Helmets - Purchase guide and size table

Our ski professionals staff has created a detailed guide to help users to choose the most performance products for techniques and style.

Helmets are not only comfortable to wear on skis and snowboard but can also prevent head injuries and literally save your life. There are also specific helmets that protect from extreme cold, mask-containing helmets, or different for protection level. When you look for a helmet you have to consider:


Size and wearability

Hints and wearability

Roll a soft meter around your head, 1 cm above your eyebrow and ears. If the circumference is 56 cm, helmet size should be 56 cm or medium (55-58cm).

If you don't have a soft meter do the same with a twine and then measure it.

Helmet test

After receiving your helmet, size it. It has to be comfortable and tight around your head, it shouldn't move. You shouldn't feel any empty space between your head and the helmet. Pressure can cause pain so be careful when choosing the right size.

Shake Test

Try to shake your head while wearing it. If the helmet moves more than the head, it's too big. Try to move it with your hand to the right and to the left side, then up and down. You should feel the scalp moving together with the helmet. The buckle closing underneath the chin doesn't interfere with the size choice, however, try to regulate it so you can feel it tight but comfortable.


If you feel squeezed or the helmet doesn't cover all the head, it's too tight. Remember: the helmet should be enough comfortable to wear it all day long.

Everything is working? Well done, you've chosen the right helmet and you can now enjoy your days on the snow!

Mask match

For certain, the mask should match with the helmet that support the mask by the strip. The strip  wraps the helmet externally. There shouldn't be space between the upper part of the mask and the beginning part of the helmet; this space, called "mask gap" can expose the forehead to cold. Ultimately, it's popular wearing the mask underneath the helmet. This is just a style matter and can be adopted only if the helmet fits over the mask. 

Protect the kids

The rules are the same as for adults, however, for kids it's difficult to explain their sensation. Be sure that the helmet fits correctly and doesn't give pain.+

Never buy a helmet for further growth: if it's too big, it isn't safe



Style and models

There are three different types of helmet: Full Shell, Half Shell and Full Face.

Full Shell

This type of helmet gives total protection and helps stopping external impact. Athletes wear them and it is often recommended for kids. This type of cover enhance protection of the head and ears if you are a speed-like skier, if you like freestyle and new techniques. 

Half Shell

A soft protection, very comfortable and for this reason popular. Furthermore, gives more freedom and acustic insulation.

Full Face

Best for safety, thanks to a shell that covers the jaws. Ideal for high speed Big-Mountain skier who expose them-self to dangerous situation and prefer sacrifying comfort for safety.