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Old 10-02-2014, 07:14 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I didn't wan to, and still am not excited but here i am. I run hot and sweat a lot, especially on pow days once I'm in the trees. With that said my head measured at 57. So I bought a md/lg POC receptor bug adjustable. Arrived today and at its largest possible size, it's pretty snug on my head, without a beanie. I took the padding out completely on the front and now it's snug but without pressure.

Do most people wear beanies with their helmets?

Is it supposed to be really snug, or is some play good?

I can't imagine this thing keeping my mug warm on the lifts when the winds are howling without a beanie. I'm confident it will not fit with a beanie.

My head is supposed to fit according to the sizing charts, but it doesn't really. No I didn't go try them on, if I'm going to wear a stupid helmet I want a steezy one. And yes I will be vain ant this piece of equipment. Never had a head injury, never felt like I was close and not really thrilled about wearing the helmet but I got so much shit from friends last year for not wearing one. My iox do fit perfectly though which I've heard can be an issue. Not quite sure what my next step should be except try them on.

Tell me how you like your helmet to fit.
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Old 10-02-2014, 07:20 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks for that, it was actually no help. I'm looking more for individual preference from experience. Did you even read my post?
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#1 Good Choice in getting yourself a helmet

#2 Helmets are like boots, you need to try a few on to know what you like.
I had to try 10 helmets to find one that fit me, I have a smaller head, and fit just between medium and small, depending on the helmet. you should try to find one that adjusts where your head circumference is somewhere near middle of the range.

For me the Smith helmet fit well. I wound up with the smith vantage, I was lucky and got a deal of a lifetime from store as it was only one that fit and it was theer display model. I like the helmet snug, but not strangling tight. Without beanie as I like to be able to open and close vents on helmet depending on the temperature.
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I always liked a helmet that had some play, but it is not good, since MIPS came out, this has helped the situation a lot as it keeps the helmet where it needs to be, i don't use a beenie, i use a balaclava, a thin one much like what thermal underwear is made from, i never get a cold head even in temps -20 and lower i have no issues...

What helmet did you get, some have the lining that comes out so you can wear a beenie, others have fit pads to make the fit better etc, i always recommend Sweet Helmets, but they are not cheap, and not so easy to get either... But they are, in my opinion one of the best on the market...!
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Thanks for that, it was actually no help. I'm looking more for individual preference from experience. Did you even read my post?
you got a point. I did now and you answered it yourself ;-)

"Not quite sure what my next step should be except try them on. "

I use a very thin under- helmet beanie
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like that one, but you do want to go to a shop and try different brands of helmets and how they fit with your goggles mostly.
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Welcome to the dark side. My gf guilted me into getting one last year. I kinda like wearing it though, tbh. I still stand by my original stance that it's my head and I'll do what I want with it so leave me alone. Helmet pushers can still suck it as far as I'm concerned. Any way, it will pack out a little and fit your head better in time.
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I generally just have a thin polypropylene beanie on under my helmet & am never cold. I'd return the md/lg & get their lg/xl. That should adjust small enough that it fits both comfortably & properly.

Be vain & comfortable. What's the point of a helmet that doesn't fit well & looks goofy? You're more prone to leaving it at home/in the car that way. And then you've just spent money for nothing.
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I use one. A Giro Combyne. It has fantastic airflow. I wear nothing more than a punishing ballerclava which is really thin. The helmet is unnoticeable as far as weight goes.

POCs don't fit me well so I can't comment on the helmet you bought
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Nobody wears a helmet with a beanie. Well not nobody, but anybody who understands how they work don't. Helmets are specifically designed to not wear a beanie with. Covered venting, etc. are all designed to avoid beanie with helmet wear. In fact most good snowboard helmets are warmer than beanies.
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