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Welcome to Hard Headed! We’re a specialty helmet shop in beautiful downtown Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Since everyone plays their game a little differently, we provide expert helmet fitting, professional advice, and a mindblowing selection to help you find the best helmet for your head shape, sport, style, performance level, and price-point.


Safety First

Protection is the name of the game and not all helmets are created equal. Find the helmet made for your sport and performance level (and then make sure it fits!).

Perfect Fit

Proper fit is one of the most important factors to consider when searching for a new helmet. To find the best fit, you’ll need to figure out your head shape and size.

Optics Integration

One of many pieces of gear, your helmet never functions alone. Our experts are here to make sure it will be compatible with your optics and match your awesome kit.


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Get Excited For Your Visit!


"Sam did a great job of fitting me with the perfect helmet for me. I am very appreciative of the expertise and engagement she brought to the buying experience. It's great to have access to experts with a full inventory in stock. Thanks Hard Headed!" - from Google Maps

Bryan Trammell
Rating: 5

"The best selection of goggles and helmets in Steamboat!!" - from Facebook

Tyree Woods
Rating: 5

"Super nice! Husband picked up a sweet mountain bike helmet." from Facebook

Kristin Schramm
Rating: 5

"We treated right @ Hard Headed! Great service, excellent price on a Giro Range for my wife. Best fitting system in a helmet I've ever seen! THANKS!" from Facebook

Bert Middleton
Rating: 5

"Best selection and staff for helmets and goggles, which are critical to skiers/boarders." from Facebook

James F. Barry
Rating: 5

"Love the service. Everyone is so helpful. Great place to shop" from Facebook

Grant Stout
Rating: 5

"Super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable staff. Glad I randomly walked in to peruse the goods. I walked out with sweet Oakley Prizm goggles and Pret Cynic helmet. #winwin" from Facebook

Cerch Mateo
Rating: 5

"The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable and a huge selection. We found the cutest helmet and goggle combo, love it!" from Facebook

Kristin Williams Galbraith Selby
Rating: 5

"the staff was very knowledgable and super helpful! Loved all the options of goggles and gear. Would definitely go back" from Facebook

Ashley Walcher
Rating: 5

"Awesome, knowledgeable staff, full line of quality products, perfect location. This is my goto place for accessories, and they have great sales." from Facebook

Norma Ruth Ryan
Rating: 5

"Went here once and the service was excellent. My buddy forgot his goggles on the drive out so he had to get a pair. The employee working was very educated and got us in and out with what we needed." from Facebook

Jacob Absjornson
Rating: 5

"Hunter was awesome and very patient with me while I was trying on every helmet .....I have a Smith head the fit was perfect !! Go see Hunter at Hard Headed." from Facebook

Stephanie C. Gibson
Rating: 5

"Excellent shop with every goggle and helmet you could want. Nice to be able to pair goggles with helmets right in one spot." from Facebook

Bryce Sulzberger
Rating: 5

"Best place in town to get the hottest new gear! Knowledgeable staff and always friendly. I love coming here and seeing the new equipment for summer and winter!!" from Facebook

Sean Hardage
Rating: 5

"Great quality merchandise and knowledgeable helpful staff highly recommend checking it out especially if you need a new helmet or outdoor gear!" from Facebook

Lauri Mohr
Rating: 5

"Had almost anyone helmet you could imagine. In which the staff could still talk about each helmet and find out which helmet was best for me. The staff were very friendly and had a great overall experience with the shop! Thank you Colby for helping me pick mine out!" from Facebook

Chase Adams
Rating: 5

"It was hard headed is great! I am always greeted right when I enter. The staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. The selection is very abundant. I enjoy visiting for all of my winter accessories and necessities." from Facebook

Jade Adams
Rating: 5

"Hard Headed has a great selection of quality equipment at a fair price. Their service is superior and their knowledge of their products exceeds most gear stores in Steamboat. I would recommend visiting Hard Headed to upgrade your current set up."  from Facebook

Chris Rhodes
Rating: 5

"Definitely the best selection of helmets in Steamboat; the staff are super nice and knowledgeable. Staff is willing to take the time to help you get the proper fit so that you purchase the right helmet & goggles to meet your needs would definitely recommend them!" from Facebook

