A snowboard helmet will be one of your most important pieces of snowboarding safety equipment. Snowboarding can be dangerous and you will definitely want to take all of the precautions that you possibly can, especially if you would like to perform various tricks and stunts while snowboarding. A board hat is a must.
Depending upon what type of snowboarding you will be doing, will help to determine what type of helmet to wear. If you are just planning on doing some regular snowboarding, no fancy stuff, then a regular snowboard helmet will work. This helmet will help to protect the top of your head, the sides of your head as well as the back of your head. If you are planning on doing tricks and stunts, you may want to try a full face boarding helmet. Not only will your head be protected but your face and jaw will be too.
You can get on the fashion fast track with the boarding helmet too. Trying to find that one-of-a kind, cool helmet that appeals to you can become the fun part of shopping for anything that is related to snowboarding. Well maybe, with the exception of the board itself. The style of the helmet, its color or the graphics can help you to express your personality, from the fun side to the "bad boy" side in you.
You can also get audio capability in your board helmet. This is becoming more and more popular today and is possible through blue tooth technology. Having "wired" audio technology can help to save you a little money.
When deciding upon a boarding helmet you will want to look at the vents. The number of vents that it has and the location of the vents is actually a very important part of the board helmet. The vents can allow heat to escape and help to keep you cool, especially when snowboarding in slightly warmer weather. The location of those vents will help to determine how the air will flow through the helmet. Being able to adjust the vents on the go is also an important feature in the snowboard helmets. This means that you can adjust the vents easily while you are on the course if need be.
A quality board helmet will have a certification. This is very important and you will want to make sure that the helmet that you choose does have a certification for sport usage. This just means that the helmet was developed for sports and is designed with important safety features and aspects in mind. The level of protection that a certified helmet has will definitely be better than that of a helmet that doesn't have one.
When purchasing a helmet, you will want to measure your head to make sure that you choose the correct helmet size that is right for you. Also, make sure that the helmet offers an adjustable fit system or fit pads that can be removed or placed in the helmet to help the fit be better for you.