How to choose a ski helmet

The ski helmet is essential on and off piste. How to find the perfect balance between comfort, support, optimal protection and efficient ventilation? And how do I choose the correct sized helmet? Follow the guide...

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The choice of a ski helmet is based on 5 criteria, which depend on your level, your type of skiing and your head size:

1/ SKI HELMETS: WITH OR WITHOUT VISOR

2/ WHAT LEVEL OF PROTECTION FOR A SKI HELMET?

A helmet must include the NF (or CE) standard EN 1077, specific to ski and snowboard helmets. There are two categories in this standard

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There are helmets incorporating MIPS technology. This technology helps absorb shock with a system that independently rotates the foam lining around your skull, much like the fluid protecting your brain.It offers better protection, in particular against oblique impacts.

3/ THE DIFFERENT DEGREES OF SUPPORT OF A SKI HELMET

The more your head is wrapped and held, the better the protection.

4/ THE VENTILATION ON A SKI/SNOWBOARD HELMET

For maximum comfort, we advise you to choose a helmet with ventilation you can adjust according to the temperature and the intensity of the physical effort.

5/ CHOOSE THE RIGHT SIZE SKI HELMET

To know your helmet size, measure your head circumference using a tape measure, passing well above the ears, the eyebrows on the front and on the widest part of the skull at the back (on the occiput).
The objective is to measure the largest circumference of the skull.

Tip:
If you do not have a measuring tape, just take a ribbon or a long enough lace, go around your head and then measure with a ruler.

our advice

Try your helmet on with your goggles. The latter must fit your helmet perfectly to avoid a "cold bar" (uncovered area) on the forehead and reduce air entering.

A helmet that has received a shock must be replaced because the foam has been deformed, no longer providing maximum protection.

Protecting yourself well during your ski trips, starts with your head! Today helmets are more and more comfortable and efficient, and in addition they are often very stylish ... So ski safely and above all have fun.

How to choose a ski helmet

grégory

Ski helmets product manager

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