How To Buy A Snow Helmet
You only get one brain so it's a good idea to keep it protected. In a perfect world, the right helmet will fit so well that you will forget you even have it on. Here are a couple of things to look for on your search for the perfect snowboard helmet.
What exactly are you using this helmet for?
Snowboarding or skiing? Biking in the winter? Both? Helmets have different ratings based off what kind of impact they can handle. Many snow helmets are rated for multi-sport which is great for those that will be using one helmet for all their sporting needs. Just make sure you check what your helmet is rated for before you buy.
Why do some helmets have vents?
Well some people run hot and some run cold so keep that in mind when shopping for a helmet. If you run hot on the mountain, look for a snowboard helmet with a lot of top venting so heat can easily escape. If you run cold, look for more minimal venting in the back or brow area of the helmet.
Audio or no audio?
Again, this is up to you. If you have a snowboarding playlist you should probably get a snow helmet with build in speakers. If you enjoy the peaceful sounds of nature as you slash the snow and don't ever think you want to listen to music, skip the audio helmets.
How should my helmet fit?
Snug. If your helmet moves around too much it could compromise it's effectiveness during a crash. The helmet should certainly not give you a headache from being too tight but should not be loose either. A good test is holding the helmet still while you try turning your head side to side, if you can fully turn your head to the side without the helmet moving, it's too big. When shopping online, measure your head (like a headband) and match your measurement to the brand size chart. Size charts should be listed for each model.show related articles