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Posted: 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?
Posted: 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
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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,
Posted: Sat Aug 17, 2013 10:43 am
thanks for the information.
Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 10:57 am
Check out the Sweet Protection helmets as well - The Rocker is quite popular.