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Helmut Recommendations

post #1 of 29
Thread Starter 
Ok this may be the year I put my brain in a bucket any sugestions??
post #2 of 29
Go try some on. Like boots, its the one that fits YOUR head the best. There are a ton of options like ventilation, visors, and MP3 options.
post #3 of 29
Ive heard alot about the giro fuse. good things
post #4 of 29
Giro Fuse and/or Giro Nine... once you use a helmet you'll never go back.
post #5 of 29
Second season of seriously thinking about it, maybe this winter. But heard/read good things about Giros.

Do a search in equipment forum, I think it was there I read the stuff.
post #6 of 29
Check the Giro Fuse thread in the Gear General forum.
post #7 of 29
Las year I bought Scott MS1. Very satisfied with it. Not sure if this model is available in US too. It's a "open ears" model, I haven't experienced any aerodynimic noise. Perfect fit, quite light and great ventilation. Very good thermal comfort even at quite high temperatures - tested by late spring glacier sking in sunny days at +10 centigrades.
post #8 of 29
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Originally Posted by sudovec
Las year I bought Scott MS1. Very satisfied with it. Not sure if this model is available in US too. It's a "open ears" model, I haven't experienced any aerodynimic noise. Perfect fit, quite light and great ventilation. Very good thermal comfort even at quite high temperatures - tested by late spring glacier sking in sunny days at +10 centigrades.
Welcome, I see this is your first post.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by Finndog
Welcome, I see this is your first post.
Thanks. Yes, it's my first post. The Barking Bear forum is quite interesting for me being European. The stuff here quite often shows skiing from slightly different perspective, than I'm used in Europe. This is actually very good and I like this difference.
post #10 of 29
The most important thing, after fit, is goggle comapatibility. My carerra helmet was not my first choice, though it fits me fine. I wanted a Giro...the Giros fi great too. But I could find NO goggles that were compatible, truly compatible with the Giro. Every goggle I tried on with the Giros either had really bad gaps or the helmet forced them way down my nose. Every helmet maker claims helmet compatibility. Nonsense.

The brow on my Carrera helmet and the top of the frame of my Carrera Kimerik goggles mate *perfectly* and they goggles are not riding too low on my nose.

Try on goggles and helmets together...bring your goggles...and be prepared to throw in the towel and buy new goggles to get a good match.
post #11 of 29
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Originally Posted by jstraw
Every helmet maker claims helmet compatibility. Nonsense.
In my experience the compatibility goggle manufacturers claim means that the goggle fits INTO the space provided by the helmet but not that the combo fits precisely TOGETHER.
post #12 of 29
there are so many dudes named Helmut, how can you possibly expect us to recommend only one?

or are you asking about Helmut's helmet, which he wears when listening to Helmet?
post #13 of 29
"Helmut recommendations"

Kohl
post #14 of 29
I bought a Giro Nine last year and was very happy with it. I did have to buy the Oakley Helmut straps for my Wisdom goggles, once I had those no issues at all.

Ear peices are removable and there are three peices inside the helmit to remove for venting. with those out venting is exceptional.
post #15 of 29
Both my g/f and I have the Giro fuse and we really liked them. You should also check the Leedom helmets. I discovered them after buying the Fuse, but I was very impressed w. them too.

I second what Marmot MB said. I also had to get the Oakley helmet strap for my Wisdom goggles to fit the Fuse.
post #16 of 29
Helmut Newton was a great photographer.
post #17 of 29
Bring your goggles with you when you go to try them on. All do not work as well with all helmets.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by checkracer
In my experience the compatibility goggle manufacturers claim means that the goggle fits INTO the space provided by the helmet but not that the combo fits precisely TOGETHER.
This is one thing I enjoy about my Marker helmet/google combination, as well. They are designed to fit together and do so perfectly. No gap, and the airflow works. Plus, the helmet is so light that I forget I'm wearing it.

Highly recommended (Marker M3 helmet, Infinity google).
post #19 of 29
if you have a helmut that fits well but your goggles don't fit on the helmet well, you can sometimes buy retrofit outriggers for the goggle frames. I have done this with Oakley and Smith. The outritggers about $10-$15 and resolve the problem.
post #20 of 29
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Originally Posted by Finndog
if you have a helmut that fits well but your goggles don't fit on the helmet well, you can sometimes buy retrofit outriggers for the goggle frames. I have done this with Oakley and Smith. The outritggers about $10-$15 and resolve the problem.
I know my Spy's, which are older and designed before helmuts got popular, pinch my nose a bit, but I love the lense. Link for these outriggers?
post #21 of 29
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Originally Posted by Phil Pugliese
I know my Spy's, which are older and designed before helmuts got popular, pinch my nose a bit, but I love the lense. Link for these outriggers?
Phil, did a little searching but couldn't locate them on-line. I purcahsed them at a ski shop in CO. I would assume (I know that's not wise) that any good shop has them or could order them. I don't know if any other brands sell them besides Smith and Oakley. I would call the manufacturer.
post #22 of 29
sometime you just gotta let go man. you can dress the ugly broad up really pretty but she is still a ugly broad. I wouldn't hold your breath about finding helmit straps for older goggles.

I love my Oakley Wisdom goggles and with the Helmut strap / Giro Nine they fit amazing. Oakley Lense quality is hard to beat. Fog Huh whats that? the Persimmon Lense is a great all day lense for everything from low light to bright sunny. Another bonus is almost every ski shop and hill carries Oakley so if you face plant majoris and wreck a lense no big deal just go get another one. Spy on the other hand while popular is not at every shop. Also Oakley due to the amount of people that use it is a easy and cheap buy on EHBAY.

Mark
post #23 of 29
Agree on that! I prefer the optics on smith. replacement lenses for 20-40!
post #24 of 29
I always liked LEEDOM helmets. My wife skis with a "Scream", and I use a "Cut". We both use Oakley Goggles (Wisdom for her, A-Frame for me). They both fit together nicely. The Scream has plastic that covers the ears. I like the Cut because it has a textile piece that wraps around (attaches with velcro) the helmet and covers the ears. IOn warmenr days, it can be removed for increased air flow and comfort. It is an excellent system.
post #25 of 29
Thread Starter 
Thanks for noticing my intentional fau pax Gonzo!! Great Ideas everyone Thank You!
post #26 of 29
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
Thanks for noticing my intentional fau pax Gonzo!!
Seeing the title I really thought it was something funny about the Germans...

Btw, I can´t think of a world-class skier named Helmut. Wasn´t there any?
In my memory there´s just Helmut Girardelli but he´s the Dad...
post #27 of 29
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Originally Posted by kcmcleary
Thanks for noticing my intentional fau pax Gonzo!! Great Ideas everyone Thank You!
ya know,

when Oboe said "Kohl" to the Q of "which Helmut?",

I almost extended the metaphor and said,

"helmut kohl is what you put in your miner's helmet to light the lamp"
post #28 of 29
El Gonzo strikes again!!!!!!
post #29 of 29
How about a Giro Fuse for half price.

http://www.backcountry.com/store/gro...e/Helmets.html
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