HardnutZ original design ski helmets are ABS Injection moulded helmets, built
using two separate shells. An impact-absorbing inner EPS (Expanded Polystyrene)
liner is bonded to a hard, outer ABS (Acrylonitrite Butadiene Styrene) plastic
shell. The helmets also have a 3rd layer of metal mesh covering the vents to
help protect your head from penetration injuries. This type of helmet is
slightly more bulky (although not by much) and is a cheaper option compared to
an in-mould helmet. A little more hard-wearing too.
Technical Ski Helmet Features:
Tough ABS injection moulded outer shell for maximum protection
Impact-absorbing EPS liner
Steel mesh layer between ABS and EPS shells to increase protection
12 vents to help keep you cool
Dial-fit adjuster to ensure a proper but comfortable fit
Simple to adjust chin strap with comfy fleece chin pad
Luxury ear-pads, removable to help you keep cool on those Spring days
Removeable, washable luxury helmet liner
Rear goggle strap to ensure your goggs don't go walkies on the slopes
Black rubber rim and covered EPS
All fully tested to CD EN 1077:2007
Size Guide - Small 51-54cm, Medium 54-58cm
Choosing Your Ski Helmet Size
To choose what size ski helmet to order, find yourself a fabric tape measure
or something similar to measure your bonce with. Taking the tape, measure
around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Getting someone to help is
probably best for a more accurate reading. Once you have the size check out the
Large 58 - 61cms
Getting the right fit is essential. Too tight and you may get a headache, or
worse, decide to take the helmet off and not wear it! Too loose and the helmet
could slipoff on impact, reducing the protection or may be even causing injury.
Once you have chosen the right size helmet, loosen the dial-fit adjuster and
put the helmet on, making sure the front edge of the helmet is just above your
eyebrows and not half way up your forehead! Next, tighten the adjuster until a
comfortable but secure fit is found. To test this, lean forwards with the chin
strap still undone and see if the helmet falls off. If it does, it's too loose.
Simply tighten the dial until the helmet stays put. Next do up the chinstrap
and adjust to the correct length, this being loose enough to get two fingers in
between the strap and the neck. Lastlyput your hand on top of the helmet and
rock it back and forth. The helmet should not slide across your head and your
eyebrows should move up and down with the movement of the helmet. Ultimately
the helmet should fit not only snuggly and comfortably but it should be secure
Safety & Testing
Both in-mould and ABS injection snow helmets have to pass the same CE-EN1077
European safety tests. The EPS liners in both types are designed to dissipate
the energy of a collision either by compacting or breaking. Sometimes this
damage is invisible to the naked eye so general advice is that if your helmet
takes a proper smack, you should replace it. Due to the nature of the
construction of the two types of helmet, the ABS injection style helmet can be
more durable and hard wearing. All of our helmets have been tested and passed
by global testing company SGS.
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