$450 If you’re going to spend money on ski gear, protecting your head is a good place to start. Wearing this state-ofthe-art helmet is kind of like having a second skull. The shell is made of a carbon-fiber-reinforced polymer, the gold standard in strength-to-weight ratio. The Grimner TE includes added protection with “impact shields” and MIPS technology. And even its embedded camera mounts are reinforced, so the cameras don’t punch through in the event of a crash. Smart thinking.