Does the Shred Bumper NoShock helmet provide protection and comfort on the slopes? Ski Club’s Peter Davies tested it out this season.
Shred helmets combine the creativity of freestyle with the high performance and professionalism of racing. The Shred Bumper NoShock helmet fits perfectly with both crowds, uniting both styles of skiing through great graphics and technology.
I tested this helmet in heavy snowfall and the ear lining provided warmth with comfort throughout the day. The adjustability allows you to fit the helmet to the shape of your head not just for size. A toggle at the back adjusts the fit of the helmet accordingly with your head. The padding can also be moved for personal preference with velcro tabs.
The Bumper NoShock is available in a variety of designs, my model was a bold navy colour with rust trim and graphics. It’s subtle but looks badass at the same time. The material for the ear pads has a hoodie/hat vibe which must be inspired by freestyle culture, but you can attach a chin guard if you’re planning on hitting the slalom courses.
The shape of the helmet allows for goggles to fit well on your face. Most importantly you won’t have the classic goggle gap as the helmet sits well on your forehead. The goggle clip is sturdy and is easy to clip your goggles on and off without complication.
Protection, of course, is the main element of any helmet. No matter what the design you want the reassurance that your helmet will reduce impact for falls on the slopes. The Bumper NoShock has a Rotational Energy System (RES) technology that has absorption units composed of cleverly placed thin elastic layers and helmet liner attachments.