A good quality helmet is a must have when you are out in the snow. They can offer protection from outside elements as well as keep you warm in the cold weather. They can also offer a clear field of vision when you are riding.
There are different types of helmets to choose from and the one you need depends on your personal choice and the weather condition you are in. There are mainly four types of snowmobile helmets. They are: Full face, modular, snocross( motocross) and dual sport. Full face helmet will cover your whole head, having very few mobile parts it offers low wind noise. Modular helmets are similar to full face helmets with the added advantage that the chin bar can be raised allowing you to have a chat with friends and eat without having to remove the helmet from the head. Now, more active riders use snocross helmets, where instead of face shield, separate goggles can be used which provide better field of vision. They also have more ventilation capabilities. Dual sports style helmet has the shape of motocross helmet but with face shield instead of separate goggles.
It is better to look for lightweight helmets with good safety options for making our riding activity fun and at the same time comfortable. Some of the lightweight snowmobile helmets are listed below.
509 Altitude Helmet with Fidlock
They offer custom fit model (specially designed for North America). Weighing around 1400 grams, it is one of the best selling snowmobile helmets with its sleek design. It comes with the latest Fidlock technology having easy open magnetic strap clasp. The pro series liner and cheek pads provide utmost comfort. They have removable cold weather breathbox. The aerodynamic vent channels with 8 intake/exhaust vent ports provide proper ventilation. The expanded polyurethane chin insert and washable premium liner are other features to look upon. Being a motocross helmet, it is designed to perfectly fit the 509 goggles. Sizes XS to XL are available with some good color options to choose from. The 509 Altitude Helmet is DOT approved and meets the FMVSS 218 standard.
Fly Racing Kinetic Thrive Helmet
It is a lightweight full face helmet made from polymer shell, weighing around 1342 grams. They have the dual-density EPS liner. The removable comfort liner absorbs the sweat. The True Functional Ventilation or the TFV helps in keeping the rider cool and comfortable. Washable/removable liner and cheek padding absorbs the sweat and provides extra comfort to the rider. They are DOT approved and meet the FMVSS 218 standards. Sizes XS to 2XL and Youth Small to Youth Large are available. Reviews claim them to be comfortable.
O’Neal 2 Series Helmet
The latest 2022 O’ Neal 2 Series Helmet shell is constructed with ABS which is lightweight. Shell weight is around 1450g±50g (Large). They come with Ultra-push removable/washable liner. The multiple air vents provide proper ventilation. The Double-D release chin strap and height adjustable visor are features to look out for. They also come with a race inspired graphic design and rubber roost nose guard. The features make it a good full face helmet to watch out for. Sizes XS to 2XL are available. They also meet DOT, ECE 22-05 standards. Reviews claim that they are great lightweight option for the riders.
ILM Full Face Winter Motorcycle Helmet
With above 4.5 rating, they also offer many color options. It is made from advanced, lightweight, durable ABS Shell. The ILM Helmet has a thick removable liner. It has quick release clasp and strap which makes it easy to put the helmet on or take it off. The dual visors: clear and smoked allow day and night time riding with ease. It has a great ventilation system. The streamlined aerodynamic design reduces the wind noise. The free neck scarf can be utilized in winter season. Sizes available are from S to XL. They meet DOT and FMVSS-218 safety standards. As per the review, they are indeed a good affordable model.
ILM Full Face Winter Motorcycle Helmet with Anti fog Pinlock Shield
They have Anti fog Pinlock 30 helmet face shields which make it fog resistant during riding in those cold weather conditions. They are lightweight and other features are similar to the ILM motorcycle helmet mentioned above. It is DOT certified. Sizes S to XL are available. They are well suited for both men and women. Some users have raised size issues with the model.
ILM Modular Helmet
The ILM Modular Helmet has advanced Lightweight Durable ABS Shell. It has EPS Impact Absorption Inner Liner which is soft and easily removable and washable. Cheek pads are also lightweight. The inner liner and cheek pads help in sweat absorption. Also, the sleek design helps in wind noise reduction. The ILM Modular helmet comes with a modular flip up that allows easy use of the helmet. Anti fog dual visor can help in day time and night time rides. They meet DOT and FMVSS-218 safety standards. Sizes S to XL are available. They do have some good color options to choose from.
Auboa Motorcycle Modular Full Face Helmet
The quality ABS shell makes the helmet lightweight. EPS foam padding ensures safe and comfort riding. The helmet allows modular flip up. The riders can switch between modular flip up helmet and full face helmet as per need via hidden button. Six air ventilations for intake/exhaust allows easy air flow and comfort. They have dual visors and reflective strip. They have the chin guard system and the cheek pads absorb sweat. Sizes available are from S to XL. The model is DOT certified and meets the FMVSS 218 standards. Reviews suggest that they are of all round quality.
AFX Dual Sport Helmet
AFX Dual Sport Helmet with a specially designed aerodynamic shape features a lightweight poly-alloy shell, with 17 point ventilation system. The quick release tinted visor provides utmost convenience. It can also be removed to provide open face riding or goggle use. The removable liner is hypo allergic. The cheek pads are also removable and washable. The helmet is DOT approved.