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Old 08-05-13, 01:07 AM
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helmet recommendation with strap and pads that can be washed.

Hi,
I live in Taiwan where the weather makes keeping things clean and dry tricky. Can anyone recommend a helmet under $100US with pads that can be washed and reused? My current Giant helmet pads are separating and the velcro doesn't stick to them any longer.
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why cannot , you wash them where they are .. in situ in the helmet, .. it's just nylon webbing..

Kali helmets are cheap, get several, wash one, wear one..
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I got rid of stinky pads in my helmet and wear a bandana instead. Soak up sweat better than pads, easier to wash or just soak in water to cool off, more difficult to lose, protects my bald spot from the sun and stops bugs getting in what's left of my hair. Bring a few as they are handy for other things. Cotton bandanas are so thin they dry quite fast.
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Hi,
I've been wearing buff which is similar to a bandana under my helmet for years. Works good enough.
But I tried on a Bell XLX and loved the fit. Much better than my Giant helmet. The helmet mirror base stuck solid too. Only problem on the first ride was my headlamp conflicting with my helmet and glasses. Gotta figure out the balance.
Anyone know of a cycle headlamp that is brighter than my 40 lumume Petzel, used to see the road in front, that costs less than $75US?
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Buffs are great!
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
why cannot , you wash them where they are .. in situ in the helmet, .. it's just nylon webbing..
+1. I rinse my straps and pads in place. No need to remove them. Constantly removing the pads will speed up the rate at which the pads separate from their velcro backing. That can also happen with age. Nothing lasts forever. Contact the manufacturer. Perhaps they can tell you how to order a new set of pads.
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