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helmet vents/outer switches, how important?

post #1 of 9
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another helmet question please:

do the cheaper helmets with less vents get too hot?

is it worth the extra money to get a helmet with a switch on the top for easy venting?

thanks!
post #2 of 9
mpskier, this is really a personal preference. I didn't even know that my helmet came with plugs for the vents until this past weekend when Weems mentioned it! I think more vents is more important for those of us who run hot. If you're head is usually cold, you may find more enclosure more comfortable.

I carry a balaclava in the event I get very cold. It's nice in that it covers my neck, as well.
post #3 of 9
My Giro 9 helmet has plugs to cover the vents. i am forever loosing one or more of the plugs. The shops are always willing to give me new plugs but it does get old.
My next helmet will have some sort of a switch to open the vents.
post #4 of 9
My daughter rented a helmet with vent switches that kept opening or closing on their own. Get the vents, and get a good one.
post #5 of 9
Vents are a must, for us, HOT heads! Haven't lost the plugs yet but know that I will.
post #6 of 9
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Originally Posted by mpskier
is it worth the extra money to get a helmet with a switch on the top for easy venting?

thanks!
Giro Fuse. Absolutely.
post #7 of 9
I've gotten some decent usage out of the adjustable vents on my Giro Fuse. I could probably live without them, but in that case I would probably be second guessing the helmet on those warm spring days. With them I always wear it and never get a toasted head.
post #8 of 9
I've had vents and plugs. I prefer the plugs because they open up more fully and keep me cool in warm weather where vents did not. I have not yet lost any plugs because I keep them in the same pocket of my parka all of the time and I make it a habbit not to try to take them out or put them in on the chair. I have a Giro 9.9.
post #9 of 9
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thanks everyone!
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