Top 4 Helmets: The best ski helmets of 2012/13

Comments by Henrik Lampert/

Helmets are no longer heavy and unsightly, like the ski helmets we grew up with. Nowadays helmets can be low profile, lightweight and stylish—all the while protecting your dome piece. Nothing is more important than your head, so check out our top 4 picks for best ski helmets for 2012/13; these are our Editor’s Picks.

*Editor’s Picks are based on the selections made for the 2013 Buyer’s Guide. Products are listed in alphabetical order.

Giro Shiv Helmet

MSRP: $100

“The Shiv brings skate-inspired styling to your on-mountain game and does so in seven different color options.”

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POC Fornix Helmet

MSRP: $160

“The Fornix is a new addition that borrows technology from the Trabec mountain-bike helmet.”

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Pro-Tec Riot Boa Helmet

MSRP: $130

“And you thought Boa was only for snowboard boots. Not anymore.”

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Smith Gage Helmet

MSRP: $80

“New from Smith is the Gage, featuring injection-molded Bombshell construction, a thin, high-impact shell with inner foam lining.”

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See the rest of our helmet reviews here