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We gave the Switcher MIPS a Gear of the Year award. “After more than a dozen testers placed the Switcher on their noggins, all agreed that it was the most comfortable helmet they’d worn,” we wrote. The helmet ticked all the boxes we wanted (like a MIPS construction and…

Paying top dollar isn't always an option, but that doesn't mean you need to skimp on quality

Safety first! In this episode of The 101, Bryan Rogala​​​​​​​ walks us through the basics of buying a ski helmet and goggles

Preferably one with gobs of comfort and safety features

It's important to protect your noggin

Better safe than sorry and concussed

Just remember one thing: it’s all about fit

Start preparing for the season at REI's Labor Day Sale

With talking helmets and bike apparel with built-in lights, the Swedish brand has developed a reputation as a forward-thinker when it comes to protecting high-speed athletes. Now it's partnering with Volvo to bring psychology into its hard goods.

The new SPIN technology inside POC's 2017/18 helmets could have a significant impact on skiers in coming years

The most exciting new products from the country's largest ski trade show

This helmet has superior fit and protection capabilities.

Italian motorcycle brand Dainese will bring the first true, safety-certified soft helmet to market next winter. But will buyers go for it?

The $800 Forcite Alpine packs a 4K action cam, GPS, and accelerometer into its shell. You don't need all this tech in a snowsports lid. But do you want it?

Helmet: An apparatus designed to protect the wearer against head injuries.

Sweet claims its new Grimnir is the first lid on the market certified to protect you in crash while wearing a camera mount.

How to build a high-quality quiver on a budget

The world's top skiers and snowboarders share their favorite mountain accessories.

The Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS tells you when it's sustained too many impacts and is no longer safe to use.

Get maximum protection for your head.

After a long period of stasis, helmet design is about to get much better

Giro’s Combyn helmet is made from the same material used to protect football players’ noggins.

Think you can squeeze in another season with that old lid? Read this first.

Ready to hit the hills? If your gear needs an update—this winter or next—consider these pieces from POC.

Outside reviews the best gear from SIA's 2013 Snow Show, including the Giro Combyn.

When it comes to holiday giving, you should never have to choose. This year, our editors have pulled together 68 perfect ideas—priced from $4 to $50,000—guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel like a million bucks.

Scaling rock and ice in the winter is serious business. Bring the right stuff.

It’s all about fit. Too loose and your head is a yolk inside an eggshell. Too tight and you’ll get migraines from all the pressure points. Most of today’s helmets have features that allow you to maximize fit.

We crack the evolution of the safety helmet

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Icebreaker Oasis Crewe Razor Shirt.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Pro-Tec B2 Snow helmet.

It's the little things that can make or break your day on the slopes.

What started as a utilitarian whitewater helmet has crossed over to snow sports. With alternating layers of plastic and energy-absorbing foam, the Fresh Roy is the safest helmet for the money. Wear it as is with a thin beanie or Velcro in the included fleece liner with ear…

The Chapter might look like it’s short on vents—just four small closable ports up top—but the inside has big circulation channels to let cool air flow around. As with the Smith, dialing in the right fit is a cinch, although some testers noted odd pressure points around the channels…

Unlike most park-and-pipe helmets, the Mutiny has a hidden, adjustable vent system and a removable, two-position goggle clip. Remove the ear pads and wear it all spring. burton.com…

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