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Video: How to pick & fit a ski or snowboard helmet
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Video: How to pick & fit a ski or snowboard helmet

Video: How to pick & fit a ski or snowboard helmet

Before you hit the slopes, make sure you have a helmet that's not only comfortable but fits your noggin properly. In this video, we show you how to get that perfect fit when shopping for a new ski and snowboard helmet.

 

 

Find a helmet that speaks to you!

The first thing you want to do when looking for a new ski or snowboard helmet is to find one that speaks to you. Here at Next Adventure, we offer a wide selection of helmets. Try a few on and find one that fits your head the best.

 

Helmet should drop on to your head and have minimal wobble.

When you put your helmet, it should fit snugly. It should sit right on top of your head and as it slides down over your ears you should feel a small amount of air escaping. The strap should be nice and snug against your chin – not so much that you're going to pinch yourself when you buckle it - but nice and snug. Some helmets are going to have a good fit right out of the box and may not require much adjustment. Many come equipped with an internal ratcheting adjustment system, so you can personalize the fit your head. Other helmets have a simpler adjustment system consisting of a frame that snaps into the helmet offering a fixed range of sizing within the helmet.

 

Shake test! Helmet should fit tight.

Once you have your helmet picked out, on your head, and buckled up, you're going to violently shake your head from side to side. The helmet shouldn’t become loose at all. It should move with you and not have any lag. If you fall at high speeds you need the helmet to stay with your head and not slide around.

 

Goggles should fit snuggly with front of helmet.

One last thing to consider while picking your helmet is how your goggles will fit with it. Unfortunately, not all goggles are going to fit great with all helmets. You want to make sure that there's no gap or as little gap as possible between the helmet and the goggle. You should just be able to fit two fingers snugly between your lens and the helmet.

 
While you're out there this season riding the slopes do your best to wear your helmet. Remember, you can get to flying fast and it’s not always going to be on soft snow. Ice, rocks, and trees are ever-present and a helmet is going to come in handy exactly when you need it. Do your best to have a great time and stay safe out there.

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