I carry my helmet in a large gym bag type thingie along with my shoes and other equipment. Gina's Giro Pneumo helmet came with a helmet pod. Mine didn' same model. But I wanted a pod because the retension system, pads and other parts get caught and end up getting damgaged. I have been wrapping my helmet in a plastic bag before tossing it in the equipment bag for protection.
I looked all over the IE, OC and local shops for a helmet pod. Can't find one! I've seen a few on line but every time I click the link, they are on back order or sold out. I came across this though, a Giro helmet case for ski helmets. They sell for $40 but Sport Chalet had them advertised for $19.99. Gina was out Christmas shopping so I mentioned the case and asked if she'd swing by during her travels.
She went in and asked about the cases. Figures, the workers there knew nothing about them, they thought she was some kind of nut!
So she tracked them down and yup, $19.99. I had seen on line they had two at the Rancho store, Gina saw them and like them because unlike the helmet pod, it has another zipper pocket. It also has an optional velcro divider in the main compartment.
She like them so she picked up the two they had in stock. She walked out with the two!
I got my new Ionos and really wanted a pod, but heck, the helmet case is even better. I don't ski but it will do just fine with my cycling helmets, perfect fit!
If you're like me and like keeping the helmet protected, give it a try. I believe they have them online too!
Just a heads up to anybody interested.
$19.99 at Sport Chalet or $40 elsewhere, I'll take the $19.99!
Gina's helmet pod in the center for comparison.
helmetcase1 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
helmetcase2 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr
helmetcase3 by gulpxtreme, on Flickr