K2 K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet

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K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet: Pure comfort; the K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet beats out all other helmets with its lightweight and low-profile design. Showcasing In-Mold Construction, K2 dialed Fit System, Full-Wrap Liner System and even the Level 3 Baseline Audio System, the K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet knows how to get it done on the mountain.

Product Details

Vents

Passive Channel Venting™ means channels on the inside surface of the EPS direct airflow between your head and the helmet, keeping you dry and comfy all day long by removing moisture and excess heat.

Goggle Compatibility

Alloy Goggle Clip makes sure your goggles are definitely secure.

Adjustability

K2 Dialed Fit System creates a custom-fitting helmet no matter what your head shape. With three-point adjustable interface, customizable at the twist of a dial, this system allows for convenient adjustments on the fly.

Additional Features

In Mold Construction is ultra-lightweight and premium, built with an EPS foam liner and bonded to a lightweight poly-carbonate shell, resulting in an incredibly minimal shape design that is extremely lightweight.

Washable Full-Wrap Liner System snugly cradles your head, creating wonderful fit. The liner features a crown mesh that wicks moisture and breathes to prevent overheating. It is seamlessly integrated with the K2dialed Fit system.

Level 3 Baseline Audio System has integrated headphones and on-cord mini-mic to connect your cell phone or audio player, allowing you to stay connected while on the hill. It features a detachable cord, single squeeze button for pause/play and answer/hangup.

Compliant with ASTM F2040 and CE EN1077:2007 ski and snowboard helmet standards for safety. ASTM F2040: The North American ski and snowboard helmet standard of performance EN1077:2007: The European ski and snowboard helmet standard of performance

Specs

  • Helmet Style: Half Shell
  • Helmet Venting: Removable Liner
  • Audio: Included
  • Removable Ear Pads: Yes

Other Notes

K2 products can only be shipped within the United States

Reviews

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K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (12)
  • Stylish (12)
  • Easy to use (11)
  • Tough (8)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cold / extreme (6)
  • Icy conditions (6)
  • Powder (6)
  • White out conditions (5)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (3 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (9), Intermediate (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Light, Comfortable and a great fit

This is the most confortable helmet I have ever owned. After several seasons of ill fitting and just plain uncomfortable helmets I finally spent the money and bought a quality helmet, this one. ...Read complete review

This is the most confortable helmet I have ever owned. After several seasons of ill fitting and just plain uncomfortable helmets I finally spent the money and bought a quality helmet, this one. It's super light, not bulky and very comfortable. My only complaint is that at first the headphones seemed very quiet. Then I discovered that the cord provided only really works one way, the control button needs to be on the end NOT plugged into the helmet, which seemes incorrect, you'd think that the control would be near the helmet instead of plugged into your music player...but oh well...once you reverse the cord the headphones sound great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Comfy... Kinda??

My brother and I each bought these helmets, his in large and mine in medium. At the store, they felt like the most comfortable helmet and the audio was an added bonus. Today...Read complete review

My brother and I each bought these helmets, his in large and mine in medium. At the store, they felt like the most comfortable helmet and the audio was an added bonus. Today we took them out for our first ride and dear lord I think this helmet is giving me cauliflower ears. The headphones squeeze both my brother and my ears, extremely uncomfortable forcing us to remove the helmets on the lift or at the bottom. We removed the headphones and now the helmet is AWESOME!!! Fits my head great, the adjustability is perfect, it's warm, looks good, and keeps my noggin safe.

I give the helmet 3/5 because of the painful headphones. I don't understand why no one else has experienced this and reviewed it negatively. Maybe it will break in over time and I can put the headphones back in. Ignoring the headphone problem, I rate this helmet 5/5.

I would recommend buying the regular Rival Helmet without the audio, you will save money and be more comfortable.

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5.0

Light, Comfortable and a great fit

By 

from Seattle WA

About Me Advanced

Pros

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

Cons

  • Headphone level

Best Uses

    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

    This is the most confortable helmet I have ever owned. After several seasons of ill fitting and just plain uncomfortable helmets I finally spent the money and bought a quality helmet, this one. It's super light, not bulky and very comfortable. My only complaint is that at first the headphones seemed very quiet. Then I discovered that the cord provided only really works one way, the control button needs to be on the end NOT plugged into the helmet, which seemes incorrect, you'd think that the control would be near the helmet instead of plugged into your music player...but oh well...once you reverse the cord the headphones sound great.

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

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    most comfortable helmet ever!

    By 

    from Woodmere, NY

    About Me Expert

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

          This Helmet is extremely comfortable and is very lightweight. It fits well on my head and my goggles fit around it well. In addition, the speakers were designed well and are good quality. It was hard for me to find an auxiliary cable with a mic and remote for me to control music and calls on my phone. But i discovered that a control talk aux cable works well. This allows me to pause, play, change songs, answer phone calls, and use voice control on my phone. i can push the button and say call nick, allowing me to talk through the mic on the cable and here the caller in the helmet. this makes things easier because i don't need to did through my jacket pocket with gloves to use my phone, and i don't have to worry about dropping my phone off the lift again. overall the helmet is great and with the right cable, the helmet is really helpful when it comes to music and calls.