Mary Jensen
Rating: 5

"Store is amazing! Best selection of goggles and helmets that we saw in our short time in steamboat springs. The sales staff was excellent, very thorough, know their stuff and even helped my husband and I buy a gift for my sister and brother-in-law while they were in the store with us and they didn't even know! Would definitely visit again!" from Facebook

Stacey Cessna
Rating: 5

"I will have to say that I have worked in retail for 11 years so I am hyper sensitive to the treatment we received . We could not have had a better experience. i forgot to ask the guy helping us what his name was but we must have tried on at least 10 pairs of Goggles each ..
We finally made a decision by listening to his expertise ...
We were both so happy today on the slopes with our new Goggles ..
I have to admit I was not a fan of the oversized Goggles when we entered the store but I left with a pair and I am wondering how I ever skied without them ..
Thanks to Hard Headed for such great service and for having such a large selection of Goggles to choose from !" from Facebook

Becca Wills Ott
Rating: 5

"Hard Headed is great! Left side wall is every goggle on the market, and right side wall is every helmet on the market. The staff is knowledgeable and friendly, and there's even a good selection of accessories lining the middle of the shop (gloves/gaiters/hats). I work at a shop in town and we carry a small selection of similar items and if we don't have what the customer is looking for I send them to Hard Headed." - from Facebook

Jason Strauss
Rating: 5

"Great products and knowledgeable service! Amazing owners!" from Facebook

Linda Mitton

"Had an awesome experience getting my new mountain biking helmet, and going through all the left over gear from last year at big discounts. Sam was willing to go through all kinds of helmets with me until we found the perfect one. Will definitely be back when I need some more equipment this winter!" from Facebook

Derrick Robinson
Rating: 5

"Great staff, really helped my son find the perfect ski helmet." from Google Maps

Brad Hanson
Rating: 5

"Great Service! This store is full of options to protect your head! Great variety of helmets, goggles, hats, etc. A must stop and shop when in Steamboat Springs, Co!!!" from Google Maps

Traci Parker
Rating: 5

"This locally owned place has an amazing selection of helmets and goggles! Getting the fit you need is so much easier at this store. The staff are super friendly and knowledgeable!!" from Google Maps

Shelley Bideau
Rating: 5

"Great selection of helmets. I never realized how comfortable a helmet could be until I was able to try on 10 different ones. Bought new ski and bike helmets here within the last year and couldn't be happier." from Google Maps

Emma Russell
Rating: 5

"Really can't say enough good things about our visit to the store. Sam is an incredibly friendly and helpful person. We were educated on the products and features on the equipment we purchased." from Google Maps

Lauren Scholle
Rating: 5

"Second time there and this time to upgrade to a better helmet. These guys are great! Thanks Brett for gearing me up to be safe and sexy!" -from Facebook

Christina Grant
Rating: 5

"Terrific selection and great service. I went there to look at new ski helmets. They really take their time to get the right fit and it's very laid back - no pressure. Extremely knowledgeable staff. Prices right in line. Great store." from Google Maps

Ted Lightman
Rating: 5

"10/10 Sam was very friendly and super knowledgeable about the products and new technologies available to protect my noggin. I greatly appreciate it! I definitely would recommend Hard Headed to anyone looking for a helmet in Steamboat. I can't wait to wear my new helmet and feel safe as I'm working on my downhill mountain biking skills." from Facebook

Austin Williams
Rating: 10

"Brently helped my wife with a new helmet and goggles. Clearly he was an expert and he spent an hour getting the right fit for her helmet. Totally focussed on customer experience. Superb." from Google Maps

Gerard Wallace
Rating: 5

"The staff and the store are awesome! They have a huge selection and the staff are amazing. I probably took longer than any customer and James was the most patient and helpful salesperson I have ever had. He went out of his way to let me try every helmet that I thought might work! After all of the time spent, I ended up with just the right helmet and goggles. I highly recommend this store. Best customer service ever!" from Google Maps

Lynn Young
Rating: 5
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