points regardless of your head shape.

Additional Features

Full-Wrap LinerThis full-coverage, washable liner snugly cradles your head, creating the unmatched fit of a K2 helmet. The liner features a crown mesh that wicks moisture and breathes to prevent overheating. There are no gaps, which means a better fit and improved comfort.

K2 Level 3 Baseline AudioThe K2 Level 3 Baseline Audio system seamlessly connects you with your cell phone or media player. The audio system comes pre-installed in Baseline Audio Earpads. The speaker housing creates a minimal, low-profile stowage so you won't notice the speakers unless the music is playing. If you would rather ride without the speakers installed, they can be easily removed from the earpads with a detachable cord and an all-new on-cord audio controller for initiating the on-the-go pause/play and answer/hang-up functions, your media device is literally at your fingertips.

Safety Standards

Certified ASTM (F2040), CE (EN1077:2007 B)

Specs

  • Helmet Style: Half Shell
  • Helmet Venting: Fixed Venting
  • Audio: Included
  • Removable Ear Pads: Yes
  • Warranty: 1 Year More 
Size S M L/XL
Weight (g) 394

Other Notes

K2 products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet
 
3.9

(based on 35 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (15)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (28)
  • Easy to use (22)
  • Stylish (21)
  • Tough (10)
  • Comfortable (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Powder (8)
  • Icy conditions (7)
  • Cold / extreme (6)
  • Snowboarding (4)
  • Park (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      80% 

      (4 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Intermediate (14), Advanced (10), Expert (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (27), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

I dig this helmet

This helmet has already saved me once or twice and its my first season ever with one. I cracked my head on the ice off of a kicker early in the season and it...Read complete review

This helmet has already saved me once or twice and its my first season ever with one. I cracked my head on the ice off of a kicker early in the season and it took it like a champ. No issues with denting, but it does have some hairline scratches that I would expect from a glossy black helmet. The audio is clear and the controls are easy to use. I really like the removable cord, its nice not having to fish the wire out of my jacket when I want to take it off. The only thing I wanted more of in this helmet was bright colors, other than that I'm pleased.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Cracked in the back

My Brother got it for me for Christmas. He made me take it the Sunday before Christmas and luckily, I listened. I fell hard enough to actually break the helmet (landed straight on...Read complete review

My Brother got it for me for Christmas. He made me take it the Sunday before Christmas and luckily, I listened. I fell hard enough to actually break the helmet (landed straight on my head on a solid sheet of ice). I really liked the helmet, just wish it held up better after one fall. Granted, I did fall REALLY hard on an icy part of the mountain; but regardless, the helmet should hold up better. With all the pros I really wish I could recommend it, but considering that it broke, I would not.

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

I dig this helmet

By 

from North Carolina

About Me Intermediate

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Icy Conditions
    • Powder

    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

    This helmet has already saved me once or twice and its my first season ever with one. I cracked my head on the ice off of a kicker early in the season and it took it like a champ. No issues with denting, but it does have some hairline scratches that I would expect from a glossy black helmet. The audio is clear and the controls are easy to use. I really like the removable cord, its nice not having to fish the wire out of my jacket when I want to take it off. The only thing I wanted more of in this helmet was bright colors, other than that I'm pleased.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Good helmet

    By 

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

        Good helmet, very light weight. Speakers arent the greatest but are upgradeable. My head is actually 1" bigger than xl and i still need to tighten it for a good fit.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        the Audio cable doesn't work well I need replace it =(

        By 

        from Chile

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Lightweight
        • Stylish

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

            the cable of the audio doesn't work good I think I need to find a replace of it

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good helmet, but a little quite

            By 

            from Tri-cities, WA

            About Me Intermediate

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight
            • Stylish

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                So this is a solid helmet. Good construction and comfortable fit even on my King Kong sized noggin. My only issue is the speakers are a little quiet. I would say though that the speakers lack depth and clarity. K2 would have done better to charge another 10$ and go for higher fidelity speakers.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Blue

                By 

                from Tacoma wa

                About Me Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Lightweight
                • Stylish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                    Not solid blue, but still cool looking. Comfy with boa, no nagging ear pinching like other helmets I've had. Tunes are good too, could have better speakers but good enough. Great price now!

