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need help sizing for a helmet

I want to order a helmet online cause i can get them so much cheaper. i want a good lightweight helmet that will save me from death LOL. anyway if there a way to find out what size head i have?? i have a tape measure right next to me??
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Most online places have a button to click that will show you the sizing chart of that product. That still doesn't mean the helmet you buy will fit the shape of your head.
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Most online places have a button to click that will show you the sizing chart of that product. That still doesn't mean the helmet you buy will fit the shape of your head.
can u give me any recommendations as to what helmet to get. I want something that is good. its my head im protecting. i mainly care about protecting the back of my head. i dont really like straps that cover my ears and what not cause i tend to break out bad around my ears when they get irritated. if they make that great if not i guess i have to deal with it.. but yea throw some names out there cause i know zero about boarding helmets
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Helmets from Backcountry.com

Anything from any of those brands will be fine as far as protection goes. But, finding a helmet that fits the shape as well as the circumference of your head is important to it working correctly in a fall.
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Helmets from Backcountry.com

Anything from any of those brands will be fine as far as protection goes. But, finding a helmet that fits the shape as well as the circumference of your head is important to it working correctly in a fall.
im 5'11 180 lbs what size would u think i need? M? L? would it be close in size to my motorcycle helmet?

edit: never mind that sight is good and i just measured my head at 59cm


i like the K2 Clutch Helmet but NO one online has it in Large. I like how it has a high cut so its not on my forhead

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You really need to try them on to know. They all fit differently; some for round heads, some for oval. I tried on many XLs and most were either too small or shaped wrong. I wound up with a Giro which I am very happy with. I would say don't order online unless you have tried it on for real.
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You really need to try them on to know. They all fit differently; some for round heads, some for oval. I tried on many XLs and most were either too small or shaped wrong. I wound up with a Giro which I am very happy with. I would say don't order online unless you have tried it on for real.
i got a helmet already at Sports authority. Its a Burton RED si-fi
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