THE BEST KIDS' SKI HELMETS 2017

18/11/16

THE BEST KIDS' SKI HELMETS 2017

Kids continue to grow until they reach the age of 14/15 for girls and 16/17 for boys. During this development they are more susceptible to injuries than adults, including impacts to the head. This is why it's even more important that children wear the correct protection on the slopes.

2017 has seen high-end helmet technology filter down into junior models and the range of colours and styles increase. Park rat wannabe or out and out racer there is a helmet to suit and no excuses for your child not to wear one.

Race Helmets

Race compliant and tested against high speed impacts these helmets are FIS (Fédération Internationale de Ski) certified.



POC

Skull Orbic X Ski Race Helmet

 POC Race Helmet
  • High performance PC/ABS shell)
  • Increased frontal thickness for gate impacts)
  • Removable washable LD liner
  • Multi-impact EPP liner
  • Ear chambers
  • FIS approved

The Skull Orbic X has been a popular helmet on the junior race circuits for a number of years, fully compliant with FIS rules, featuring a great fit and clean style. For 2017 POC have added a reinforced front area which can absorb repetitive impacts from gates and still retain its full structural integrity in case of a crash.

Other improvements include new ear chambers which allows for better hearing to help with balance and a removable/washable liner.

Shred

Basher Noshock Ski Helmet

Shred Basher Noshock Ski Helmet
  • Infinite R.A.A
  • Slytech Noshock)
  • Tapered Shell
  • X-Static liner
  • Chinguard compatible
  • FIS RH 2013 certified (plus EN1077A, ASTM2040)

Featuring R.A.A (Shred's version on MIPS Technology) the Basher Noshock reduces rotational acceleration to the head, supporting movement between the shell and the liner. This technology has been seamlessly integrated into the Noshock helmet structure developed by protection specialist Slytech. It dissipates the shock from impacts out away from the skull and still effective after multiple impacts.

Again FIS approved, the helmet can used in all sanctioned competitions and has a thicker zone at the front of the helmet to negate gate posts strikes

Uvex

Race+ Ski Helmet

Uvex Race+ Ski Helmet
  • Closable vent system
  • +Plus technology)
  • Anti-allergenic liner
  • Chinguard compatible
  • FIS RH 2013 certified (plus EN1077A, ASTM2040)

Made from with Uvex’s 'race +' thermoplastic material the helmet is lightweight, tough and excellent at absorbing impacts. Advanced injection moulding technology makes it possible to produce a thin outer shell whilst providing 15% greater impact value than the required standard. The reduced weight also decreases possible whiplash strain on juniors whose neck muscles are often catching up with growing bones.

All-Mountain SKi Helmets

Solid all-mountain helmets that offer a great protection for beginners on the piste or young freestylers in the park.



Giro

Giro Youth Launch Helmet

Giro Youth Launch Helmet
  • Passive venting
  • In Form™ fit system
  • Vertical fit adjustment
  • In-mould construction
  • ASTM F2040 / CE EN1077 certified

Built for comfort and safety the Youth Launch utilises an in-mould construction to keep the weight to minimum yet remains durable and tough. The polycarbonate outer has a soft and cosy inner liner with and adjustable dial on the back to provide a snug fit. You can further adjust the sizing of the helmet via a vertical tuning adjuster. It removes the annoying gap between the goggles and helmet and relieves pressure form the bridge of the nose.

Passive venting removes the need to adjust fiddly vent adjusters, keeping kids temperate whilst learning to balance and turn.

Salomon

Jib Junior Snowsports Helmet

Salomon Jib Junior Snowsports Helmet
  • Passive venting
  • Dial adjust fit
  • Hard shell construction
  • Washable liner
  • CE-EN1077 / ASTM F-2040 certified

With skate inspired looks the Jib will appeal to any park focus kids. It has clean matte finish, is beanie compatible and has removable ear pads for spring skiing. Despite the relaxed looks the helmet doesn't skimp on safety with an injected ABS layer and EPS foam layer absorbing shocks, deflecting impacts and resisting piercings.

Salomon

Girls' Youth Kiana Helmet

Salomon Girls' Youth Kiana Helmet
  • Passive venting
  • Dial adjust fit
  • Hard shell construction
  • Washable liner
  • CE-EN1077 / ASTM F-2040 certified

Using the same technology as Salmon's Jib helmet, the Kiana features graphics and colours that will appeal to girls who don’t want a Barbie-pink helmet. It has an injected ABS layer and EPS foam layer to absorb shocks, deflect impacts and resist piercings.

Along the chin strap it has a comfortable padding, an inner washable liner to keep it fresh smelling and is audio system compatible.



For more information about helmets and how to choose the right one have a look at our buying guide.

 

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 terrible coffee.

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