With such a variety of helmets to choose from these days, it can get slightly overwhelming. So why not take a look at Alf's latest review of the Picture Creative 3, an eco-friendly helmet, to give you an idea of what is out there.

PRICE: £114.99

WEBSITE: Picture

WHAT THEY SAY: "The active vent system on top and front allows an integrated airflow system, along with being washable, adjustable and including printed ear pads. It also bosts a removable visor, 3 shell sizes, a ring fit system and goggle retainer, with a safety compliance of: CE EN 1077. The liner is recycled polystyrene collected from leading Japanese auto makers."

WHAT ALF SAYS: The Creative 3 combines an innovative mix of technology and eco-friendly design. The helmet’s ‘Composite Fusion’ technology incorporates EPS foam as an integral part of the shell. But instead of creating two separate pieces as in ‘traditional’ helmets, the EPS foam is fused directly to the exterior shell, so no glue or tape is needed. Additionally, the in-mould construction eliminates bonding elements for, say Picture, better head protection, a stronger design, a more precise fit and a lighter helmet (460g).

At the same time the liner is made out of recycled EPS collected from leading Japanese auto makers and the detachable ear pads are made from recycled polyester; to be honest this isn’t quite as soft and fluffy as more standard liners, but it’s still comfortable enough to suit most people.

The Creative 3 comes with ten top vents; eight at the rear, two at the sides and one at the top, of which the front and top are adjustable on-the-go, and a removable visor. It wasn’t the lightest on test but it does still feel pretty light and unobtrusive, is easily adjusted via a rear dial and comes with some attractive colour options, all making for a great option for all you eco-warriors of the slopes.

FOR: Innovative design, eco-friendly

AGAINST: Lining not as snug as some

Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance ski journalist who will be working on gear reviews throughout the 2016/17 season for the Ski Club of Great Britain.

This review first appeared in the November issue of Ski+board - read it online here.