Helmets are essential for making sure you stay safe on the mountain. But it can be hard to know which one is best for you. Check out this list of Curated experts' most recommended ski and snowboard helmets, and then make sure to chat with an expert so they can help you find the perfect helmet for you.
- Smith Scout MIPS Helmet
- Smith Mission MIPS Helmet
- Smith Holt Helmet
- Giro Ledge MIPS Helmet
- Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet · Women's
- Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet
- Giro Ceva MIPS Helmet · Women's
- Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet
- Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · Women's
- Giro Neo MIPS Helmet
Smith Scout MIPS Helmet
The Smith Scout has all the features you need in a helmet without breaking the bank. It includes amazing durability, MIPS multi-directional impact protection and 8 stationary vents to allow for proper airflow through the helmet and fog free goggle experience with Smith goggles.
Removable ear pieces for different fit and style options. Clean-looking brain bucket. MIPS is a technology keeping skiers and riders safe. The design is built to have the helmet and liner rattle instead of your brain.
It's a solid piece of plastic that includes the MIPS technology, which is designed to keep your brain from jiggling around too much. The Scout will protect your noggin and keep you plenty warm!
Smith Mission MIPS Helmet
High-quality helmet from Smith with MIPS technology for ultimate protection! Full adjustable dial fit system, ventilation system, MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) to protect the noggin from any impact, and keep your brain from rattling around. Lightweight and comfortable!
Smith Holt Helmet
This is a great helmet from Smith. It's simple, comfortable, and adjustable so that you can make it fit just right. Really works for any kind of riding and has nice smooth edges with a clean look. This helmet is durable and will last a long time!
Advanced ABS construction for increased impact protection and all-around durability. Quality made gear from Smith always!
Giro Ledge MIPS Helmet
MIPS is a newer technology that is becoming the standard for most every helmet in actions ports. It allows the shell to rotate on the padding in a bad crash, potentially saving you from neck injury.
Smith Mirage MIPS Helmet · Women's
Adjustable venting cools your head and prevents it from overheating while the plush, fuzzy lining keeps you comfortable and warmth all throughout the day. Very adjustable in terms of fit and temperature regulation. These utilize a special Koroyd material for cushioning which helps keep these ultra-lightweight. One of the top helmets you can find for all-around ability to protect, prevent temperature extremes from putting a damper on your day, and style your fit with a ridiculously comfortable and lightweight safety profile.
This is an affordable helmet with all the fun features that you could want in a helmet. It has MIPS, closeable air vents, an adjustment knob for keeping it snug, and fluffy ear muffs.
Lightweight, warm, safe, and comfortable - what more could you want in a helmet?
Giro Ratio MIPS Helmet
The MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) gives you added protection from concussions and neck injuries. Plus it is Outdoor Tech audio compatible and the venting is pretty sweet.
This helmet will ensure your head is protected, while MIPS offers multi-impact protection from badly angled impacts. Comfortable, ventilated and super durable.
Giro Ceva MIPS Helmet · Women's
This helmet features MIPS (multi-directional impact protection system). It also features a low-profile hard shell design. This has an easy fully adjustable fit system and an easily adjustable venting system. This may not have quite as much ventilation as other options but won't break the bank.
Has MIPS - a technology that ultimately works to reduce the amount of rotational force exerted on the wearer's head in case of a crash - to minimize risk of concussion. Also at a relatively low price (helmets are expensive)!
With MIPS (Multi-Directional Impact Protection System) it helps protect against concussions and neck injuries. It also has adjustable venting and designed to not fog up your goggles.
Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet
Hybrid shell that is lightweight, MIPS for brain saving technology, "Zonal Koroyd" tech coverage for energy absorbing and ventilated impact-resistant protection! Fits smith goggles perfectly. Air ventilation to cool a hot head. BOA 360 fit system for the best and most safe fit.
This is a top-of-the-line helmet. It has all the best features and might be a great option for someone getting their first helmet, you'll barely know it's there.
Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · Women's
MIPS is a newer technology in helmets that allows the shell to break away from the padding in a crash and helps protect against neck injuries. This is kind of the gold standard. A little pricier, but they look super slick and have good venting.
Most any weather, it breathes really well with the dual-zone vent system, but holds heat when you need it.
Great, warm and comfortable lightweight helmet!! Adjustable vents for personalized comfort.
Giro Neo MIPS Helmet
MIPS rated, lightweight in-mold construction. Dialed-in fit. Adjustable venting for temperature control. This is a sleek and stylish helmet. Comes in multiple colors!
Giro Ledge FS MIPS Helmet
Minimalistic design with high-end protection. Removable ear pads, cooling vents, and Giro's Autoloc system for precision sizing on your head!! Also equipped with MIPS technology to prevent concussions!
POC Obex MIPS Helmet
The POC OBEX MIPS Helmet is recommended for those who love to focus on the aesthetic of their gear. The multiple color choices available allow for a variation of sleek and stylish design combinations. This helmet is lightweight, has MIPS brain protection, and has plenty of ventilation. It also features a headset compatible in case you want to keep communicating with your crew when you are riding.
K2 Phase MIPS Helmet
Good offering from K2. Great protection with a MIPS system but also includes K2's audio system to listen to music and ability to take phone calls!
Protecting your brain! MIPS provides added protection from weird angled spills.
Giro Trig MIPS Helmet
Smith Maze Helmet
Someone looking for something simple, comfortable and light to stay out on the hill all day. Simple design and a sleek look.
