Pro-Tec Riot Snowboard Helmet Review

I never used a helmet snowboarding growing up or even as I became older.  I started wearing one when I made my kids wear one.  I now actually find them to be very comfortable, keep my ears warm and have been thankful twice that I had one on.  A few years back I was rollin at Winter Park Resort with some friends.  A skier hit me from behind and caused me to spin around, catching my back edge.  I slammed so hard I cracked my helmet in half…scary!  I’ll never ride without one again just for that reason.

My current helmet is a Pro-Tec Riot Snow.  It’s super lightweight, and could be even lighter if you removed the liner and earpieces.  All the goggles I’ve used fit well with the helmet.  I also really like the styling of this helmet, it has a short brim to break up the egg shell look.  It has a Dialed Suspension fit system that allows you to adjust the fit by turning a knob located at the back of the helmet.

Add ons: I wanted an audio system for my helmet.  Pro-Tec makes a kit for most of their helmets and are decently priced.  Save your money, the system is cheap and does not work very well.

Pro-Tec Riot Helmet

Pro-Tec Riot Helmet

Style:5 out of 5 stars (5.0 / 5)
Comfort:4 out of 5 stars (4.0 / 5)
Overall:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)

Some of the other features that make this a great helmet

  • In-mold micro shell
  • EPS impact foam liner
  • Dri-Lex lining
  • Active venting system (adjustable)
  • 9 passive vents
  • Dialed Suspension fit system
  • Internal goggle channel