Hey, it’s Ryan from Sierra Trading Post and today we’re talking about how to size and fit ski helmets easiest way to do it is with a soft fabric measuring tape and today I’m going to show you how to do it on this dummy head You’re going to want to measure around the widest part of the head, and that’s usually right above the eyebrows You’re also going to want to get a measuring tape that has centimeters so to start measuring you’re going to want to place it in the middle of the eyebrows between your eyes measure on the thickest part just above the ears and then take your measurements where the two overlap and it’s just about 57 centimeters the next thing you’re going to want to do is get a calculator you’re going to want to divide the number you took off the measuring tape by 2.54 so 57 divided by 2.54 and that’s 22.4 inches so while you’re in the store or shopping online you’re going to want to look for a helmet that’s as close to that measurement as
possible so luckily Bern advertises their measurements right on the box 57 centimeters it’s between 21.78
inches and 22.5. So this helmet would fit perfectly To place the helmet on your head you’re going to want to first put the brim right above the eyebrows and squeeze it backwards and that should secure the head in there perfectly next you’re going to want to adjust the chin strap I’ve already pre-adjusted it and a good rule of thumb (and it’s literally a rule of thumb) you want to be able to slip your thumb behind the buckle That usually allows for adequate space, keeps the helmet tight enough, and won’t choke you. Now let’s take a look at a helmet that doesn’t fit. a good indicator of helmets that don’t fit is they’ll cover up your eyebrows. You want a helmet to fit just above your eyebrows Do you see how this helmet moves side-to-side, front-and-back? It’s obviously a helmet that does not fit so there it is how to fit and size a ski helmet.