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New K2 Rival Pro Helmet quick view K2
Rival Pro Helmet
€ 119.95
K2 Thrive Helmet quick view K2
Thrive Helmet
€ 79.95
Anon Blitz Helmet quick view Anon
Blitz Helmet
€ 89.95
New Anon Lynx Helmet quick view Anon
Lynx Helmet
€ 79.95
K2 Phase Pro Helmet quick view K2
Phase Pro Helmet
€ 99.95
New Anon Lynx Helmet quick view Anon
Lynx Helmet
€ 79.95
K2 Rant Helmet quick view K2
Rant Helmet
€ 69.95

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New Anon Striker Helmet quick view Anon
Striker Helmet
€ 79.95
Anon Raider Helmet quick view Anon
Raider Helmet
€ 69.95
K2 Rant Helmet quick view K2
Rant Helmet
€ 69.95
K2 Diversion Helmet quick view K2
Diversion Helmet
€ 139.95
K2 Phase Pro Helmet quick view K2
Phase Pro Helmet
€ 99.95
Anon Asfx1 Helmet Accessoires quick view Anon
Asfx1 Helmet Accessoires
€ 39.95
Anon Aera Helmet quick view Anon
Aera Helmet
€ 89.95
K2 Rival Pro Helmet quick view K2
Rival Pro Helmet
€ 119.95
Anon Blitz Helmet quick view Anon
Blitz Helmet
€ 89.95
K2 Rant Helmet quick view K2
Rant Helmet
€ 69.95
Anon Blitz Helmet quick view Anon
Blitz Helmet
€ 89.95
Anon Raider Helmet quick view Anon
Raider Helmet
€ 69.95
K2 Thrive Helmet quick view K2
Thrive Helmet
€ 79.95
New K2 Phase Pro Helmet quick view K2
Phase Pro Helmet
€ 99.95
New Anon Striker Helmet quick view Anon
Striker Helmet
€ 79.95
New Anon Striker Helmet quick view Anon
Striker Helmet
€ 79.95
Sale Atomic Troop Jw Pro Model 2015 quick view Atomic
Troop Jw Pro Model 2015
€ 54.95instead of € 64.95
K2 Thrive Helmet quick view K2
Thrive Helmet
€ 79.95

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New K2 Emphasis Helmet quick view K2
Emphasis Helmet
€ 99.95
New Anon Thompson Helmet quick view Anon
Thompson Helmet
€ 159.95
New K2 Phase Pro Helmet quick view K2
Phase Pro Helmet
€ 99.95
New K2 Ally Pro Helmet quick view K2
Ally Pro Helmet
€ 119.95
Sale helt-pro Solveig quick view helt-pro
Solveig
€ 89.95instead of € 109.95
K2 Rival Pro Helmet quick view K2
Rival Pro Helmet
€ 119.95
Anon Aera Helmet quick view Anon
Aera Helmet
€ 89.95
New Anon Helo Helmet quick view Anon
Helo Helmet
€ 99.95
New Marker Ampire Helmet quick view Marker
Ampire Helmet
€ 129.95
Atomic Troop Brim 2015 quick view Atomic
Troop Brim 2015
€ 89.95
New Anon Rodan Helmet quick view Anon
Rodan Helmet
€ 129.95
New Anon Raider Audio Helmet quick view Anon
Raider Audio Helmet
€ 109.95
Sale K2 Virtue 2014 quick view K2
Virtue 2014
€ 109.95instead of € 139.95
Anon Talan Helmet quick view Anon
Talan Helmet
€ 109.95
New Marker Clark Helmet quick view Marker
Clark Helmet
€ 99.95
K2 Rant Helmet quick view K2
Rant Helmet
€ 69.95
Anon Thompson Helmet quick view Anon
Thompson Helmet
€ 159.95
Sale PRO-TEC Riot Helmet quick view PRO-TEC
Riot Helmet
€ 89.95instead of € 109.95
New Marker Clark Helmet quick view Marker
Clark Helmet
€ 99.95
Anon Aera Helmet quick view Anon
Aera Helmet
€ 89.95
Giro Combyn Helmet quick view Giro
Combyn Helmet
€ 129.95
Anon Thompson Helmet quick view Anon
Thompson Helmet
€ 159.95
Anon Scout Helmet Boys quick view Anon
Scout Helmet Boys
€ 74.95
DC Drifter 14 Helmet quick view DC
Drifter 14 Helmet
€ 99.95
Rossignol Spark Audio Helmet quick view Rossignol
Spark Audio Helmet
€ 89.95
Smith Sequel Helmet quick view Smith
Sequel Helmet
€ 159.95
DC Unleashed 14 Helmet quick view DC
Unleashed 14 Helmet
€ 79.95

