No one wants to look like a space cadet on the mountain. And if you do, well, there are plenty of options out there to do so. But for those in search of a helmet that's comparable to the one you wear at the skatepark all summer, there's no better option than the Legend Apex from Sandbox. Almost identical to a classic skate helmet, but certified for snowboard use, this brain bucket was a favorite among our testers, and not just because of its looks. With a Boa fit system, a cozy and removable liner, and audio capabilities, the Legend Apex is a high-end helmet without those high-tech looks.

Helmet Features & Details

  • Boa fit system
  • Low profile
  • Hard Core construction
  • Audio ready
  • MSRP $125.00

Rad: Looks like a skateboard helmet, performs like a snowboard helmet.

Bad: Some goggles will fit better than others.

Known for bringing skate aesthetics to the snow, Sandbox impressed our testers yet again with the Legend Apex helmet. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Thanks to a Boa fit system, this helmet provides comfort and precise adjustments. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

Ear covers are warm and cozy, but also removable for those who wear their goggles under the helmet. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The strap lock has multiple positions for better integration with a range of goggles, particularly those with clips on the strap. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

A standard buckle keeps the Apex securely strapped. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

The ear covers are audio ready, and designed to accept most headphone systems. | PHOTO: Chris Wellhausen

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Since its inception four years ago, Tested + Approved has swiftly and proudly established itself as snowboarding's most comprehensive and bullshit-free product test. With an endless sea of gear to choose from—bindings and boots, helmets and goggles, gloves, layers, and everything in between—it's not getting any easier to know where to spend your money when everything seems to be touted as the next great innovation in performance and technology. We set out to navigate this deep sea because, like everyone, we get bummed when something fails on its word.

We start the Tested + Approved process by reaching out to brands with reputable product offerings, asking them to submit qualifying gear across an array of categories. We then distribute this gear to insightful, diehard shredders across the country with distinguished product knowledge and an astute ability to critique it. Committed to eliminating inferior items, blown out soles, busted zippers, fogged up lenses, and gimmicky tech is sifted out. What remains is a collection of the industry’s most proven products; all of it Tested + Approved.

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