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Helmet visor for bugs?

Old 04-22-20, 04:18 PM
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How about one of the visors from Bouclier, based in the Bay Area? Full face, looks kinda cool, only works with visorless helmets though.

https://boucliervisors.com/
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Old 04-22-20, 05:18 PM
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
swim googles was a fail for me today. They fogged up right away.

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try using some anti fog or rub some spit on the inside of the lenses thats what I do with dive googles
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Old 04-22-20, 05:41 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
I have a basecamp. if you like their style I'd suggest buying a spare sheild either clear or tinted. it's handy to have both. their customer service actually responds when messaging them





there's a gap at the top where the magnets are for venting. it works well, but I have fogged them in extreme winter conditions. & the vent space allows rain water to drip onto the inside of the shield. so it's an OK rain helmet but then I'll add a helmet cover with front brim. another thing, in the warmer summer months I need more ventilation on my face so I switch to just glasses & my summer helmet w/ more vents
Hi @rumrunn6

If you are leaned over say like at 45 degree can bugs get in through the top where the vents are? my prescription wrap around sunglasses would work find if I road a cruiser and sat bolt up right like at 90 degree angle.

When I ride like this and my glasses slide down just a tad I tend to look over my oversized sunglasses. That's when the bugs get come in.
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Old 04-22-20, 08:49 PM
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post

If you are leaned over say like at 45 degree can bugs get in through the top where the vents are?
i think they would not enter there due to airflow velocity. I can look specifically for that vulnerability & report back. but offhand the gap is only a cpl mm wide

actually the vents are probably a bigger weakness for bug repulsion. just took the winter foam plugs out
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Old 04-23-20, 03:08 PM
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yes, it is a tight fit, just enough of a gap for some ventilation & water leakage. I think most bugs that are bothersome, are bigger than the gap. but if not, they would just blow right by it


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Old 04-23-20, 03:13 PM
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Originally Posted by rumrunn6 View Post
yes, it is a tight fit, just enough of a gap for some ventilation & water leakage. I think most bugs that are bothersome, are bigger than the gap

That's awesome. Thank you for taking the time to take the photo and post it!

I went to go purchase it just now but they want $23 for shipping. Must be some kind of tariff going now. Guess I will wait a bit longer.
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Old 04-23-20, 03:19 PM
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I know you said you bought a basecamp.


These look identical expect one is free shipping and the other one is $23. Is it the same helmet?
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Old 04-23-20, 03:19 PM
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hmmm maybe look on ebay for a used one?

https://www.ebay.com/c/893959114

https://www.ebay.com/itm/BASE-CAMP-A...gAAOSw3LZczGIf

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Basecamp-Go...OXv2xxWAqvS3ig

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Unisex-Adul...OKozt75act0wSA
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Originally Posted by rollagain View Post
My worry about those tiny insects is the possibility of inhaling one.

What about making a sort of bag out of black mosquito netting and just pulling it over your existing helmet?
bugs are good to eat kind of a little protein snack in the middle of a ride.
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Old 04-23-20, 04:03 PM
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Originally Posted by sean.hwy View Post
rumrunn6

I know you said you bought a basecamp.


These look identical expect one is free shipping and the other one is $23. Is it the same helmet?
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lol, not my model, but they do look the same!
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Old 04-23-20, 05:21 PM
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I've been riding with a wideyez shield for a few months and like it.
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