The Edelrid Salathe is a lightweight, EPP foam helmet with a partial hard plastic top piece. The EPP foam keeps it light, while also enabling it to offer side and rear impact resistance, a feature that is still not super common on helmets these days, and is a nice benefit if you were to slam your head against the rock while falling. It has an elastic strap on the back for use with ski goggles, adding to its versatility, and fits deeply over the head. While it is a solid choice if the other similarly designed helmets we've reviewed don't fit your head well, we thought the harness system on this helmet was inferior, with greater difficulty adjusting the fit, and a more limited range of adjustment. While some will find this to be a great helmet for their needs, we wouldn't call it our top pick among the high end, lightweight, EPP foam choices.