Typhoon Snowmobile Helmets Review

This is my review of Typhoon snowmobile helmets. 

I’m Chaz, a lifelong snowmobile enthusiast who has been riding for over 25 years. I’ve used many different helmets over the years and have experience with a few Typhoon models. 

Typhoon is a quality snowmobile helmet manufacturer that makes various options to match the needs of individual snowmobilers. They are reliable in terms of safety and comfort and also are well-known for having an approachable price. 

In this article, I’ll show you some of the best traits you can expect with a Typhoon helmet and give my review of the Typhoon TH158.

Flip down your visor, and let’s get to it. 

Typhoon Snowmobile Helmets Overview

Typhoon makes many different types of snowmobile helmets. The brand has options for every kind of rider and riding style, and this versatility makes them a popular choice for many snowmobilers. 

These helmets are also relatively affordable, making them an easy fit for any budget. And although they are cheaper than high-end options, you can still expect quality performance and reliable safety and impact protection. 

The Typhoon K27 Snocross helmet is a solid option for riders who live for speed and want an open face style alongside a sturdy and comfortable fit. 

There is also a women’s specific model with the Typhoon Women’s Snowcross Helmet. You’ll get goggles and a facemask included with this purchase for extra value. 

The brand is also an excellent option for kids’ safety, and the Typhoon Youth Kids Full Face Snowmobile helmet showcases this. 

I have experience using the Typhoon TH158, so I’ll review that option in more depth below. It’s a quality budget snowmobile helmet that I would recommend.

The TH158 comes in various sizes and colors to match your style, is comfortable, and is built to meet DOT safety standards. It is also a heated option for fog-free performance in a variety of conditions.

Typhoon TH158 Detailed Review

Here is a more detailed review of the Typhoon TH158. It’s one of my favorite options from the brand and offers stand-out performance at a budget price. It’s not a top-of-the-line option, but it’s better than average. 


The TH158 features a sturdy construction that is built to withstand severe impacts and keep your head safe while you ride. It doesn’t feature any unique construction elements that make it stand out from the competition, but it has enough to get the job done. 

It is a full-face modular style helmet with a chin bar you can lift easily, even with gloves on. When you’re ready to ride, this bar will lock into place and stay there. I was impressed with the smoothness of this feature. 

The outer shell is made from ABS plastic that meets the DOT standards for safety. This is a reliable measure that is the most common and basic material used and helps keep this helmet in the budget price range. 


You can expect decent visibility from the TH158. The face shield stays clear and blocks out moisture and wind effectively. It has an airtight seal around the eye compartment as well. It doesn’t have an extremely wide field of view but offers good peripheral vision.

An RCA connection powers the double-pane heated shield. This reduces fog and ice from building up on frigid days and boosts the helmet’s visibility for the better.  


This isn’t the most comfortable helmet I’ve used. It’s not necessarily uncomfortable, but it becomes noticeable after long days on the trail. It’s on the heavier side, in part because of the ABS shell and additional features that add weight. 

The helmet runs on the small side. If you want to wear a beanie underneath or are on the upper end of a size, you will probably want to size up accordingly. It also fits a bit snug around the ears, which I found uncomfortable after hours of constant use. 

Additional Features

The helmet comes with a heated double pane shield and a liftable chin bar. Those are the only additional features worth mentioning here. The heated shield is nice for added visibility and fog reduction. The chin bar is pretty standard for a full-face option and doesn’t stand out. 

The Alternatives

If you want to explore some other helmets from Typhoon, check out any of these good alternatives. 

1. Typhoon K27 Snocross

This is the runner-up for the best Typhoon helmet, in my opinion. It’s an open face style and is great for racing or snowcross. It’s also really affordable and built to keep you comfortable and safe on the trail.    

2. Castle X EXO-CX950 

This option from Castle X is one of my favorite snowmobile helmets on the market. It’s a full-face style that is comfortable, lightweight, and built to withstand serious impacts.  

3. Vega Ultramax

For a quality helmet that won’t break the bank, check out the Ultramax from Vega. Another full-face helmet, this one comes with a heated shield for extra visibility and is light enough to easily wear all day long on the trails. 

My Verdict

Typhoon snowmobile helmets are a decent budget option for riders who want to remain safe on the trail without spending a ton of money to do so. They won’t give you additional high-end features, but they will provide the basics of what you need out of a helmet. 

The Typhoon TH158 is my recommended choice from this brand.

About Chaz Wyland
I’m a snowmobile fanatic. I live for riding and am out on the trails or backcountry as often as possible during the winter months. I was born and raised in the Rocky Mountains and have snowmobiled in dozens of North American locations. When the snow is falling, you’ll find me on a sled.

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  • d hyatt

    Received my TYPHOON helmet and am happy with it so far. I purchased 2 different ones off amazon and returned 1 (a 1ststorm) due to defects. I accidentally sent it to typhoon and called them after receiving a text from amazon with a 65.00 restocking fee. I called typhoon and the owner answered. I tried to explain what happened and he cut me off, called me sir and was EXTREMELY RUDE. Would not let me get a word in edgewise. So, If you do order a typhoon helmet, I hope you dont have a problem because the owner is a total A55. Just saying… PS, I began the conversation politely with a hello, how are you and it went to hell after that.

    • Chaz Wyland

      Glad to hear you’ve been happy with your Typhoon helmet, but that’s a bummer about your interaction with the owner. Are you sure it was the owner and not another person associated with the company? Either way, they shouldn’t be rude to you. But we all know that happens sometimes. Hopefully, that was just a random experience and doesn’t reflect Typhoon’s customer service overall. I haven’t had many issues with their products, so have not had to interact with anyone directly. Did you end up getting the issue resolved?

  • Max

    Hey Chaz
    Thank you for the helpful article.
    Could you advise on a helmet for my son and I? We use our Skandic for ice fishing only. I was looking at the helmet/goggle combo thinking that the goggles would be less apt to fog up on our typically short rides, less than an hour. Is it worth it to step up to the heated shield?
    Thank you

    • Chaz Wyland

      Hi Max,

      An open-face helmet would probably work fine for ice fishing for you and your son. Using goggles with a helmet is common in all sorts of situations. A heated shield is nice, but it’s not always necessary unless you really want to eliminate the possibility of fog. The downside is you’ll pay extra for the feature. The Typhoon K27 Snocross is a pretty good open-face option that might work in your situation, and it has a nice fit. Hope that helps!