More than just a helmet, it’s a complete headwear system for ascending and the descending. On the way up, wear just the beanie. At turn-around time, slide on the shell. Synthetic Cat Tongue fabric grips the two parts together for comfort and safety. The Rival BC can even replace a mountaineering helmet for spring ski ascents.
- In-mould construction combines a lightweight polycarbonate shell with an EPS foam liner.
- Passive channel venting siphons off excess moisture and heat.
- Dialed fit system adjusts without removing the helmet.
- Brim bumper protects against dings on the leading edge.
- Alloy goggle clip.
- Removable, washable integrated beanie.
Microshell helmets are made of a thin polymer sheet over a foam liner; Hardshell helmets have a hard polymer outer shell and a foam liner; when the liner is being bonded to the outer shell during the manufacturing process, it is Molded in the shell.
|Molded in the shell|
|Fit system||Adjustable dial|
|Inner material||EPS (expanded polystyrene)|
|Removable ear liners||No|
Most helmets are tested and certified for a specific sport. Some helmets are approved for multi-sports, but only after passing the safety tests for both sports (i.e., snowsports and cycling).
Cetification is established by a variety of governing bodies who set impact standards. Most helmets are certified or approved for a specific sport, except in the case of multi-sport helmets (i.e., a snowsports helmet might also be approved for cycling if it meets the cycling safety standards).