Helmets Size Guide & Buying Tips

How to find the right helmet?

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Find the right size

Measure your head circumference with a tape measure which you apply above your ears.

Chinstrap adapt

The helmet shall sit tightly on your head directly above your eyebrows. Adjust the two chin straps so that they solidly fix and hold the helmet.

Suitable goggles

In order to check the perfect fit of the helmet, please put on your goggles. There should be no gap between the upper edge of your goggles and the helmet.


Helmet's sizes

  Size Head Circumferencecm
Stivot Race Carbon / Stivot XS 53-54
  S 55-56
  M 57-58
  L 59-60
  XL 61-62
  XXL 62-63
Knight/Queen XS/S 52-54
  M/L 54-57
  XL/XXL 58-61
Mojo/Maja XXS/XS 47-51
  XS/S 52-56
All others XS/S 52-55
  M/L 56-59
  XL/XXL 60-63

What should I look for when buying a helmet?

Helmets can make a big difference when it comes to crashes so we highly recommend wearing one whenever you get out on the mountain. No matter your experience level or riding style – accidents can happen anywhere anytime. So, when it comes down to safety you should not risk anything! HEAD offers a full range of helmets, all being tested extendedly and fulfilling the EN 1077 European standard for optimal protection. Getting the right model for your head is absolutely vital to ensure maximum safety. So here’s what to consider when choosing a helmet.


How do I find the right size?

Helmets can make a big difference when it comes to crashes so we highly recommend wearing one whenever you get out on the mountain. No matter your experience level or riding style – accidents can happen anywhere anytime. So, when it comes down to safety you should not risk anything! HEAD offers a full range of helmets, all being tested extendedly and fulfilling the EN 1077 European standard for optimal protection. Getting the right model for your head is absolutely vital to ensure maximum safety. So here’s what to consider when choosing a helmet.


Which construction technology is best?

There are two major technologies out there which are used to construct helmets. Both of them fulfill all safety requirements and yet, when compared, they show some differences which result from their manufacturing process:

Hardshell 
Hardshell is the strongest, most impact resistant helmet technology with a lifespan that is without equal.

In-Mold 
In-Mold provides perfect protection at minimum weight. A shock absorbing inner EPS core is injected into the hard outer polycarbonate layer to create a single comprehensive unit.

Flexcore
Flexcore poses outstanding impact performance, minimal weight and superior comfort. This revolutionary technology is constructed using innovative elastic polymer technology.


We also offer some visor models which are especially popular with recreational skiers and riders. These are equipped with an own visor lens which can be hinged down when needed so you can go with your normal glasses or sun glasses underneath without needing separate goggles


What about weight?

Weight is one of the most important factors that influence the outcomes of impacts. As said above, heavier helmets increase the forces that effect your head (Force=Mass*Deceleration) due to the law of inertia. Therefore, you will want to get a helmet light enough to not limit you in your movement. Do I need ventilation? Since weather conditions can vary tremendously, even within one day, the heat management of your head is important to secure a relaxed and comfortable experience. A helmet with well-engineered ventilation provides exactly that. All HEAD helmets come with a natural ventilation system that takes care of a general basic heat exchange. Thermal ventilation draws warm, moist air away from the head, but doesn’t let cold air in. In addition, some models are equipped with an active ventilation system which you can manually adjust. If you want warmth and moisture to get out on warm days you open the slots, if you want to shelter your head from snow and wind on cold days you close them.


Does comfort play a role?

Yes, it does! You should always feel comfortable when wearing your helmet. A good helmet will not disturb your experience and performance while still protecting best.

The inside liner is a key element in this regard. Our helmets are equipped with only best quality fabric which adapts to the shape of your head and, being made of antimicrobial material, keeps a fresh scent.

Some liners are even removable so they can be washed. Some people prefer removable ear pads to be flexible in differing conditions. When it’s rather warm and sunny you can put them out for better temperature regulation and hearing.

Now, that you know which helmet model you want to buy simply use the adjustment system, if available, and the chin strap to fit it perfectly and you’re ready to go!

At last you will also want to have an eye on the match of your helmet and goggles. For optimal air ventilation and a wind proof closure you should choose fitting shapes. HEAD helmets and goggles are all designed to perfectly match each other!

 

How shall I maintain my product?

Generally, you should handle your helmet with care since its functionality vulnerable to shocks of all kinds. The durability is also directly related to how much it is exposed to weather, moisture and UV rays. Therefore, the conditions of use and storage are directly affecting its performance. Hence, your helmet ought to be stored away from heat or sunlight. Furthermore, the materials and, thus, their protection performance can be influenced by contact with oil, paints, cleaning chemicals, other foreign materials and even stickers! If you want to clean your helmet only use water and mild soap to avoid harming its function. 

Due to all that we strongly recommend to regularly check the components for signs of deformation and cracking (outside AND inside shell) and make sure all of the seams are intact. If you’re not sure about the integrity of your helmet, especially after dropping it or after a crash, do not hesitate to visit your local shop to have it checked!However, in case the helmet has suffered one or more considerable shocks, we recommend to replace it even if a visible damage can’t be detected! Cracks can occur inside the shell structure and reduce its effectiveness.Apart from that, using a helmet beyond five years after the date of manufacturing (see label for month/year) is also not recommendable. 

Enjoy the snow!!!   

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