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Dec 4th 2020, 11:52 pm
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Do you like winter? Most of us cringe at the thought of the cold, snow-filled days of winter, but for many people they wait all summer for the first snowfall. These are individuals who love getting out on their snowmobiles and riding through powder snow and breathing in the cool, fresh air. If you have a snowmobile, you’ve probably already got a snowmobile helmet.

If you’re a parent you’ve probably been reminding your youngster about wearing their bicycle helmet each and every time they get on their two-wheeler. The same is true of riding a motorcycle, an all terrain vehicle or a snowmobile. Helmets save lives and when you are riding any type of motorized equipment, it’s essential that you don the proper headgear.

We all have different size heads and most helmets accommodate that. You certainly don’t want to put an adult size snowmobile helmet on a ten-year-old. A child size helmet is ideal for children and as they grow, so should the size of the helmet they wear.

You can purchase them either at a local store or online. Online is fine as long as you have some idea of what size of snowmobile helmet you need. Many are non-returnable so it’s best to be certain before you invest money into one only to find that it doesn’t fit your head.

Not all are built alike though and it’s just not related to size. One feature that some helmets have is a no fog face shield. This may seem unimportant but when you are out in the cold and breathing warm air inside your snowmobile helmet, the plastic in the shield can cloud over very quickly. Not only is this a nuisance but it can also be very dangerous.

If you have vision problems that require the use of glasses, you might find wearing certain kinds of helmets to be a challenge. Helmets made for snowmobiling are designed to fit snugly. This can leave little room for eyeglasses which results in the rider taking off their eyewear. Again, riding a snowmobile without perfect vision is just not wise. It’s not only unsafe for you it’s also a hazard for those around you.

One solution to this problem is to purchase goggles along with a helmet that doesn’t have a visor attached to it. The drawback to this is that you’ll feel more cold air and your face will be exposed to the elements. With a face guard this can be fixed and the goggles allow the use of eyeglasses so it’s a safer route.

Helmets are made for a reason and they can prevent very serious head injuries. Put one on each and every time you get on your snowmobile. A snowmobile helmet is essential so you can stay safe.

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