In 1985, working late nights in his garage, designer/bike racer, Jim Gentes, took cycling helmets to a new and lightweight level. With some help from his friends at NASA, Jim was able to carve out just the right design. The end result of his dedicated labor was the beginning of Giro Helmets. After about a year of working on his product, Jim took a prototype of his helmet to the Long Beach Bike Show and was met with $100,000 in orders. With this degree of success, Giro continued to develop and evolve their helmets for the next several years; a few of their more noteworthy innovations were their Air Attack, Bottle Rocket, and Roc Loc features. By the year 2013, Giro was able to add snow goggles, cycling gloves and shoes, and apparel to their roster. There's no doubt that Giro has a rich history and has engineered some of the best products in the industry, so whether you're hitting some pow or some dirt, they're a company that you definitely want on your side.