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Boats and hoes

                    By 

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                    Awesome helmet, keeps the done warn with great protection.

                     
                    5.0

                    Will definitely buy again

                    By 

                    from undisclosed

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                    Love it ended up buying 2 more for my daughters

                     
                    5.0

                    Great comfortable helmet!

                    By 

                    from St.louis mo

                    About Me Advanced

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Comfortable
                    • Easily Adjustable
                    • Great Peripheral Vision
                    • Protective
                    • Stylish
                    • Well Ventilated

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Downhill
                      • Park
                      • Snowboarding

                      Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                      Great helmet I love it. It fits comfortable and looks awesome! The audio is slightly quiet but what do you expect from head phones that aren't in or covering your ear?

                      • Sizing:
                      • Feels true to size
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      3.0

                      Decent

                      By 

                      from MN, USA

                      About Me Expert

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easily Adjustable
                      • Great Peripheral Vision
                      • Headphone Compatible
                      • Well Ventilated

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Snowboarding

                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                        Great helmet...the audio plug in seems a bit odd though. The sound will go loud to quiet almost like the cable is not right on the helmet. Depending upon the angle of the jack plug in it fades in and out. If you keep your head from thrashing about or dont turn to look--the music is decently loud. However depenindg upon how you crank your head around the music can go in and out and its VERY annoyting.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        2.0

                        K2 rival green

                        By 

                        from Vermont

                        About Me Intermediate

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Headphone Compatible

                        Cons

                        • Poor Fit

                        Best Uses

                        • Skiing

                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                        Have to return, hurts too bad in crown of head. Not the best quality.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels full size too small
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        This helmet is amazing

                        By 

                        from Apollo, PA

                        About Me Intermediate

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Great Peripheral Vision
                        • Headphone Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Protective
                        • Stylish
                        • Well Ventilated

                        Cons

                        • Difficult to Adjust

                        Best Uses

                        • Downhill
                        • Half Pipe
                        • Park
                        • Racing
                        • Skiing
                        • Snowboarding

                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                        I use this product skiing and it fits great and the sound quality is completely amazing.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Fits and feels great

                        By 

                        from New York,NY

                        About Me Advanced

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Comfortable
                        • Headphone Compatible
                        • Lightweight
                        • Protective

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Snowboarding

                          Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                          Just got it before the season so durability is still unknown. This is the first helmet that I have owned that doesn't feel like I'm wearing a helmet and audio is an additional bonus

                          • Sizing:
                          • Feels true to size
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          4.0

                          It works

                          By 

                          from Selden, ny

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish
                          • Tough

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Icy Conditions
                            • Powder
                            • Slushy Conditions

                            Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                            This helmet works. It's pretty low profile not too bulky has the Oakley canopy so the larger goggles for nice. And the audio is a nice quality and an nice added bonus. Overall good fit and comfortable

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • Yes

                            (0 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            2.0

                            Product and service

                            By 

                            from New York, NY

                            About Me Intermediate

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                            • Annoying Email

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                              The product is ok, however the purchased was followed by a stream of dome 12-14 email, mostly marketing emails. I have asked to stop receiving these email, nothing helped. I should have purchased somewhere else, where they have respect to their clients...

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • Yes
                               
                              5.0

                              fits great

                              By 

                              from Las vegas, nv

                              About Me Intermediate

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Stylish
                              • Tough

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                  Fits great

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No
                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Great helmet

                                  By 

                                  from Sonoma County

                                  About Me Intermediate

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Comfortable
                                  • Warm

                                  Cons

                                  • Audio Wasn't Great

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                    I bought this for me and my wife. The helmets worked great except for the audio. I don't listen to music when I'm on the mountain so this wasn't a big deal for me. The connection seemed touchy and would staticky. Otherwise I liked this helmet
                                    Kept me warm in Whistler

                                     
                                    3.0

                                    Good helmet, awful speakers.

