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hoboken 04-10-2008 09:03 PM

helmets
 
i got it down to three helmets: Bern G, Red Hi Fi, and the Smith Holt.

Any opinions on which is the better of the three?

colortv 04-10-2008 11:15 PM

R.E.D. makes goooooood stuff dude. i have their helmet and the only complaint that i have is the little gasket hook broke off :( other than that it keeps my dome nice and safe :]

NickNorth11 04-11-2008 07:59 AM

I have no idea which one is "better", but I suspect they'll all do a good job protecting your head. You may want to try all of them on and see which one fits your head the best. I have the hi-fi and love it. It's really comfy. I've seen someone post on here that it didn't keep his head too warm though. I always wear a balaclava, so I wouldn't know about that.

tonysimoni 04-11-2008 09:35 AM

Is there any reason you didn`t include ProTec in your selection? Just curious maybe there is a downside of this brand.

Personally I have a ProTec helmet with audio build in (even mute and volume buttons are on the outside of the earbuds and very easy to handle). The sound is a blast and I`m very satisfied of this helmet.

T.J. 04-11-2008 09:53 AM

i have a red and its nice. very warm. but its the only helmet i've ever had so i have nothing to compare it to.

hoboken 04-11-2008 03:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonysimoni (Post 47569)
Is there any reason you didn`t include ProTec in your selection? Just curious maybe there is a downside of this brand.

Personally I have a ProTec helmet with audio build in (even mute and volume buttons are on the outside of the earbuds and very easy to handle). The sound is a blast and I`m very satisfied of this helmet.

acutally i don't know why i didn't have that as one of my choices...all i hear is good things about them. how does your helmet fit? light? low profile?

tonysimoni 04-13-2008 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by hoboken (Post 47615)
acutally i don't know why i didn't have that as one of my choices...all i hear is good things about them. how does your helmet fit? light? low profile?

It`s all off this. Very light and fits well. Personally I don`t want something else anymore because the sound is a blast. Nothing is more fun as riding down a slope with sound blasting trough your ears :rolleyes:

But, in search of a helmet the most important part is the fit probably, not the brand.

berg 04-13-2008 08:18 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tonysimoni (Post 47752)
It`s all off this. Very light and fits well. Personally I don`t want something else anymore because the sound is a blast. Nothing is more fun as riding down a slope with sound blasting trough your ears :rolleyes:

But, in search of a helmet the most important part is the fit probably, not the brand.

agreed. i went to several shops trying on helmets, bern, red, smith, borri, and none of them fit my head right. finally i found the pro-tec ace freecarve and it fits perfectly. helmets are like boots, try on a bunch and figure out which brand fits you. brand and styling are secondary to fit, especially with a helmet.

Minger 04-16-2008 09:30 PM

I second trying them.

I just bought a Medium Pro-Tech B2 snow from Sierra online...should have tried it because its fine until the top of my head. If it pushes down a little from the top, the sides of the top of my head hurt...can't really return it because it was only $15, so its off to my little brother =]

paintball_karl 04-19-2008 02:55 AM

i have a smith holt. its the only helmet ive owned. i tried on a lot of helmets though all of which weren't to comfortable though. i ordered online without trying it on (dumb i know). i took the chances but im very pleased with the outcome. best fitting helmet for my head thus far. looks sick and got it cheap on SaC.
but yea, i suggest you dont do what i do, go to a shop and try then all on.


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