A lot of ski and snow resorts have made wearing a helmet mandatory but otherwise it’s up to personal choice. Some people argue that it could save your life, and others argue that it doesn’t make you immune to head trauma. Both are true, but there’s no evidence that wearing a helmet will make injuries any worse.
Buy Snowboard Helmets in Australia from Alpine Beach
Snowboarding can be a dangerous sport, so a helmet is an absolute must. At Alpine Beach, we have a huge range of helmets to keep you safe and looking good while you have fun out on the mountain all day long.
Should You Wear Snowboard Helmets?
There have always been debates over whether or not helmets actually help when snowboarding, however, there have been a number of studies taken to find out. Results suggest that wearing a helmet can reduce head injuries by 35% in adults. Some of these head injuries might just have been bumps and scrapes, but potentially serious injuries have also been seen to decrease as helmet wearing increased.
Snowboard helmets can also help keep you warm, some models have vents which are adjustable and can be opened or closed depending on the conditions and how much wind you want to let in, meaning you won’t be too cold or too hot. Helmets also don’t soak up moisture like a normal hat would, meaning you don’t end up with a cold, wet head. A lot of people agree that they are comfier than wearing a hat because they’re less itchy too. They’re also great for helping your goggles stay on and somewhere to mount a camera when you want to capture the amazing ride you’re about to have.
How Do You Know What Sized Helmet to Wear?
If you want to buy your first snowboard helmets online here are some tips to make it a little easier. It can sometimes be hard to find the right fit without trying it on. However, you should still know how to check.
Measure your head – Wrap a measuring tape around your head roughly 1 inch above your eyebrows and ears. If you don’t have a measuring tape, you can use a piece of string and a ruler. It does vary brand to brand, but generally a 52-55.5cm is a small, 55.5-59cm is a medium, 59-62.5cm is a large, and over 62.5cm is extra-large.
Try your helmet on – A properly fitting helmet should feel snug around the whole head so that it doesn’t move around while you’re out on the mountain snowboarding or skiing.
Test it out – With the helmet on, shake your head. If the helmet moves too much, it’s too big.
If you’re buying for a child, do not choose one with ‘room to grow’, choose one that fits now. Buying one that’s too big is unsafe.
You’ll find some of the best snowboard helmets in Australia at Alpine Beach both online and instore. Find the gear you love from brands you trust and have them shipped to your door. We’ve got everything you need for skating, skiing, and surfing.