Ski & Snowboard Helmet How to choose a HELMET size - Ski Snowboard Cycling Motorbike SIZING GUIDE
After many emails and messages received about Helmet Size, here is a quick SIZE GUIDE that would help you to choose the right helmet.
THE SIZE OF THE HELMET IS SPECIFIED IN CM eg. 51-52; 55-56 OR 61 ETC.
Many helmets are adjustable, which is very good particularly for children as they grow out of it quickly.
THIS NUMBER IS THE CIRCUMFERENCE OF YOUR HEAD MEASURED HORIZONTALLY.
So all you have to do is use your tape measure and roll it around your head to get the number of your size.
For safety reasons t is preferable to have a tight fit helmet, not a loose one. A loose fit helmet will more likely slip off in case of an accident
Remember that helmets are made to protect your accident and they work only once: If you drop your helmet, or if you had a crash banging your helmet on the ground, it is better you get a new helmet.
It doesn't matter if it doesn't look damaged from the outside, the protective material of which the helmet is made, might have a crack or a damage inside, which is not noticeable from the exterior, but it won't be protect your head in case of a future accident.
There are on the market various helmets constructed with different materials, therefore more or less expensive and also more or less protective in case of an accident.
The shell of the helmet, the padded material inside are built to absorb most of the shock in the impact and eventually they break as well in this process. It's mostly down to speed: if you are planning to do extreme sports, which involves high speed, then it's better considering to invest more in your protections and helmet purchase; if you're only getting a helmet planning to have a light outdoor activity, simply cruising around gently without too much speed involved, then even a low budget helmet can be sufficient.
Hope this will help you better understand how helmets work and how to choose the right helent size,
Have fun with your outdoor activity and...Remember to ALWAYS SKI SNOWBOARD RIDE SAFELY WITH YOUR HELMET WELL FASTENED ON SECURELY! ! !
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