It is rare to see a skier or rider on the hill today NOT wearing a helmet. The added safety, not to mention warmth is totally worth the price of today’s helmets. But what about helmets from years gone by ? Are they as warm or protective ? Here’s what I think…
Shoes, boots, gloves, and any number of things we use everyday break in and wear out. What about helmets ? Do they wear out ? I think they do. The problem is there is seldom a way to tell. Visual inspections don’t tell up much (unless there has been a really good crash) yet we continue to use the same helmet year after, season after season assuming it’s as safe as the day we bought it. There is always the rumor that helmet companies can “test” the helmet to make sure it’s still safe, but the truth is most helmet brands don’t want to take that kind of responsibility. I can’t blame them.
At Zimmermanns Skis, Boards & More, we take the stance that one should periodically re invest in a helmet just to be on the side of caution. Prices have dropped and features have increased. The peace of mind you will have knowing that your new helmet is fresh and functional is completely worth the price.
Zimmermanns stocks all the best brands in a huge collection of styles and colors. Stop in today and see for yourself. We’re here M-F till 8pm and 10-6 on the weekends.