Boulder, CO, September 2019—Sweet Protection, the industry leader in high-performance helmets, goggles and technical clothing, announced today that its Ascender Helmet has picked up two high-profile awards from some of the leading outlets in the outdoor industry.

BackCountry Magazine and Backpacker Magazine have both honored the Ascender with their Editor’s Choice award ahead of the 2019-20 winter season.

BACKPACKER gear reviews set the benchmark by which all others are measured,” Lewon says. “That’s because no other magazine or website conducts field testing as rigorously or impartially as the crew led by our Gear Editor, Eli Bernstein. Our core testers each have years of backcountry experience and expertise. Our transparent process has earned an unrivaled level of trust from readers, retailers, and manufacturers. The result? Best-in-class reviews that lead consumers to best-in-class gear.”


Made available to the public earlier this year and set to grace the slopes with skiers this winter, the Ascender is an innovative helmet designed and triple-certified for backcountry skiers/snowboarders and mountaineers. Made for those adventurers who travel deep into the mountains, the Ascender is lightweight (360g) and the most packable helmet in the Sweet Protection catalog.

The Ascender also borrows a valuable design element from Sweet Protection’s celebrated line of bike helmets: breathability. The Ascender features more than 100 ventilation holes on the top of the helmet as well as three large channels in the front, offering backcountry pros a lightweight and safe option to sweaty, uncomfortable days on the slopes.

Sweet Protection offers the Ascender Helmet in four different colors and it’s available at