I used to be too cool for school to wear a helmet, but here’s the thing:
- all the cool kids are doing it now
- it keeps your head really warm
- if you’re a snowboarder, just makes you look more gnarly (gnarly in a good way)
My helmet has vents in the top that I can close when it’s really cold and open to let my steam escape when it’s sunny. It’s a very dark grey. It’s almost… well, it’s not beautiful, but again, all the cool kids are wearing them…
Listen: it’s your head. I’m not telling you to wear wrist guards when you ski. That would be totally uncool. But your head needs protection: a helmet can SAVE YOUR LIFE. You don’t have to be going fast to get a serious head injury.