More of than that not in this game, simplicity is what it’s all about – products that don’t beat around the bush and just do their job. If you want a stripped-back case for your noggin, it’s worth looking at the Anon Rodan snowboard helmet.

The Anon Rodan features enough tech to protect you fully whilst also keeping the weight off your shoulders – in fact, even with earpads this is a measly 385g, so it feels pretty anonymous right from the off.

"The perfect fit can be achieved with a simple twist of the Boa coiler"

Its single-mould outer construction is strong enough to take a few knocks, and passes muster with the safety standards for both North America and the EU. Getting a lid that fits properly is incredibly important to both safety and comfort, so Anon have incorporated a Boa system into the liner. The perfect fit can be achieved with a simple twist of the coiler at the back, and can be adjusted quickly and easily on the move. The chinstrap is also adjustable, and boasts a magnetic buckle that holds fast while you’re riding yet can be easily released by hand. Even in thick mittens, it’s a piece of cake.

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The ventilation is pretty clever too; as you move down the hill, cold air enters the helmet through the vents at the front and on the top of your head. Warm air from your bonce is then pushed out the back, preventing both goggle-fogging and the build-up of sweat.

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The model seen here is pictured without earpads, but for those who prefer to rock them they can be attached pretty easy. The Anon Rodan comes with fleece-lined earpads as standard, which can be replaced with a headphone system if you like listening to music or TED talks whilst you ride.

In essence, this is a relatively inexpensive and lightweight piece of kit that comes in a great selection of easy-on-the-eyes colourways to match its low profile. Stay safe without breaking the bank!

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