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
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.
Italian motorcycle brand Dainese will bring the first true, safety-certified soft helmet to market next winter. But will buyers go for it?
For (only!) $4,254
The Skull Orbic H.I. MIPS tells you when it's sustained too many impacts and is no longer safe to use.
Ready to hit the hills? If your gear needs an update—this winter or next—consider these pieces from POC.
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…