Awesome product from Smith for your dome. Sleek look, so lightweight you'll forget it's up there!
Keeping your brain inside your skull, and looking good while doing it!
Anon Raider 3 Helmet
This is a skate inspired helmet that can be used for skating as well as skiing. It has removable ear pads, cold weather lining, and goggle clip. It features an injection-molded ABS exterior for long lasting durability and strength.
POC Fornix MIPS Helmet
The standard entry level helmet from POC. This helmet features MIPS which disperses the rotational forces in an accident. Adjustable venting so you can decide how many airflow you have. Goggle ventilation to help prevent fogging. Removeable earpads. You get what you pay for and your head is the most important part to protect.
Atomic Savor Helmet
Built with Holo Core to give extra space to allow the helmet to take the impact instead of your head. Also has AMID (Atomic Multidirectional Impact Deflector) to help minimize rotational damage to your head.
Giro Jackson MIPS Helmet
Modern Profile with new Passive Aggressive Venting system inspired by aerodynamic airflow of high-end autos. Discreet yet powerful, this system manages airflow and temperature while in motions riding or standing. Brim to protect goggles from exes snow build up. This also features MIPS Multi directional impact protections. Removable ear pads and goggles retailer.
This helmet's got a super sleek look to it! It has MIPS technology to protect your noggin from any falls or anything that might happen on the slopes! It's super light and has what Giro calls their "Passive Aggressive Venting System".
Very lightweight helmet that boasts some nice features: discreet ventilation, MIPS protection, and removable goggle holder.
K2 Diversion MIPS Helmet
Anon Greta 3 Helmet · Women's
Warmth! The classic fleece earpads are very plush, audio-compatible, and removable for the warmer days in the spring. This steezy skate-style bucket prioritizes style as much as it does bombproof coverage and protection! The hardshell design gives you proper durability for the long run and the auto-adjustable fit with the ultra-comfy padded chin strap grants you a quick and easy way to nail down the right fit for your head. Also has passive ventilation channels that circulate air through the front and draw away moisture from the back. This is a good one that can take some abuse and still look new for a while!
K2 Thrive Helmet
K2 makes top-notch gear and this helmet is protective, lightweight, and durable. A small visor helps to keep the sun out of your eyes and over the goggles, and the goggle strap makes sure you'll never lose them.
Super comfortable and breathable - this helmet from K2 is meant for all riders!
Smith Vantage MIPS Helmet · Women's
Lightweight helmet from Smith. The Vantage is a comfy, goggle compatible helmet. Vents that can be opened or closed depending on the day. Removable ear pieces as well to create a custom fit. MIPS tech to keep your noggin safe.
Anon Rodan MIPS Helmet
Super lightweight, very clean with slight brim to keep water dripping on your goggles. Features full time venting all around. Vents in front make a path way to your goggles helping your goggles stay clear. 360 boa fit system allow you to make a tight exact fit. Earpieces are removable in case you wear a beanie or thick balaclava. Fidlock closure system is a super fast magnetically activated system which keeps the helmet secure on your head while also being very easy to use. Incorporates MIPS technology which reduces rotational force to your head incase you send it a little too hard.
The MIPS helmet mimics the brain's own protection system and lets the helmet slide relative to the head. The 360 degree BOA fit system provides micro adjustments all around the head. The buckle uses magnets to open and close it with one hand. It also has an expedition fleece liner for maximum warmth.
MIPS should be every riders go-to. It stands for multi-directional impact system and protects your brain from concussions whereas helmets that don't have helmets just prevent your head from cracking.
Giro Emerge Spherical Helmet
Protecting your brain! Overall, with the MIPS system, it helps to deflect any impact you might experience during a fall and allows some rotation inside & separate of the outer shell which can help reduce traumatic injuries (concussions)
An excellent helmet for an all-mountain skier. With the MIPS functionality, it will provide maximum protection on those frontside falls while not being overwhelming or too heavy when riding off-piste or in the backcountry.
Giro Avera MIPS Helmet · Women's
Recommended for skiing. This helmet has the MIPS safety rating to keep you safe on the slopes. It also has an adjustable band to get that perfect fit right out of the box.
Smith Altus MIPS Helmet
The Smith Altus MIPS is really for any type of in bounds skier that wants an extra layer of protection while staying at a high level of comfort. It is comfortable and safe helmet due to its MIPS technology. MIPS stands for Multi-Directional Impact Protection System which helps reduce rotational forces you might incur during a crash by mimicking the brains own natural protection system by using a slip plane system that moves inside of the helmet. This technology will make you less prone to TBI's and concussions during those unfortunate falls.
Adjustable vents for changing conditions, audio compatible, works well with Smith goggles to keep them vented and fog-free, and MIPS to help with rotational impacts in the event of a crash. Lightweight in-mold construction to be light on your head too!
Super lightweight shock adsorbing helmet. MIPS brain protection. Climate control, one hand ventilation adjustment. Audio compatible ear pucks. Easy adjustment and all day comfort
Anon Logan Wavecel Helmet
The overall profile is insanely lightweight, fidlock latch, removable earpieces, and the BOA 360 system. This thing is packed with vents to keep everything super comfortable, not too hot and not too cold. The Wavecel tech is a collapsible lightweight gel layer that absorbs, glides, and redistributes an impact.
BOA adjustability for perfect fit
WaveCel for impact resistance
Fidlock snap helmet buckle uses magnets so you can buckle with one hand even with gloves on
Compatible with audio accessories
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