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Designed specifically for women, our collection of ladies ski helmets feature lids by Bern, Giro, Smith, Roxy and Anon. Thankfully, this no longer just means guys' helmets simply painted pink! The helmets have been built with the distinct female skull shape in mind, and feature just as much cutting-edge technology as their male counterparts. For example, the Smith Vantage Women's MIPS helmet is one of the most advanced helmets on the market, whilst the Custom Air fit system of the Salomon Aura makes size adjustment a breeze.
Whilst the ladies ski helmets keep pace with the boys on a technical level, they are streets ahead on the inside. The lining on the Giro Era is pure luxury, whilst anti-bacterial linings on models such as the Smith Pointe keep your lid smelling fresh even after the toughest workouts. On the outside, Roxy lead the way as ever; extending the cool designs of their clothing range into their collection of helmets.
Whatever you're after in a new lid - whether it's something airy and lightweight, tough and durable, or crammed with cutting-edge technology - we've got you covered. For more information and advice on ski helmets, check out our ski helmet guide.
This might be your first time buying a snow helmet, or maybe you're ready for a change. Either way our selection of helmets is geared towards serving every demand, age, style, and gender. You might be overwhelmed by the choice, which is why we'll break it down for you right here!
Your helmet selection will boil down to one key choice - between in-mold and hardshell helmets. Both are certified to the same standards and will provide essential head protection in the event of impact, but there are key differences in what exactly each type can offer a skier or boarder.
The tougher of your two options, hardshell helmets use an extremely strong thermoplastic for the outer shell called ABS. A thick, rigid, impact-absorbing foam called EPS (expanded polystyrene) is then bolted on to the ABS shell.
The lighter choice, in-mold helmets use a PC (polycarbonate) shell and fuse it to an EPS liner. Owing to the high strength-to-weight ratio of the PC shell, more ventilation channels can be opened up in the foam.
Finding a helmet that gave the perfect fit used to be a real drama. These days fitting systems are more common than not, and you'd be unlucky to end up with a helmet that didn't feel comfortable, even after a slight tweak. Here's a run-down of the common methods use to adjust the fit of the helmet. Want more general advice on how to fit your helmet? Consult our excellent helmet fitting guide.
The simplest fitting system. An elasticated band at the rear of the helmet stretches out to cradle the head securely.
One of the most common options today, dial-actuated mechanisms let you crank in the perfect fit. Righty-tightey, lefty-loosey. It's that simple!
Prone towards getting a little hotheaded, even in the sub-zero weather? Don't want to be left out in the cold with brain freeze? Consider which type of helmet ventilation will leave you feeling most comfortable.
Simple and effective. Passive ventilation channels are made by tunnels cut through the helmet shell and liner. Cold air enters through the front of the helmet and is exhausted through the rear to stop you from overheating.
The ventilation channels are the same, but a sliding mechanism gives you more control over just how much air travels through. Some systems only switch between an open and closed position while others while adjust to everything in between.
The most important consideration when purchasing a helmet is the fit. If a helmet doesn't fit correctly, it may not perform properly in the event of an accident. Follow these four steps to make sure you find the right helmet for you before you hit the powder!
1) MEASURE YOUR HEAD
2) TRY IT ON
3) HOW DOES IT FEEL?
4) THE GOGGLE TEST
KIDS - It may sound obvious, but get a helmet that fits! We hear a lot of parents telling us they want to buy a helmet that will last a few years. A helmet that is too loose is not going to be safe and can actually be dangerous. Kids' heads grow relatively slow so it is better to get one that fits today. Equally, more and more helmets have adjustable fit systems, so you should be able to get a few trips out of one lid. The only time you may want to go for a slightly larger one is if their head is right in-between sizes.