Wanting to make a statement on the slopes tPRICE: £130

WEBSITE: Salice Xtreme

WHAT THEY SAY: "New for 2015, Salice have designed this new helmet that has been moulded to fit a wider variety of heads. Bright contrasting colourways make the Xtreme stand out from the crowd whether it be with the black and orange or the fuchsia and yellow. Whilst style is at the forefront of this design safety and comfort are never comprised. It is available in two sizes XS-M and M-XL both are equipped with an adjuster system giving a perfect fit."

WHAT ALF SAYS: This helmet is not just ‘xtreme’ by name - it comes with the option of some pretty ‘xtreme’ colourways too. Our test model was a vibrant acid green/bright orange combo, which will be perfect for anyone looking to make a statement on the slopes; fortunately, less shouty options are also available. Saying this, the Salice Xtreme is not just about being bright. It has lovely furry vented ear pads and liner (which is removable), and the fit is warm and snug, easily adjusted with a dial at the rear.his winter? The Salice Xtreme has it covered, according to our latest review from Alf.

There are 18 vents in total, with 16 of these adjustable. They’re quite small in comparison to most other lids, but this is made up for to a large extent by their number. That said, I’d have preferred the rear vents to be wider for better heat release.

One of my favorite features of the Xtreme was the chin strap, which operates on a ratchet system that’s far more effective than a buckle for getting a quick and easy secure fit.

FOR: Excellent build quality; fully adjustable

AGAINST: Can’t be adjusted on the go; quite heavy

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.