PROTECT YOUR HEAD
HELMETS ARE ALL ABOUT BEING LIGHTER, STRONGER, SAFER
The helmet category has to be the fastest growing segment in snow retail. The uptake in Australia over the past decade has been increasing every year with up to 70 per cent of people on the hill now wearing them. This increased use has correlated with lighter and more comfortable helmets being introduced to the market. The profile of most helmets has also been reduced, so you no longer have to look like you’re a stuntman about to be fired out of a canon.
The latest technology being introduced in helmet is the incorporation of MIPS technology. MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System, and it functions as a low-friction layer between your head and the helmet’s shell. It allows the helmet to move independently of your head when subjected to angled impacts, which are common in ski and snowboard stacks. MIPS is effective in reducing the rotational forces on the brain that can result from certain impacts and has proven to be effective in decreasing brain trauma that can result from many ski and snowboard crashes.
Most leading helmet brands are now offering MIPS technology in their various ranges, including freeride helmets. Industry leaders, like Pret and Giro, also offer a variety of models and colours, all with effective ventilation, so once you’ve chosen which helmet you want, it comes down to fit.
When trying on a helmet, the simple rule is that you want a firm fit with no pressure points. You also want to try them on with your goggles. Nothing worse than having punter gap.
The Range truly integrates custom fit at the turn of a dial, utilising a two-piece shell and a durable semi-flexible design in what we call “Conform Fit
Technology”. This helmet expands and contracts adapting to every rider’s individual head shape resulting in the sleekest, lowest profile helmet in Giro’s history. Also includes MIPS, integrated camera mount, and Fidlock magnetic buckle closure.
Ledge and Ledge MIPS
The Ledge features a clean minimalist skate style design with a durable construction for park and street riding. Available
with or without MIPS.
The perfect combination of function and fit. The Shaman features VTT2 venting technology for no fuss comfort all day long. In-mould construction, our RCS Fit System, Fidlock magnetic buckle system. We’ve added an X-Static liner that helps regulate temperature and keep odours at bay. It all adds up to an extremely lightweight, great fitting helmet that feels so good you’ll forget you’re wearing it.
New for this season, Cynic X draws on the strengths of the Cynic and takes it to a whole
new level. Developed with athlete input and safety in mind, Pret delivers style, safety and fit with MIPS and RECCO
technologies. We added X-Static fabric to keep it fresh. The Cynic X has raised the bar with an exceptional blend of design and technology for