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Old 01-23-2014, 05:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Girls, what helmet do you ride in and love? Seeking warmth and comfort of course..I cannot imagine not wearing a hat but based on a previous thread, I guess I won't need one? Don't your ears get cold? I am a Caribbean girl so my blood is thin

Also, my head measures 55 cm so should I go with 51-55 cm helmet or 55-59 cm?

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Old 01-23-2014, 06:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I wear a Smith Variant. Not Women's specific, but I like it. I have a feeling "women's specific helmets" only refers to the color schemes

As for sizing, I'd recommend going to a shop and trying them on. Mine is adjustable, but I wear it all the way tight and it leaves me room to wear something underneath, like a balaclava. But so far I haven't had to, as the helmet keeps me plenty warm.

Snowsport helmets have ear pads that will keep your ears warm.
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My 10y old giro didn't have closable airvent holes and also the ear pieces were rather thin. With that helmet, I added a thin balaclava on cold/windy days (below -10C).

But with the now models, you'll be fine without a hat. I've a Giro Lure, ear pieces are thick n fluffy, almost too warm and airvents can be closed easily.



Being between the sizes, you should try the helmet in a shop for some time. I'm also between the sizes. Tried the 51-55cm first which felt tight but ok for some minutes but got headache after 10min. Bought the bigger one which is perfect.
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thanks..I bought a Smith Allure medium, 55-59 cm. I am 55 and tried the small..it fit nice but tight. The medium is slightly loose but it does not move around, just lose. I hope I bought the right one going up slightly. Is it better to have it a little lose or tighter? I figure tight would give me a headache...
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I think you're exactly where I am, then. Mine is the same, 55-59, I have it set to 55 and it's a slight bit loose.

I caught edges where my head hit the hardpack and got nothing more than a sore neck out of it, so I guess my helmet is working for me :P And yes, yes, before you say anything, I know it's time for a new one soon. They were relatively light impacts though, so I think I can get away with it for a little while longer.
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If you want to keep your ears warm look into Bern helmets, more specificaly one that can take a hunter liner. And their hard hat line is a helmet with some give so it fits super nice, and they can take multiple impacts without having to be replaced.

I couldent find the girly version but that should give you a good idea
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