Welcome to a special Buyer’s Guide feature from FREESKIER. Here’s a close-up look at the best ski helmets of the year. Click here to explore the entire 2024 FREESKIER Buyer’s Guide.
Giro Owen Spherical
Giro set out to create a helmet that is equally comfortable dropping into a big mountain line as it is lapping tree runs or ripping park laps. The new Owen Spherical helmet features a minimalist style along with innovations like Giro’s Spherical Technology. Armed with In Form 2 Fit System and Thermostat Stealth adjustments, riders can quickly adjust the sizing and venting of the helmet with ease.
Uvex Ultra MIPS
Ultra-protective and ultra-stylish—the Uvex ultra MIPS. Made for piste, park and powder, the super light helmet (550 g to be exact) takes you everywhere. With a monomatic helmet lock that can be opened and closed with one hand, you can swiftly take your helmet off and swap for a beanie when it’s time to après.
Pret Cynic X2
The Cynic X2 is the supreme option for weight-conscious touring and days on the resort. Don’t be afraid to sweat in this helmet, because the Haleo antimicrobial EPS foam prevents any bacteria from growing. With a sleek, ultra-low profile, you won’t compromise on style. Equipped with MIPS tech, a removable interior liner for warm days and audio-ready integration, your safety, temperature and music needs are covered.
Oakley MOD5 MIPS
The Oakley MOD5 MIPS was designed with input from some of the world’s best big mountain athletes. It offers a customizable BOA adjusted fit, glove-friendly Fidlock buckle and Polartec liner for sweat-wicking warmth and multiple ventilation zones. Skull Matrix is also featured in MOD5, a unique integration combining fit and protection that allows the helmet’s internal retention system to wrap in all directions to fit the contour of your head.
Smith Method MIPS
Smith’s all-new minimal profile helmet, the Method MIPS, is easy on the eyes and tough on impact. Its hybrid shell blends durable ABS plastic for penetration defense with lightweight in-mold construction and zonal Koroyd coverage, ensuring impact absorption. In addition, the Method sports eight fixed vents that move warm air away from your goggle to prevent fog. Shown here in the Smith x Oyuki collab colorway.
Scott Symbol 2 Plus D
Now the official helmet of the Freeride World Tour, the Symbol 2 Plus D was designed to harmonize safety with ventilation. The advanced system includes two vent sliders that allow or stop airflow at the front and top of the helmet, making it ideal for extreme cold or hot conditions. Designed in collaboration with a team of leading neurosurgeons, the MIPS Brain Protection System places safety at the forefront of this bucket.
Sweet Protection Trooper 2VI MIPS
In its impressive third edition, the Trooper 2VI MIPS features a multi-density liner, improving shock absorption. Known for being the favored helmet of Sweet Protection’s esteemed freeride team, its lightweight design makes no compromises on safety. With a convenient turn dial Occigrip fit system, adjusting the helmet to suit your exact size is a breeze.
Bollé Atmos MIPS
This helmet is stacked with MIPS and AViD Progressive EPS technology, protecting you against rotational motion while being incredibly shock absorbent, making getting up after a spill easier than ever. Ready for any weather conditions thrown its way, the adjustable ventilation relieves heat and stops the cold on your command. Buckle up the Atmos MIPS and feel protected so you can send it safely.
SPY+ Galactic MIPS
The skate-inspired Spy+ Galactic MIPS features a durable ABS shell, passive venting and two removable brims that allow you to choose your own style. While it’s available in eight colors this year, the most exciting additions are the matte spring blue, matte lilac and matte green. These subtle yet eye-catching colors were designed to take your ski wardrobe to the next level this season.