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How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

How to Measure for the Best Fit - All Protective Gear

by Jim Bartlett May 10, 2017

This article describes how to measure for your Helmet, Gloves, Padded Shorts, Knee and Elbow Pads, Neck Brace, and Body Armor.

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Goodbye Ski and Snowboard Season...

Goodbye Ski and Snowboard Season...

by Jim Bartlett April 05, 2017

We hope you had a safe and fun season.

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When to Replace Your Ski Helmet or Snowboard Helmet

When to Replace Your Ski Helmet or Snowboard Helmet

by Jim Bartlett November 24, 2016

At what point should you replace your ski or snowboard helmet? Every manufacturer agrees that a helmet must be replaced after a significant impact or collision. But what if you haven’t had a major crash? What if you’ve had a few “little” falls? What then? We'll help you answer those questions.

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Field Tested and Proven Wrist Protection for Snowboarding

Field Tested and Proven Wrist Protection for Snowboarding

by John Cermenaro November 17, 2016

Here are the stats for testing performed on Biomex Wrist Protection Technology in Level Gloves and Mittens. Also, links to more information.

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Remarkable Snowboard Wrist Protection Tech Built Into Level Gloves

Remarkable Snowboard Wrist Protection Tech Built Into Level Gloves

by Jim Bartlett November 05, 2016

If you don't know this already, wrist injuries are the most frequent injury in snowboarding. Absolutely, you can read our great guide on How to Choose: Snowboard Gloves & Snowboard Wrist Guards.  But, let me save you some time.... 

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Gift Guides sorted by Price

Gift Guides sorted by Price

by John Cermenaro November 03, 2016

Gift shopping on a budget?  Looking for youth and adult sizes?

Protective gear is the perfect gift because it's something every action sports enthusiast needs and uses. We've created collections sorted by price to help speed up your holiday shopping. Here you'll find gifts for every skier, snowboarder, mountain biker and BMXer. Maybe some skaters, too!  (...if they've been good)

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Super Burly Super Pipe Snowboard Gloves from Level - ready to ship!

Super Burly Super Pipe Snowboard Gloves from Level - ready to ship!

by Jim Bartlett October 19, 2016

If you don't know this already, wrist injuries are the most frequent injury in snowboarding. Absolutely, you can read our great guide on How to Choose: Snowboard Gloves & Snowboard Wrist Guards.  But, let me save you some time.... 

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How to Choose a Snowboard Helmet

How to Choose a Snowboard Helmet

by John Cermenaro October 18, 2016

Your helmet is, without question, your most important piece of snowboard protective gear. This guides you through how to make the right choices for the type of boarding you do. Topics include sizing, features, cost and technology.

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When to Replace Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett September 29, 2016

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Bicycle, ski and snowboarding helmets age and lose effectiveness as they get older and suffer use/abuse. How do you know when it’s time to replace your helmet? Watch these two videos.

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Helmets, Body Armor, and Skin Irritation

by Jim Bartlett August 30, 2016

If you consistently break out on your forehead or other areas covered by a helmet or protective gear, you may be prone to something called "acne mechanica." Here are some things you can do.

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Best Snowboard Padded Shorts - Top 4

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

There are a dozens of snowboarding padded shorts on the market. Let's see if we can help you narrow it down with a look at the most important characteristics...

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Should You Rent a Ski or Snowboard Helmet?

Should You Rent a Ski or Snowboard Helmet?

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

When deciding whether to rent a ski / snowboard helmet, you need to take a number of factors into account. These pros and cons will help you weigh the risks. And there ARE risks.

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Helmet Covers for Kids: Are they safe?

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

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Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - What You Should Know

Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - What You Should Know

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

If you have a head circumference above 61 cm or have a hat size above 7-3/4, you should be looking for an XL / XXL / XXXL bicycle helmet. As helmet designs have evolved, more choices for larger helmet sizes have come along. This article offers tips on how to make your extra large bike helmet fit properly.

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How to Clean Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

Exposure to certain common household chemicals can damage a helmet’s protective capacity. Learn how to properly clean and maintain your bike helmet.

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EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Snow Helmets

EN CE Helmet Safety Standards Explained - Snow Helmets

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

A "CE" marking indicates that a helmet fulfills the requirements of the European Economic Community (EEC). Learn what the different CE markings mean and how the tests are done. What does CE testing include that ASTM testing does not?

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SNELL Foundation Helmet Safety Standards Explained

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

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ASTM Helmet Safety Standards

by Jim Bartlett May 18, 2016

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Big Money Investment in Whistler / Blackcomb

by Jim Bartlett April 07, 2016


Big news regarding a major capital investment in Whistler Blackcomb mountain resort.

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Is Mounting Your GoPro on Your Ski Helmet Safe?

by Jim Bartlett November 20, 2014

Is wearing a GoPro on your ski helmet safe? Read on... 

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Top 3 Reasons to Wear Snowboard Wrist Guards

by Jim Bartlett October 30, 2014

Top 3 Reasons to Wear Snowboard Wrist GuardsLearn why these simple guards can help save your wrists!

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