Our testers were stoked to finally see their favorite retro skate helmet refined for the hill. The Full Cut, with its throwback design, offers additional coverage and protection thanks to its ’70s-inspired profile and features mesh-lined ventilation holes to prevent any snow from sneaking in. Thanks to a high-impact ABS shell lined with EPS foam, testers were able to ride in confidence knowing that this brain bucket was certified to hold up to any potential slams. While the soft and fuzzy liner aided in the comfort department, some mentioned that it got a little toasty in warmer temperatures.

Helmet Features & Details

  • Snow certified
  • Retro full cut design
  • Soft liner
  • Rubber goggle clip
  • MSRP $80.00

Rad: Everyones retro favorite is now certified for snow.

Bad: Not the most breathable helmet in the test.


Everyone’s favorite full cut helmet has finally been certified for snowboarding. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

With mesh-lined venting, there’s no worry of snow sneaking in. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Just like the skate version, the snow Full Cut keeps things simple with a classic buckle system. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A stretchy, rubber strap clip makes securing your goggles simple and effective. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

While some testers admitted to getting a little too warm, the soft liner is undeniably cozy. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Classic style in a snow-certified package. All at an affordable price point. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen


Tested + Approved 2019 presented by evo.com

Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboardings most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose frombindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in betweenits not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.

We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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