- Specially formulated EPS Fusion Foam
- Certified Multi-Impact (ASTM)
- Certified High Impact (CPSC)
- 5x More Protective Than Regular Skate Helmets
- Deep Fit Design
[pullquote]Remember helmets are like seatbelts – you should wear ’em but you really don’t want to be utilizing them – Chris Terins[/pullquote] Protection:
The Lifer helmet uses specially formulated EPS Fusion Foam (hard foam) and offers up to 5x the protection of a soft foam helmet.
Lifers have a “Deep Fit Design”, it sits lower on the head allowing for a better fit.
S1 tests every production run to ensure every helmet meets safety standards in the USA, Australia, New Zealand and Europe.
S1 Lifer helmets meet CPSC (High Impact Certified) and ASTM (Multiple Impact Certified) standards.
Skateboarding, longboarding, BMX, roller derby
Review Date: September – October 2015
Chris Terins of S1 sent me one of their Lifer helmets to test out. Chris and I had several conversations about helmets and why people (especially kids) don’t wear them. I was never a big proponent of helmets until I had kids; I made them wear one, so I started wearing one. Since I started wearing a helmet, I’ve had two occasions where I could have been seriously injured. I was snowboarding at Winter Park and was hit from behind by someone who was totally out of control; long story short, I caught my back edge and hit my head hard enough to split my helmet in half. That was a game changer for me, and I’ll never ride without one again.
The construction of this helmet is solid, and the level of fine detail really sets it apart. Even the rivets have the S1 logo on them.
I tested the Lifer for about a month, and I have to say I was amazed at how comfortable the helmet is. It sits quite a bit lower than the other helmets I’ve tested, but this offers added protection. Chris also sent me a helmet liner sizing pack, which allows you to really make sure the helmet fits properly. Fortunately, I never slammed hard enough to test out the protection. I went back and looked at some of the other helmets I have and realized most helmets actually have a warning that says they are only intended for recreational, non-advanced use. You’ll find great comfort in all the safety standards the Lifer meets. S1 has a great impact testing video that is really kind of scary, the soft foam helmet fails on the first impact.
Lester Kasai is sponsored by S1, I asked him why he uses the Lifer. His response? “Well, I have a couple of friends who have had major head injuries while skating, and they have suffered irreversible brain damage. They are not the same mentally anymore. I’m 49 now, and I insist on the best protection I can get for my noggin, so I wised up and switched from a soft-foam helmet to the hard-foam Lifer helmet.”
- Quality construction
- EPS Fusion Foam (hard foam)
- Great fit
- Amazing customer service from S1
- none – you get to keep your marbles man!
|Style:||(4.5 / 5)|
|Comfort:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Quality:||(5.0 / 5)|
|Overall:||(4.8 / 5)|