Recommended Snow Sports Helmets

Have you thought about how important it is to wear a helmet while you are skiing or snowboarding?  Wearing a helmet will reduce your risk of falling and suffering a head injury while on the ski slopes or out in the back country.

Smith Optics -Vantage Adult Snow Sports Helmet – with MIPS Technology

Smith Sport Optics sets the standard for high performance sunglasses, goggles and helmets.

The Vantage was built for the most demanding of users. Using Aerocore construction that features Koroyd simultaneously maximizes full coverage protection and increased airflow. For the most custom fit, the Vantage offers the Boa FS360 fit system with a 360 degree halo design.

Combine all this with the Smith pioneered AirEvac technology for goggle integration, and the Vantage delivers the perfect blend of technology and style.

PROTECTION Hybrid SL shell construction

Aerocore construction featuring Koroyd 

Low-profile dual regulator adjustable climate control

21 vents

MIPS system available in select colors

FIT Adjustable Boa FS360 fit system

Nanosilver performance lining

Snapfit SL2 ear pads

*Available in Asian fit

INTEGRATION AirEvac 2 ventilation

Removable ultra-light goggle lock

Skullcandy audio systems available

 

Giro – Range MIPS Snow Helmet

Giro has been defining the Helmet Industry with function, comfort, fit and performance, for over a decade. Giro evolved the helmet industry with the introduction of their In Form Fit System and has now set a new standard with the introduction of the Range helmet, proving again that Fit is Function.

This new helmet has a 2 piece shell construction with an integrated fit system to provide essentially a custom fit.

MIPS Technology Equipped

Low-Profile

Articulating Hard

Shell Construction

Thermostat Control

MIPS Technology Equipped

Low-Profile

Articulating Hard

Shell Construction

Thermostat Control

 

HEAD – KNIGHT Snow Ski and Snowboard Helmet 2018 model

The KNIGHT helmet with interchangeable, integrated visor is matchless in style, function, and comfort. This sporty, all-conditions helmet allows a mountain user to do away with goggles and wear prescription glasses if needed.

With superlative venting, a customizable fit and plenty of warmth and comfort it maintains the perfect microclimate while looking hot. Venting System: A Smart Venting System Integrated In The Helmet, Allows For Better Airflow and, Combined With The Breathable Inner Fabrics, Improves The Comfort.

HEAD Visor Construction is a wind-sealed UV protective shield that allows skiers to ride wearing prescription glasses. Like on a motorcycle helmet the visor can be pulled down to protect the eyes while riding.

The size adjustment system may be varied horizontally in order to individually adjust the helmet to your head.

Thermal Ventilation is our automatic ventilation system which leads warm air away from the head to the outside without allowing any cold air to the inside.

The Lower Microshell is a polycarbonate layer that prevents scratches and dents in the helmet’s foam.

The Neckgator provides comfort and warmth to the helmet wearer. It adds comfort, fit and excludes the elements.

The ear pads and neck gators can be removed to suit the variable weather conditions and for cleaning.

 

Giro – Union Snow Helmet

FEATURES – MIPS. XT2 anti-odor padding. Compatible with aftermarket Giro audio systems by Outdoor Tech. Compliance: CE EN1077.

CONSTRUCTION – MIPS – Multi-Directional Impact Protection System. In-Mold Construction fuses a tough polycarbonate outer shell with the helmet’s impact-absorbing foam liner. The fusion process allows for better ventilation systems, making In-Mold helmets lighter and cooler than traditional helmets.

FIT SYSTEM – In Form Fit System makes it easy to dial in a custom fit in seconds – even with gloves on. An ergo-friendly dial at the base of the helmet provides up to 6cm of adjustment and enhanced stability. Vertical Tuning feature accommodates different goggles and head shapes for a custom fit free of gaper gap (space between goggles and helmet).

VENTILATION – Thermostat Control adjustable venting allows you to custom tune airflow instantly with a simple, low profile control button on the outside of the helmet. No other system is faster or easier to adjust, and nothing is more effective at keeping you comfortable. Stack Vent in the front of the helmet which aligns with your goggles and helps to keep them clear and fog free.

SEAMLESS COMPATIBILITY WITH ALL GIRO GOGGLES – Giro products have been meticulously designed and tested to work together. We’ve fine-tuned the pairings of our helmets and goggles using exhaustive testing in our Dome R&D center and translating those findings into the perfect Seamless Compatibility fit. We recommend Giro Axis Goggles.

 

Anon – Galena Women’s Ski/Snowboard Helmet

The women’s Anon Galena helmet features Hybrid 50/50 shell construction that combines durability on top with the performance of a featherweight bottom. A 360° Boa® Fit System provides easy, on-the-go fit adjustment with the turn of a dial, and the Fidlock® magnetic snap helmet buckle lets you open or close with one hand, even if you’re wearing gloves.

Active ventilation gives you one-handed control over airflow, so you can fine-tune your temperature depending on the weather and activity.

360° BOA® FIT SYSTEM Delivering the best in fast, customized and comfortable helmet fit-Anon continues to collaborate with the industry leader Boa® Technology to create fit systems that allow for easy, on-the-fly micro adjustments with just a turn of the dial. anon¹s Boa® powered fit systems smoothly distributes pressure for all-day comfort, without adding any bulk to your kit.

