RED has a solid line of Tool designed and engineered snowboard lids. So for the 2012 season, RED challenged our team to do something a bit different: design a snowboard / ski crossover helmet. The idea was to create a helmet that blends the style and attitude of a ski helmet with the unmistakeable RED DNA.

Tool saw the project from concept development right the way through manufacturing, and the process included everything from rider input to clay modeling to developing flat patterns for soft goods. The Force and Drift (Force being the male variant and Drift being the female) also feature an air-bladder fit system and active venting, both of which were engineered at tool.