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Is there a shelf life for helmets?

How long does a helmet last (and still be considered safe), providing it takes no major impacts?

Does the structural integrity degrade over time? It seems like it would have to at some point.
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that's the problem with plastic, doesn't break down fast enough...
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well they're made of styrofoam inside so about a million or two years maybe?

100 million?
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..especially if it is sitting on a shelf
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Well, technically the uv rays will cause the plastic to degrade... But in the amount a helmet is exposed to it would take longer than you'd be able to use it.

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I think he's trying to find an excuse to justify buying a new helmet, I'm in the same boat! :P
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2 years is the rule to follow if you don't impact it majorly.

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I have not seen snowboarding helmets mention any specific numbers, but I know many motorcycle helmet manufacturers use something like 7 years since manufacturing / 5 years of wear as a general guideline for replacement, assuming no impact damage. The materials in both are quite similar, so 2 years seems quite short to require replacement, unless you're bored and want a new one .
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