The cornerstone of any protective gear set-up is a good helmet. Chances are you have a helmet (or two or three) at home. We've developed this Helmet Gear Guide to help new and experienced skiers, skaters, and bikers alike learn about:
Depending on your sport, your helmet may meet various safety standards. For instance, all bicycle helmets sold in the United States MUST meet the US CPSC safety standard. Not so with skateboard helmets, or ski / snowboard helmets. Plus, do you know what's entailed to achieve these standards? Why do some skateboard helmets meet the ASTM F1492 safety standard, while others do not? And, perhaps most importantly, what does it mean to you? We cover the basics of helmet safety standards in our review, Helmet Safety Standards Guide. For more specific information on safety standards for sport specific helmets, check our our articles:
In our "When to Replace Your Helmet" articles, you'll learn how your helmet is constructed, and what makes a helmet lose its integrity over time. Of course, after every impact you'll need to carefully inspect your helmet for damage. A compromised helmet is not a safe helmet. You can read general articles, When to Replace Your Helmet and How to Inspect Your Helmet, or more sport-specific articles on replacing your helmet:
Below are articles relating to helmets of differing sports that we thought you might find interesting in your quest to learn all about helmets. Let us know if there are other topics you'd like to cover by responding on our blog.
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