                                    By 

                                    from Michigan

                                    About Me Advanced

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Stylish

                                    Cons

                                    • Poor Speaker Quality

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                      The helmet itself is very lightweight and comfortable. It stands on its own as a fine helmet but do not buy this helmet if you are purchasing based on the audio capabilities.

                                      The speakers are extremely quiet. In a quiet room they will serve as gentle background music. On the hill you will barely hear them on the lift and you will not hear them at all while riding or skiing.

                                      I plan on purchasing aftermarket speakers to replace the junk that came with the helmet.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No
                                       
                                      4.0

                                      K2 Rival helmet

                                      By 

                                      from Illinois

                                      About Me Intermediate

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Audio And Bright Green
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Stylish
                                      • Tough

                                      Cons

                                      • Size Smaller Than Rating
                                      • Uncomfortable

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Skiing

                                      Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                      order size larger than expected and you will be fine

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

                                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      4.0

                                      Good sound and a comfortable fit

                                      By 

                                      from Seattle

                                      About Me Expert

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Stylish

                                      Cons

                                      • Venting

                                      Best Uses

                                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                        This helmet is really comfortable with the adjustable fleece liner. I like the bright colors, and the sound was good. It doesn't get super loud but loud enough to bump some tunes and still hear people around you.

                                        It loses a star on the passive venting system, on a cold windy day the holes on one side in front let a bunch of air in to make a cold spot on my forehead. It would be nice if it had some kind of adjustment to open/close the vents, and also vents on both sides are probably going to be wanted come spring.

                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                        • No
                                         
                                        4.0

                                        Good helmet!

                                        By 

                                        from Kalamazoo, Mi

                                        About Me Advanced

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Stylish
                                        • Tough

                                        Cons

                                        • Uncomfortable

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                          I like the helmet it has good sounds but it's a little uncomfortable after prolonged periods of riding.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No
                                           
                                          4.0

                                          Great Helmet

                                          By 

                                          from Big Sky, MT

                                          About Me Intermediate

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                              Great Helmet, Is nice and warm with a soft chin pad. The inside comes out and is washable which is very nice. Been using this about 20 days now, haven't hit my head yet so i can't attest to its durability. The speakers are nice, they don't get too loud which is ok with me. Overall I am really glad I got such a great deal on this helmet.

                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                              • No
                                               
                                              4.0

                                              Good helmet

                                              By 

                                              from CB

                                              About Me Expert

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight

                                              Cons

                                              • Goggles Not Fitting Great

                                              Best Uses

                                                Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                Good hemet, audio is fine. it is basic sound, has pause button that is nice. My Smith ICO goggles dont fit as good as I would hope around the brim. I will be riding this helmet anyway. Hiked with it on once to test vents and worked well.

                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                • No

                                                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                                 
                                                5.0

                                                Great fit, audio is awesome!

                                                By 

                                                from Lakewood, CO

                                                About Me Expert

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Lightweight
                                                • Stylish
                                                • Tough

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Icy Conditions
                                                  • Powder
                                                  • Slushy Conditions
                                                  • White Out Conditions

                                                  Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                  Great fit-inner adjustments work great; lightweight; audio is so easy to use and works great also.

                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                  • No

                                                  (0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                                   
                                                  3.0

                                                  Cracked in the back

                                                  By 

                                                  from North Brunswick, NJ

                                                  About Me Intermediate

                                                  Verified Reviewer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Feels Great On Head
                                                  • Fits great
                                                  • Good Venting
                                                  • Pretty Good Audio
                                                  • Stylish
                                                  • Very comfortable
                                                  • Very Lightweight
                                                  • Very Warm

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Weak

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                    My Brother got it for me for Christmas. He made me take it the Sunday before Christmas and luckily, I listened. I fell hard enough to actually break the helmet (landed straight on my head on a solid sheet of ice). I really liked the helmet, just wish it held up better after one fall. Granted, I did fall REALLY hard on an icy part of the mountain; but regardless, the helmet should hold up better. With all the pros I really wish I could recommend it, but considering that it broke, I would not.

