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Good looking helmet?

Thinking of getting a new helmet, what's a good looking helmet for under $80?

The one I have is kinda ugly, but protects my insane membrane!
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

What's nice to me may not be nice to you.

For example, I hate those Sandbox hardhat looking snowboard helmets. The guys at my local board shop say they can't keep them in stock and they sell out in early November.

I prefer something more streamline without a brim on it (for looks). Something like a Bern Brentwood or Red Trace.
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Bern Baker, Smith Holt, RED Trace (I and II,) RED Mutiny. I think you may be able to find those for under $80, but they may be last years model. If you can spare an extra $10 to buy a helmet that fits you better, buy it. Go with what fits you best; for me, my cranium fit into the Smith Holt quite nicely.
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The smith holt is the coolest looking helmet to me. Personally I don't like the capix/sandbox style helmets. But that's just me.
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BERN watts.
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BERN watts.
Is what is meant when Sandbox Hardhat helmet is mentioned. Styled ok but feel cheap.

I like the K2 rival helmet, similar style, built better and most importantly...fits my head perfectly, the padding in there is way comfier than other helmets i tried

End of the day style of helmet really should be the last thing on your list, Fit & comfort should be paramount if you want to wear them all day every day while boarding.

Then Wicking, then adjustability, durability, you'll probably even want to pick colour before the style/shape

im not saying you shouldnt turn a helmet down because you dont like the look of it. but on the same not you DEFINITELY shouldnt buy a helmet just cos it looks cool, you'll regret it later.

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Thats another thing, the helmet I have fits me weird, I've messed with the pads and stuff but it still feels like its about to fall off every second
I even tired it without the pads and just a beanie....
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BERN watts.
+1 I like mine alot. Has a very solid finish/quality to it. I got the Hardhat.



My moms custom sewed audio into the liner, looks better than any of the factory setups I've seen.

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Thats another thing, the helmet I have fits me weird, I've messed with the pads and stuff but it still feels like its about to fall off every second
I even tired it without the pads and just a beanie....
Seriously go to a shop and try lots on, they have a mirror so you can see if you like the look but tbh number 1 thing needs to be the fit.

Its like anything, pick one...style or function and you can find it very easy

want both? well you're gonna have to put some time in trying as many as you can on.

only you know what feels comfy on your noggin, and style wise... a helmet is a helmet at the end of the day....
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