A helmet is an essential piece of gear for any winter sports enthusiast. Not only does it provide crucial protection for your head, but it also helps to keep you warm and comfortable on the slopes. However, for a helmet to be effective, it needs to be properly fitted.

Here's a step-by-step guide to ensure your helmet fits snugly and securely:

Step 1: Measure your head size
The first step in fitting a ski or snowboard helmet is to determine your head size. To do this, wrap a measuring tape around your head, just above your eyebrows and ears. Record this measurement in centimetres. Most helmets come in a range of sizes, so check the manufacturer's size chart to find the right fit for you. 

Step 2: Adjust the straps
Once you have your helmet on your head, adjust the straps so they sit comfortably under your chin. The straps should form a "V" shape and meet just below your earlobes. Make sure they are tight enough to keep the helmet securely in place but not so tight that they are uncomfortable.

Step 3: Adjust the fit with BOA or Poppers
Many helmets come with an adjustable dial on the back, twist this until the helmet is fitting snuggly on your head. Alternatively, there could be poppers under the helmet lining which you can adjust to create the best fit.

Step 4: Check the fit
Next, shake your head from side to side and up and down to make sure the helmet doesn't move around. It should fit snugly but not be too tight. The helmet should move the skin on your forehead but not move off the forehead. If it’s uncomfortable in any place it’s not the right fit

Step 5: Adjust the buckle
Finally, adjust the buckle so that it sits comfortably under your chin.. The buckle should be easy to open with one hand but still secure enough to keep the helmet in place.

With these steps, you should be able to fit your ski or snowboard helmet properly. Remember to check the fit each time you wear it, as straps can loosen during use. It's important to wear a helmet every time you hit the slopes, so make sure yours fits properly to keep you protected. If wanting to wear your helmet with a beanie or balaclava, ensure it is thin so as not to impair the fit too much.

Other features to look for in a helmet include it's safety systems such as MIPS and Wavecel, as well as how the helmet is vented. 
We have a great range of helmets to suit any head size! Check out our Snow Helmets here

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