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    New question here. Any BAD experiences with the MET parachute helmet?

    In my quest for a breathable fullface, the MET parachute pops up all the time, together with RUMORS of having the face protection snap and endanger the face, making it a dangerous helmet.
    Yet, after 30 minutes of searches, I haven't found any clear story in MTBR that verifies this rumor.
    So... Does anyone have such a bad experience with this helmet? Or is i just a bogus rumor on a great product?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by tald
    In my quest for a breathable fullface, the MET parachute pops up all the time, together with RUMORS of having the face protection snap and endanger the face, making it a dangerous helmet.
    Yet, after 30 minutes of searches, I haven't found any clear story in MTBR that verifies this rumor.
    So... Does anyone have such a bad experience with this helmet? Or is i just a bogus rumor on a great product?

    Thanks!
    tald
    Probably get better response on a Euro forum where they can actually buy these things. The German Casco Viper looks more protective and chin guard clips off without tools.
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    I too have been looking for an AM helmet with a face protection. I found a Euro Mag a few months back with reviews on both the MET and Viper. I agree the Viper is teh way to go. But how can we get one here in the states?

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    I have the parachute and it has trouble with my safe-T twist staying in place. It gets loose after i lock it tight and does not stay in the position i put it at, it happens at the slidest movement when i ride. wearing a bandana helps, but not a 100% and can live with it since i paid $180 for it. Tried custumer service (chain reaction where i purchased it on line in uk) and The manufacture directly... No response. It supposed to have 3 yr. warranty, but appearantly not i usa...see small print on line with MET. It started about after 3 month and i ride often (3-6x week).
    Otherwise i had one crash (small jump) where i landed on the side of my face and i had good protection and was glad i had this helmet to save my chin/teeth with no scratch. Another friend that owns one has no trouble with the safe-T twist... maybe i got lemon? but not having customer service sucks! It is light and airy i have to give it that. You may also want to check with giro, they have a new one out now with a chin strap but i don't know the model name!
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    No problems with my MET

    Works great. Love the thing. An easy to wear XC helmet with a bit extra protection. However, I have not crashed hard with it. If I was going to ride aggressive stuff, I'd want more protection.
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