Swish down the slopes with a ski or snowboard helmet
Ski and snowboard helmets are advised when you hit the slopes, both indoors and on the snowy mountains. Helmets are available for women, men, and kids, coming in a range of shapes, sizes and designs to suit you. No longer is a ski helmet seen as an un-cool accessory, but instead a fashionable must-have to complete your ski or snowboard outfit whilst staying safe on the mountains.
Finding the helmet for you
The colours of helmets are endless from blue, red, black, pink to a huge variety of other options in both block-colour or patterns. Top ski and snowboarding equipment brands such as Giro, Salomon, Anon and Smith are all for consideration amongst others, or opt for an unbranded ski helmet.
Helmet functionalities to look out for
Many helmets now include MIPS technology, meaning multi-directional impact protection system. This allows for more movement in the helmet which in certain ski or snowboard crash scenarios, can provide you with increased head protection. Equally check out the different helmet shell types from soft, hard and in-mould varieties, and different amounts of cover to the head and face including full-face, half shell and full shelled helmets to consider.
For any skier or snowboarder, you'll be well-versed with the varying weather conditions on the slopes. You'll want to ensure your snow helmet is equipped with goggle clips to keep your goggles or sun visors secure in all conditions. With your Oakley sunglasses on, you'll never know when you need to switch your ski gear for something more protective.
Helmet accessories to keep you warm and stylish
At certain times of the year, conditions and temperatures can plummet. Some snowboard or ski helmets provide additional protection from the elements and cold snow with ear and neck covers and pads. Should the helmet feel uncomfortable, look to opt for chin pads on the helmet strap for increased comfort whilst skiing or snowboarding.
Finally look to add a helmet accessory or cover to add that touch of style and ensure you really stand out in your ski group.