                                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                                    • Yes
                                                     
                                                    4.0

                                                    Sound quality

                                                    By 

                                                    from New York, New York

                                                    About Me Advanced

                                                    Verified Buyer

                                                    Pros

                                                    • Awesome Sound Quality
                                                    • Easy To Use
                                                    • Lighter Than Most Helmets
                                                    • Lightweight
                                                    • Stylish
                                                    • Tough

                                                    Cons

                                                      Best Uses

                                                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                        Really nice to have a lightweight helmet with speakers so i dont have to get tangled in my headphones

                                                        • Was this a gift?:
                                                        • No
                                                         
                                                        5.0

                                                        My son's helmet

                                                        By 

                                                        from Durango

                                                        About Me Advanced

                                                        Verified Reviewer

                                                        Pros

                                                        • Comfortable
                                                        • Easy adjustability
                                                        • Easy To Use
                                                        • Great Tunes
                                                        • Lightweight
                                                        • Stylish
                                                        • Tough

                                                        Cons

                                                          Best Uses

                                                          • Bc
                                                          • Icy Conditions
                                                          • Park
                                                          • Powder
                                                          • Slushy Conditions
                                                          • White Out Conditions

                                                          Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                          Bought this for my son for his birthday. He loves it and says it fits his Round small head great. I has noted its Warm, Comfortable, and he can hear the music while screaming down just about anything. He like it and will wear it. To me that says a lot. It gives me comfort in knowing he is taking his health seriously.

                                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                                          • Yes
                                                           
                                                          5.0

                                                          Best helmet I've owned.

                                                          By 

                                                          from Dayton, Ohio

                                                          About Me Advanced

                                                          Verified Buyer

                                                          Pros

                                                          • Comfortable
                                                          • Great audio
                                                          • Lightweight
                                                          • Warm

                                                          Cons

                                                            Best Uses

                                                            • Cold conditions

                                                            Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                            I'll keep it simple.
                                                            Very comfortable, warm, and super lightweight. Hugs the head with a soft fleece. easy to adjust. Addition of built in audio is great.

                                                            • Was this a gift?:
                                                            • No
                                                             
                                                            4.0

                                                            Great Helmet!

                                                            By 

                                                            from Denver, CO

                                                            About Me Expert

                                                            Verified Buyer

                                                            Pros

                                                            • Easy To Use
                                                            • Lightweight
                                                            • Stylish

                                                            Cons

                                                            • Dents Easily

                                                            Best Uses

                                                              Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                              I have been snowboarding for 17 years and this is the best helmet I have bought yet (however there are many great helmets on the market today). It's comfy, warm, protects your noggin, etc.
                                                              The venting could be a little better if the front vent was on both sides of the helmet, but it's still not bad. The helmet dents easily, but I don't mind that (personal preference).

                                                              • Was this a gift?:
                                                              • No
                                                               
                                                              5.0

                                                              Excellent, worth the price of adminsion

                                                              By 

                                                              from Seattle, WA

                                                              About Me Intermediate

                                                              Verified Buyer

                                                              Pros

                                                              • Easy To Use
                                                              • Headphones Included
                                                              • Lightweight
                                                              • Stylish
                                                              • Tough

                                                              Cons

                                                                Best Uses

                                                                • Icy Conditions
                                                                • Powder
                                                                • Slushy Conditions
                                                                • White Out Conditions

                                                                Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                                Excellent helmet, includes the the headphones which is a bonus. Nice snug fit and low profile that does not obstruct the view. I would recommend purchasing this helmet.

                                                                • Was this a gift?:
                                                                • No
                                                                 
                                                                5.0

                                                                Love it!

                                                                By 

                                                                from Brooklyn

                                                                About Me Intermediate

                                                                Verified Buyer

                                                                Pros

                                                                • And Looks Awesome Too
                                                                • Easy To Use
                                                                • Lightweight
                                                                • Stylish
                                                                • Tough

                                                                Cons

                                                                  Best Uses

                                                                  • Powder
                                                                  • Slushy Conditions

                                                                  Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                                                  Great helmet. Does exactly what it says on the box.

                                                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                                                  • No

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