The LifeBeam Smart helmet is the first bicycle helmet with a built-in heart rate monitor. We tried it out to see how it stacked up against today’s great field of cranium-savers.
Don't lose your head
These days, seeing someone without a helmet on the slopes is a rarity; more than 70 percent of all mountain-goers are donning them, and countless brands are releasing offerings onto the market. With hundreds of brain buckets to choose from, though, the task of finding the right one can be daunting — but, with your IQ and major bodily functions on the line, we beg you to persevere. To help, we’ve rounded up our five favorite snow sports helmets covering the spectrum from high-tech to lightweight.
Better Brain Bucket
Belgium is arguably the most rabid cycling nation in the world (sorry France). So it’s no surprise that the country that produced Eddy Merckx, the Tour of Flanders and embrocation would also produce some of the best bike helmets. Lazer is the world’s oldest helmet company, having started out making those old leather hairnets way…