How to Measure Your Head for a Ski Helmet

Skiing is a fun winter activity that many people enjoy. However, it can also be dangerous if skiers don’t take proper safety precautions. 

One important safety measure is wearing a ski helmet. A ski helmet protects you in case of falls or collisions, but it is essential to wear one that fits properly. In this blog, we will discuss how to measure your head for a ski helmet.

Why Is Measuring Your Head Important?

The importance of measuring your head for a ski helmet cannot be overstated. If you wear a helmet that is too small, it will not provide adequate protection, and if it is too big, it will be uncomfortable and won’t stay in place in case of impact. Therefore, measuring your head is critical to finding a helmet that fits correctly and offers maximum protection.

To measure your head for a ski helmet, you will need a flexible measuring tape, such as a tailor's tape or a soft measuring tape.

Measuring Your Head: A Step-By-Step Guide

A person smiling at the camera in their snow gear and Wildhorn helmet

Step 1: Position the Measuring Tape

First, you need to position the measuring tape correctly. Place the measuring tape on your forehead, just above your eyebrows. The tape should be level, parallel to the ground, and not too tight or too loose. You want to measure the circumference of your head at its widest point.

Step 2: Measure Your Head Circumference

Next, wrap the tape around the back of your head, just above the ears, and bring it back to the front. Make sure the tape is level and not twisted. Note the measurement where the two ends of the tape meet. This measurement is your head circumference.

Step 3: Choose the Corresponding Helmet Size

This is Wildhorn’s ski helmet size chart:

Wildhorn sizing guide indicating how to measure your head for a ski helmet

Now that you have measured your head circumference, you can use it to determine the right size of helmet to purchase. Most ski helmet manufacturers provide a size chart based on head circumference. Compare your head circumference measurement to the size chart to determine which size helmet to purchase. 

Tips for a Perfect Fit

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when selecting a ski helmet:

  1. Ensure the helmet fits snugly but not too tight. A helmet that is too tight can cause discomfort and headaches, while a helmet that is too loose can move around and not provide adequate protection.
  2. Adjust the chin strap to fit comfortably under your chin. It should be snug but not too tight.
  3. Check that the helmet covers your forehead and the back of your head. It should also cover your ears.
  4. Try on different helmets and brands to find the one that fits your head shape best.

Find Your Perfect Fit With Wildhorn

Measuring your head for a ski helmet is a simple process that can make a significant difference in your safety on the slopes. Always wear a helmet that fits properly and offers the necessary protection. Remember, a helmet that fits well can make a world of difference in case of a fall or collision. 

Wildhorn offers a wide variety of helmets that fit well and keep people safe. Check them out here.

Stay safe and have fun on the slopes! 

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