An overview of standards for cycling, snow and powersports helmets.
There are dozens of helmet standards across the spectrum of action sports. Different types of helmets help to protect you from different types of impacts. A motorcycle crash, for instance, is entirely different than a snowboarding spill. It follows then that motorcycle and snowboard helmets should offer relevant levels of protection and live up to relevant standards. Simple.
Here’s where it gets complex. Different countries and organizations also have different safety standards for the same kinds of helmets. There are, for example, 10 different bicycle helmet standards alone. And there are more things that make it a bit more difficult as well. So let’s tuck into it.