Whether you’re carving turns on groomers or bombing backcountry runs, Mips focuses on safety for helmets so you can focus on fun.
20 years of research has given us the knowledge of how to make helmets safer. And we got the data to pove it.
Snow helmets aren’t just for flying through the trees and hucking cliffs. We all take the occasional tumble, and every skier or snowboarder can benefit from the added safety, warmth and comfort of a Mips snow helmet.
There are many factors when choosing your perfect helmet. Here are a few to consider:
This is the most important one to get right. If a helmet is too big, it can move around on your head and won’t properly protect you in a crash. Too small, and it won’t sit right on your head, compromising your safety and comfort.
Are you looking for added warmth in the cold? Or do you spend more time trekking uphill for backcountry runs? Different helmets have different features, including adjustable vents for added ventilation or detachable liners or ear pads for warmer spring conditions.
Make sure the helmet meets the safety standards in your country. Some common ones include the ASTM F2040 snow helmet certification in the U.S., and CE EN1077 in Europe.
Modern snow helmets are packed with purpose-built features including adjustable brims, magnetic chinstraps, Boa fit adjustment dials, and integrated audio speakers
Make sure the helmet is designed with a low-friction layer that’s intended to help reduce rotational force to the head during certain angled impacts.