French helmet brand DIEZZ will be distributed in the UK for the first time by Wipeout Store, with samples available on the Wipeout Store stand at Slide & OTS Winter 2024.

DIEZZ, who have been operating from the shores of Lake Annecy since 1999, are specialists in visor helmets and photochromics. A down to earth, family-based brand, DIEZZ manufacturers their high quality helmets in France and Italy, with price points for all different skiers and budgets.

With safety at the heart of DIEZZ helmets, the technology includes the Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrnene (ABS) shell which reduces cortical bone impact by 97% through lateral load distribution, while Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam absorbs and protects the head. All visors are photochromic in categories 1-3, with interchangeable lenses. There are also options of DIEZZ helmets without visors.

Julie Slaughter from Wipeout Store said: “We are delighted to add another quality European brand to our portfolio, and we are excited about DIEZZ being part of our family. The helmets not only look great, but they are also of the highest quality with safety at the heart of the technology. We look forward to the UK snowsports industry and UK skiers embracing the DIEZZ style.”

Slide & OTS Winter 2024 will also see Wipeout Store showcasing the other European brands they distribute, including APHEX, who last year scooped the Slide & OTS Winter Award for the Fresh New Brand (with the APHEX Styx snow goggles).

Aiming to add to their accolades, the APHEX XPR goggle has been entered into the Slide & OTS Winter Eco Award. Using the APHEX three-part goggle system, the XPR is designed to be infinitely repaired, as well as being manufactured using recycled and biobased raw materials wherever possible. All APHEX goggles boast the following:

– 65% of flexible plastic is biobased
– 100% of hard plastic is recycled
– 100% of the strap is from recycled plastic bottles

Since being sold for the first time in the UK last year, APHEX goggles have gone from strength to strength, with UK shops that received their first order in October last year, already reordering for immediate delivery. 2024 will also see Wipeout Store showcasing the APHEX sport sunglasses range for the first time at Slide & OTS Winter 2024.