Originally Posted by ExWanabe
After resisting long enough I think it is time I got a helmet. Although I am a fairly cautious skier I do love steeps, to ski off piste and in the trees, and often go into trees by myself. Any advice from those experienced with this contraption would be much appreciated. My concerns are:
1) Getting too hot during spring skiing. Keeping my head warm on super cold days.
2) How do I talk on the phone when my ears are covered by the helmet. How much does it impair hearing. Will I hear the scraping sounds when an out of control board or ski is behind me.
3) Does it limit field of vision? I assume no more than the goggles do.
4) What brands/models are best for comfort, lightness and durability?
What a coincidence another helmet thread, and I just started one.....LOL
1) Yes at times it can get quite warm (but only when you are still), make sure the one you buy has many vents. In the bad cold wear a helmet liner. I always wear one, its even more sanitary that way you can wash the liner and not stink up your helmet.
2) Skullcandy had/has a system that plugs into your phone and MP3 player that allows you to talk and listen to music, and has a mic. You can connect it to speakers or headphones of any brand. There are blue tooth options as well.
3) Does not interfere with field of vision, the helmet edges are outside of the edged of your goggles.
4) You have to try the brands out, they all fit different and everyone has a different head....but if you want the lightest, and want to spend the $$$, splurge on the carbon fiber model of whatever brand helmet you decide on. Nearly every manufacturer has a carbon fiber model now, though often times they are for racing speed events and have no vents.