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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi, I have Smith Hustle helm and Smith Prodigy goggles which are helm compatible I just wonder is it ok that strap is so tight ? Won't it become stretch after 10 rides for example? smile.gif

 

Thanks..

post #2 of 10

Is it uncomfortable?  If you leave it on your helmet, it will stretch over time.  But if it's uncomfortable, sometimes you can buy a helmet extender which will snap into the strap.  I'm sure you'd have to find the right extender for your particular helmet.  I've never had one that was too tight for comfort, although frequently they are extended to their max.  That's actually good as you can then tighten it as it ages. 

post #3 of 10

As an aside, at a recent ski swap a ski shop employee was handing out sticky backed, 1/2" dia Velcro dots (hook side) to people trying on helmets. By placing them on the sides, it keeps the goggle straps from slipping.......

post #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

It is comfortible, but it was just interesting, thank You for respond ;]]

post #5 of 10

The Smith Prodigy and I/O goggles have pretty short straps.  They fit around a largish helmet, but it's a little tight.  This is normal.

 

As mentioned above, Smith sells extension straps that will give them a looser fit.  The extension straps should work with any helmet that doesn't have some really weird way of securing the strap.  You just need one that fits your goggles.

post #6 of 10

Question guys, I bought Smith I/O goggles, and now looking for a helmet,

1. Do you wear a beanie/soft hat under the helmet to either protect the head from the cold, moisture or both?

2. How much room do you leave between your head and the inside of the helmet?

post #7 of 10

My last helmet, I wore nothing.  I wear a thin balaclava under this helmet SOLELY because after buying it, it wasn't quite snug enough.  The helmet should be snug, but not uncomfortable.  It should NOT, in any fashion, move around on your head.  Think of the forces in a fall.  You want the thing to stay put. 
 

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Originally Posted by kandrey89 View Post

Question guys, I bought Smith I/O goggles, and now looking for a helmet,

1. Do you wear a beanie/soft hat under the helmet to either protect the head from the cold, moisture or both?

2. How much room do you leave between your head and the inside of the helmet?

post #8 of 10

How do you deal then with the uncomfortable feeling when you fall and the snow gets into your helmet vents and starts dripping cold water on your head?

post #9 of 10

Fall?  What's that? 

post #10 of 10

I'm assuming this was a ha-ha, but if not...

 

IF I fall, that is usually the least of my worries.  "Perfect" season last year (over 1 million in vert, no falls, not even lift lines falls.  LOL)...of course I will still recovering from knee surgery and the conditions off piste were less than optimal. 

 

You're talking about what, a minute of dripping?  I've got TONS of hair myself and this is just not something I worry about.  I guess if you're bald and it's an issue, wipe off your head.  Fit is far more of an issue than melting snow.

 


 

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How do you deal then with the uncomfortable feeling when you fall and the snow gets into your helmet vents and starts dripping cold water on your head?

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