You only get one brain, so you’ve got to take good care of it while snowboarding. If you’re replacing your old worn out a helmet or just simply looking to add something new to your collection of snowboarding gear, these are the top helmets you should consider in 2017:
Capture Live Action:
Unforgettable snowboarding events can happen anytime, so be sure to capture it so that you can amplify your story-telling magic for your buddies. As they say, to see is to believe. Giro Edit ($78.98 – $180) offers the most flexible way to capture on video fast-paced snowboarding action. Its mounting system up front is designed to hold a GoPro camera, plus its light weight makes it comfortable to wear.
Comfort at Its Best:
Speaking of comfort, here is a brand new snowboarding helmet that will keep you feeling smart and cool while breezing through the snow: Smith Optics Vantage ($56.99 – $190). This revolutionary helmet has a trademark ventilation system that increases airflow (not surprising considering it has 21 adjustable vents). No need to worry about sweating a lot while on the slopes, as it has an anti-odor system that keeps odor-causing microbes away. Plus, it provides for an ergonomic and adjustable fitting system that gives the wearer a personalized fit.
Music and high-speed snowboarding action blend well. Bern Watts EPS 8 Tracks ($100.44 – $119.99) will keep you pumped up on your most active snowboarding days. You can easily plug in your tunes with this helmet’s 8-track audio system. It is lightweight and super-comfortable to wear. The best thing is that its shell offers ample protection from impact, which is the very purpose of a helmet in the first place.
If you are a hardcore snowboarder, Giro Combyn Helmet is perhaps your best choice. This helmet is the ultimate product when it comes to protecting your head. Its innovative design combines ABS shell and vinyl nitrile foam to form a soft-shell helmet that can take the worst hits. At $57.98 to $120.00 the Combyn also gives you comfort with its advanced ventilation system.
Taking calls while snowboarding? That’s a big no-no—if you’re going to use your hands. POC Receptor Bug Communication is one of the latest smart snowboard helmets that allow a snowboarder to take calls. It has a built-in Beats by Dr. Dre speakers and microphone to facilitate taking calls and even playing music.