A pictoral representation of the UIAA-106 and EN-12492 standards for helmets.
The Peak Twiceme®
THE PEAK twICEme® ski helmet is the perfect companion when aiming for the summits with the best virgin slopes. Its mission: to give you flawless protection throughout the winter. Compliant with both skiing and mountaineering standards, the helmet allows freeriders to get way off the beaten track. It also offers bespoke comfort, with removable 3D ear pads, optimized ventilation and an easy-to-use closure thanks to a magnetic clip. At the front of the helmet, loops for attaching a headlamp will ensure long trips are trouble-free. And thanks to a featherweight spec (360 grams without the ear pads, and 410 grams with them) you'll forget you're even wearing it. Thanks to twICEme®, the first people at the scene of an accident can get the information they need in an instant, therefore helping them and shortening delays in an emergency.
- Adjustable Fit : A fit that can be accurately adjusted.
- Air flow : All our helmets are ventilated with strategically placed vents and a special mesh to wick away perspiration.
- Elastic Strap Attachment : Fastening at the back of the helmet to attach the goggle strap and hold it in place.
- Headlamp Attachment : Front clips for a headlamp
- In-mold Shell : Ultra-light EPS injection-molded shell covered with a layer of polycarbonate (0.3 mm thick). The EPS shell absorbs and distributes impact, while the polycarbonate cover protects the EPS and provides scratch resistance.Standard: EN1077.
- Magnetic Closure Fidlock® : The helmet strap is easily closed thanks to a magnetic clip Fidlock®.
- Removable Ear Pads : The ear pads can be removed
- Soft Ear Pads : Helmet fitted with ear pads
- twICEme® System : Integrated system containing a medical identification chip intended for first responders giving access to essential medical and emergency contact details in the event of an accident.
In grams, the weight, as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
If there are differences in weight (due to multiple size or optional accessories) we note those here.
| 360 g|
Without ear pad: 360 g / 12.7 oz
This is the gender as stated by the manufacturer/brand.
We use the term "Men" and "Unisex" interchangeably, as there is no difference between these types of helmets.
The sizing options of the helmet according to the manufacturer.
| 20.47 in - 24.40 in|
S: 52-56 cm / 20.5-22 in
M: 56-58 cm / 22-22.8 in
L: 58-60 cm / 22.8-23.6 in
L: 60-62 cm / 22.8-24.4 in
(we converted centimeters to inches)
Bike Cert (EN 1078)
The EN certification for helmets used for bicycling and skating. The major difference in testing 1078 involves needs for more head coverage and for the helmet to pass a deflection or 'roll-off' test of the impact force.
Having a brim on a helmet may be inconsequential to some climbers but they make a great additional bit of protection against sun, rain and falling debris like small rocks or verglass.
This is helpful for those with particularly small or large heads because helmets that come in 2 or 3 sizes cover a broader range of head size. Usually these are denoted as size 1 or 2, though some brands have S/M and M/L.
Face Shield Compatible
Face shields are a part of PPE that could be handy when drilling, developing and cleaning particularly dirty remote routes. Usually only used by work at height professionals.
MIPS or Multidirectional Impact Protection System is a technology designed to reduce the amount of impact force that makes it to the brain. This is accomplished by adding a low friction cap between the liner and the helmet, allowing the shell to deflect around the head rather than transfer the forces from impact directly to the wearer. Many bicycle helmets include this feature and it is starting to be applied to sports like skiing, motorcycling and climbing. Many MIPS helmets are also EN1078 compliant.
So far these are only found in "women's" helmets. It's a cutout / notch area that accommodates a low hanging ponytail hairstyle.
These are used in locating someone missing or buried in an avalanche and are becoming more common in climbing gear due to the increased popularity of ski mountaineering. Though they are more often sold as something to add onto the helmet than being built into one, some manufacturers have begun to build them in.
Ski Cert (EN 1077)
The EN certification for helmets used for climbing and skiing. This test is simpler than the EN/UIAA one performed for helmets in general, but increases the amount of force that a helmet must endure. Likely this to simulate the faster speeds involved with downhill skiing impacts versus rockfall or climber accidents. This cert becoming more common in helmets as SkiMo popularity increases and more climbers are adding backcountry skiing to their mountaineering repertoire.
Ski Cert (EN 1077)
Quick Adjust refers to the straps of the helmet. Do you want the ability to ability to "quickly" adjust the fit. This could be a dial, or other plastic pieces.
Really, most climbers don't need to change the fit of the helmet often, unless you're climbing with and without hats, or you have big hair that flattens and then requires tightening after climbing for awhile.
Refers to openings in the helmet body to allow air flow. Commonly found in most helmets these days, but often more so in foam and hybrid foam helmets than traditional hardshell polycarbonate shells.
Many helmets include hooks or clips for holding a standard headlamp in place, which is quite useful for the caver or alpinist. Ask any climber who has been benighted and they’ll tell you just how useful this feature can be.
|Face Shield Compatable
Face Shield Compatible
Face shields are a part of PPE that could be handy when drilling, developing and cleaning particularly dirty remote routes. This feature isn't very common in climbing helmets and usually only used by work at height professionals.
The UIAA equipment standard provides a baseline for equipment performance in a test lab under controlled conditions on new equipment. Although these test conditions are relevant to the conditions encountered climbing, conditions encountered at the crags and the condition of the equipment are equally important. This recommendation from the UIAA member federation The British Mountaineering Council (BMC) provides vital equipment information that is NOT explicitly addressed in the standard, particularly failure modes of the equipment and recommendations for the use, inspection, maintenance, and retirement of equipment.