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Anon Rodan Helmet quick view Anon
Rodan Helmet
€ 119.95
helt-pro Norman quick view helt-pro
Norman
€ 89.95
Giro Lure Helmet quick view Giro
Lure Helmet
€ 149.95
K2 Rival Pro Helmet quick view K2
Rival Pro Helmet
€ 119.95
K2 Phase Pro Helmet quick view K2
Phase Pro Helmet
€ 99.95
Anon Talon Helmet quick view Anon
Talon Helmet
€ 109.95
Sale helt-pro Dimitrij quick view helt-pro
Dimitrij
€ 89.95instead of € 109.95
New Anon Raider Helmet quick view Anon
Raider Helmet
€ 69.95
K2 Ally Pro Helmet quick view K2
Ally Pro Helmet
€ 119.95
Anon Talon Helmet quick view Anon
Talon Helmet
€ 109.95
New Anon Galena Helmet quick view Anon
Galena Helmet
€ 159.95
Anon Talon Helmet quick view Anon
Talon Helmet
€ 109.95
Anon Wren Helmet quick view Anon
Wren Helmet
€ 109.95
New Anon Wren Helmet quick view Anon
Wren Helmet
€ 109.95
Sale helt-pro Dimitrij quick view helt-pro
Dimitrij
€ 74.95instead of € 99.95
New Anon Wren Helmet quick view Anon
Wren Helmet
€ 109.95
New Anon Thompson Helmet quick view Anon
Thompson Helmet
€ 159.95
Anon Thompson Helmet quick view Anon
Thompson Helmet
€ 159.95
Scott Symbol Helmet quick view Scott
Symbol Helmet
€ 199.95
Anon Talan Helmet quick view Anon
Talan Helmet
€ 109.95
Anon Talan Helmet quick view Anon
Talan Helmet
€ 109.95
New Anon Talan Helmet quick view Anon
Talan Helmet
€ 109.95
PRO-TEC The Classic Helmet quick view PRO-TEC
The Classic Helmet
€ 49.95
Sale Rossignol Spark white Helmet quick view Rossignol
Spark white Helmet
€ 59.95instead of € 69.95
DC Drifter 14 Helmet quick view DC
Drifter 14 Helmet
€ 99.95
Roxy Love Is All Helmet quick view Roxy
Love Is All Helmet
€ 99.95
New Anon Lynx Helmet quick view Anon
Lynx Helmet
€ 79.95
New Anon Keira Helmet quick view Anon
Keira Helmet
€ 139.95
PRO-TEC Riot Helmet quick view PRO-TEC
Riot Helmet
€ 109.95
New Anon Lynx Helmet quick view Anon
Lynx Helmet
€ 79.95
New Anon Rodan Helmet quick view Anon
Rodan Helmet
€ 129.95
New Anon Rodan Helmet quick view Anon
Rodan Helmet
€ 129.95
New Anon Rodan Helmet quick view Anon
Rodan Helmet
€ 129.95
Sale helt-pro Dimitrij quick view helt-pro
Dimitrij
€ 69.95instead of € 89.95
Sale K2 Emphasis 2014 quick view K2
Emphasis 2014
€ 89.95instead of € 99.95
TSG Lotus Graphic Design Helmet quick view TSG
Lotus Graphic Design Helmet
€ 84.95
New Anon Galena Helmet quick view Anon
Galena Helmet
€ 159.95
New Anon Griffon Helmet quick view Anon
Griffon Helmet
€ 129.95
New Anon Griffon Helmet quick view Anon
Griffon Helmet
€ 129.95
New Anon Griffon Helmet quick view Anon
Griffon Helmet
€ 129.95
Anon Talon Audio Helmet quick view Anon
Talon Audio Helmet
€ 179.95
Sale Quiksilver Wildcat Helmet quick view Quiksilver
Wildcat Helmet
€ 79.95instead of € 99.95
Anon Wren Helmet quick view Anon
Wren Helmet
€ 109.95

Better Safe than Sorry – Your Head Is Better with A Helmet!

Skiing with a helmet


No matter which sport you practise – safety is paramount! This also goes for snow sports, whether you are shredding in the park, taking the fiercest powder line or carving up the piste. A trend that has changed for the better in recent years on the ski and snowboard scene has definitely been wearing a ski / snowboard helmet. Gone are the days when it was cool to show off your skills on the mountains with just your beanie. All winter athletes with half a brain want to keep it protected when hitting those huge jumps and hard rails by wearing a helmet. There is also a wide variety of fits, colours and technologies to choose from. Blue Tomato is keen to ensure that your head is protected and that, at the same time, you don’t have to give up any style!

