In 1985, working late nights in his garage, designer/bike racer, Jim Gentes, creates the first lightweight adult cycling helmet. Friends at NASA help tune the final helmet shape and vent placement. The end result was the beginning of Giro Helmets, a worldwide leader in high performance protective gear for active lifestyles. Appalachian Outdoors is proud to carry a Giro Ski Helmet, Giro Snow Helmet, and Giro Bike Helmet selection to perfectly complement your encounters with the great outdoors. Giro Helmets are lightweight, functional, attractive, and on the cutting edge of technology and design. Don't venture out without a custom helmet from Giro!