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SKI AND SNOWBOARD HELMETS

WEDZE ADULTS' DOWNHILL SKI HELMET WITH VISOR HRC550 - BLACK

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Colour : BLACK

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Designed for intermediate skiers who want an all-enveloping helmet that also protects the eyes. Rigid ear pads and a thick inner lining ensure support and comfort, while the visor consists of a double anti-UV and anti-fog screen making it ideal for for all weathers (S2 category).
  • Well ventilated and moisture wicking
  • The perfect balance between light and sturdy
  • Suitable for glasses wearers

Technical Information

SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE VISOR HELMET

Visor helmets are very comfortable and practical to use. However, we recommend them to skiers who ski at moderate speed. Indeed they are less wind-proof ski goggles, which perfectly fit the the nose and face. If you ski very fast, air can get in and it can be unpleasant.
For best airtightness, you must lower the visor as far as it will go. If you cannot, then this helmet is not suitable for you.

FITTING

Take plenty of time to try it on properly. You should not feel any areas of discomfort in the helmet or around the visor. If it does, try another model.
For people who wear glasses, try the helmet with the pair you will be wearing and open/close the visor to check that there are no sticking points.
Fogging on the glasses is not caused by the helmet. There are anti-fogging treatments for glasses.

WHAT SIZE?

* Measure your head circumference in centimetres (around the middle of the forehead and just above the ears).
* Then choose the size that covers this measurement.
Example: if the circumference of your head is 56cm, try a 55-59cm size helmet.

ADJUSTMENT WHEEL

The adjustment dial plays a key role in ensuring that your helmet does not come off. This system enables easy and precise adjustment at any time using the easily-accessible dial that you can even use with skiing gloves. It gives you comfort of use and maximum safety. Turn the dial to the right to tighten and to the left to loosen.

ABS CONSTRUCTION

This type of structure incorporates an outer shell, made of ABS, injection moulded to withstand powerful impacts. It combines durability with a significant capacity to withstand bumps and knocks. The inner EPS liner absorbs shocks in the event of a collision. We recommend changing your ski helmet at least every 5 years unless it has sustained a significant impact in the meantime.

Standard EN 1077

Standard EN 1077 is a European standard that applies to helmets used for cranial protection during downhill skiing and snowboarding. This standard tests the ability to absorb shocks and resistance to penetration. There are 2 categories:
- Class A: Protects the top and back of the head as well as the ears and the side of the head
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- Class B: Protects the top and back of the head, but does not cover the ears.

HELMET ADJUSTMENT

During practice, the ski helmet must be properly fitted and adjusted:
* It is essential to choose the right size.
* The head circumference must be adjusted using the thumb wheel.
* The chinstrap must be properly adjusted.
It's a bit like the seat belt in a car: if it is too loose, it will not perform its function and you won't be as well protected.

SAFETY

Avoid wearing a thick hat under your helmet as this will move your helmet away from your head and you will be less well protected.
Opt instead for a very thin beanie or balaclava that does not affect your safety. A helmet has good insulating properties. There is often no point in adding anything else. Also, avoid adding a camera to your helmet as this can affect safety. The standard does not take into account any elements added to the helmet.

COMPATIBILITY WITH PRESCRIPTION GLASSES

The pleasures of skiing should be accessible to all, including those who wear prescription glasses. Wedze offers a helmet with a visor, more practical to use than "over glasses (OTG)" skiing goggles. Because of issues with the size of glasses, some models remain incompatible. Go to your Decathlon store to try on the helmet with your glasses.

CARE INSTRUCTIONS

Removable comfort foam machine-washable at 30°C.

AFTER-SALES SERVICE

Some spare parts for the helmet H-RC 550 are available from the After Sales Service in our store workshop. Available: the original S2 visor and screw kit to fit the visor (screws and spacers).

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Composition / advice

Composition
Foam
100.00% Expanded Polystyrene
Shell
100.00% Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene
Stock advice Dry thoroughly before storing in its Wed'ze bag. Always carry your helmet in its bag to avoid scratching the lens.
Restricted use : Replace any helmet that has sustained an impact.
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Our commitments

All our helmets are approved by a certified and independent laboratory.
Test Product All Wedze products are tested under the actual conditions of use for which they were designed: in snow, cold weather and all conditions that you may encounter when skiing. The design teams, product managers, engineers and pattern makers check that the programme for which the product was designed and developed perfectly matches its use in the field.
Guarantee : 2 Years

Product benefits

Stability Adjustment dial for the back half of the head and rigid ear protectors.
Ventilation 6 holes to aerate and clear humidity.
Lightweight 750g in size M.
Sun protection Visor with a double anti-UV/anti-fog screen, for all weather (category S2).
Impact protection Complies with standard 1077-A. ABS shell and rigid ear pads.
Waterproof "Gutter" seam preventing water and snow from getting in.
Warmth Ear pads and thick hat. Synthetic fur. Full neck contour.
User comfort Ear openings for better hearing.

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