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Owner's Manual


Thank you for purchasing a LowDown Classic snow helmet for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Your helmet is proudly designed in Colorado and meticulously made in Italy, combining a beautiful vintage design with modern engineering that meets today’s standards. The LowDown Classic helmet is designed to reduce the harmful effects of an impact to the covered part of the head. No helmet can prevent all types of head injuries. Despite wearing a helmet, under certain circumstances an accident can lead to serious injury or death. By fully reading this manual and acquainting yourself with proper helmet fit, care, and features, you may reduce the chance of injury during an impact. These instructions are intended for adults. Please contact LowDown Helmets customer service if you have any questions regarding these instructions. A helmet must be correctly worn and maintained to provide protection. Carefully read and follow these instructions. Incorrect use or maintenance of your helmet could lead to serious injury or death.



  1. This helmet is designed for alpine skiing and snowboarding only, do not use on motorized vehicles.

  2. Helmets are not designed to prevent concussions and cannot protect a user from all impacts.

  3. Do not leave children unattended using this product, a hazard of strangulation exists. The helmet may become hung up on playground equipment, trees or other fixed objects, resulting in hanging.

  4. This helmet is designed for one impact only, and is not designed for multiple impacts. One impact can cause unseen damage to the helmet and affect the helmet’s protective capabilities. Return helmet to manufacturer for inspection after any impact or accident, or destroy helmet and replace.

  5. Fasten all retention buckles securely, and make sure retention is snug.

  6. Follow proper head circumference recommendations. Use fit instructions in this Owner’s Manual to achieve proper fit. If a proper fit cannot be achieved, do not wear helmet, and find an alternative helmet that fits properly before using.

  7. For use by persons who can comfortably support the helmet weight. If in doubt, contact your healthcare provider.

  8. This helmet provides no protection to parts of the body it does not cover directly.

  9. Never purchase, loan or borrow a used helmet as the condition of the helmet, including its involvement in a prior impact, is unknown.

  10. Check the helmet condition, fit and adjustment before and after every use. Check that there is no deformation of the shell or of the protective padding, tearing of the straps and the proper functioning of the chinstrap buckle.

  11. Due to the potential for unseen material deterioration that can start when helmets are taken out of storage and are exposed to actual use, it is recommended that you replace your helmet every five years beginning on the actual date of purchase.

  12. All helmets bear one or more certification labels that should not be removed and checked before each use.

  13. The state of California requires the following warning for products sold in California: “WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including BPA which is known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to” This warning is not required for products sold outside of California.

  14. Snowsports are real life. Natural and manmade obstacles are always present. While no helmet can guarantee your safety, use of a helmet, taking lessons, riding responsibility and within your abilities, and common sense can together reduce the risk of head injury. Wearing this helmet does not lessen the risk of a spinal injury. Remember – wearing a helmet does not make you invincible.

  15. The user is responsible for participating in the sport within his/her abilities and the nature of the snow conditions which may vary widely. Compliance with the common sense rules of the sport’s safety, including any applicable responsibility codes, is essential to help reduce the risk of personal injury.

  16. The manufacturer denies liability for improper and/or incorrect use of the product. Liability and risk rest entirely with the user. In the case of use in rescue or PPE operations, it is highly recom- mended to observe national regulations on the matter.

  17. The helmet should not be used at temperatures less than -13° F / -25° C.


The LowDown Classic helmet named in this manual meets ASTM F2040-18, as standard developed for non- motorized recreational snow sports such as skiing and snowboarding as well as EN 1077:2007 class A specifications.

Class A and class B helmets are for alpine skiers, snowboarders and similar groups. Class A helmets offer comparatively more protection. Class B helmets may offer greater ventilation and increased hearing, but protect a smaller area of the head and give a lesser degree of protection from penetration. The CE trademark shows compliance with the essential health and safety measures and requirements in the European Regulation (EU) 2016/425. Please refer to standards labeling on the inside of the helmet.



Use only mild soap, water and non-abrasive cloths to clean shell, pads, and retention system. Never dry the product in a dryer or near heaters and radiators but let dry at room temperature. For more general helmet care and cleaning recommendations, as well as tips for specific helmet materials, please visit

WARNING: Use of organic chemicals, gasoline, bleach or other cleaning solvents can cause unseen damage to the helmet.

WARNING: Helmets should not be exposed to nor stored near volatile chemicals such as acids, sol- vents, pool chemicals, paints, paint thinners, fertilizers, insect repellant, pesticides and herbicides. Storing near any of these solvents can destroy or weaken the helmets materials and therefore lower the protective abilities of the helmet.

  1. Store the product in a dry and cool place, not exposed to sunlight, chemicals and at a temperature between 40 and 95° F / 5 and 35° C. Store the product without exposing it to mechanical fatigue originating from crushing, pressure or traction.

