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01-26-2014 11:14 PM
tokyo_dom Didnt have enough time to order from Oakley - but we got some decent shops here in Tokyo - got a thin beanie for like $3, and then after that i found a Reusch helmet liner for $15. To be honest it looks like a swim cap, but its made with a super thin breathable material, absorbs sweat and its easily washable etc.

I tried with the beanie first, goggles under helmet (style before function ) but I have a hot head it seems, and i was absolutely cooking after one run.
Swapped out the beanie for the swimcap-style helmet liner and goggles outside and i was golden (not sure why i couldnt get it to work with goggles outside before). Here is a screencap of a vid i took that shows the helmet angle etc. Sits super snug like this and i am really stoked with the look. Cant comment on the actual helmet functionality, because i didnt hit my head

01-24-2014 09:15 PM
East§ide I would just order right off the vault . The pictures are pretty much spot on .. If it looks thin (especially if it doesn't have a folded bottom ) then it probably is .
01-24-2014 07:45 PM
tokyo_dom Well i got a response back from Sandbox too, they agreed it looked fine as it is, so i am good to go!
About Oakley outlets - we have them in the outlet centers, but not exactly close to my place. I am going go look at some other shops today though, i am sure it cant be too hard to find a thin beanie (and brand/design wont matter so much as it will be hidden most of the time)

But damn those oakleyvault prices look good...
01-24-2014 07:36 AM
East§ide I think if it's snug it should be fine . You should look into getting a Coal or Neff beanie . Also if you have an Oakley outlet nearby or go on oakleyvault.com you can find some nice beanies for really cheap .. Thinner ones too
01-24-2014 05:43 AM
tokyo_dom
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Originally Posted by djmisio85 View Post
What size sandbox did you get? From what I have found out, a helmet should sit snug on your head with little movement BEFORE you strap it up. I just purchased a Smith Gage (still waiting for it to arrive from the states), but from looking at that side-shot u posted, the sandbox really does look too big
Its an S/M. It does fit snug, but the design and positioning of pads lets me tilt it if I need to. It would be very uncomfortable to go any smaller than this!
01-24-2014 05:02 AM
djmisio85 What size sandbox did you get? From what I have found out, a helmet should sit snug on your head with little movement BEFORE you strap it up. I just purchased a Smith Gage (still waiting for it to arrive from the states), but from looking at that side-shot u posted, the sandbox really does look too big
01-24-2014 02:49 AM
tokyo_dom Good question. These helmets dont come with instructions!

As far as coverage, my head is well and truly inside the helmet and everything feels snug. One thing with these Sandboxes is that because the back of them doesnt come down like many other helmets, they can be tilted back and forth a bit.

You got me curious though, i might shoot Sandbox an email to ask.
01-24-2014 01:31 AM
tokyo_dom Thanks, i am pretty happy with how it looks - I guess the 'Under' style is ok, just a little concerned with how it will go throughout a day of boarding - gogggle slippage etc

I need to go find a nice thin beanie either way i think. It would stop slippage of the goggle strap, and prevent me sweating straight into the helmet. Burton/Northface etc make 'helmet liner' beanies, but no way i am paying $40 for a tiny little bit of material like that.

Also, bit hard to tell, but i *think* kung-pow is wearing his goggles over the helm in that pic. Would be interesting to hear how he wears it (with beanie, tilted forward etc)
01-24-2014 12:18 AM
East§ide I apologize, I guess I got confused and I thought you needed an Asian fit. My bad.

I think that looks pretty sick, I've had my eye on a sandbox helmet for awhile now to try out . I can't remember really ever seeing anyone wear the goggles over it though .. Usually under
01-23-2014 10:40 PM
tokyo_dom Eastside... Maybe i am doing it wrong. I am caucasian though, so asian fit goggles press down on my nose a bit too much - especially with a facemask!

My helmet arrived last night. Asian fit means it has an additional wedge of padding in the front and back (See bottom right pic below), meaning that while it was a god fit front to back i still had room on the sides. Luckily was able to use the thick fitment pads on the sides to make for a nice fit all round.


In the end , and although i can get it to fit with the fishbowls, it only works if i do the helmet over the goggles style.

Mind you, it is comfy like that, but i liked being able to take my goggles off easily, I am worried the goggles might slide down the back of my head (not fixed to the strap clip) and the main dilemma is that my JVC camera is usually mounted to my goggle strap!

I am going to try again with a beanie. Without one, the helmet tilts too far back, so if i do goggles outside of the helmet, the bottom of the goggles sit an inch off my face - its just completely the wrong angle. It works ok if the back of the strap is raised up above the goggle clip, but then it looks strange
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