Free Shipping on Orders Over $50
BLOG

Giro Helmet Fit Systems - Explained

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Giro AcuDial 2 Fit System

Giro offers a broad selection of bike and ski helmets with some great built-in adjustment features. This article shows you eight different Giro fit systems to help you decide which is best for you.

Continue Reading →

When to Replace Your Skateboard Helmet

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

skateboard helmet

Sometimes that old soldier needs to be retired. Learn how long a typical skate helmet lasts, what to look for to help arrive at a keep-or-toss decision, and  how skate helmets are different than bike helmets.

Continue Reading →


When to Replace Your Helmet

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

cracked helmet

Bicycle, ski and snowboarding helmets age and lose effectiveness as they get older and suffer use/abuse. How do you know when it’s time to replace your helmet? Watch these two videos.

Continue Reading →

Scooter Safety Gear Recommendations

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

It may be tempting to think of a scooter as a skateboard with a handlebar, but scooter riders need a helmet certified to CPSC Bike Helmet Standards. Find out what that means...

Continue Reading →


Protective Gear Care Guides - Top 5

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Clean

We have so many Gear Guides with so much information, sometimes it's helpful if we group them together for you in one place.  Here are the top 5 articles about how to take care of your gear.

Continue Reading →

Multiple Impact Helmets for Bike and Snow

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Multi Impact
The skate helmet certification requires multiple impacts, while the bike certification does not. But, some bike certified helmets claim to be multiple impact...

Continue Reading →


Kids Helmet Sizing Help

Kids Helmet Sizing Help

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Proper helmet sizing is critical to protecting your child. When it comes to finding and fitting a new helmet, there are important things you need to know. We've consolidated a lot of helpful information to help you measure your kids head, find the correct size helmet to purchase, and then make sure the helmet sits properly on his or her head.

Continue Reading →

Understanding In-Mold Helmet Construction

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Helmet Design

Helmet manufacturing techniques and technology differ. Each type of helmet has advantages and disadvantages, depending upon what mission the helmet is required to accomplish - and at what price!  Here we describe one of the most popular helmet construction methods.

Continue Reading →


How to Inspect Your Knee Pads and Elbow Pads

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016

Inspect

No matter what your sport, it’s a good idea to inspect your pads on a regular basis to make sure they’re still capable of doing their job. Here are some things to consider...

Continue Reading →

How to Clean and Care for Your Protective Gear

by Jim Bartlett June 15, 2016


Protect your investment and the performance of your gear by properly cleaning and drying your helmet, knee and elbow pads, and body armor. Here are some tips that help make it easy and routine.

Continue Reading →


Helmet Safety Standards List

by Jim Bartlett June 06, 2016

Safety

One of the most confusing parts about shopping for a new helmet can be the different helmet safety standards. Why are some certifications listed on some helmets and not others, even though the helmets are supposedly designed for the same activity? What do all those acronyms mean?   Find out here...

Continue Reading →

Big Money Investment in Whistler / Blackcomb

by Jim Bartlett April 07, 2016


Big news regarding a major capital investment in Whistler Blackcomb mountain resort.

Continue Reading →


Extra Large Bicycle Helmets - Because Size Does Matter

by Jim Bartlett April 08, 2015

Extra Large Hlemet

Got a big head? Check out our collection of extra large bicycle helmets...

Continue Reading →

A Little Late for Valentine's Day, but I Still Like This...

by Jim Bartlett February 20, 2015

A fun video from New Zealand (2 min 40 sec)

Continue Reading →


FIS RH 2013 Helmet Standard - the POC Orbic Comp and POC Orbic X Meet the Standard

by Jim Bartlett December 16, 2014


POC Skull Orbic Ski Race HelmetsThe 2015 POC Skull Orbic X and Orbic Comp - meet the FIS RH2013 ski race helmet standard today!

Continue Reading →

Level World Cup CF Ski Racing Mittens - Bad Ass Protection

by Jim Bartlett December 10, 2014

Level World Cup CF Ski Racing MittensLevel World Cup CF Ski Racing Mittens - they're hot!

Continue Reading →


Level BioMex Snowboard Wrist Protection - Built In

by Jim Bartlett December 09, 2014

Learn More About Level's BioMex Wrist Guards
Level BioMex Snowboard Wrist Guards - essential protection for your wrists. Learn how it works...

Continue Reading →

Scooters, Skateboards, Kids - and Helmets!

by Jim Bartlett December 09, 2014

Kids Head Injuries - You Can Help Prevent Them!Kids head injuries - you can help prevent them!

Continue Reading →


Is Mounting Your GoPro on Your Ski Helmet Safe?

by Jim Bartlett November 20, 2014

Is wearing a GoPro on your ski helmet safe? Read on... 

Continue Reading →

Top 3 Reasons to Wear Snowboard Wrist Guards

by Jim Bartlett October 30, 2014

Top 3 Reasons to Wear Snowboard Wrist GuardsLearn why these simple guards can help save your wrists!

Continue Reading →


MIPS Technology - A Great Visual Description from Giro

by Jim Bartlett August 27, 2014

MIPS

This is one of the best descriptions of what MIPS is, how it reduces impact forces, and why you might want to look for it in your next helmet.

Continue Reading →