An insanely popular helmet, the Sandbox Brain Bucket Helmet was released a few years ago and instantly skyrocketed into popularity.
So how does it hold up as a helmet?
2 Types of Brain Buckets:
This helmet comes with either a certified EPS Sports Liner or with a non certified EVA foam liner.
Today, I’ll be reviewing the non certified version.
A very, very nice looking helmet. It’s low profile design and baseball cap brim are what originally made the helmet so popular.
People really love the design and it’s not uncommon for me to get asked where to purchase the helmet by other chair lift/gondola riders.
The helmet is currently available in lots of nice bright colors, as well as your typical Black or White. They mix around the colors and add a new color every year or two.
- 3 sets of different sized foam pads to change the fit of the helmet
- Removable Goggle Clip
- Removable Ear Pads
The helmet either comes as a Small/Medium or a Large/X-Large.
I got the Small/Medium and was able to play around with the different foam pads to get the size just right. Overall, a nice snug fit.
I really like the changeable foam pads because it lets me change the size for when I want to wear a beanie under my helmet.
Thanks to the baseball cap brim, you’ll get pretty much any goggle to fit with the helmet. Any gaps above your goggle are covered by the brim of your helmet.
Outer Helmet Shell
It’s outer shell is made of hard plastic that has a little bit of flex. This makes it really, really hard to actually crack the outer shell. I landed on my head from a 40 foot jump and the outer shell is still in one piece.
Inner Foam Lining
After a couple seasons of weekly knocks to the head, the inner foam liner has started to come lose from the outer shell. This is after 2 full seasons of riding 200+ days, so I can’t really take too many points away for that.
Plus it’s an easy fix with a $5 tube of super glue ;)
A really solid helmet overall. The only downside is that it isn’t certified, but that’s what the new Certified Brain Bucket is for. Given the choice now, I’d probably pick up the certified version of this helmet.
That said, I’ve hit my head pretty hard in this helmet and I haven’t had any concussions, but I’m sure that I’m not the only one who would prefer buying the certified liner version for peace of mind.
Overall, I definitely love this helmet and would recommend it to anyone looking for a low profile, good looking helmet.