Ski Safety Goes Glam

On the website for Robin Dorman’s Helmet Band-Its ski accessories, reads the phrase “Mod Meets Mountain.”

Based in La Canada Flintridge, Calif., Helmet Band-Its fur (and faux) accessories do indeed turn a ski helmet into something akin to the look worn by Claudia Cardinale in the 1963 film “The Pink Panther.”


If skiing in the mod’s not your thing, you could channel Keira Knightly in this year’s Oscar bait “Anna Karenina.”


Or go classic Julie Christie in the 1965 film “Doctor Zhivago.”


The bands have a lining that attaches to a velcro strip you can affix to your ski helmet. And they can be worn as an après-ski headwrap or scarf.


Available in a range of fur from faux to real to premium, Helmet Band-Its are retail priced from $68 to $410—and they’re made in America. There are also matching fur cuffs to complete the look and they come in a wide range of colors from natural to not. Retailers in California, Utah, Vermont, Minnesota and Florida are already carrying the accessories.

Dorman was a fashion and interior design executive before a ski accident turned her into an advocate for ski helmets—and provided the inspiration for Helmet Band-Its, which she describes as a “safety-promoting fashion accessory.”

Here’s Dorman, looking very much the mod snow bunny, wearing her Helmet Band–Its.


Published Nov. 26, 2012 at