Safe skiing – that's only possible with a helmet! Fortunately, wearing a helmet is a matter of course for most skiers nowadays. However, there are many different products out there, with different properties and features.
INTERSPORT Rent makes it easier for you to find the perfect ski helmet. How? For one, with the helmet facts presented on this page. And secondly, with the professional help of our RENTertainers, your winter sports experts on site!
Where can you find them? At more than 800 INTERSPORT Rent shops in Europe and Canada. Discover the best ski helmets by leading manufacturers for renting and testing – right at the world’s best ski resorts!
A ski helmet consists of two main parts:
Ski helmets also differ in their construction:
In addition, you can choose between half-shell and full-shell helmets, or class A and class B helmets:
So if you’re looking for the highest level of safety, we recommen getting a class A helmet, or even better, a helmet with MIPS.
Have you ever heard of MIPS, short for “Multidirectional Impact Protection System”? It refers to a safety system for ski helmets that applies in case of angled impacts to the head, to better protect the brain from rotational forces.
MIPS reduces these forces by way of a friction layer which allows the helmet to slide. An additional means of protection that has prevented many head injuries!
And what’s SPIN (Shearing Pads Inside)? It refers to a technology launched by the Swedish POC brand. It has the same aim as MIPS but works a bit differently. The technology’s central element are in-built silicone pads.
What both systems have in common: Both MIPS and SPIN are well worth their money – and a valuable investment in your safety!
Ski helmets with a visor make ski goggles unnecessary. It’s mainly a matter of personal taste whether you prefer helmets with or without visors. Both have their advantages.
Our RENTertainers will be happy to share their expertise with you. Simply drop by at an INTERSPORT Rent shop of your choice and try on different ski helmets with a visor or ski goggles!
Do you wear prescription glasses? Then you might be interested in finding a ski helmet that is compatible with your spectacles – with or without a visor!
The following three tips might come in handy when shopping for a new ski helmet:
A good-quality ski helmet costs between 100 and 130 Euros. And you shouldn’t compromise when it comes to safety features! What’s more, little details like ventilation systems, goggle clips, inside padding, chin straps and ear pads can make all the difference between a good helmet and a great one.
Did you know? On our blog, we also have useful information on buying ski helmets for children!
Testing a different ski helmet every day? That’s easy with INTERSPORT Rent! With the help of our winter sports experts on site, you’re sure to find the perfect women’s or men’s helmet for your needs. Plus, we also offer a vast choice of other high-quality rental equipment for skiing – all of it at a great price. Find out more about: