A Ski and Snowboard Helmet to Protect You from Serious Head Damage on the Slopes

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* Protect your head with this integrated helmet technology to reduce trauma
* Anon’s snow helmet utilizes the Multi-directional Impact Protection System
* A snow helmet that may save you some brain cells 

Although high alpine skiing and snowboarding can be two of the most exhilarating outdoor sports, it can be deadly when you are whipping through the trees and sending aerial tricks high into the sky. Wearing a helmet should be a priority when it comes to picking out your kit for the winter season, as you can save your brain from some harmful damage on the slopes.

But not all helmets are created equal, which is where MIPS (Multidirectional Impact Protection System) technology comes in. More helmets on the market are utilizing this design that has been tried and tested to reduce injury and strain during high-impact accidents.

Here, we take a look at what MIPS can do for you and your beloved brain.

Anon Men’s Snow Helmet with MIPS Technology

Anon Men's Helmet Courtesy of Amazon

The men’s Anon snow helmet uses the popular Swedish-based system in their fleece-lined black helmet meant for the mountain. The design is meant to reduce strain by absorbing and redirecting rotational energies and forces that are transferred to the brain when impacts happen from any angle.

The illustration below is a computer-generated visual of a crash test dummy head that had been in an accident and suffered head trauma. Each dummy head was subjected to an angled impact where the side of the head was hit as opposed to the top of the head (a more unlikely way to fall). Each of these images shows the strain on the brain after being put through a testing rig, and as you can see the dummy head that was wearing a non-MIPS helmet experienced much more strain and potential brain damage than the head wearing the MIPS integrated helmet.

Whether you are a very cautious skier/snowboarder or one that puts themselves at more risks, there are always potentials for accidents to happen. So, when choosing your next helmet, consider one with this modern technology that could help reduce head trauma when you find yourself in a bad situation.

MIPS technology diagram Courtesy of MIPS

Though it’s pricier than traditional helmets you’ll find at the sporting goods store, reviewers online say the price for the Anon helmet is more than worth the security, comfort and durability it provides.