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navyasw02 07-10-09 12:01 PM

Vented Helmets?
 
I've currently got a lower end Giro "Sport" helmet and I find my head getting hot. It's not unbearable, but it does feel like I've got a hat on. I live in a very moderate Central CA climate, so the heat is never unbearable, but I'm just wondering if getting a better vented helmet like the Atmos would be worth it to improve comfort and thereby "improve" performance. Any thoughts?

bdcheung 07-10-09 12:04 PM

look for helmets with big rear vents

pdedes 07-10-09 02:50 PM

my personal fave is the MET Estro, but the atmos is a worthy consideration if it fits..

mrvrsick 07-10-09 04:47 PM

Riding faster = More wind!! :)
But seriously, I got a BELL that fit my head very well after trying some old Giro, felt much more comfortable, although it was mostly due to fit, but it did vent better.

navyasw02 07-10-09 05:02 PM

Anybody bought stuff off bikebling.com? I found an Ionos for about the same price as the Atmos.

admcptch 07-10-09 07:15 PM

Lazer O2 Road.

I have one. Much cooler than old Bell.

$100.

BarracksSi 07-10-09 08:33 PM

OP, if you can try on some helmets to see that they're comfortable, it'll be a lot easier to pick one out.

Agreed on the big rear vents recommendation. Half of good ventilation is getting air out of the helmet.

bkrownd 07-10-09 08:49 PM

Don't just look at the holes - actually give it a test ride. You can't determine anything about airflow by just looking at it.

navyasw02 07-10-09 11:02 PM


Originally Posted by BarracksSi (Post 9257806)
OP, if you can try on some helmets to see that they're comfortable, it'll be a lot easier to pick one out.

Agreed on the big rear vents recommendation. Half of good ventilation is getting air out of the helmet.

Yea I noticed mine doesnt have much in the back, which is probably why its not the greatest for cooling.

NCH 07-10-09 11:48 PM

Bell Sweep R is a goodin'


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