If it's the most lightweight helmet you're after this season, Alf has the latest in his review on the Anon Helo 2.0

PRICE: £95

WEBSITE: Anon Helo 2.0

WHAT THEY SAY: "The men’s Anon Helo 2.0 helmet features in-mold shell construction for the best in comfort with a sleek, low-profile fit and feel. A 180° Boa® Fit System provides easy, on-the-go fit adjustment with the turn of a dial, and the Fidlock® magnetic snap helmet buckle lets you open or close with one hand, even if you’re wearing gloves. The expedition fleece liner and ear pads offer maximum warmth and moisture-wicking comfort."

WHAT ALF SAYS: The Helo 2.0 is Anon’s lightest helmet, weighing in at 370g, so it’s a good choice if you work hard when you’re on the slopes. That said, venting is a bit limited; consisting of four decent sized, mesh covered vents on the top (at the rear) and two similar but smaller vents at the very back of the helmet, so it’s easy to build up a head of steam on warmer days. None of the vents are adjustable, incidentally. If it does get warm you can remove the integrated ear pads/neck warmer, with the lining, a mix of soft padding and mesh, which is also removable for washing.

Adjustment is via a BOA system dial at the rear of the lid, and the chin strap has a Fidlock magnetic buckle for quick and easy fastening/unfastening, the latter even when wearing gloves.

The Helo 2.0 uses an in-mould design to keep your noggin safe in a spill, fusing a lightweight polycarbonate shell with an EPS liner. The overall look of the helmet is quite plain and utilitarian, with matte colours on all models. I quite liked it, and if you’re looking for a plain, no-nonsense lid that’s nice and light with not being too pricey, it’s worth checking out.

FOR: Lightweight, Fidlock chin strap

AGAINST: Limited venting options

Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance ski journalist who will be working on gear reviews throughout the 2016/17 season for the Ski Club of Great Britain.

This review first appeared in the November issue of Ski+board - read it online here.