Has your helmet ever come off or tipped backward while riding your snowmobile? Or do you feel a headache right after you put on your snowmobile helmet? Do you feel the helmet suffocating you by digging into your skin? Or are you worried about the loose straps?
All these problems have one solution: proper helmet fitting. So in this article, we have tried to list out some points as to how a snowmobile helmet should fit and the importance of the proper fit!
Snowmobile Helmets Fitting: The Importance
While riding snowmobiles can be really fun, long distance or frequent traveling on these sleds in especially bad weather conditions is risky too.
Skidding or slipping on ice chunks, losing balance or even mundane crashes in these snow-covered terrains are dangerous to your body parts, especially to your head. Because in most cases it is the head that lands in a vulnerable position. And hurting your head in an accident is nothing short of tragic and painful.
Also, while the scars on the other parts of your body are easily tackled, most of us refuse to let something mar our faces.
So because of all these, it is important to have that ideal snowmobile helmet to cover your head.
Fitting A Snowmobile Helmet
- So the very first thing you need to do before going to get a new snowmobiling helmet is to get an idea about the size of your head.
- Once you have that, tell them your size and you will be probably shown two sizes of helmets, one will be smaller than your required size the other will be bigger.
- Now even if you think that you have the right size, still try it out.
- And always remember to wear a balaclava and try on the helmet because while riding you will require one.
- That said, once the helmet is in place it should have a snug fit. By that, you have ensured there are no unnecessary gaps between your skin and the inner lining of the helmet.
- Another thing while fitting is that you have ensured there is no poking or digging of objects in your cheeks or anywhere.
- Let the helmet not be too tight which can give the rider a headache.
- While fitting, try and move your head as much as you can. This will ensure that there is no looseness in it.
- While trying out, remember a proper snowmobile helmet should have the breath guard at the proper place where the breath can actually get deflected.
- Ensure the top pad of the ride is comfortable enough.
- Also, good snowmobile helmets should have decent placing on your head so that they can move the head for communication or just plain communicate.
Thus this is how fitting snowmobiles helmets are done and we also saw the importance of such fitting. Hope this article was able to help in supplying some answers to your questions!