What are ski helmets made of?
There are two main materials used in ski helmet constructions: In-Mold and ABS. Women and kids generally prefer prefer In-Mold constructions as they are lighter. However, they don't last as long. On the other hand, ABS is heavier but a lot more durable, ABS helmets have a greater lifespan.
What features for ski helmets?
There are more and more features available on ski helmets, some being very important, some others not really needed. We recommend ski helmets with size adjustments. They ensure an optimal fit which increases safety in case of impacts. Another important feature is the venting of your helmet. An adjustable venting allows you to affect the airflow running through the shell. It can be pretty handy if you happen to practice ski touring or if you ski during cold winter and warm spring days! Protection-wise, the gnarliest riders may want a chin pad or a neck protector. You can also find helmets with an integrated visors, this avoids you buying a goggle. There are no differences in performance, integrated visors offer the same specifications as goggles, it's more a matter of style really. Finally, if you like riding with the beat, you can get a ski helmet with integrated audio system.