For the Spice, Alpina increases safety with a hybrid design of Inmold technology and hardshell. Another advantage to this construction: It allows for large air channels and vents, which in turn allow great ventilation. Meanwhile the helmet body material is Hi-EPS, which absorbs the acting forces in an impact and thus creates a protective damping effect. The hardshell is impact-resistant and makes the helmet extremely sturdy. The Run System Ergo Snow adjustment system, which can be height-adjusted using 3D-Fit, ensures the perfect fit and is also a cosy neck warmer. The interior can be removed and washed. The ear warmers are likewise detachable. Alpina’s Spice keeps the head from getting too cold or too hot – guaranteeing all the fun of skiing, every time.
Hybrid technology combines the advantages of Inmold and hard shell. The bottom part of the helmet consists of a lightweight Inmold shell that provides good shock absorption, whereas a super-robust hard shell covers impact-absorbing HIEPS material in the upper part of the helmet. Another advantage: The hard shell of the Hybrid construction allows for an extra amount of room to be used for vent holes and channels. Thanks to the large number of vents and channels hybrid helmets, in addition to their plus in safety, score with the best ventilation available on the market.
The inner shell of every Alpina helmet consists of HI-EPS (High Expanded Polystyrene). These microscopic air pockets absorb the forces that act in an impact and provide the protective damping. HI-EPS allows extra-thin wall thicknesses and slim helmet shapes to be achieved. As HI-EPS absorbs neither water nor perspiration the protective effect is retained for a long time.
An extremely Impact- and scratch-resistant layer applied to the bottom edge of the helmet. It enhances safety oin the event of a side Impact and pretects the EPS against damage.
Run System Ergo Snow
Alpina ski helmets rely on the time-tested Run System Ergo Snow, a flexible head adjustment system with a central rotatable control knob. The top-end model has two large pads to the left and right of the redesigned control knob that distribute pressure. The large control knob is made of a two-component mix that grips well and can be perfectly operated even when wearing ski gloves.
The 3D-Fit System adds five-stage height adjustment to the Run System at the rear of the head. This enables the helmet to be adjusted even more precisely for an individual fit, increasing comfort and enhancing the wearer’s feeling of safety along with the snugness of the fit.
Proven a hundred-thousand-fold and used in all Alpina ski helmets: Our famous strap buckle with a red push button and multi-step automatic locking mechanism. Ergomatic can be operated when wearing ski gloves – the strap can be loosened while using the ski lift and tightened again before the downhill run – and is prevented from opening on its own in a crash.
A helmet can only protect the wearer as effectively as it stays in its optimal position in case of a fall. The retention of the two under-ear straps plays a crucial part in this. Alpinas “Y-Clip” system guarantees optimal adjustment with millimeter-accuracy – easily and in a matter of seconds.
Further airstream regulation features the Airstream Control Ventilation openings of the helmet can be opened and closed by a sliding mechanism. Perfect climate around your head is guaranteed.
Freecarve or freeride bonanzas can be sweat-inducing affairs! Especially the head acts as a veritable “heat exchanger.” That’s why Alpina ski helmets equipped with Changeable Interior allow you to quickly remove the interior lining, handwash it in tepid soap water, let it dry and simply insert it again.
The Removable Earpads can be detached in fractions of a second and stowed in the pockets of a ski jacket. When enjoying the snow on a warm and sunny Easter weekend, this feature will allow you to experience an even higher degree of freedom during your ride. And when temperatures drop again, just click the earpads back on.
The Alpina Neckwarmer is pulled down low at the back of the helmet and consists of a comfortable, soft micro-fleece material. This “heat collar” also prevents the neck from being hit by air draft at high speed and Siberian temperatures. Thanks to its clever construction there are no pressure points.