Your Life safety by Snowboard helmets


A man flying through the air while riding a snow board

Snowboard helmets are designed to protect your head by absorbing shock with a layer of crushable foam. They are tested to withstand the impact of an 80kg weight dropped from 1m in height, at 30km/h (18 mph). The most important thing about buying a helmet is that it fits well. Wearing a helmet does not make you invincible or reduce accidents.

Choosing a snowboard helmet

A man jumping in the air doing a trick on a snow board

When it comes to choosing your new lid, there are quite a few things to consider. It’s worth spending some time researching ahead of time so you know what features are the most important before you shop around- otherwise you might end up being swayed toward something that doesn’t have the quality or features that you’re really after.

A good place to start is asking yourself whether you really need a helmet. There are some situations where wearing one would be wise, and others where it’s not as necessary (that is your call). But if you’ve decided that yes, it’s best to wear one- then read on! Firstly, check out our post that will help you choose the most important features of your new lid here.

There is no such thing as the perfect snowboard helmet. We all have different heads and different budgets, so what works for someone else might not work for us. A good test is trying helmets on- so best ask a friend or two rounds to try on helmets too, then you can have an open discussion about what you all think. There are many factors that go into making a helmet comfortable and safe- fit, features, weight, ventilation, strap design etc- so the most important thing is finding one that works for you personally.

Snowboard helmets good value

A man riding a snowboard down a snow covered slope

The price of a snowboard helmet varies hugely depending on whether it’s designed for ski resorts or off-piste adventures. The average cost of low-end lids typically range from £50-$100 (£40 – 80), mid-range ones will set you back around £75 -£150 (£70 – 136) and the high end is between £100 – £200 (£90 – 180). A top of the range helmet is going to be a lot more comfortable, lighter and sturdier- but remember that you can always upgrade your fit or features, but it’s much harder to downgrade!

Snowboard helmets Types

There are two main types of snowboard helmets. They are categorised as either certified or non-certified. Certified helmets meet all safety standards set by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) and are usually used for competition. Non-certified helmets do not need to meet CPSC safety standards, but they should be tested according to other industry safety standards, such as ASTM F2040. Non-certified helmets may alter the way you ride because they will feel lighter than a certified helmet, but this does not mean that it is less safe than certified products.

The Popular Snowboard helmet

Anon M2 Snow Helmet Certified This helmet is popular because of the integrated goggle compatible magnetic system which makes it possible to easily change the shield in seconds. Keep your vision clear when in motion in the snow with this Anon M2 Snow Helmet. The helmet meets or exceeds ASTM F2040-11, EN 1938 and 1285 ski/snowboard standards for snow sports safety. Integrated goggle compatible magnetic system ensures shield changes are quick and easy

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