Why we chose the Head Compact Pro: Lightweight, durable, protective, comfortable
Skiing, of course, is all about having fun. Like the majority of action sports though, there’s a thread of danger that runs through the heart of it as an activity. This lingering presence of peril is the main ingredient behind all those adrenaline rushes, and giddy highs, you can get from sliding about on snow. And while, if you’re at intermediate level or above, you’ll probably make it through most days on the slope without hitting your head there’s still a lot to be said for ensuring that when accidents do happen you’re as well protected as can be. Peace of mind for you, peace of mind for your loved ones, it’s where products like Head Compact Pro Ski Helmet really come into their own.
The Head Compact Pro manages to be both lightweight and durable, meaning you’ve got the protection of a nuclear bunker up top without the concrete weight that goes with it. The helmet has a slim profile and adjustable ear pads, while the patented Sphere Fit system means you can ensure it’s comfortably locked onto your skull no matter your head shape. It’s all dialled in with a BOA dial, a setup that means you can efficiently optimise the fit without applying unnecessary or uncomfortable pressure.
“The protection of a nuclear bunker up top without the concrete weight that goes with it”
As seasoned skiers can attest, there’s nothing worse than skiing about the mountains in a helmet which brings a sub-standard helmet climate to proceedings. Poor ventilation on a ski helmet can cause a sweaty head situation and this, in turn, can make your head cold and uncomfortable when the alpine winds really start to whip up a noise. Thankfully, you’ll have no such issue with the Head Compact Pro as there’s seven ventilation outlets and a generally very impressive vent channel system present. Head claim their Thermal Ventilation leads warm air away but doesn’t let cold air in. Clever.