Which is the coolest full face helemt?
Not the one which make look the most rad whilst the gnar is being shredded, or whatever it is the youth say nowadays, but the best ventilated one.Posted 4 years ago
Probably going to be in it for a couple of hours and I guess most are only designed for 10 minute races and could get a little warm.
Quite tempted by something like a Met Parachute, can wear it as a normal helmet as I ride to the top, then attach the jaw guard for the ride back down. Sounds ideal for messing about at Inners, but would one of those be up to the job of the Megavelanche for example?rocketmanMember
There’s a new Parachute for 2014 http://www.pinkbike.com/news/Preview-MET-2014-Helmets.html
I have one of the older ones and as the review says it is essentially a 90s XC helmet with a chinpiece – great for fending off low-flying branches and undergrowth but no comparison with a proppa full face.
Inexpensive FFs tend to be (relatively) well ventilated because they are constructed along the lines of trail helmets and tend to be quite a bit different to the motorbike-style fit of more purposeful FFs.
Personally I am prepared to sacrifice some ventilation I think one of the most important aspects of a FF is the reduction in wind noise that comes from having a snug-fitting quiet helmet. Reducing the sensations of speed is one of the keys to going faster.Posted 4 years agoMSPSubscriber
I had a deviant, it is too heavy for the fastening system (it is basically a standard xc lid with a full face shell attached)and doesn’t last long.
I would go for either the met parachute if you feel you want the breathabilaty, or go trying on some proper full facers.Posted 4 years agogetonyourbikeMember
In my opinion, the best thing to do is to have a normal open face helmet and then a really protective full face like a Bell Full 9. If you feel that you need the full face for riding where you pedal up and ride down then take both and wear one while attaching the other to your pack.
EDIT- andy above edited making my post look stupid. lolPosted 4 years agoandrewhMember
I think one of the most important aspects of a FF is the reduction in wind noise that comes from having a snug-fitting quiet helmet. Reducing the sensations of speed is one of the keys to going faster.
Never thought of that, but it makes sense. I had noticed I’m a rubbish driver when I’ve got the music on loud, sounds like the same thing.Posted 4 years ago
Just googled the Urge and this was the first thing which popped up. I know none will indestructible but it has put me off somewhat http://forums.mtbr.com/utah/crash-report-urge-archi-enduro-helmet-795542.html
Deviant’s a maybe. I’ve used S1s and S-Works shoes and really like the Spec clothing. I had seen the 661 and liked the look of it, but TBH honest the price put me off a little. It’s cheap, which is usually a good thing, but is it a little too cheap? 6079Smith, are you still on your first or have you ever had a big crash in one, did it do the job?6079smithwMember
Only had it since Nov and hopefully will never have to find out how well it protects!
Reviews on that have been positive though.
It weighs less than some more expensive ones. So it was a no-brainer for me to get it.
If you really want cheap try Decathlon if you’re near a store.Posted 4 years agocoolhandlukeSubscriber
Coolest looking or coolest temperature?
We all use Casco Viper helmets in Alp type situations. very light, top of your bonce sits against a net so the top of your entire head gets air flow over it. chin guard is removable by unclipping the chin bit.
Not especially cool looking but certainly very comfortable and cool for temperature.Posted 4 years ago
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