If you’re looking for a comfortable all-mountain helmet that incorporates MIPS safety technology at a good price, the Scott Stego may be the ticket.
The Forefront is Smith’s first bike helmet, and it’s impressive. It ventilates well, it’s the lightest we’ve tested, and it uses an interesting new construction material.
If you’re looking for an affordable trail helmet with a nice fit and features, and aren’t too concerned about venting, check out the Bern Morrison.
The Bolle Sharp helmet is lightweight and highly adjustable, but its venting system could stand to be refined.
Smith Optics deserves very high praise for the Vantage. We know of no helmet on the market that has a better set of features.
Blister’s Iris Neary updates her review of the CAMP Pulse, one of the few combo climbing/skiing helmets on the market.
“The Pret Effect is a well-designed, comfortable helmet that has a variety of smart features—including innovative magnetic buckles. I think it’s one of the best helmets I’ve used.”
The POC Fornix Backcountry MIPS is comfortable and light, and it has the MIPS system which may provide some extra protection in an oblique, rotating fall.
Blister reviewer Iris Neary takes a first look at the CAMP Pulse, one of the few combo climbing/skiing helmets on the market.
The Bern Baker EPS helmet has a good fit, clean look, and great durability. Which only leaves one question: to vent, or not to vent?
A new update on a classic look, the Bern Watts Carbon Fiber is a versatile, lightweight, all-season helmet.
The lightweight and comfortable Smith Allure helmet is a good choice for women looking for a helmet with a minimal feel.
The POC Receptor Backcountry helmet is heavy on safety features while still providing a comfortable, well-ventilated fit.
The R.E.D. Mutiny is a hard-shell helmet that offers a snug, comfortable fit without sacrificing venting. It also comes with a removable Gaper Gasket. (Don’t worry, we’ll explain.)
Said by Smith to be the lightest certified snow helmet, The Maze is super sleek, versatile, and comfortable, but it isn’t heavy on features.
With easy-to-use vents, solid protection, and easy adjustability, the Giro Chapter is a great all-round helmet—if and when you get used to the fit.
The Smith Variant Brim is very good, not quite perfect. You’ll have to decide for yourself how minor or major those shortcomings are.