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post #91 of 97

Tell you what-for warmth, nothing beats a full face dirt bike helmet WITH the visor.  I just got the new FOX racing.  I had the Troy Lee last 5 years.  It saved my bacon on Sugar Mountain NC when it was about 0F and gusting to about 40 with a 20 wind constant and blizzard.  It was no joke that night.

post #92 of 97
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Tell you what-for warmth, nothing beats a full face dirt bike helmet WITH the visor.  I just got the new FOX racing.  I had the Troy Lee last 5 years.  It saved my bacon on Sugar Mountain NC when it was about 0F and gusting to about 40 with a 20 wind constant and blizzard.  It was no joke that night.


My old Boeri Moto has foam over an inch thick.   I wore it during the 24hrs of MSA; first year I did it it was -28F at the start, dropping to I have no idea what overnight.     I had to keep taking it off in the gondy just to clear the breathing vent of ice but my head was never cold.    There was wind, but at those temps windchill is a complete abstraction. 

It is still the most comfortable helmet I own - you can use it as a pillow just by leaning against any solid surface.     

 

 

post #93 of 97

is the weight of a motorcycle helmet a problem?  

I want to get something for my 6yo that has a hard cover on the face.  Was looking at these

https://www.ruroc.com/17-kids-helmets

 

Can't find much reviews though.  

 

 

 

p.s. For the full face balaclava, I've had fogging issues if I wear it all the way up to my goggles.  I often pull the nose area below my goggle to prevent fogging.  Depends on the face I'm sure.  

post #94 of 97
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is the weight of a motorcycle helmet a problem?  

I want to get something for my 6yo that has a hard cover on the face.  Was looking at these

https://www.ruroc.com/17-kids-helmets

 

Can't find much reviews though.  

 

 

 

p.s. For the full face balaclava, I've had fogging issues if I wear it all the way up to my goggles.  I often pull the nose area below my goggle to prevent fogging.  Depends on the face I'm sure.  


Those look pretty cool - does look like you would be locked into also using their goggles so that they fit right in the opening.  Not all that different than some other helmets - my uvex goggles fit my uvex helmet a lot better than my oaklys

post #95 of 97
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I've been very happy with the FaceSaver.  Found it at a retail shop at Alta.  Made by a guy who lives in Park City.  Covers nose and cheeks but not the mouth.  Comes in different sizes.

 

Here's a review from 2015:

http://www.theskidiva.com/gear-review-partial-face-masks/

why do you use this instead of full face balaclava?  Obviously I can understand you don't like your mouth covered but doesn't it get cold?  Do you zip your jacket up to your chin?  I use a balaclava with fleece neck and neoprene face mask which sits off the mouth and nose (May depend on facial structure).  


When it's cold, I use the FaceSaver with a neck gaiter.  On the lift, I can pull that up over my mouth for warmth.  But then when skiing, I much prefer not having only my neck and chin covered and my mouth uncovered.  Have use a full face mask before.  I like the FaceSaver better.  The bonus is that during spring skiing, I'll use the FaceSaver to keep sun off my nose and cheeks in the morning.

post #96 of 97
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Originally Posted by dakels View Post
 

is the weight of a motorcycle helmet a problem?  

I want to get something for my 6yo that has a hard cover on the face.  Was looking at these

https://www.ruroc.com/17-kids-helmets

 

Can't find much reviews though.  

 

 

 

p.s. For the full face balaclava, I've had fogging issues if I wear it all the way up to my goggles.  I often pull the nose area below my goggle to prevent fogging.  Depends on the face I'm sure.  


Those helmets look warm but the DOT and SNELL safety rating is the best if you can get one of those.  The Dirt Bike helmets are more protective than the ski helmets if I'm correct.  I can't see that weight would be a problem.  Mine isn't very heavy at all.  It is Fox Racing DOT.  Also they're very warm.  The full face seems to be more protective of the teeth, nose and jaw.

One time I was on a green going fast and caught an edge.  I hit my head so hard I would have been knocked out.  Instead the helmet just laughed it off.  Every time there is a concussion there is some minor/significant permanent damage so everyone needs to keep those to a minimum.  

Also at Snowshoe, there was a man who hit his head under the lift and he apparently had no idea where he was.  Ski Patrol had to come get him.

For the balaclava I don't know.  Some goggles fog less than others.  I would take the Balaclava off and just get a full face helmet.  Your face gets cold but the heat piled up in the helmet helps a lot.  As for the runny nose we are stuck with that one some of us.

post #97 of 97
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Those helmets look warm but the DOT and SNELL safety rating is the best if you can get one of those.  The Dirt Bike helmets are more protective than the ski helmets if I'm correct.  I can't see that weight would be a problem.  Mine isn't very heavy at all.  It is Fox Racing DOT.  Also they're very warm.  The full face seems to be more protective of the teeth, nose and jaw.

One time I was on a green going fast and caught an edge.  I hit my head so hard I would have been knocked out.  Instead the helmet just laughed it off.  Every time there is a concussion there is some minor/significant permanent damage so everyone needs to keep those to a minimum.  

Also at Snowshoe, there was a man who hit his head under the lift and he apparently had no idea where he was.  Ski Patrol had to come get him.

For the balaclava I don't know.  Some goggles fog less than others.  I would take the Balaclava off and just get a full face helmet.  Your face gets cold but the heat piled up in the helmet helps a lot.  As for the runny nose we are stuck with that one some of us.


Also as the other person mentioned the neoprene face mask is a long time favorite.

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Originally Posted by dakels View Post
 

is the weight of a motorcycle helmet a problem?  

I want to get something for my 6yo that has a hard cover on the face.  Was looking at these

https://www.ruroc.com/17-kids-helmets

 

Can't find much reviews though.  

 

 

 

p.s. For the full face balaclava, I've had fogging issues if I wear it all the way up to my goggles.  I often pull the nose area below my goggle to prevent fogging.  Depends on the face I'm sure.  


The neoprene face mask is a long loved classic.

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