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Keeping warm with a skateboarder's helmet

Old 12-30-16, 07:07 PM
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Keeping warm with a skateboarder's helmet

I find that using a helmet like the kind kids wear skateboarding really keep my head stay quite toasty..even when riding in 20 degree weather. More protection also...in case of spills.

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I had thought about doing that, but went with a lightweight balaclava. I've got lights and a camera on my helmet, so swapping helmets would be more complicated for me. This fall I bought a yellow, hi-vis outer shell with a hood. At 10F, which is my limit, the lightweight balaclava, hood and wide headband over the tops of my ears did the trick. That being said, a single skater's helmet would provide better peripheral vision and better aural awareness due to less flapping in the wind from the hood...and a skater's helmet would look better to me.
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+1 on the skateboard helmet. I made it through two Western Wisconsin winters with my stepdaughter's skate helmet along with various ear coverings, a balaclava, and other homemade remedies. It had more appropriate venting for cold weather than my usual summer helmet.

The main problem I had was getting my goggles to stay put on the helmet - I ended up using zip ties in the back to keep them in place. Since I generally wear ski goggles 4-6 months of the year, I upgraded to a snowboard/multi-sport helmet which is better designed for my purposes.
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Yea, here are Bike-Ski-Skate helmets offered with Liners with Ear muffs , essentially ..

Bern One of the brands ..
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Originally Posted by fietsbob
Yea, here are Bike-Ski-Skate helmets offered with Liners with Ear muffs , essentially ..

Bern One of the brands ..
I just purchased a Bern helmet for this same reason. They have winter liners that add a second layer of warmth. The problem with my Giro summer helmet are the huge vents that allow wind to go through. Perfect for the summer, no winter.

However, didn't Consumers Report rate the skate board helmet less effective than a regular bike helmet?
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I've got a snowboard helmet. One has a bit of ventilation.

The problem is that it is only good when it is really cold (which is rare here). Perhaps ok for an evening ride when one expects it to get colder once the sun goes down.

It is hard to say, but the protection appears to be as good as a bike helmet, but obviously it is designed for different use than bikes.
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I have a Bell skate helmet, it works great together with balaclava or a wool hat.
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