The best snowmobile helmets of 2011 are made by some of the more well-known snowmobile helmet manufacturers, which have proven themselves by making reliable, durable and, most of all, safe helmets for snowmobile riders. The most important thing to pay attention to when buying a snowmobile helmet is the safety of the helmet. Even though they may be a little expensive, can you really put a price on safety? Especially when you are riding at high speeds across snowy conditions, safety is essential. Check out the list below for some of the best snowmobile helmets of 2011 made by some of the most trusted helmet manufacturers in the world.
HJC is the world's number one helmet manufacturer. This is the case primarily because of the quality of their product and the fact that they are sold at an affordable price. These helmets come with a wide variety of options as well, and are made for many different types of snowmobile riders.
The CL-Max Zader is the best example of this in the HJC snowmobile helmet line, as it has things like Bluetooth installed in it so you can take a phone call while jumping snow drifts. It is made from an advanced polycarbonate composite shell and has a single button face guard chin bar for the rider to easily put on and take off so that they don't have to remove their riding gloves in the cold weather. There is also an advanced channeling ventilation system that allows air flow through the helmet, so that it doesn't fog up during long rides throughout the day. All of this for only $140 is a pretty good deal!
The CL-16 Narri is another HJC helmet that is slightly less expensive than the aforementioned Max Zader helmet. Even though it doesn't have as many options, it still provides essential safety to serious snowmobile riders. While it does have a basic pinlock insert to resist the condensation of fog, it has little else in the way of options. Which makes sense, considering it is just over $100 in price.
The other top snowmobile helmet that riders love is the Z1R brand, which is not as widely sold, but often preferred due to it's flashy and unique styling. ZIR offers affordable pricing, safety and options. This combination has led to the success of the Z1R snowmobile helmets worldwide.
The Jackal Pandora Helmet is perhaps the most popular model of Z1R helmets and is also the most expensive, coming in at around $150 per helmet. It has an incredibly durable advanced polycarbonate shell, which exceeds all Department of Transportation standards. There is also a smoke-tinted lens that restricts the sun from blinding you while you ride, but it can be removed when visibility is bad in the midst of a snowstorm or late in the day. Its built-in ventilation system elminates the accumulation of condensation and fog and the inside liner can be easily removed and washed, so that the helmet won't start to smell if you happen to sweat in it. The Jackal Pandora also comes in three different attractive colors, which helps to make it more popular than the other equally safe helmets out there.