With so many helmets on the market, it’s hard to know exactly what you’re getting, and what the helmet safety standards are (or how they’re derived and the reasoning). While the calls for the use of standardized equipment as well as consumer knowledge have been commonplace in traditional sports like hockey and football, the action sports industry is still in its infancy when it comes to safety equipment education.
Bell Helmets and Giro have long been recognized for pushing the envelope of helmet engineering in their comprehensive head protection design and testing facility, The Dome. Recently The Dome launched HelmetFacts.com to bring safety and standards knowledge directly to the public. The site is dedicated to providing the best information on the standards, design, and materials used in snow and bike helmets, in an effort to educate the public and let people know what the safest option is for them.
Take a look and fill your brain with the info you need to buy the right bucket this year.