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

          Comfy... Kinda??

          By 

          from Park City, Utah

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish

          Cons

          • Speakers Squish Ears
          • Uncomfortable

          Best Uses

            Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

            My brother and I each bought these helmets, his in large and mine in medium. At the store, they felt like the most comfortable helmet and the audio was an added bonus. Today we took them out for our first ride and dear lord I think this helmet is giving me cauliflower ears. The headphones squeeze both my brother and my ears, extremely uncomfortable forcing us to remove the helmets on the lift or at the bottom. We removed the headphones and now the helmet is AWESOME!!! Fits my head great, the adjustability is perfect, it's warm, looks good, and keeps my noggin safe.

            I give the helmet 3/5 because of the painful headphones. I don't understand why no one else has experienced this and reviewed it negatively. Maybe it will break in over time and I can put the headphones back in. Ignoring the headphone problem, I rate this helmet 5/5.

            I would recommend buying the regular Rival Helmet without the audio, you will save money and be more comfortable.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            Nice, quality helmet

            By 

            from Southern Oregon

            About Me Advanced

            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:

              Haven't had a chance to use it yet, but unpon first inspection it looks really good, its light and sturdy, the headphones won't blow you away but they sound good and seem to be at reasonable level (on high) to listen to all day. Maybe it was just my head but it seemed a little tight around the crown of my head, although after trying on a lot of others this seemed pretty normal across the board. The lining is super soft and warm... If I remember I will come back and update once I have used it a few days

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Sweeeeeeeeeet.

              By 

              from New York, NY

              About Me Intermediate

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Good Audio
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Tough

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • ALL

                Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                I can't wait to test my new helmet in actual conditions, instead of just in the house. I can say however, that it is super comfortable, the audio is loud enough but governed for safety and it looks awesome. It is lightweight and the K2 dialed fit system works great and gives you a perfect fit. Great deal for the price.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Awesome!

                By 

                from cincinnatti, OH

                About Me Intermediate

                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:

                  Very lightweight helmate with great audio quality. I reccomend it to anyone who wants a helmate with a great fit.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  Super fit

                  By 

                  from Montana

                  About Me Expert

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Lightweight
                  • Stylish
                  • Tough

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                      Really love the fit and feel of this helmet. It's light weight and very stylish.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                       
                      5.0

                      This hemlet is sweet

                      By 

                      from Barrington, RI

                      About Me Advanced

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Comfortable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Headphones jack
                      • Lightweight
                      • Stylish

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                        This helmet is awesome! Not only is it comfortable and warm, it is pretty cool looking too. Super comfortable and the headphone jack is pretty darn convenient.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        5.0

                        Light-weight, good venting, good audio

                        By 

                        from Denver, CO

                        About Me Intermediate

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Stylish
                        • Tough

                        Cons

                        • Provided audio cable

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                        Within the first three times I went up with this helmet, I tested the impact several times. My head has no dents or contusions, which is pretty amazing considering how hard I hit. Having audio while going down the slopes is awesome! The helmet is so light-weight, you barely even notice you're wearing it! The lining is extremely warm (actually had to take off my head sock on warmer days), but offers outstanding ventilation while moving. Adjustable liner offers a very comfortable and snug fit. I'd recommend this helmet to every skill level.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No
                         
                        4.0

                        Awesome

                        By 

                        from Idaho

                        About Me Advanced

                        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:

                          Good fit and sound

                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No
                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent Helmet!

                          By 

                          from Fargo, ND

                          About Me Advanced

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Stylish
                          • Tough

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                              Just got back from the mountains and used my helmet for the first time. I loved it. Very comfortable and nice design with the built-in headphones. Love K2 style.

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No
                               
                              5.0

                              Awesome helmet, highly recommend

                              By 

                              from Colorado Springs, CO

                              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:

                                Great helmet, my camera easily attached to allow me to get some awesome boarding footage.

                                • Was this a gift?:
                                • Yes
                                 
                                5.0

                                washable Full-Wrap Liner System

                                By 

                                from Basov

                                About Me Advanced

                                Verified Reviewer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                    great

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No
                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Almost Perfect

                                    By 

                                    from Madison, WI

                                    About Me Advanced

                                    Pros

                                    • Comfortable
                                    • Great Peripheral Vision
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Protective
                                    • Stylish

                                    Cons

                                    • Not Well Ventilated

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Downhill
                                    • Half Pipe
                                    • Park
                                    • Skiing

                                    Comments about K2 Rival Pro Audio Helmet:

                                    The K2 Rival Pro is a great light weight helmet, you can hardly tell that you're wearing it. The fur lining in the keeps your head extremely warm, almsot too warm during the hotter days. The K2Dialed Fit system is realy simple, just turn the nob.The Level three Baseline audio system is pretty good. The only downside is that at the highest volume it still isn't very loud. The worst part about this helmet is the goggle clip, it's really hard to lift the clip up to put the goggles in or take them out. Despite these two minor drawbacks I would still say that this is a smart buy for the price

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

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