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The integrated visor helmets that have been popular on piste abroad have made their way to the slopes of the USA. Once considered an accessory for the more recreational skier, brands like POC, Smith, and Oakley have recently introduced all-in-one goggle helmets for the more aggressive, mountain charging skier. Offering the convenience of eye and head protection in one stylish package, they are great for those who wear glasses too.
LEFT COLUMN: POC LEVATOR MIPS $550. The first visor helmet from POC offers panoramic vision with ultra protection inspired by their ski racing heritage. The Levator has an extended visor with a field of view larger than any POC goggle and an easy swap lens-changing system. Safety features include Mips Evolve® for extra rotational impact protection, multi-impact protection zones in areas most likely to be hit in a fall, and a RECCO® Avalanche rescue reflector.
SMITH SURVEY MIPS $260. The Smith Survey ski and snowboard helmet combines MIPS™ and zonal Koroyd® safety innovations in a lightweight design for all-mountain use. An integrated visor features the terrain-defining clarity of ChromaPop™ and simplifies goggle wear over the glasses compatibility. The Survey is lined for comfort with adjustable vents and an adjustable dial that fine tunes fit.
GIRO ORBIT SPHERICAL HELMET $525. The Aria Spherical® shield helmet offers modern performance and comfort features while boasting a futuristic look. Visor shield pulls out and over the helmet — convenient for those who wear glasses — with the VIVID lens seamlessly integrated into the helmet. Mips® Spherical technology aids in the reduction of rotational energy during impact, and Thermostat Control lets you manage helmet temperature.
RIGHT COLUMN: OAKLEY MOD7 $545. The new Oakley MOD7 creates a seamless integration of helmet and visor with all-in-one protection inbound or off-piste. The visor features a dual lens powered by Prizm Lens Technology to improve contrast and enhance clarity, while Oakley’s proprietary helmet technology, Secure-Connect, magnetically connects the visor to the helmet. The helmet’s internal retention system wraps in all directions around wearer’s head, for a secure and comfortable fit with 360 protection.
KASK FIREFLY VISOR HELMET $450. Kask has a full range of visor helmets, and this bright Firefly collection offers technical elegance with panoramic vision. It has push-of-a-button, interchangeable anti-fog and anti-scratch iridium mirror double lenses with an adjustable Smart Active Ventilation system. Faux leather earflaps and chinstrap, create a dynamic contrast with the shiny high visibility colors. Lined in breathable and washable Merino Wool, the Firefly offers superior comfort as well.
SALOMON DRIVER PRO SIGMA MIPS $350. Combining the best elements of visor helmets and typical helmet-goggles sets, Salomon’s Driver Pro Sigma Mips offers top-end impact protection with 360° fit adjustment technology. A sleek, integrated visor features a SIGMA™ magnetic lens that amplifies color contrast and fits easily over glasses. Built-in channels allow an even temperature and constant airflow for optimal vision and comfort.