Regardless of the type of rider—those who stick to groomed runs, those who hike backside faces for the slightest trace of untouched powder, or those daring souls who fancy a 3-metre drop—the helmet is an essential piece of ski or snowboard equipment. Munich-based sport and apparel company Bogner has harnessed the elastic nature of bamboo to develop a stylish protective dome for snow enthusiasts. Using monocque construction (a structural approach that supports loads through an object’s external skin, similar to a ping-pong ball or egg shell), Bogner’s helmet incorporates a polycarbonate midsection, three air chambers for temperature balance, three-point safety strapping, and a twist-closure system for custom adjustment to a rider’s head. Whether you’re cautious or courageous, Bogner’s craftsmanship is sure to please, cliffs be damned.
November 28, 2013