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Without question, ensuring the safety of your kids when they are skiing is your number one priority. Yes, the mountains come with their share of risks and you want them to have fun and enjoy themselves... but in as safe as possible an environment.

Protective equipment helps to minimise the risk of injury and can boost the confidence of your little one. These products are some of the essentials you should consider kitting out your kid with.


Impact Wrist Guard Youth

 wrist guard
  • Velcro straps
  • Slimline design
  • Machine washable

Your hands and wrists contain 27 individual bones. This intricate construction allows for a large range of movement and dexterity. However in the event of a fall you naturally extend your arms and hands to protect yourself - exposing these small bones to the impact.

These low-profile wrist guards sit beneath your child's gloves safeguarding the wrists and palms. Adjustable Velcro straps provide a secure fit and accommodate growing kids. You can also machine wash them to keep them fresh and clean.


Boom Shorts Junior

Forcefield Boom Shorts Junior
  • RPT (Repeat Performance Technology)
  • Draw cord waist fastener for superior fit and comfort
  • Machine Washable (with armour removed)
  • CE EN1621-1 Level 1

Especially useful for children learning to snowboard, the shorts prevent bumps and bruises on the hips, thighs and bum area. Grippy elastic and a drawstring cord hold the shorts and armour in place - protecting the vulnerable zones. The armour is made using RPT (Repeat Performance Technology) - a material that doesn't weaken with use, retaining its performance.


Back Protector Flyer L1

Back Protector
  • Adjustable waist and shoulder straps
  • Heat activated body moulding
  • RPT (Repeat Performance technology)
  • CE EN1621-2 certified

Forcefield are one of the market leaders in protection equipment and have used their patented Nitrex Evo® impact material for the Flyer F1. This material remains flexible and comfortable moulding to your kid’s back until impact, when it stiffens, dissipating shock.


Youth O Frame 2.0 Goggles

Oakley Youth O Frame 2.0 Goggles
  • A dual lens with F2 Anti-fog coating keeps fogging away throughout the day
  • The O Matter frame construction allows it to mould to the contours of your face
  • Triple-layer polar fleece foam creates a solid yet comfortable/dry fit
  • Small discreet notches in the frame make them compatible with most prescription eyewearr
  • VLT: 62%
  • Lens: Persimmon

Built for comfort and clarity, the goggles use a malleable frame and outer riggers to eliminate pressure points on the face. They are also fully helmet compatible, and a silicone coating ensures they remain in place.

The duel lens increases depth perception and contrast on the mountain and features 100% UVA/UVB protection, and an anti-fog coating. Complementing the lens technology is a large peripheral field of vision, allowing your child to see more on the piste - improving their decision making and safety.


Grom Youth Snowsports Helmet

Salomon Grom Youth Snowsports Helmet
  • Removable/washable liner
  • EPS liner
  • Padded chinstrap
  • Custom dial-fit
  • Passive venting
  • Certified EN 1077-B, ASTM F -2040

A skate inspired design for young kids who want to shred the park and everything else on the mountain. Don’t be fooled by the simplistic styling, it comes with plenty of tech including a ‘custom dial-fit’ for precise sizing, a removable liner and a passive airflow system to regulate temperature.

Feel free to ask our store experts or customer service team for more information about kids' safety equipment, sizing and age suitability.


About the Author:

Pete Fletcher - Outdoor Expert

Pete grew up hiking most of the trails in the Lake District before being introduced to skiing. A few decades later and you're most likely to find him snowboarding, skateboarding, fixing skis or making a mean coffee.