Yesterday, we did some really steep climbing and it was hot and a little humid. I looked at the straps of my helmet, they were saturated with sweat . When I got home they smelled. How do you clean up your helmets.? I have always neglected it . I felt soaking it in water would destroy the pads. I have not seen replacement pads in the bike shops or anywhere else . A helmet without pads, I suspect would be uncomfortable and not fit correctly.