You’ve heard of Bollé (makers of some of the best sunglasses and goggles on the market), so maybe you don’t realize their ski helmets are much more affordable than you’d think.
At least, that was my happy surprise, when I tested out the Juliet helmet and Royal goggles, two products in their mid-price range. Here’s what I found.
Juliet helmet: The women-centric Juliet features a lightweight yet ultra-resistant shell for impacts and highly feminine profiling, without being too girly. (I have a thing about pink products for women, in that I dislike the trend immensely.)
The Juliet is navy with a few coral accents, so it looks pretty without being too pink.
You get adjustable ventilation at the crown, removable ear pads and a hypo-allergenic interior for ultimate comfort.
Of course, the Juliet also has also the Click-to-fit system that Bollé implements in most their helmets for precise size adjustment (though it does come in two main size categories, too).
I found I really liked the chin strap on the Juliet, as it slides to click (with plastic teeth…like a snowboard binding) to adjust to a precise fit, instead of snapping.
This element eliminates that frustrating moment when you’re trying to tighten the nylon strap of a helmet and guessing how much slack you need before re-trying it on your chin.
You can also get the Juliet in black with rose-gold accent or white. Best of all, this helmet is only $99. It’s also on Amazon, though for the same price.
Royal goggles: The Royal goggles are an even better value at only $49.
- Flow-Tech Venting.
- P80+ Anti-Fog.
- Carbo-Glass Anti-Scratch.
- For All-Mountain Skiing, All-Mountain Snowboardings.
They’re designed to fit a small face (they come in small size only), so these are for you if you’re petite and often find yourself swimming in standard-framed goggles.
They are also ideal for pre-teens and teenage girls who are in that in-between size. I got the white frames with rose gold lens, but there are many versions, including matte blue with a green emerald lens, black and purple with an aurora (light blue) lens, matte green with black chrome lens, and matte black with vermillon (light gray) lens. As you can see, these are very unisex-friendly.
The double lenses feature P-80+ anti-fog and UV protection, of course, and you get nice venting with a smart design.
There’s a wide field of view, despite being smaller lenses. My thirteen-year-old has stolen the Royal goggles from me and loves them! Find the goggles on Amazon for a little less, too!