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Ski helmet with photochromic visor

How do photochromic helmets work?

Helmets with photochromic visors are everywhere this winter. Combining the security of an homologated ski helmet and the sun and cold protection of ski goggles, they are not only extremely comfortable but also the most practical and versatile of all the models available on the market. Their photochromic visor changes shade depending on the ambient light. The sunnier it gets, the more UV rays there are and the darker your lens will be. On the opposite, the darker it gets and the clearer it will become. In the end, that’s the photochromic visor that adapts to your environment and filters the light instead of your eyes for maximum comfort.


Here, the reaction has been accelerated. During normal use, this phenomenon is automatic and gradual. It is almost impossible to notice the change of shade and that’s this progressive adaptation that makes the visor so comfortable to wear.


What are the assets of a helmet with photochromic visor?

The photochromic helmet will bring you high-levels of comfort especially when the weather changes during the day. Whether the skies are clear or grey, from the sunny South face to the cold shadows of the North face or in a forest, the photochromic ski helmet adapts to all weathers and is the guarantee that you will always get a clear and precise vision. You’ll be able to face all conditions high up in the mountains.


How much is a helmet with photochromic visor?

The price range is large, very large! You can find helmets starting at £140 with Diezz and go up to £450 with the SP-6 Visor by Casco. The differences in built and integrated technologies are behind this price variance, in addition to the brand and model as well as the visor quality and protection level. Indeed, we have protection index of category 1-3, category 2-4 and category 2-3. Pick yours depending on your budget and the weather conditions in which you usually ride.


What are the best helmets with photochromic visor?

The best photochromic helmets are the ones whose lens reacts rapidly to brightness variations no matter the temperature. And at this little game, brands like Julbo or Diezz played their cards right! Their latest NXT and Activilux technologies respectively come with lenses that keep an excellent response time and shade amplitude even when the temperature gets low. Hardcore skiers can also treat themselves with the Casco photochromic helmets, a German brand that pushed new boundaries in terms of design while being as uncompromising as ever when it comes to quality.