Are you looking for a new helmet for the upcoming snowmobiling season? Check out these six new electric snowmobile helmets to find the right one for you.
Your helmet is the single most important piece of clothing you can possibly wear when you’re on your snowmobile. And while you may be riding the same sled you’ve had for years, and even the same jacket, your helmet is a one-and-done deal. One good hit and you need a new lid. You don’t have to buy a new helmet if you don’t wreck, but I like to just because I seem to collect helmets like my wife does shoes. The good news is, if you need a new helmet, or just want one like me, there are some seriously cool new helmets on the market for 2019. Here are a few adventure-style electric snowmobile helmets that I’d be happy to own. Chances are I’ll probably buy at least one of these…if not two.
Bell MX-9 Adventure Snow Electric
If you’ve read any of my helmet stories on ATV.com, you might have heard me talk about the number of times a Bell Helmet saved my life. It happened more than once. The MX-9 is a moderately priced helmet with a polycarbonate shell. It has a breath box that is customizable and the liner is anti-microbial. The interior of the helmet has the MIPS multi-directional impact protection system, meaning you have outstanding protection. The shield is coated so it resists scratches and flips up far enough that you can wear goggles for extreme conditions. The best part is this electric snowmobile helmet has a sub-$250 price.
FXR Racing Torque X EVO
I bought my wife a complete outfit from FXR last year and she loved it. So much so that I’m going to get myself a set this year. And, of course, I’ll need a matching helmet, right? The FXR Torque X EVO is a sweet looking helmet and the price is nice, at around $240. There are all the features I’d want in a snowmobile helmet, with an electric shield, polycarbonate shell and adjustable fit. FXR also does a great job with the visor, making sure that there is little drag when you’re going fast, something that bugs me with other helmets.
Castle X EXO-CX950
At first glance, you might think the Castle X helmet is just like the other adventure-style electric snowmobile helmets on this list. It has the flip-up electric shield and the motocross-style visor. And of course, the new styling is pretty sweet, too. On closer inspection, you’ll find that the EXO-CX950 is a modular helmet, that adapts to how you want it to fit. The chin-bar flips up, making it easy to chat with riding buddies, or to take a sip of coffee from the thermos. It has an LG polycarbonate shell and is set up for easy install of a communication system. This is a really cool helmet.
509 Delta R3 2.0
509 is quickly gaining popularity, especially among the extreme riding crowd. It is a company that makes a sweet product, and then listens and quickly responds to customers about that product to make it better. The Delta R3 2.0 is improved for 2018/2019 with enhanced control of airflow when you want it, and better wind blocking when you need it. 509 also enhanced the heating elements in the shield for durability and effectiveness. It has the Fidlock magnetic locking chinstrap buckle for easier removal.
CKX RSV Quest Winter
The CKX helmets aren’t as fancy or flashy as the other electric snowmobile helmets on this list. What they do have going for them is half the price! For less than $200, you get a good, quality helmet with an electric shield and styling that fits a wide-range of uses. There is a clear shield and an inner flip-down Amber-colored visor to help reduce glare.
HJC DS-X1 Snow
HJC is the number one selling brand of helmet in the world. Let that sink in for a moment. They are sold in a lot of different shops and are used for motorcycles, ATVs and snowmobiles, along with just about every other form of motorsport there is. The DS-X1 Snow is the winter version of HJC’s dual-sport helmet. Is has a dual-pane electric shield and a breath box to help keep you warm. The shell is advanced polycarbonate and a glasses groove can help fit the helmet for those who wear glasses.
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