HYBRID 50/50 SHELL CONSTRUCTION The ultimate in helmet technologies-hybrid 50/50 pairs the best of endure-shell and in-mold helmet constructions, combining wear-and-tear resistant durability on top with the performance and feel of featherweight bottom.

ACTIVE VENTILATION Control your helmet climate with the one-handed convenience of anon’s active venting. Easily fine-tune your temperature-open for maximum airflow, closed for keeping warmth in, or anywhere in between.

LONG-HAIRED FLEECE ON LINER AND EAR PADS Women’s specific liner with a silky feel that won’t pill, designed for premium warmth and comfort.

MUSICALLY INCLINED Audio Accessory Compatible

 

Giro – NINE.10 Snowboard and Snow Ski Helmet

The Giro NINE.10 is one of the best affordable high quality snow sports helmets you can find. It won’t win any beauty contests, but it will keep your head protected and your wallet happy. Available in 2 In Form Sizes: S(52-55.5cm), M(55.5-59cm)

In-Mold construction with designs and finishing touches specifically for women

15 Super Cool vents with Weatherstrip vent shield and Stack Vent

Compatible with all after-market TuneUps systems

Compliance: ASTM F2040/CE prEN1077

 

Kask – Elite Pro Photochromic Ski Helmet

Elite Pro is the ideal combination of technicality and elegance.

Eco-leather details on earflaps pair with refined seams on the chin-strap. The helmet is enriched with Merino Wool inner padding.

Developed in partnership with REDA, an Italian company leader in the production of Merino wool, this helmet is made with an odorless natural fiber which makes it highly breathable and washable, as well as guaranteeing unparalleled comfort.

Anti-fog and anti-scratch double lens mirror. Smart venting system integrated in the helmet.

Venting System: A Smart Venting System Integrated In The Helmet, Allows For Better Airflow and, Combined With The Breathable Inner Fabrics, Improves The Comfort.

Micro Metrical Buckle: The Ergonomics Of The Helmet Is Further Improved Thanks To An Adjustable Buckle, Manageable Easily While Wearing Gloves.

Panoramic Double Visor: The Kask Visors Ensures 4 Times Greater Resistance To Misting Than A Single Lens. Easy To Replace And Interchangeable Among The Colours Available In The Kask Range. The Panoramic Shape Ensures A Perfect Fit Even For Someone Who Wears Eyeglasses.

Removable Inner Padding: The Ideal Solution In Order To Ensure The Maximum Comfort And Hygiene: A Simple Gesture Is Enough To Remove Easily The Padding, Both The Inner And The Earflaps, In Order To Wash Them. 

Bolle – Blackline Snowboard and Ski Helmet with Integrated Visor

The sweet visor is incorporated into the design which results in an aggressive and stylish look on the slopes.

Injected ABS

Click-to-FitTM System

Adjustable ventilation

Removable earpads

1 Silver Gun Visor & + 1 Lemon Visor

 

Kask – Stealth Audio Ski Helmet

Audio System: Created by Outdoor Tech, with two rechargeable and detachable chips positioned in the earflaps. A Recharging set is provided with the helmet.

Active Venting System: The Active Venting System Allows Control of The Airflow Through The Helmet For Better Comfort. Easy To Open And Close While Wearing Gloves.

Retractable Visor: Innovative Integrated Visor, Anti-Fog And Anti-Scratch That Offers A Superb Panoramic Vision And Excellent Protection At All Times. It Is Very Easy To Swap Between Any Of The Colours Available.

Single Lens Visor: Innovative Integrated Visor, Anti-Fog And Anti-Scratch That Offers A Superb And Panoramic Vision And Excellent Protection At All Times.

Removable Inner Padding: The Ideal Solution In Order To Ensure The Maximum Comfort And Hygiene: A Simple Gesture Is Enough To Easily Remove The Padding, Both The Inner And The Earflaps, Then Just Hand Wash Cold.

Shalimar Padding: The Inner Padding Is Soft Shalimar, A Very Breathable And Fast-Drying Textile.

 

POC – Receptor BUG Adjustable 2.0 Ski Helmet

Receptor BUG Adjustable offers award winning design and safety and is equipped with a size adjustment system, making the helmet suitable for even more users. The patented VDSAP system with two overlapping shells protects from sharp objects, while providing ventilation that can be closed for colder days. The advanced outer shell in ABS makes a robust barrier while the in-mold polycarbonate/EPS inner helmet provides shock absorption.

Size adjustment system

Ventilated Double Shell Anti-Penetration system (VDSAP)

Detachable ear pads and neck roll

 

Smith Optics – Gage Ski Snowboard Helmet 

You only get one brain and, with Smith’s Gage Helmet, you only need one piece of armor to protect it. The Gage is fully certified for both snow and bike use, so you can take it straight from powder days and park sessions in winter to singletrack trails in the summer.

Accidents in winter sports can be life threatening, Protecting your head during falls can be the difference between life and death.

We want to keep you as safe as possible, so we’ve published these articles which should give you enough information to confidently choose the right helmet for your snow sport of choice.

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