Have you ever seen anyone riding on the snow with their face uncovered? No, right? There is always this glass-like transparent shield covering the face, the visor.
A good visor in a snowmobile helmet will have a double-paned structure that prevents fogging and provides additional protection to your face and eyes against the chilling cold and harsh winds.
In this article, we will discuss the primary purpose of a snowmobile visor in a snowmobile helmet!
The Function Of Visor In A Snowmobile Helmet
The importance of the presence of a visor in the snowmobile helmet is multifold.
- Firstly, the helmet’s visor is there to give a layer of protection to your face. You see, the snowmobile goggles do not cover the entirety of your face. And the helmet in itself also leaves your nose and most of the mouth part open to the cold. Regardless you will be wearing a balaclava under your helmet, but the visor adds to the protection.
- Sometimes, the balaclava might get wet due to sudden snowfall, leading to more severe discomfort. Continuous wearing a damp cloth in the cold may also harm your health. The visor prevents this from happening.
- The double-paned structure of the visor also helps prevent fogging up and distortion of vision.
- The visor is also responsible for deflecting flying debris, snow, and dust off your face.
- The visor also deflects off tall bushes and branches while riding through wooded trails.
Apart from the purposes mentioned above, visors in snowmobile helmets provide some protection in case of falls.
Thus visors are extremely important while snowmobiling, and it is always recommended to get a full face covering helmet with a visor!