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Old 11-14-2011, 02:09 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default time to find a new helmet

well, title says it all, i have no idea what to look for in a modern helmet, all i know is my last one has saved my brain more than once. so if you have a suggestion let me know. Im trying not to break the bank with it but if possible would also like to have headphones built in. If it can be done id like to stay under $150

also, my previous helmet is missing the goggle strap, anyone know if i can find a replacement? its just a screw and a snap on the other end. Im not sure if this is a universal thing or not but would like to get it working again as a backup/loaner
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Old 11-14-2011, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I am looking at the protec helmets. If you get the audio option the controls are on the earpad so no need to open your jacket or even take off your gloves. I tried the vigilante and it's comfy and has the boa size adjustment. They also have the B2 and classic snow helmets which are cheaper but I haven't tried them.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:13 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I have a Smith Variant with Audio. It's comfy and warm, and was less than $150.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:15 PM   #4 (permalink)
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POC helmets are the most comfrtable thing I have ever had on my head. The Bug Communicator has skullcandy speakers built in.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:23 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Check out Backcountry.com as they are having a up to 50% off sale (sale expires soon) on many helmets. You can get a RED Trace II for $39 if your size is M,L, or XL.
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Old 11-14-2011, 09:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I just picked up a POC Bug Receptor - felt very comforatble on my head, and with the double shell it is apparantly rated for more than one impact which is good to know. I like the looks of it as well.

Previously i used Giro helmets they seem to fit my head very well across all sport, so would recommend them.

You really have to try them on, as peoples head vary significantly, eg the POC apparently give some people painful pressure points.

Re goggle strap holder it would be most likely helmet specific or at least brand specific
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Old 11-16-2011, 10:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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the helmet i have is a giro and im still trying to track down a helmet strap for it. if anyone has any leads i would appreciate it.

ill take a look at what was suggested thanks

o also, is there any rating system for helmets? like DOT or SNELL?

one more question, iv heard from a local shop that a lot of helmets are moving to a universal audio setup, first, is this true? and second, how do i know if the helmet im looking at online has this or not?

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Old 11-17-2011, 03:09 AM   #8 (permalink)
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anyone know anything about the K2 helmets? I was browsing around and have been liking a few of them. good bad ugly?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:38 AM   #9 (permalink)
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nobody knows anything about k2 helmets?
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Old 11-28-2011, 01:14 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Protec is suppose to have nice audio helmets. I have a Bern Baker. Love the helmet (even thought it's a bit heavy), but the problem is the wired connections from the plug to the speakers is a bit iffy. I took my helmet out on the first day and one side of the audio went dead (luckily my local store did an exchange for me). i researched into it and it seems it's a known problem with Bern audio that they always have connection issues inside the liner. I pray everytime I go out that it doesn't die on me. I can't snowboard without music now.
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