Sandbox FW 19/20 Snow Helmets Preview

Brand: Sandbox
Interviewee: Kevin Sansalone Owner/Founder

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What are the main trends in the helmet and/or snow protection market for action sports in FW19/20 and how do you address them with your products?
Action sports trends will come and go a lot but we think helmets should just look good and work well. At Sandbox, our main focus is always to build high quality, good looking, lower profile helmets and every product we create is certified for its intended use.

Action sports are continually progressing, and with them, so are the riders’ needs for safety, comfort and style. Our commitment to progression and creativity make Sandbox one of the industry’s most respected helmet manufacturers. We have some really cool new men’s and women’s prints coming out for 2019/20.

What about price points, what is your standard here and where is the development going?
We offer a premium product at a mid-price point. For example our Apex line features luxury finishing, plush fabrics and a BOA technology fit system but still doesn’t break the bank.

Have you noticed a change in attitude towards wearing snow helmets/ protection? Do you think people are generally more risk-averse in recent years?
The entire ski and snowboard market are big supporters of helmet use overall. However, there is still a core group of riders both pro and amateur that still don’t wear helmets. I think it will come around for this group eventually; it’s just taking a little longer. I use the pro hockey analogy all the time; back in the day the goalie didn’t even wear a mask in hockey, now every player wouldn’t even think of going on the ice without a helmet on and it’s a strict rule of play.

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Describe your POS materials for retailers?
We offer key retailers a custom Sandbox wall build out with our helmet racks and custom made imagery to fit with their store aesthetics.

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Please talk us through your 2-3 key models for FW19/20 of both helmets and protection.
Classic 2.0 Apex – Signature Sandbox style – with a perfect fit and ultimate comfort. The Classic 2.0 Apex features plush fabrics and luxury finishing and includes a super cozy removable/washable comfort liner that works in conjunction with the BOA fit system to give you ultimate fit and comfort while riding. Our Legend model also comes in the Apex Series.
Featured Colour: Graphite
Sizes: Medium and Large
CE EN 1007: 2007 Class B / for alpine skiers and snowboarders

Includes: BOA fit system, removable and washable plush comfort liner, audio-ready ear cover/neck cozy and chin guard, removable goggle trip clip, big goggle bumper.

Classic 2.0 Snow – The Classic 2.0 Snow is our signature patented brim helmet, certified and featuring a vented low profile hard-core EPS liner. The Classic 2.0 features our Undercover Venting system for increased airflow without compromising style.

Featured Colour: Throwback
Sizes: Small, Medium and Large
CE EN 1007: 2007 Class B / for alpine skiers and snowboarders
Includes: Bonus fit pad set, removable audio ready ear cover/neck cozy, removable goggle trip clip, big goggle bumper.

Legend Snow – The Legend Snow is our skate inspired helmet, certified and featuring a traditional 11 hole vented low profile hard-core EPS liner. Also available in Legend Apex – our premium Legend Snow helmet. The Apex line features a super cozy removable/washable comfort liner that works in conjunction with the BOA fit system to give you ultimate fit and comfort while riding.
Featured Colour: Black Roses
Sizes: Small, Medium and Large
CE EN 1007: 2007 Class B / for alpine skiers and snowboarders

Includes: Bonus fit pad set, removable audio ready ear cover/neck cozy, removable goggle, big goggle bumper.

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