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Chucking a helmet on when you’re out on the mountain will not only make it a safer experience, but it many cases make it more comfortable and enjoyable for you. Many helmets these days come loaded with features that’ll help get you feeling even more stoked to be out there!

Understanding the Features

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1. Vents

Things can get pretty sweaty when you’re out there carving up the mountain. So although it may sound counterintuitive, check that the helmet has good ventilation that allows warm air to escape from the helmet so you don’t get too hot and uncomfortable. Some helmets will also include goggle ventilation systems that help prevent goggle fog.

2. Shell

The shell is the outer layer of the helmet that helps to protect your head. A good helmet should be lightweight but very strong.

3. Liner/ 4. comfort padding

The liner is the softer inner part of the helmet that is designed to absorb impact. Many helmets will also include extra padding for comfort around your head. A helmet should always be replaced after a serious fall.

5. Goggle compatibility

Check the helmet has an attachment for your goggles. Many helmets will also allow for goggle ventilation that work to expel warm air that can cause fog in your goggles.

6. Dial Fit System

An easy to use dial system that allows you to adjust the sizing easily on the fly.

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7. Ear Pads

Ear pads are there for extra comfort and warmth while you’re out in the extreme conditions on the mountain. Choose a helmet that fits nice and snug around your head.

8. Quick release

A clip system that secures your helmet to your head. Adjust the strapping so that it is snug around your head before securing.

Audio accessory compatibility

Some helmets have audio compatibility allowing you to connect your mobile device to in-built headphones so you can jam to your favourite beats while hitting the snow.

Helmet Sizing

Head in to your local Torpedo7 store to try on a range of helmets to find your best fit, and speak to a Torpedo7 team member who will be able to help you. If you already have goggles, bring them with you so you can check the fit with them. As a rough guide, please see general sizing guide below.

To obtain the correct size, measure around your head as indicated in the image below. If your measurement falls between two sizes select the large size.

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