Okay, long story short.
I prefer wearing other helmets other than bike helmets.
Here is why.
I use my military helmet because I feel a lot safer with it on. Foam pads, surrounded by bullet resistant kevlar. I'm sure people are going to think I'm crazy but it's similar feel inside to motorcycle helmets. Which are ussually basically just a big foam pad that encompass all of your head.
Why are bike helmets made out of hard foam? I don't really see how that's going to protect your head better than a motorcycle helmet, or military helmet with foam pads inside. Oh yeah. Dirtbike helmets have similar system with foam pads inside. The motorcyle and dirt bike helmets are designed for higher speeds, and the military helmet pad system feels similar to those helmets so aside from the added weight and heat I don't see how using that over a regular bike helmet is bad? I don't mind the heat, I ussually ride at night because it's safer and I'm used to the weight, I barely notice, and it's great for winter.
I'm asking on here because another cyclist I've encountered stopped me and said my helmet isn't going to save me in a crash. He went on to say I might as well be wearing nothing. I'm like I don't think so. I've had a couple crashes in this and during both I could barely tell I hit my head, only way I found out was because the paint was scuffed up. As a kid when I had a regular bike helmet I remember that thing, the hard foam inside cracked and I remember my head hurting some. He said something about my brain knocking around in my skull and I might have got concussions and didn't know or something. Idk how that's true, I mean same could be said about a regular bike helmet, or a motorcycle helmet. He also said if I got hit by a car the added weight could snap my neck even if the helmet protected my head. Idk, maybe, but this helmet isn't much heavier than some of those full faced motorcycle and dirtbike helmets. I don't really see how an extra pound would snap my neck. And I'm sure by not my neck muscle must be stronger than average since everyone who tries on my military helmet says it feels heavy but I barely notice.
He said I should do some research about it. So that's what I'm doing.