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Proper Fit of a Snowboard Helmet

How to Measure Your Head

  • Wrap a soft tape measure around your forehead, just above your eyebrows and ears. Make sure the tape measure stays level from front to back.
  • If you don't have a soft tape measure, use a string and then measure it against a ruler.
  • If your measurement is in inches, use our sizing chart to convert it into centimeters, which will give you your snowboard helmet size. If you aren't able to get your exact measurements, use your hat size to find the corresponding helmet size in centimeters.

Proper Fit of a Snowboard Helmet

Now that you have the correct size, it's important to make sure the snowboard helmet fits properly and will protect you. The snowboard helmet should fit snugly and touch your head the entire way around.  It should stay in place even if you shake or move.  Make sure it sits low on the head so the sides of your head are protected and covered.

When the helmet is on and feels snug, you’ll need to adjust the straps for an even better fit. Here are three tricks to make sure that happens:

  • When you look up; the front rim of the helmet should be just visible to your eyes.
  • The “Y” of the chin strap should meet just below your ear.
  • The chin strap should fit snugly against the chin. If you open your mouth wide, you should feel the helmet pull down a bit.
Some snowboard helmets also have in-form fit system, which makes finding a precise fit easy and comfortable. It uses a small dial at the base of the snowboard helmet to adjust the snowboard helmet 6cm for enhanced stability and fit. It also has the vertical tuning feature which can accommodate different snowboard goggles and head sizes for a custom fit, free of gaper gap.

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Call and chat with one of our service pros at 800-766-7269. They can help you figure out which piece of snowboard protective gear will suit you best.

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