Italian-based Osbe helmets bring the first visor guard helmet to the snow sport masses of North America. Numerous features and a sleek design make this helmet's appeal a statement to be reckoned with.

"It's great to have one less accessory to deal with on the slopes," says Osbe representative Sara Greenberg. "The vision and comfort is extraordinary."

The flip-down visor guard latches securely into place cutting out wind and water. The helmet comes with two visors, including a dark lens for bright sunlight, and a yellow lens for low light. Also available are mirrored and clear visor guards. Not only do the visors provide unparalleled peripheral vision, but also add superior comfort and sight for those wearing glasses or contacts.

Perhaps the most essential feature is the tool-free lens-change capability. Simply twist open the embedded secure, choose the desired lens, and screw to tighten into place. The helmet is also goggle compatible for those who enjoy the design but still want an independent helmet and goggle set-up.

Other features include a removable liner, MP3-earpiece compatibility, and custom leather covers. A replaceable liner is ideal for those wanting to rent an Osbe helmet abroad without having to share hair grease. For rental shops, the one-size-fits-all makes fitting people with helmets quick and easy with a new liner. Custom leather covers let the skier or rider decide color and design. Also available is a full line of leather covers sporting flags from countries across the globe.

Adult, child, and race helmets are all available for purchase.