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    Posted: Jan/03/2012 at 4:30pm
any suggestions for a brand or type of helmet for my wife and myself in particular that is comfortable but not gonna cost me too much.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2012 at 4:34pm
too much to choose from. run to your local and find what you can try out to see whats good 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2012 at 4:37pm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/03/2012 at 5:01pm
Smith Maze. They retail for $100 but you can find them cheaper on ebay for $75 or lower.. depending on size needed.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 3:24am
I have a smith holt that i like, nice and plane.
 
Problem with helmets is you have to try them on and see which ones fit your head. Looks like you might have already taken it but Coolz advise is sound.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 5:45am
I like smith and bern helmets myself. Very dissapointed in the protec and red isnt that great either
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 6:15am
I have a Red Mutiny helmet and love it. It's very warm and also has a piece of cloth that hangs down between the helmet and the goggles to keep out air. I'd suggest trying on whatever helmet you get before buying it though, they all fit different and sometimes ordering a helmet off of the internet isn't the best route.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 7:41am
Def try on helmets at your local shop. And price shouldn't be a factor when it comes to buying a helmet. Afterall, it is protecting the head.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 7:46am
You can check out Lucky Bums, they are really cheap and will do the work.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 10:12am
+1 for trying on helmets. Different brands size differently and headshapes vary.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 10:24am
I am very happy with my BERN.. Has the audio head liner, keeps me warm and sounds good. Runs a bit small so I agree with going to try them on....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 10:27am
+1 on trying them on first. I went to my local shop, here in Texas, and they mostly had the Giro. I tried on almost every type they had and the G10 fit the best. Not every large fit the same, some hurt the front of my head, some the top, some were too big and bulky, etc. Once i found the one that fit the best i shopped around online to find the cheapest deal.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:14pm
Originally posted by thedru13

I am very happy with my BERN.. Has the audio head liner, keeps me warm and sounds good. Runs a bit small so I agree with going to try them on....
 
I really wanted the Bern but luckily i tried some on before ordering one because they did not fit my head very well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:17pm
^my friend ordered a medium holt without trying, we later realized, that the winter liner isnt accounted for most likely, making it a tad tighter than expected 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:49pm
I think it was more of a shape thing for me, I tried on a couple and they just never felt that good to me. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/04/2012 at 2:51pm
Costco has Bolle for like $35..
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 12:45pm
Thanks for all the responses! $35 for a Bolle seems like an awesome deal. I'll go check it out and if that doesn't work out, I'll be off to the shop.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 12:50pm
i love my red mutiny. very comfortable and just right when it comes to keeping my head warm
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 12:53pm
too many different heads/preferences. Just go to the shop and try a bunch on
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 1:05pm
go to sport chalet and just try them on. whichever doesnt look like a bubble on your head is a winner.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 1:06pm
i'd recommend 661 if you can find it. RED and BERN are just too big for me.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 1:07pm
Take your gogs with you when you're trying out helmets too. The last thing you want is a great helmet that won't work with your favorite goggles. I like the Smith line for helmets. :)
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 2:43pm
+1 for above, I took my goggles along with me to the store.. absolute must, you don't want a gap.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 3:10pm
Is there any sort of rating system for these helmets? Who guarantees they actually protect your head? My motorcycle helmet is certified by a few groups. Is there any standardized protection for these?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 3:28pm
Yes of course, my Smith Holt for example meets the ASTM F2040 standards for recreational snow use, as well as the U.S. CPSC Safety standard for bicycle helmets.

There is also a European Standard which for example POC helmets will be certified by being CE-1077.

You will find most brands meet one or both of these standards.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 3:31pm
Good to know! Thanks!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 3:31pm
I think most of the helmets that don't meet a standard will say so.  If it doesn't say anything i think it is safe to assume it meets at least one of the standards.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 3:34pm
Bern makes a good one, that is what i have. It is the one without the homosexual bill type thing on it though and i really like it.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 3:40pm
go try them on and whatever fits best or you find the most comfy get, that is if its a good price
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 5:39pm
I like RED helmets, pretty affordable if you just look online, no complaints.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 5:56pm
$40 for a helmet would be a pretty good price.
best to head to a store which sells helmets and try them on because fit is the most important factor then you have your additional features.. certain brands might not fit your head snugly.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 5:59pm
I bought my Bern Watts for $40 if that helps, there are deals out there, just gotta find them
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/05/2012 at 7:38pm
Recently got my Head Sensor helmet for 90$ on ebay. They retail for $129. REALLY! light and good build quality.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/06/2012 at 8:10pm
if they fit your head I really like the Smith Vantage and Smith Variant...I use the Skull Candy drop in headphones and it works really well for a very affordable price...
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 12:48pm
thanks i was trying to find something that works well with headphones
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 8:21pm
some (not all) costcos have a bolle helmet. i realize bolle is typically for eyewear, but this particular helmet seems pretty legit. has all the features a $100+ has, but is only 40 bucks

goggle strap
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/10/2012 at 8:30pm
I like Smith Helmets.  But definitely go to a store and try out a few brands to see what fits your head.  It's more important to find a helmet that fits well rather than look good.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/12/2012 at 12:43pm
My mole helmet isn't really made to work well with headphones I don't think.. just your simple helmet to protect your head.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2012 at 6:02pm
IF you do a surver on moosejaw...you can get 10$ off. Good for buying your next helmet. ITs good till the 18th i think.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/13/2012 at 7:14pm
I have a K2 brand helmet I got used for cheap, it's not the most appealing or stylish one out there but it protects my noggin.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/14/2012 at 2:28pm
I always recommend Smith helmets. They are very lightweight they make rental helmets feel like wearing bowling balls. They have EXCELLENT goggle integration as well.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: Jan/14/2012 at 3:40pm
Red helmets have always treated me well, i hit my head alot and mine takes a beating.
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go with the bern audio helmets man, they are by far the best
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