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Old 02-07-2012, 01:59 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I am currently looking for a helmet, I want to get one that not only provides quality but looks good as well.. Does anyone have any suggestions, I currently know nothing about what's good and what's not.

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Old 02-07-2012, 02:11 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Looks Good: Sandbox Classic Helmet or Bern Baker

Great Quality: Smith Maze

I can attest to the quality of the Smith Maze. It's my current helmet, fits a Spy Platoon, Oakley Crowbar and any other Smith goggle, and can withstand head-pounding hits to solid ice if that's what you're after. Really lightweight, you won't feel it after your first ride down.

But if you just want to look good, get a Sandbox or a Bern. My friend has a Bern Baker, and it's the only helmet that I've seen that fits well with an EG2 or any of those big fishbowl-type goggles.
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I just ordered a Watts Hard Hat from Bern, basically a ventilated version of the Baker. Check out the different approach to safety in the Hard Hat's Brock foam.
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:16 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just picked up the smith vantage. Its light and doesn't box my ears.
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Sandbox and Bern are junk.

The only quality helmets I've tried are Maplus and currently Smith.
RED is okay. The only other company I want to try is Giro.
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I like my giro revolver, it's comfortable and you can put speakers in the ear pads. I think it looks good, got it for $55 at a local store.
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There is a new model from smith this year, that is looking pretty damned good.
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Looks Good: Great Quality: Smith Maze

I can attest to the quality of the Smith Maze. It's my current helmet, fits a Spy Platoon, Oakley Crowbar and any other Smith goggle, and can withstand head-pounding hits to solid ice if that's what you're after. Really lightweight, you won't feel it after your first ride down.
+1 on the Smith

I have the white 1% Maze in XL, upgraded from an older Smith Holt... super comfy, warm, and 11oz. Like it's not even there. Plus, fits perfect with my Phenom gogs. Ear pads are zippered for tunes if you're into that.

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Sandbox and Bern are junk.

The only quality helmets I've tried are Maplus and currently Smith.
RED is okay. The only other company I want to try is Giro.
Have had my Bern Watts for two seasons now and absolutely no complaints... extremely comfortable.
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Old 02-07-2012, 12:46 PM   #10 (permalink)
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tried on a few helmets last night. my favorite was the Giro Surface S.
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