Helmets are a must for any snowboarder with progression on the brain. Whether you prefer getting inverted in the park or navigating through powder-coated trees, these three stylish picks give your cranium the ultimate protection.
POC Receptor Backcountry MIPS
Active Junky’s been relying on POC for years now, always impressed with the Swedish companies innovative tech. The double-shelled Receptor Backcountry MIPS is one of POC’s most technologically advanced helmets, with a multi-impact liner, pioneering ventilation system and an integrated Recco reflector.
Best For: Backcountry riding, safety-conscious speed lovers
The Edit is Giro’s lightest helmet – which is saying something. It’s got a discreet integrated GoPro helmet mount, so you can capture all the action without looking ridiculous on the mellow runs. Another plus is the easy-to-tighten system that encourages on-the-move adjustments.
Best for: Video capture, customizable comfort
The Smith Maze is lightweight, with clean lines and an old school style. The most affordable helmet on the Active Junky list, this helmet is ideal for folks who want quality protection at a fair price.
Best for: Resort riding, park aficionados