Helmets

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MaureenL
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Helmets

Post by MaureenL » Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:08 pm

Looking for a helmet, want a visor for the sun and ventilation is important as I hate to be too hot. Suggestions?
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Maureen

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Re: Helmets

Post by Shep » Sun Aug 04, 2013 1:06 pm

Ventilation depends much on what you are paddling, and how often you swim and/or roll! :) No company will offer a helmet with the level of ventilation you see in bike helmets, but most companies have offerings with at least a moderate amount of ventilation. I would encourage you to look for a helmet with some fit adjustment, so you can wear it with nothing on your head, a wet bandana on hot days, or a liner cap on cold days.

As for sun visors, there are two routes you can go. WRSI's and many other company's helmets have varying degrees of integrated visor: http://www.wrsisafety.com/helmets.asp" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The guy that I teach WFA/WFR with is a class IV/V boater, and he fells very strongly that anything sticking out from your face is an entrapment hazard, particularly when creeking (Not sure I fully agree. YMMV). He uses a large, soft sun visor that velcros to the front of his helmet. He used this on the grand canyon, and it definitely worked for sun protection.

Hope this helps,
Shep

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Re: Helmets

Post by MaureenL » Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:43 am

thanks for the information.

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Re: Helmets

Post by Sir Adam » Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:57 am

Check out the Sweet Protection helmets as well - The Rocker is quite popular.
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