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PiKiT 12-18-2010 01:21 AM

What helmet???
 
I have all my gear set up expect my helmet.

any suggestions????
vents/no vents?
goggles fogging up an issue?
(I would like ones that are nice and warm since I got a nice buzz cut :) )

mickyg 12-19-2010 02:42 AM

what goggles did you get? Personally I have a smith goggle/helmet combo and it is awesome...make sure to get an audio helmet if you like your tunes

twin89 12-19-2010 04:06 AM

I have a smith Maze helmet and i like it, its not huge on vents but i like it. I have a Sandbox certified brainbucket in the mail atm cause i bumped my head with my Maze and they say it is a one time use type of thing so im replacing it.

I normally get cold easily so i don't really like any vents, so it guess it depends on the person, and i never had an issue with my electric EG 1 goggles fogging up ever.

The EG1 fits perfect with the Maze, no gaper gap or anything.

wasaskier 12-19-2010 08:11 AM

Definitley vents unless you want to roast. I sport Smith Variant (no brim). It has the vent slider to adjust the air flow which is pretty neat.

BTW, supposedly the brim version works a little better with googles, but I almost never use gogles anyway

Roundabout136 12-19-2010 10:24 AM

I've got the Smith Hustle. It's great. It has vents you can open and close, it's compatable with the headphones, and it's got the adjustability in the back.

The adjustable strap in the back is definately worth it IMO. I'm very happy with my purchase. Never again will I ride w/o a helmet.

HoboMaster 12-19-2010 11:00 AM

Bern makes great helmets, super comfortable and low-profile design,(so you look less like an egghead). I've got a Bern Watts which has vents in it, but also has a little foam insert that blocks the top vents, which is nice.

NWBoarder 12-19-2010 11:51 AM

+1 for the Smith Variant. I love my helmet! It's super warm, it has adjustable vents if you get to warm, and it has tunes built in. I have used Oakley A-Frames and some old Scott's with it. Neither had any issues.

FlipsideJohn 12-19-2010 12:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by twin89 (Post 344896)
I have a smith Maze helmet and i like it, its not huge on vents but i like it. I have a Sandbox certified brainbucket in the mail atm cause i bumped my head with my Maze and they say it is a one time use type of thing so im replacing it.

I normally get cold easily so i don't really like any vents, so it guess it depends on the person, and i never had an issue with my electric EG 1 goggles fogging up ever.

The EG1 fits perfect with the Maze, no gaper gap or anything.

wait if you hit your head you have to replace the helmet? ...uh ohh

Tarzanman 12-19-2010 02:32 PM

The general rule is that you have a big impact while you're wearing the helmet, then it shouldn't be trusted to offer you complete protection again. This does not include lesser impacts like dropping the helmet on the floor or bumping into the door frame as you walk through it.

This also only really applies to single use helmets that have a compressed styrofoam core. Other helmets (like my Protec classic) use sponge-type foam and a thicker plastic shell and can take multiple impacts without losing the ability to protect your head (unless you damage the shell)

FlipsideJohn 12-19-2010 05:50 PM

I guess that means I should replace mine /:


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