Like bear spray, it’s better to have a helmet and not need it, than to not have one and need it. Keeping your melon in its rind is of the utmost importance, and with this year’s lineup of 2015/16 helmets, you can do so in style.

As helmet technology continues to advance we’re seeing more features and fit options being squeezed into lighter packages. From goggle-specific vents to multi-piece shells capable of forming to a rider’s head shape, manufactures are striving to offer the safest, most comfortable brain bucket on the market.

Check out our gear section of the app to take these reviews with you to the local ski shop, and be sure to check in throughout the season for firsthand performance reviews.