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Sweet Tech Talk:
The Volata

“You never really think about the helmet – because you know your helmet is going to do its job no matter what.”

Aksel Lund Svindal, World Champion and Olympic winning alpiniste.

The Volata Helmet
our safest helmet yet.

Ski racers are accustomed to icy conditions and fast speeds, and the Volata race helmet utilizes all of the latest safety technologies to create a helmet that even the most aggressive racers will wear with confidence.

The Volata program is Sweet Protection’s top of the line race helmets. Co-developed with two-time World Cup champion and Olympic gold medalist Aksel Lund Svindal, all helmets feature a shock absorbing EPS liner that includes Sweet Protection’s proprietary Impact Shields to help better distribute impact forces around the more angular front and back of the skull.

All Volata MIPS helmets will feature the brand news 3-L MIPS, a unique, three-layer MIPS system developed in a close partnership between Sweet Protection and MIPS specifically made for Sweet Protection race helmets.

“Snow isn´t always snow – it can be as hard as rock”

Aksel Lund Svindal

“With best-in-class design and construction, Sweet Protection strives to make helmets with the safety features, fit and performance to accommodate the widest range of skiers and riders possible,” says Christian Erga, Head of Marketing with Sweet Protection. “From World Cup racers to weekend warriors, the new line of Sweet Protection helmets and safety equipment can bring peace of mind to those trying to tackle any terrain, in any conditions. We are proud to build some of the safest, most fully-featured helmets on the market and know our newest offering will inspire anyone to push their boundaries with confidence.”

The Tech Grit

All Volata helmets will also include Sweet Protection’s new for winter 2018/19 GateShields. Made from Expanded Polypropylene and Polycarbonate shells, the Gate Shields will protect the shock absorbing structure of the helmet from gate impacts, increasing the durability of the helmet. One-of-a-kind emergency removal ear pads help to keep the neck stable after a crash.

Chin guard ready

The Chin Guard can be added to the Volata and Volata MIPS without the use of tools. You simply just remove the chin guard covers and attach the chin guard. This makes the Volata suitable for all alpine skiing disciplines.

ABS Race Shell

Our injection molded ABS Thermoplastic Race Shell is very impact resistant through its special rubber toughened construction. The shell is molded with extreme precision to offer the best performance to weight ratio, being more elastic in the top of the head, and rigid in the back of the scull and around the ears.

Gate shields – In-molded gate protection technology

EPP (expanded polypropylene) with polycarbonate shells in-molded into the main EPS liner to protect the shock absorbing structure of the helmet from gate impacts. The Gate Shields are placed in the front and the back of the helmet, as the gates tend to bend after an impact in the front and hit the helmet in the back as well.

Impact shields – Optimized Impact Distribution Technology

The impact shields are designed to provide unsurpassed performance for shock absorbance. It distributes impact forces from the inside of the helmet over larger areas in crucial zones where the head needs it the most.

Brain protection system – 3L-MIPS

A special MIPS solution co-developed with the engineers at MIPS for optimized functionality with the Volata helmet. The 3L-MIPS adds extra protection against rotational motions caused by angled impacts to the head.

3L means three layers.

The construction of the 3L-MIPS is optimized for the race ready fit of the Volata helmet. It has two black in-molded static MIPS layers in the front and back, and one yellow MIPS layer in the center that is suspended by two thin multi-directional pockets to enable movement in all directions.