Womens Ski Helmets
Helmets used for skiing have evolved greatly over the years becoming more comfortable, lighter weight and more protective. Now womens ski helmets are not such a chore to wear as they offer the great protection you need but not the bulky and heavy feel of many helmets of the past. In fact most women will say they forget they are even wearing a ski helmet while on the slopes!
Different styles of womens ski helmets
There are going to be two main styles of womens ski helmets and this styling refers to the outward appearance of the helmet as well as the performance. Skiing helmets will either be a half shell or full shell design. A half shell womens ski helmet will have soft padded coverings over the ears which in some helmets can be removed. These half shell ski helmets are the most popular and offer a great feel and fit for all day use. Full shell womens ski helmets are going to offer a hard plastic covering over the ears which will protect the ears a bit more. Full shell ski helmets will also in some cases come down a bit farther on the back of the head. Full shell helmets are popular with ski racers and those skiing in extreme conditions as the helmets do add a bit of protection and can adapt easily to a chin guard if the skier wanted to add one.
Womens ski helmets features to look for
There are many brands of womens ski helmets and these brands have different models to appeal to varying styles, prices and skiers. There are some main features to keep your eyes peeled for when shopping helmets and these features could make your ski helmet fit and feel more enjoyable.
Audio Features - Womens ski helmets with audio options will offer a speaker set up into the helmet. With this you can plug in your media player and listen to your favorite jams while out skiing. When shopping audio womens ski helmets be sure to look for additional features like volume control, removability and Bluetooth.
Ventilation - While skiing you can work up quite a sweat and can become warm even in cold conditions. Womens ski helmets will most likely offer a ventilation set up whether it is a couple of vents in the front and back which can't be controlled to the higher end models which offer vents that can be opened and closed.
Sizing womens ski helmets
When shopping womens ski helmets you will notice they are sized in small, medium, large and so on. These sizes are no good unless you know how to properly size and measure your head circumference and get the proper size. Well, first let's talk about size charts. We offer a great selection of sizing charts for womens ski helmets which will give you centimeter measurements to match up with your head size and to match with the actual size of the skiing helmet whether small, medium, large and so on.
To properly size for a womens ski helmet use a plastic or paper tape measure and measure the largest part of the head where a hat or headband would sit. You will want to measure above the ears and not take them into consideration with your measure. So, if you measure your head to 56cm you can look that up and see what size that meshes with from the brand of helmet you are looking at. Womens ski helmet size ranges will typically offer a range so for example a small may measure to 52-55cm.