THE ALTITUDE HELMET FROM 509, IS ONE OF THE BEST SELLING SNOWMOBILE HELMETS ON THE MARKET
The Altitude helmet is the result of a fearless desire to not only create, but innovate. It is the product of looking at every feature of our previous Evolution helmet and asking the tough question, “How can we improve?”. The result is a helmet designed and built from the ground up with 4 ideals in mind: Safety, Performance, Fit, & Style. The Altitude helmet excels across the board.
In addition to it’s safety accolades, performance was a key focus during the development process. Innovative aerodynamic channels run across the entire contour of the helmet. These channels are integrated into the special thermoplastic poly alloy shell and direct adequate air flow into the specially designed vent scoops. The Altitude helmet features 6 integrated vent scoops that provide necessary ventilation to keep you comfortable when riding. Overall the Altitude features 8 total intake/exhaust vent ports. And for those cold days, snap in the included cold weather breath box. The unique aerodynamic visor features a locking top center mount that holds the visor in place and prevents unwanted visor movement.
The Altitude was designed with two key fit metrics in mind: Rider fit & Goggle fit. First we created a custom interior EPS, matched with a premium removable liner. The Altitude is available in 11 sizes from Youth Small to Adult 4XL. These 11 sizes are carefully designed across 4 outer shell molds, when our competitors only use 2. This provides a precision fit, while minimizing overall helmet circumference. The neck brace ready, contoured shell base provides a comfortable, yet snug feel when putting the helmet on. When the helmet is fully in place it provides an unmatched comfort fit that prevents unwanted excessive helmet movement. The eyeport of the Altitude helmet was carefully crafted to fit our 509 goggles perfectly. Not only continuing, but improving our world famous “509 helmet & goggle combo” fit. The Altitude helmet & 509 brand goggles are two product designed to fit and perform at the highest level when used in combination. And because fit is only as good as the overall weight, the Altitude starts at a class leading 1260g.
The Altitude helmet meets or exceeds DOT & ECE 2205 safety certification standards. It features an innovative dual density, interlocking EPS foam liner that provides top crash protection in the event of an accident. The front chin area of the helmet is protected by a specially designed expanded polyurethane chin insert, that provides front impact protection. The outer shell is made of a specially designed thermoplastic poly alloy material for maximum shell strength with minimal weight.
Finally, the always important STYLE FACTOR. We wanted this helmet to not only perform at the highest levels, but look good doing it. The shell features sleek, yet aggressive lines that provide an innovative and unmatched look. Everything from the integrated front mouth vent, to the innovative ventilation channels, to the sweeping upward kicked visor, provides a flowing and seamless transition. Last, but definitely not least, we know you want to show off your riding talent while wearing the Altitude helmet. That’s why each Altitude comes standard with an innovative camera mount, that mounts securely in seconds to the top visor mount.
4 Outer shell sizes
One piece eye port trim
Perfect 509 goggle fit
Revolutionary neck brace ready shell profile
Custom fit eps, specially designed for North America
Maximum optimum peripheral vision with class leading eye port opening
11 Sizes across 4 outer shell molds ensure excellent fit, Youth SM - Adult 4X
Special designed expanded polyurethane chin insert
Dot and ece 2205 certified
8 Total oversize intake/exhaust vents
Removable, washable premium liner
Dual density, interlocking eps
Youth shell starts at 1260 grams
ALL HELMETS NOW COME STANDARD WITH OUR NEW “PRO SERIES” LINER AND BREATH BOX.
The Altitude helmet is constructed from an innovative new thermoplastic poly alloy outer shell material. This all new material allows for one of the lightest helmets in its class, with a starting weight of just 1260 grams. The Altitude helmet comes in 9 total sizes (Youth SM-LG, Adult XS-2XL) from 3 individual outer shell molds. This results in a smaller overall shell profile, a dialed in fit, and the lightest weight possible.
Goggle performance is directly affected by the fit of the goggles in your helmet. Mixing a different brand goggle and helmet will only result in decreased goggle performance. The 509 goggle and Altitude helmet combo was designed to fit and function perfectly together. Both products were specifically engineered for optimal performance from an industry leading combo fit. The Altitude helmet was engineered from the ground up to provide an improved goggle fit over our previous Evolution shell. Experience the first and only true helmet & goggle combo in the snowmobile industry.
Safety is our #1 focus and concern at 509. With the development of the Altitude helmet we put an emphasis on safety & quality. First is the dual density internal EPS foam. This provides two innovative levels of crash absorbing protection. Next is our industry leading thermoplastic poly alloy outer shell that provides a high level of puncture prevention. The Altitude helmet is covered by not one, but two world leading safety standards: DOT & ECE 2205 Certification. Our competitors only offer one level of safety certification.
The Altitude gives you the ability to dial in the level of ventilation you need. Every rider is different and rides in a wide variety of climates. We understand the need for ventilation customization and designed the Altitude for exactly that. Starting with the all new sleek cold weather breath box that you can add or remove in seconds to dial in air flow through the front of the helmet. Next is the lower removable mesh chin curtain. This prevents wind and snow from entering from underneath the chin area. Allow the forehead brow area are 4 removable internal VentStoppers. These innovative inserts can be added and removed to dial in the amount of air that enters the brow of the helmet. In total the Altitude has 8 oversized intake & exhaust vent ports.
Tired of losing your GoPro? We were too. Lets face it, adhesive mounts frequently fail while snowmobiling. Well that’s a thing of the past. Each Altitude includes an innovative rigid GoPro mount that attaches using the top center visor screw. This installs in seconds and eliminates poorly performing adhesive GoPro mounts.
The Altitude breathbox was redesigned from the ground up. It features a slim & sleek profile that allows the breath box to be worn underneath or on top of your 509 goggles. The breathbox installs/removes in seconds and can be custom formed to fit your specific face profile.
This Altitude exclusive feature was born from the request of our customers. Installing in the lower chin area of the helmet (in seconds), this mesh chin curtain prevents unwanted snow and wind from entering from underneath your helmet.