Body and Soul
Staying safe, healthy and comfortably dressed from head to toe all ski season long.
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SAVE YOUR NOGGIN
This season's top helmets
Every passing ski season, helmets become more and more prevalent in the ski industry and not just because the obvious safety benefits cannot be denied. It’s because companies like Smith and Poc are making cooler and cooler-looking helmets and companies like Skullcandy are making sweet helmet and audio accessories. Wearing helmets to ski or board isn’t just becoming a smart way to save your noggin, it’s becoming a cool fashion statement.
Sturtevants Mountain Outfitters’ expert Olin Glenne explained the healthy trend of wearing helmets, “Everyone in my family wears one every time we ski. It has become easier to pick out the people in a crowd that aren’t wearing a helmet these days. We even see people with several helmets to match their different outfits.”
“The properties of a helmet are basic physics,” explained Lindsey Johnson, Helmet product manager at Smith Optics. “The presence of one on your head increases the amount of time your head takes to decelerate during impact. This means less impact on your head during a crash.”
So whether you are looking for a helmet for the fashion statement, the safety benefits or both, we asked the experts about which helmets we should be wearing this season. -Katie Matteson