Protect your noggin from rock-fall, ski crashes, and tree branches. Climbing and mountaineering helmets are popular for backcountry skiing since they are light and well-ventilated. Look for additional ski certification for maximum protection on the down.
The Attivo is a lightweight, ventilated skimo helmet lined with comfortable padding. Uniquely, it has implants designed to hold Ski Trab goggles, which can then be raised onto the brim as necessary. The helmet is built with high-density polystyrene for impact absorption and is covered with a smooth polycarbonate shell to improve deflection. The fit is adjustable, with an easy-turn ..
La Sportiva designed the RSR helmet specifically for skimo racing. That means it is light, well ventilated, and works well with headlamps and goggles. The low profile dome won’t interfere with sunglasses and works well with hats and headbands. The helmet is certified for climbing so you can also use it for your rock adventures. The RSR helmet is fully adjustable and ready to race.
Good protection, light, well vented, adjustable fit. The Millet Expert checks all the boxes for a skimo helmet. It also features a magnetic chin-strap closure and a cool new look. The Expert helmet can be used for racing, alpine climbing, and even sport routes. Four headlamp hooks make it viable for dawn patrols and a plethora of side vents make it cool enough for moving fast. Smar..
The Mulaz is a sleek-looking ski mountaineering helmet from La Sportiva. It’s constructed with a fairly standard layering system for mountaineering helmets: expanded polystyrene foam surrounded by a polycarbonate shell to reduce friction in an impact. This mold with the Sportiva logo is lightweight and well-ventilated so you can feel free to ascend fast. Of course it features headl..
One of the lightest and most ventilated helmets in the world, the CAMP Speed helmet is quickly becoming a popular fashion accessory on the skimo race circuit. This should not be surprising as the helmet is designed for competitive ski mountaineering (and climbing) and weighs just 263 grams (9.3 oz). With a fully UIAA and EN certified in-mold construction, the adjustable Speed helme..
Light and comfortable, the Edelrid Shield Lite helmet uses an in-mold construction to shield your brain bucket from rockfall. The helmet is well ventilated with a minimal pack size, great for working hard in the mountains. The interior is ergonomically shaped with soft, removable padding, resulting in surprisingly comfortable protection. It doesn’t look too bad either.
In the battle for lightweight head protection, Black Diamond has moved a-head with the Vapor helmet. With a head-turning weight of 199 grams (7.0 ounces) [M/L], the Vapor can already be seen atop the heads of many skimo racers. It’s packed in the back with head-cooling vents, while remaining head-lamp compatible. The fore-head is a smooth wind-blocking sheet, preventing head-sweat ..
While many ski mountaineers prefer to use a well-ventilated climbing helmet, others prefer a helmet certified for both skiing and mountaineering. Everyone likes one that’s comfortable and holds goggles and/or a headlamp. The Mammut Alpine Rider satisfies the comfort, functionality, and safety requirements of all groups. By changing the padding configuration, the helmet can be trans..