Pret Lyric X Review

April 21, 2017
Pret Lyric X
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GEAR INSTITUTE RATINGS
86
Comfort
6
Weight
8
Breathability
7
Ease of Use
6
Features
9

The Good

  • Secure, universal fit
  • Soft, wool liner
  • Easy to adjust chinstrap

The Bad

  • Hard to adjust fit system
  • Non-adjustable vents
  • Non-intuitive buckle system
THE VERDICT

The Pret Lyric X is an extremely lightweight helmet that comes in at a very low price point compared to the other helmets in this test, but it still rates highly when it comes to safety. The helmet uses MIPS technology, as well as Vent Tuning Technology, though the venting isn’t adjustable, unlike the other helmets tested. 

FULL REVIEW

The Pret Lyric X is a very lightweight ski and snowboard helmet that uses MIPS technology and fits true to size. 

Comfort
The Pret Lyric X was comfortable for most testers and created no pressure points throughout a day of riding. Although a few testers felt gaping between the helmet and the top of the head. The inner lining and ear pads felt soft, and did not hinder hearing.

Weight
The Pret Lyric X is the lightest of all the helmets tested and felt very sleek and comfortable throughout the entire day. The style and weight did not hinder movement. Overall, the helmet felt secure when tightened with the chinstrap and adjustable fit system.

Breathability
The Pret Lyric X uses a venting system made up of front, top, and rear vents to remove heat and moisture. There is no system to close the vents rather the vent covers are sewn into the liner and falling snow stayed out. The inner lining is made of 99 percent pure silver, which claims to have a natural temperature regulating property—testers stayed cool on mountain even with temperatures above the 40s. 

Ease of Use
The chinstrap was easy to adjust, as was the goggle strap. The fit system dial was smaller than other helmets, which was hard to use with gloves on. The buckle system was easy to release one-handed. A variety of goggles fit well with no gap. The helmet did not scuff easily. The interior lining is breathable and fully removable, as are the ear pads.

Features
The helmet has a goggle holder, is audio compatible, and features RECCO Rescue System Technology. The Pret Lyric X uses MIPS technology, a multi-directional impact protection system to protect heads from linear and rotational impacts. 

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