Decided that since it is starting to snow in the mountains in the lower 48, it was time to start considering upgrading to a carbon fiber helmet. Riding a snowmobile in the mountains and the trees is hard work, and the helmets that I have are heavy - and you can feel it. I decided to spring for a new carbon fiber helmet I have been wanting since I saw their release announcement, and a set of goggles that should go well with them.
I talked to Klim customer support today, and this new helmet in 2xl is just over 2lbs - which should make quite a difference over the older, heavier models I have now that are a couple pounds heavier.
They don't match my riding gear much, but I thought going with orange would make me a bit more visible in avalanche terrain if there were ever a slide, and I do have one orange snowmobile.
I don't buy Klim branded goggles however, and I prefer 509 goggles, which are specifically made for snowmobilers. This year I am going with an orange set with photochromatic lenses that go from orange to blue, depending on light conditions. Pricey as hell though, hope they are worth it.
Now I just need snow, and lots of it.