Indispensable, even mandatory for children during ski lessons, choosing a good ski helmet is essential when getting kitted out. Size, ventilation, with or without a visor ... follow the guide when choosing your ski helmet.
To get your helmet size, use a tape measure to measure your head size, passing well above the ears, eyebrows at the front and the widest part of the skull at the back (on the occiput). The objective is to measure the circumference of the skull at its largest point.
Tip: If you don't have a tape measure, just take a piece of tape or a long lace, place around your head and then measure with a ruler.
To aerate and wick away moisture:
ACTIVE VENTILATION Ability to manually close the ventilation holes.
OPTIMAL VENTILATION More than 8 ventilation holes:
PASSIVE VENTILATION No option to adjust the ventilation
GOOD VENTILATION Between 2 and 8 ventilation holes
Helmets are increasingly lightweight so you can forget about them once on your head.
More than 520g in adult size L: NORMAL LIGHTWEIGHT
From 360g to 450 in adult size L VERY LIGHTWEIGHT
From 450g to520 g in adult size L LIGHTWEIGHT
WITHOUT VISOR If you choose a ski helmet without a visor, we recommend wearing a ski mask that will work better with your helmet than just sunglasses.
WITH VISOR Some helmets are equipped with a visor which replaces the ski mask. If you wear glasses normally, we recommend this model, which offers increased comfort.