Expert Review: Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet

Published on 12/11/2022 · 4 min readThis review is my honest opinion of the helmet, which I purchased with my own money in August of 2022.
Dani Janas, Apparel Expert
By Apparel Expert Dani Janas

All photos by Dani Janas

About this Review: This review is my honest opinion of the helmet, which I purchased with my own money in August of 2022.

My Take

The Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet is probably the best product I’ve purchased for gear this year. It has completely reset the bar for being lightweight and comfortable. It is without surprise that the Anon goggles integrate perfectly with the helmet as well. I barely feel the Anon Logan Wavecel helmet while skiing. It has a low profile but big protection to offer. The cellular protection with an in-mold construction assures my safety and confidence should I take a spill.

About the helmet I own

  • Model: 2022 Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet
  • Size: Medium

About me

  • Height: 5’7’’
  • Weight: 125lbs
  • Head circumference: 55cm
  • Goggles: Anon WM1 Goggles
  • Experience: Over 25 years of skiing

Test conditions

  • When I bought this helmet: August 2022
  • Days tested: 2
  • Where I’ve used it: Okemo Mountain
  • How I’ve used it: Early-season resort skiing

How it performs

Adjustability
5/5
Comfort
5/5
Durability
5/5
Protection
5/5
Ventilation
5/5
Warmth
4/5

What I was looking for

I was looking for a really lightweight helmet. When I was a kid, I never really wore a helmet, but now that I push my limits, it has become very important for me to stay safe while not feeling hindered or bothered by my helmet. The Logan Wavecel is perfect for this. It easily fits underneath my jacket hood as well. The adjustment knob is easy to access and use, and the magnetic buckle makes it easy when I’m fumbling around with mittens on my hands.

Why I chose this gear

I’ve had Anon goggles before, which I totally love because of the magnetic facemask, so it was only a matter of time before I ventured into their helmet selection. The new technology is a visible reassurance of security for me because safety is really the most important when shopping for a helmet. Combined with the product weight coming in under a pound was a big selling point for me. It was also very important to have a Bluetooth helmet speaker capability, and the pocket for those headphones is secure and easy to access.

What I love about it

  • Protection: Even just knocking on the helmet, it is easy to tell that I am protected, which is good especially because I’ve known myself to hit a few tree branches from time to time.
  • Comfort: The adjustment knob is great for a customized fit, and there are no funky tight spots or any interior pieces that dig into my head anywhere.
  • Sizing: Anon’s sizing chart is spot on. I went a little larger because I am at the very top measurements for smalls, and I also have their fleece hooded face mask for the bitter cold days.
  • Fit system: The BOA knob finely “dials in” for a true fit.
  • Liner: The liner is limited, but Anon has several options to buy that integrate with their goggles as well for added warmth. I haven’t had it in extremely cold conditions yet, but I assume I will want a liner.
  • Breathability: This helmet has superior breathability, with tons of ventilation and dynamic vents for warmer conditions. The ventilation keeps my head from getting really sweaty, which is prone to happen on an early-season 45-degree day.
  • Earpads: Very comfortable, low-interference ear pads that are drop-in friendly for Bluetooth helmet speakers.
  • Goggle compatibility: I have two different sets of Anon goggles, and they are incredibly compatible, especially the WM1 goggles. They are virtually seamless in connection to the helmet.
  • Weight: It is less than one pound. Anon uses a polycarbonate shell.
  • Built-In Features: The magnetic buckle makes it easy to clip and unclip even with bulky mittens on my hands.
  • Durability: I haven’t tested the helmet to its maximum capacity, and I hope I never have to, but I feel very secure with the new Wavecel technology.
  • Quality of Materials: From the silky smooth matte exterior to the high-tech Wavecel protection, this is a very high-quality helmet.
  • Style: This helmet has a nice low profile and a subdued style, so it matches any outfit.

Issues I’ve encountered

  • Other: The insulation is not super warm, so I wear an extra fleece-lined shell hat on colder days.

Favorite moment with this gear

I put my helmet on for the first time the other day, and when I saw my reflection in the car window, I did not feel like a giant mushroom. It felt proportionate to the rest of me and my gear.

Value for the money vs. other options

The weightlessness alone makes this helmet worth the money spent. The price is not outrageous, and I have yet to find a flaw with this helmet. I’ve previously used Smith, Pret, and POC, which are good helmets, but heavy in comparison.

Final verdict

I love the Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet. I cannot recommend it enough because it is comfortable, low profile, and lightweight, and the visible protection technology makes me feel safe, which is all I can really ask of a helmet.

Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet

$191.93$239.95
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