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New Smith I/O and Holt - does it fit me?

Hi all,

I was down in Seattle at the weekend so went along to Evo as they had 20% off everything in store. I picked up a pair of Smith I/O goggles and a Smith Holt helmet, but I was in a massive rush as I had to get back to Vancouver.

The helmet does fit, but I wondered if the gap between the top of the goggle and the helmet is a problem. Does it just look huge because I've got white goggles and a graphite colour helmet?

I've heard of goggle gap, and was worried that I've bought something which just doesn't fit my head well. You can't see skin, but keen to hear everyone's thoughts on if it looks like this fits or not, as I don't really know.



I kind of wish I'd got a Red helmet, as the one I tried on was really comfy, I just figured I should get same brand helmet and goggles.
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it's fine

This is gaper gap:

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it's fine
That's good to hear! I was worried I'd wasted my cash

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I am thinking with time the top foam on the I/O's will break in and mate better with the helmet.
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I am thinking with time the top foam on the I/O's will break in and mate better with the helmet.
Yeah possibly.

My main concern though is that for the Holt to 'feel' 100% comfortable, I have to tip it back slightly so it fits the shape of my head better. This obviously is more likely to leave a gap and result in a cold forehead! ha.

I'll see how it goes though.
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That could be an issue, it should be comfy from the get go. Hopefully time will heal it or see how good EVO's return policy is. I hope it works out.
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That could be an issue, it should be comfy from the get go. Hopefully time will heal it or see how good EVO's return policy is. I hope it works out.
Thanks. I'll try it again tonight and leave it on for a bit to see how it feels. I'm sure I could post it back to Evo, or just sell it on Craigslist and pick up another helmet locally.
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could be the angle, but it looks like the helmet is tilted backinstead of being low accross your forehead.
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Yeah possibly.

My main concern though is that for the Holt to 'feel' 100% comfortable, I have to tip it back slightly so it fits the shape of my head better. This obviously is more likely to leave a gap and result in a cold forehead! ha.

I'll see how it goes though.
Sounds like the helmet doesn't fit. Return this one and try another helmet.
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Sounds like the helmet doesn't fit. Return this one and try another helmet.
I think that might be the best idea. I'll have another play with it tonight and then look at either returning it or selling it on.

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