A safer whitewater helmet, WRSI (Whitewater Research and Safety Institute) researched and developed this helmet to take multiple hard hits. It features comfort-enhancing ergonomics, a rigid and durable shell, and a superior retention system.
- ABS outer shell remains safe even after multiple impacts.
- 2 layers of energy-absorbing foam takes the bulk of the impact.
- Energy-dissipating inner shell spreads impact force.
- Retention system prevents it from tilting back.
- Fit pads customize it to suit your head.
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.
|Fit system||Interchangeable foam pads|
|Inner material||Polyurethane + EVA|
The internal circumference determines the size head that the helmet will fit.
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).