• 02-27-2006
    SpinWheelz
    Anyone use a snowboard helmet for winter riding?
    Typically I ride with with one of those headsock things under my helmet, but because of my enormous noggin, the headwarmer thing doesn't always stay put and tends to slide upwards, exposing my ears to the bitter cold.

    And so some snowboard helmets caught my eye - I'm digging the buillt-in earflaps.

    So does anyone have any thoughts of these helmets are bikeworthy? If so, any noteworthy models to look out for?
  • 02-27-2006
    coldcalculating
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by SpinWheelz
    Typically I ride with with one of those headsock things under my helmet, but because of my enormous noggin, the headwarmer thing doesn't always stay put and tends to slide upwards, exposing my ears to the bitter cold.

    And so some snowboard helmets caught my eye - I'm digging the buillt-in earflaps.

    So does anyone have any thoughts of these helmets are bikeworthy? If so, any noteworthy models to look out for?


    Snowboard helmets are so 2003.
  • 02-27-2006
    SpinWheelz
    Hey, thanks! That was so helpful. Really appreciate it!
  • 02-27-2006
    rr
    I've used mine a few times for real cold weather, they get hot if the temps are above freezing and your body temp rises, not the same as being on the slopes! I've got the standard Giro one with ear flaps and no vents. A good head beanie with the helmet over it is just as warm and probably more comfy though, there are plenty out there that will stay put over your ears. The ear flaps on the helmets do a good job of keeping the ears warm though.
  • 02-27-2006
    Steve from JH
    I use a downhill ski helmet when it's really cold, like <20F. Otherwise it's a beanie under the helmet or the hood of a cycling jersey I have.
  • 02-27-2006
    Stevirey
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    Here's my winter helmet.Extra nice for pouring rain.When it's below 30 I wear a neoprene face mask with it.When it's in the 20's I wear my goggles,on the street!I always wear goggles in the forest.YOU CAN POKE YOUR EYE OUT!
  • 02-27-2006
    Guyechka
    I've thought of the same thing, but I never tried it. But my line of thinking is, What's the difference between the snowboard version of Giro's Bad Lieutenant and the bike version? I don't think there is one.

    Of course, you could always just get a super sized skate lid and fit a real stocking cap under it. Cheaper, anyway, and who's going to be counting style points when it's below freezing?
  • 02-27-2006
    shiggy
    The Giro Cloud.9 SB helmet and the Semi mtb helmet are the same except for the former's cold weather features.
  • 02-27-2006
    NuMexJoe
    My unvented Protec helmet is definitely ride-worthy, but it needs to be pretty darn cold (<30*F) or my head gets steamy - literally! For rides in the 30* - 45* range, I'll wear my fleece Dakine snow helmet liner (w/ ear flaps) under my regular bike helmet.
    - Joe
  • 02-27-2006
    95Stumpy
    I have the giro fuse, keeps my bald head rather warm boarding. I often have to open the vents which is easy because of the switch. I would think it would be too warm for my taste. A butter beanie(mountain hardwear) under my helmet is enough for me.
  • 02-27-2006
    WTB-rider
    The BELL Citi has removable ear flaps, supposedly work pretty well.
  • 02-27-2006
    Nat
    I do. I can't remember which model name it is right now, but it's the Giro with the sliding vents. So toasty! I can't imagine it not being bike-worthy.
  • 02-27-2006
    bitflogger
    I can't say if it's Snowboard or skiing helmet, but it's K2 brand for winter alpine sports and it's warm and comfy.