Ski helmet and goggles

 

Use your head, and protect it. Even the best skiers get in accidents.

 

Important factors in choosing a helmet

A helmet has to fit properly to do its job. Find the combination of shape and padding that fits your head the best. Wear the helmet as long as possible in the store to give it a more accurate fit test.

The most important idea is that the helmet is not too loose, or it will too easily move out of position and not protect you in an impact.

With the chin strap closed, give it several good shakes and light strikes with the hand to confirm proper fit. Be sure there are no pressure points along the chin strap, not just in the helmet itself.

Fischer helmets have a two-part, “hard shell technology” construction. The outer shell slows the impact force and distributes it away from the point of impact to reduce peak force. The thicker inner lining compresses to further reduce and distribute forces.

This inner lining is ventilated to allow perspiration to evaporate, keeping the skier’s head comfortable and dry. Even on cold days, certain parts of the body tend to overheat. Fischer helmets also have a treated liner to prevent bacteria and odor build-up.

 

Skiers with glasses

Fischer offers helmets with different sized shields to provide and weather protection which also allow the skier to wear their regular eyeglasses.

There are also simple, effective sunglass lenses that attach directly to eyeglasses.

 

Sizing

Use a flexible measuring tape, then reference the table below to determine the proper size of your Fischer helmet. Position the tape approximately 1 centimeter above your eyebrows, and at the point your head is the largest at the back. The tape should rest on the outside of your ears. Have a friend help you get an accurate measurement.

 

Perimeter head measurement (cm)

Helmet size

53-54

XS

55-56

S

56-57

M

58-59

L

59-60

XL

60-61

XXL

 

If you find yourself choosing between two helmet sizes, choose the larger size. Better to have a helmet that you actual enjoy wearing than one that is too tight.

 

Racing helmets

For competitive skiers, or anyone who wants maximum protection, there are helmets with chin protection. Our FIS certified Race Helmet  has a removable chin guard.

A further option is the removable ear protectors on certain helmets. Our Shied Freeride Helmet, for example, has ear protectors you can easily remove on warmer days, then quickly reinstall if it gets colder.

 

Helmet and goggles combo

For skiers who don’t want an integrated shield, maximum protection and comfort can easily be achieved with the right pair of ski goggles. They come in various shapes and sizes, so be sure to try them on with your helmet to be sure they fit properly.

 

More on goggles

Good ski goggles offer UV protection for those long days on the mountain, both from direct and reflected sun. They also protect against snow, sleet, etc. that can have a serious impact on your eyes when you’re moving along quickly.

Fischer goggles are designed to protect your eyes against UV, UVB, and UVC radiation in front as well as from the sides.

An anti-fog shield, such as on our Kandahar goggle, is a real help in the constantly changing weather and temperatures on the mountain.

 

Men’s, women’s, children’s helmets

Men’s and women’s helmets offer identical protection and function, but they are shaped to address the subtle differences in anatomy. As explained above, a snug, secure fit is the most important factor in a helmet’s safety, so in that sense the fit of a helmet can be considered unisex. Find the right fit, and that is the right helmet.

When selecting a child’s helmet, it is important to select the size that fits best now, and therefore offers maximum protection. A proper helmet, like the Basic Helmet Junior, is such an excellent investment that we strongly advise against buying a larger helmet the child will hopefully grow into. Often that simply means the child has an improperly fitting helmet for every year they wear it.

For further safety and comfort, Fischer goggles like the Goggle Race Junior fit perfectly with a Fischer junior helmet.

 

Safety first

Nothing is better than a day out on the snow. You’ll enjoy it even more, knowing you have the proper head and eye protection. Take the time to find the ideal fit and enjoy a clear view of the mountains with goggles or glasses that integrate properly with the helmet.

 

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