Statistics have proven that a ski helmet can save lives. In this article, we'll show you what truly matters when it comes to the perfect ski helmet.
11 % of all ski accidents are head injuries!
Between 40,000 to 50,000 German skiers get injured every winter season.
A well-fitting ski helmet will protect you from 85% of all head injuries.
It is no longer a question of "whether" this will happen.
The only question is what ski helmet we should wear - and we want to help you here.

Hard shell, soft core - manufacturing methods

In general, you can distinguish between two manufacturing methods.

Inmoulding ski helmet

Inmoulding ski helmets are usually cheaper, but have to be replaced after each fall due to the manufacturing technique - as protection can no longer be guaranteed. In addition, inmoulding ski helmets have no ventilation.

Hard-shell ski helmet

Hard-shell ski helmets consist of two layers that are sealed together. These helmets are therefore less prone to damage and can be used for a much longer time.

Due to the fact that hard-shell helmets have two layers, there is also a possibility that the manufacturer has incorporated a ventilation system. Hard-shell helmets are certainly more expensive to purchase and they weigh a bit more than inmoulding helmets. However, they're also more robust and definitely the better choice, especially for those who go skiing frequently.

Everything must be in order - important seals and indicators of approval

Ski helmets that meet the EU safety requirements will be given the "CE" seal of approval. Each ski helmet must be equipped with such a seal of approval.

Furthermore, ski helmets can be awarded the German "DIN EN 1077" seal of approval as well. This seal is, however, only a supplement to the CE norm and therefore not a mandatory certification.

Size and fit

The color should be a secondary consideration when choosing a ski helmet. Where the size is concerned, it depends - above all - on the circumference of the head. Here, you can use a tape measure to calculate it at "hat-brim level" - i.e. slightly above the ears and over the eyebrows.

Many helmets can be finely adjusted via a sizing wheel and thereby fit a certain size range.

The ski helmet should fit the shape of your head and there should be no pressure points.

If you can bend your head forward without the helmet slipping off it is the right one.

Also take care that the chin strap is not too tight - there should be space for at least one finger between your chin and the strap. So when you rent skis via, please do not forget that you also need a ski helmet! We hope that you find the right ski helmet with our help, and thereby get through the winter safely and accident-free.

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