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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 

I have an enormous head. Out of all the bicycle helmet manufacturers, Giro, Bell, Fox, Cannondale, Trek, only ONE manufacturer fits me - Trek size XL.

 

I'm having the same issues with ski helmets. Nothing fits!

 

Help?

post #2 of 18

Hate to burst your bubble, but Trek does not make helmets.  They have their name put on helmets made by others.  What ski helmets have you tried?

post #3 of 18
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by mtcyclist View Post

Hate to burst your bubble, but Trek does not make helmets.  They have their name put on helmets made by others.  What ski helmets have you tried?

Damn.

 

I've tried Giro, K2, Salomon, Burton. Basically the ones you can find in the stores easily.

 

Honesty considering wearing my bike helmet...

post #4 of 18

Have you tried on a POC?  I've got a big head too, maybe not quite as big as yours, but I have one of their adjustable receptor bug helmets.  Im on the smaller side of the XL-XXL and I feel like it will fit almost anyone fully adjusted.

 

http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1217/receptor-bug-adjustable

post #5 of 18

Smith up to 26.4" with the BOA system.  I think that is as big as you can find.  If you're tried on a Smith without the BOA system, the non-BOA helmets are not as large.

post #6 of 18

^ I have a large melon and Smith fit me the best.  REI carries them if you need to try them on before buying.

post #7 of 18

OMG!!!  Yet another helmet thread in one day?  It's like manna from heaven!!!

 

My head is pretty big also...a 7-1/2 to 7-3/4 depending...and I have a Smith helmet gathering dust in my closet, although it does fit.

I think they have bigger sizes than mine also.

 

Someone above mentioned POC, and I remember trying those on a couple of years ago.  

If I recall correctly, they had a few good-sized ones.

post #8 of 18

Someone did a review on the Salomon Ranger Helmet here on EpicSki. 

http://www.epicski.com/products/salomon-ranger-custom-air-helmet

 

Looking at some of the specs on their site, I see that they go up to 61cm  (24 inches?)

The reviewer said he has a large noggin so I suspected that the helmet is pretty big but there are bigger. 

 

My nephew has a very large head and has had good luck with Boeri 

This size chart shows that they go up to 63cm (25 inches?)

 http://www.snowshack.com/lib/boeri-modelsize-chart.asp

 

Then there is the Giro size chart says that the Seam in XL is 65cm (25.5 inches?)

http://www.giro.com/giro/fitguide/helmet/giro_sizing_chart.pdf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Quote:

The Salomon Ranger Custom Air Men’s Helmet is a lightweight, well-ventilated helmet that's designed to fit most head shapes. The polycarbonate shell is strong and lightweight, and comes with an EPS liner that improves shock resistance. The custom Air Fit system takes only a few pumps to make your helmet snug and secure. The Active Ventilation system gives you three positions to either keep the heat or release it. Removable ear pads allow for all-season use, keeping ears warm on snowy days and stashing away on warm bluebird days.

  • Polycarbonate with EPS liner for shock resistance and weight savings
  • Half-shell design for a comfortable, modern design
  • Custom Air Fit system for a precise fit every time
  • Padded chin strap to reduce chafing
  • Active Ventilation system gives you three options to control airflow
  • Removable ear pads allow for all-season use
  • Size M:57-58cm / L: 58-59cm / XL:60-61cm
post #9 of 18

I own both the Salomon Ranger and the Giro Seam (long story).  In any event, I don't have a big melon, but the Seam feels more roomy in the equal size compared to the Ranger, plus it handles the wind better (Seam is quieter).  Giro also works well for my cycling helmet in the summers.

 

Take a look at the Seam like Trekchik suggests.  It's also very stylish and less "bulbous" than the Ranger too.

post #10 of 18

I too have a large head.  The Giro Seam fits me best, and I used to have a Smith helmet that was actually too roomy.

post #11 of 18

I needed an XL in a Giro siestre? but a L Smith Transport fits fine with the BOA at about mid setting.

 

The Giro did its job saving my melon in a hard impact and is enjoying a well earned retirement

post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the suggestions guys.

 

Finally found one that fit, and I was quite surprised, because Giro has NEVER fit me, not even close.

 

The Giro Nine 10 XL for $100 fits me just fine. The Smith BOA stuff did not come even close. The length was ok but my head is just too wide for a lot of helmets. 

 

The Giro does nicely.

post #13 of 18

I have a size 8 head and theThe Giro Nine 10 XL fits the best.  I wish it was slightly bigger, had better styling, and came in colors other than black for XL.

 

For that matter, I can't find a goggle that really works well for my size and integrates with the Giro helmet.

 

Smith claims to be a bigger helmet but I find that there stated dimensions are meaningless.  You have to try them on to see how they fit.

post #14 of 18
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Originally Posted by Skibum220 View Post

Have you tried on a POC?  I've got a big head too, maybe not quite as big as yours, but I have one of their adjustable receptor bug helmets.  Im on the smaller side of the XL-XXL and I feel like it will fit almost anyone fully adjusted.

 

http://www.pocsports.com/en/product/1217/receptor-bug-adjustable

POC's are great for melon heads. Very round. But sadly, not so great in terms of total vastness. I have a long head, wear a XL-XXL POC Comp 2.0 - the biggest they make - and I'm a L in a baseball cap, 58-59 cm. I can squeeze into a Xl for their Skull Light. So if we're talking hydrocephalic land, look elsewhere. 

post #15 of 18
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Originally Posted by wakethetown View Post

I have a size 8 head and theThe Giro Nine 10 XL fits the best.  I wish it was slightly bigger, had better styling, and came in colors other than black for XL.

For that matter, I can't find a goggle that really works well for my size and integrates with the Giro helmet.

Smith claims to be a bigger helmet but I find that there stated dimensions are meaningless.  You have to try them on to see how they fit.

The Giro Manifest, Onset and Basis goggles go extremely well with the Giro helmets. Go figure!
post #16 of 18

Anyone ever "punch out" spots on a helmet?

 

I've found (mostly Giro) XLs to fit my head, but they are enormous (left image)

 

I like this Burton RED but its just a touch tight above the bill (right image)

 

Was thinking of removing a couple mms of material where the pressure is,

perhaps with a Dremel or some high speed grinder.

 

   Anyone ever do this?

 

   Bad idea?

post #17 of 18
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Originally Posted by docbrad66 View Post

Anyone ever "punch out" spots on a helmet?

 

I've found (mostly Giro) XLs to fit my head, but they are enormous (left image)

 

I like this Burton RED but its just a touch tight above the bill (right image)

 

Was thinking of removing a couple mms of material where the pressure is,

perhaps with a Dremel or some high speed grinder.

 

   Anyone ever do this?

 

   Bad idea?

I wouldn't punch out a helmet they are designed to distribute impact and that would totally screw it up

post #18 of 18
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Originally Posted by lonewolf210 View Post

I wouldn't punch out a helmet they are designed to distribute impact and that would totally screw it up

Dremeling out a fraction of an inch will work fine for perfecting the fit. If you take too much material off, you can build things back up with masking tape. Of course this advise depends on the material involved on the helmet interior.

 

I have a fairly large but more oval than round head. Smith fit a round head, so I went with a XL Burton R.E.D. Mutiny that had thicker padding on the sides. A light weight helmet liner fine tunes the fit for me.

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