In our new mini-series, we’re talking to key designers in the world of snowsports and bike helmets to stitch together a current state of helmet tech and helmet R&D. Today we talk with Ståle Møller about the pros & cons of the two different safety certifications; advances in materials; our understanding of head injuries; ventilation; the unique challenges of designing helmets for various activities; and how to know when you ought to replace your helmet.
You know you should wear a helmet, because head injuries are no joke. But are all helmets equally safe? And what’s up with all those different safety certifications? What do you really need to know before purchasing a helmet? We talk to the founder & head designer of Sweet Protection, Stale Moller, about all this and more.