SHRED. Slam-Cap NoShock Helmet Review

About Shred Optics:

When engineering and top athletes combine forces you’ve got a winning combination. When Ted Ligety and Carlo Salmini met in 2005 they began a collaboration rooted in performance, style and innovation that we’re stoked to see growing as strong as ever today. SHRED debuted in the Fall of 2006, a small simple line, with a few bright colorways that performed great and still had awesome style. To this day SHRED continues to push the performance level while looking stylish in their line of goggles, helmets, sunglasses, and accessories. Shred Optics and Protection are staying true to their commitment of innovation and pioneering new technologies to let you see clearly, push your limits and most importantly having fun.

SLAM-CAP NOSHOCK helmet tested info:
MSRP $180-$200
color: Slash (Black)
size: medium (56-58cm)

Overview from Shred:

If you’re looking to venture into the backcountry or lap the resort with a superlight in-mold snowboard helmet that offers a superior fit, exceptional comfort, and unrivaled technology that provides both rotational and linear energy absorption, the SHRED. Slam-Cap NoShock is the clear contender.

Specs from Shred:

RES – Shred RES, Rotational Energy management System
ENHANCED WITH SLYTECH™ | A patented honeycomb cone structure made of SLYTECH™ Foam is integrated into the EPS impact absorption element to allow impact energy to dissipate in multiple directions for optimal safety.
PERFECT FIT FINDER – Low-profile fit system for quick and easy fit of your helmet
FIT – Designed and engineered to provide a perfect fit in each size range through extensive field tests, research and data analysis
See the full specs here

Intended Use:
Snowboarding, all snow sports, anyone looking for a slim profile helmet that is light and provides superior protection for your brain.

Recommended for:
Riders looking for standard or slightly racing style helmet with great adjustability for most head shapes and sizes, works best for medium to large size head shapes.

Review Date and Location: January 2018 – May 2019 in Colorado


The slam-cap noshock helmet is a feather light helmet with a standard/race style look with great ventilation for all conditions. I’ve used this helmet mainly for my backcountry and some resort riding days during the 2019 season. I’ve found this helmet to be comfortable and the Perfect FIT adjustments are easy to use and dial in a secure, yet not uncomfortable, fit and feel on your head. I have a smaller head profile, and I wear a beanie/balaclava most days on the hill and the medium slam-cap noshock was a good fit. Helmets always look a bit big on me, so this was no different, be prepared for that if you have a smaller head shape and are looking into this helmet.

I was able to ride with the earpads in for maximum warmth on cold days, and it works when you need that extra bit of warmth. For warmer days, simply unclip the earpads and remove the velcro from the Perfect FIT dial and you’re all set. I really like the customization options of being able to remove the earpads and internal padding on this helmet. Weighing in at a little over 425g (size medium) this helmet is truly one of the lightest helmets I’ve ridden in, and if you’re looking for feather-light characteristics, this is a good choice. Even though I didn’t hit my head with this helmet(who wants to really do that anyway!), it’s nice to know the SHRED RES (Rotational Energy management System) would protect me by allowing movement between my head and the helmet in many different directions when an impact occurs, displacing the energy to help protect your brain.

I also paired the slam-cap with my SHRED Simplify goggles and they compliment each other very well. The slam-cap noshock will be slightly redesigned for 19/20 so look to this helmet for your backcountry and resort riding needs, it’s lightweight and low-key and will come in a variety of colors!


  • Feather Light
  • Great Ventilation
  • EarPads provide good warmth
  • Customizable fit
  • Integrates with Shred Goggles and other brands well


  • slightly larger profile than I’m used to for my smaller head shape


Price:4.3 out of 5 stars (4.3 / 5)
Performance:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Design:4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Overall:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)

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