Sweet ProtectionIgniter Helmet

Ski it like it's hot.

You can't fix your brain like you can a broken bone, so it's best to keep it in one piece with the Sweet Protection Igniter Helmet. The Igniter's calling card is its weight, which is just barely over a pound, but it also offers top-shelf protection, with a Superlight ABS thermoplastic shell, EPS impact foam, and Sweet Protection's force-dispersing Impact Shields. None of that would be any good without the OcciGrip fit adjustment system that keeps the Igniter glued to your noggin, though, or the removable fit pads that you can slip in and out to cushion that weird-shaped part of your head. The Igniter's not just comfy, but cool, with front vents that slide quickly open and closed and a series of passive vents that regulate temperature without allowing weather in. Sweet Protection topped this lid off with a moisture-wicking Coolmax liner (except for the Pearl White colorway, which sports a microfur liner), and gave it removable earpads that let you customize the look and the feel of your hat.

  • Superlight ABS thermoplastic shell
  • EPS impact foam with Impact Shields
  • OcciGrip fit adjustment
  • Removable fit pads
  • Adjustable front vents and additional passive vents
  • Coolmax liner
  • Microfur liner (Pearl White colorway only)
  • Removable earpads
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

This helmet is "sweet"

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just took this helmet out for her maiden voyage! I Love how versatile it is and the fact that it has a super low-profile look. I prefer to wear my helmet with my goggles/hat underneath but I tried it on both ways and it works well regardless! I am stoked to rock this helmet this year!

This helmet is "sweet"

All the bells and whistles

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

Easily adjustable, lightweight and I really like the removable ear pads. I'm always hot and sweaty so the number of vents was a real plus. Fit like a glove without feeling constraining. Sleek design and an all around excellent helmet choice.

High Quality Product from Sweet

    I knew before buying this helmet that Sweet Protection had an amazing reputation in the white water helmet industry so it was an easy decision for me to choose this helmet over other companies without even seeing this helmet in person. The helmet fits me greatly, even with a Balaclava hood.

    I really appreciate the light weight design and front vent options Sweet has to offer. This is a high quality helmet for a fair price. I hope I never have to test this out on a tree or cliff but I am comfortable doing some intense skiing trusting this helmet could save my life.

    Sweet helmet!!!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Picked up this helmet last season and it's awesome. I had a POC before which was great but always fit kind of weird. This helmet is super light, fits great and I don't overheat in it. You can tell right away that this is a quality helmet and that there was a lot of thought put into the design and construction of it. Most definitely the nicest helmet I've ever owned!

    Awesome fit, at least for my head

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    Bought a L/XL. Wear a 7 1/2 fitted hat, 7 5/8 is a little big

    My head is pretty big front to back versus side to side and these fit great. I've been in POC helmets for the last few years and had a really hard time dialing in the fit. This helmet fits absolutely perfect. However I am about maxed out on the adjustment for it.

    Wouldn't mind a few more vents but I guess that compromises their protection story a bit.