  2. During transportation protect the product from direct sunlight, chemicals, dirt and mechanical da- mages. Use a protective bag or padded container for safe-keeping and transportation

WARNING: Do not expose helmet to conditions of unusually high heat, such as the trunk or passenger compartment of your car on a hot day. The effects of high temperatures above 130°F/54°C may damage the impact absorbing materials of your helmet. The shell may also distort at these high temperatures. If the outer shell of your helmet distorts, the impact absorbing liner may also be damaged,

and the helmet should be sent back to the manufacturer for inspection or destroyed and replaced. LowDown Helmets warranty does not cover helmets damaged by extreme heat.



The main accessory used with the LowDown Classic helmet are ski and snowboard goggles. Different manufacturers offer different shapes. Check the fit and comfort of your goggles when wearing the helmet. You can secure the goggle strap on the helmet with the goggle strap holder on the rear of the helmet.

WARNING: Do not modify the helmet or its attachments, nor use a LowDown Classic helmet that has been modified in any manner. All modifications (other than applying approved brand accessories) void LowDown Helmets warranty. Do not paint, sticker, apply non-LowDown Helmets branded accessories

including crystals, stickers, cameras or any other objects, or otherwise modify this helmet as all of these modifications can damage the helmet and/or reduce its protective capabilities.



Proper fitting of your helmet is very important. To be effective, the helmet must fit firmly but comfort- ably. A helmet that is too loose may slip, possibly reducing its protective capabilities, and one that is too tight may cause discomfort.


Helmet Fitting


Try on your helmet, utilizing the smallest model size that fits snug on your head, but that is comfortable. To do so, grab the helmet by the straps, spreading them slightly to make it easy to slide over your ears and on to your head (see Image to the side).



When adjusted properly, the helmet should feel snug and sit level on your head, with the front edge just above your eyebrows (see Correct Helmet Placement illustration below).


Proper Helmet Fitting



Adjust Retention System: The retention system works by using a webbing and buckle system to properly secure the helmet in place during falls. To secure the helmet on your head, insert the male piece of the buckle into the female piece until you hear a clicking noise. Only 1–2 fingers should fit between retention strap and chin. Adjust retention strap length by pulling the excess webbing through the slider before the buckle and pull away on the male buckle piece to lengthen and do the opposite to shorten the length of the strap. Pull on the quick release tab on the buckle to open the buckle and remove the helmet. Get familiar with the buckles function by opening and closing it a few times while wearing the helmet before your first use.



Check for proper fit and ensure buckle is securely fastened each time you wear your helmet. With the helmet properly adjusted, tension should be firm and evenly distributed among all the straps. The helmet should not easily roll forward or backward and it should not be removable without unbuckling the retention system. The retention system is extremely strong and essential to the protective function of your helmet, so LowDown emphasizes the importance of a snugly fitted and closed buckle checking it before every use.


For One-year Warranty service and the Accident Replacement Warranty, please register your new product purchase online at



Any LowDown Classic helmet found to be defective in materials and/or workmanship within one year from the date of purchase will be repaired or replaced at the option of the manufacturer free of charge when received at LowDown Helmets warehouse, freight prepaid. This warranty applies only to the original purchaser of the helmet and their household members. Any modifications made by the user will render the warranty null and void. This warranty is expressly in lieu of all other warranties, and any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose created hereby are limited to the same duration as the express warranty herein. LowDown Helmets shall not be liable for any incidental or consequential damages in connection with the purchase, use or handling of the helmet. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of implied warranties, incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. LowDown Helmets does not warrant that proper use of this product will protect from concussion, serious injury or death. Note: Normal wear of components is not covered by the repair/replace portion of this warranty. Damage to the helmet due to misuse or dropping the helmet is not covered by the repair/replace portion of this warranty. To be eligible for the One-Year Warranty you must register your helmet online at www. and/or keep the original or a copy of your receipt as proof of purchase date.



LowDown Helmets will replace helmets involved in an accident for up to two years after purchase for a fee. To qualify for the accident replacement program, please register your helmet at: www.low- This program applies to North America only. For information on how to submit an Accident Replacement Warranty claim, please visit:



ASTM is the American Society for Testing and Materials and has developed the standard F2040-18 for helmets used in recreational snow sports as the most appropriate standard for evaluating performance of the helmets. The current version of this standard includes: (1) requirements for cover- age of the head, (2) performance under impact with steel anvils, (3) ability of the retention system to withstand a strong jerking load, (4) ability of the retention system to retain the helmet in position on the wearer’s head, and (5) information that must be provided by the manufacturer to the consumer. Products are tested annually by an independent lab must be capable of satisfying the impact and retention requirements of the ASTM standard, when sold in Europe also those of the EN European standard EN 1077. Helmets satisfying either the ASTM standard or the EN standard or both, have been proven to reduce the risk of head injuries in snow sport activities.

Organization appointed to issue the certification (EN1077:2007) and the Attestation of Conformity (ASTM F2040-18): Dolomiticert S.c.r.l, a registered company with its registered office at Z.I. Villanova 7/A, 32013 Longarone (BL), Italy.


More information about certifications and testing can be found at:

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