The pro’s did it first and now almost everybody has followed them. For many years it has been mandatory to wear head protection in competitions and in more and more ski resorts and fun parks you can no longer go without. Anyway, what is cool about hitting the deck with your head and no helmet after messing up a 5er off a twelve-meter kicker? Not very much. And when Sage Kotsenburg, Shaun White and co. are wearing them in the Olympics and X-Games, then you can also be sure to wear your snowboard helmet with confidence.

Every Head Has A Helmet That Fits


Of course, a nice soft beanie is very comfortable to wear, but today’s ski and snowboard helmets certainly give them a run for their money in terms of wearing comfort.

There are two main types of helmets: full-face helmets (class A) and half-shell helmets (class B). A full-face helmet covers your entire head, ensuring a firm fit at the same time as keeping you warm. A half-shell helmet covers only the upper part of your head, however it is more flexible, light weight and often has removable ear pads.

Depending on your specialisation and skill level, you can opt for all-round, freeride or race –specific ski helmets or snowboard helmets.

It is also important to note the differences in fit between models for men and women. Manufacturers such as TSG and Anon indicate them clearly.

A perfect fit is essential! If too loose, a helmet can slip and may not give your head optimal protection during a fall. Before ordering a new helmet from Blue Tomato, you should measure the circumference of your head using a tape measure. Please the tape measure a centimetre above your eye brows. If, for example, it measure 56 centimetres, then you require a size M (55 to 58 cm), which is available from almost all brands. Use the appropriate size conversion chart to find your helmet size. Ideally, you should also try a helmet on together with your goggles to ensure that they fit together.

Another important factor to consider when buying a helmet is a built-in ventilation system.
You can then decide whether you want to have the air vents open or closed, or how you’d like to utilize the air inlets, thus controlling air flow. When a helmet features an intelligent ventilation system, it is normally noticeable in the price. Take a tip from us, don’t make false savings!

Additional features that you can’t go wrong with are:

  • Rear goggle clip
  • Padded chin strap
  • Audio compatible
  • Recco® system
  • Adjustable chin strap
  • Removable pads for precise fit

Many brands now offer helmets that can be used both in the summer and winter. With a few simple steps the warm ear pads can be removed and you can be protected while riding your longboard or skateboard too.

Technology Doesn’t Stop at The Helmet!


Ski and snowboard helmets are basically made up of an outer and inner shell. The outer shell serves as direct protection and the inner shell as cushioning. The EPS-foam, which can be found inside most helmets, is covered by a shell, which is normally made from carbon, fibreglass or strong plastic (ABS or polycarbonate). A helmet can be manufactured using the ‘in-mold or ‘hard shell method.

In-molding involves the two shells being firmly welded together in one single step, resulting in a helmet that is extremely impact-resistant and lightweight.
The hard shell method involves the outer shell being adhered to the inner shell. This technique offers the same impact protection and makes the helmet slightly stronger, yet also slightly heavier. Hybrid-technology combines the best of both manufacturing methods. The upper part of the helmet is made using the sturdy hard shell method and the lower part with the in-mold method. The result leaves plenty of space for air vents and ensures good breathability for your head.

Helmet manufacturers are constantly developing new technologies to pack into their helmets. Here are a few of examples, along with their benefits.

Mens helmet from Scott


  • POC – Aramid Bridges: Bridges made of Aramid material distribute the force of an impact over a wider area and ensure the helmet increased stability.
  • TSG - Fidlock Magnetic Snap Buckle: A buckle that can be opened one-handed, even whilst wearing gloves. Features an integrated magnet for increased speed and security.
  • Ride - Zoneflex ABS Hard shell Construction: ZoneFlex technology features independently flexible zones, which adapt to your head’s individual shape.
  • Pro-Tec – BOA® Fit System: a sophisticated cog adjustment system that helps to perfectly adjust the helmet to your head.
  • Scott - MIPS® Technology: This technology absorbs and minimizes the transmission of force onto your brain, especially in the case of oblique impact.
  • K2 – Active Matrix Venting™: A ventilation system that is controlled using just one finger. Small effort, big effect.

All of these great technologies ensure effective protection and safety. You can also feel even more confident knowing that there is a safety standard that all helmets, and indeed other safety equipment, must meet. The European standard for helmets is called EN 1077. In the USA, it is the ASTM F 2040 label. Both certify that a helmet fulfils safety requirements, ensuring effective shock absorption and puncture resistance.

Depending on the manufacturer, it is recommendable to replace your helmet every three to five years. Even when it does not look damaged from the outside, weather and time cause inevitable wear.

Along with your head, your back also appreciates effective protection. Invest in a back protector. Severe injuries can be prevented with this indispensable piece of gear.

But that’s enough theory for you – the perfect ski or snowboard helmet is waiting for you at Blue Tomato! Snap it up and then snap it on!

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