WRSI Whitewater have created a whitewater helmet that also works on snow. I was pleasantly surprised to find the WRSI China Pearl helmet offered a nice snug fit around my head with a cumbersome beanie on even though it was designed to be used for the river.
Heavier then other snow helmets I have felt, I would guess the difference would be this helmet does not have vents adding some weight with the extra material. While wearing the helmet you don’t notice any extra weight.
WRSI helmets offer a tough rigid and durable shell. The outside of the helmet looks like it can really take a beating. With a multiple impact shell, energy absorbing foam, energy dissipating inner shell and energy absorbing comfort pad your noggin, or brain will be in good hands. I feel allot safer just after typing this, thanks WRSI
My confidence level was at an all time high while wearing this helmet, especially while about to drop in on our heli-ski run.. The helmet felt snug while riding and I never had to worry that the helmet would come off during a fall. The China Pearl stayed put I never felt the helmet trying to push down on my face. The helmet also has a lip on the back that holds the goggles into place keeping them from sliding around, a huge plus. I would not have dropped in without one of these on.
On snow, off snow, in the water or on the side of the banks of the Eagle River you’ll be sure to get some double takes in this slick looking helmet. It’s now attached to my pack and I don’t leave home without it.
One helmet for all seasons! How cool would it be to spend a day on the mountain late spring, then head on down to the river using the same helmet for a nice float. I for one am all for it!! WRSI has been making Whitewater helmets since 2006 in honor of Lucas Brandon Turner who passed away while living life to the fullest unfortunately dying in a whitewater accident on angry river in Idaho. Under the direct auspices of Dr. Andrew H. Conn at Johns Hopkins University, The WhiteWater Head Impact Protection Project (WHIPP) resulted in a prototype that has produced WRSI water sports helmet, which WRSI and the Mountain Weekly News believe are the safest whitewater helmet in the world. – now we just need to make sure they are the safest winter sports helmets in the world…
Helmet comes with 3 sets of padding, I am using the thinnest padding option to allow more room for a beanie.
One size fits all the WRSI China Pearl helmet is designed with 4 sizes built in. Fits 95% of all people