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    Full Face Helmet that's easy to breathe in.

    Currently I use a 661 FF helmet that cost me $120, and everytime I use it, the faceguard portion limits the air circulation when I breathe outwards so that I get the sensation like I'm breathing under a blanket. The air just doesn't circulate well through that face guard portion.

    I don't know about others, but I sure don't like to rebreathe stale, used up, oxygen-deficient, stinky, humid, warm air. I prefer a good large bolus of fresh air instead.

    Looking at the helmet, there's a grated opening at the middle of the faceguard, but there's also a thin sponge like layer covering it. Is my helmet just poorly designed or are most FF helmets like this? I thought my helmet was like this because of it was a cheaper model. I would like some suggestions on a FF that doesn't break the bank in cost, yet makes it easy to breathe. By the way, there are almost no vents on the brain portion either--maybe just two small vents--so my head feels like a cooked egg on hot days as well.
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    I like my Fox Rampage a lot

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    Ride faster, you'll get air circulation.
    On a more serious note, you can remove that sponge piece behind the grate to get better flow to your mouth.
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    that sponge is meant to prevent the tiny dust particles from going in your face/mouth whitch i dont understand at all...no reason for it. take the sponge out.

    also i LOVE my giro Remedy. keeps ya nice and cool and very breathable and comfortable
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    661 Comp 2 - About $70 off jensonusa.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justcheckin
    that sponge is meant to prevent the tiny dust particles from going in your face/mouth whitch i dont understand at all...no reason for it. take the sponge out.

    also i LOVE my giro Remedy. keeps ya nice and cool and very breathable and comfortable
    +1 on the Remedy..
    Wear mine up and down the mtn. w/out problems...Jenson sellin' em for $72 right now.

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    I had a 661 helmet......

    I got a Giro Remedy CF version off JensonUsa for $150 .... and I can breathe through the helmet now it is so nice. I'd have to take the 661 off cause it restricts my air too much.

    I can leave my Remedy on and have no problems. I definately recommend it.

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    Specialized Deviants had plenty of air circulation. No sure about the new ones though
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    I also have the giro remedy and i dont have any issue breathing threw it, even used it on longer uphill climbs as well.

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    No full face helmet will breath well. Just face the facts.

    Out of all the helmets I have tried I really enjoyed my time in the Bell Drop series. I also had a Giro Remedy, and a brief period in a TLD D2. The Bell seemed to breath much better than the D2 and the Remedy. Now some dont like the style, but it grows on you.

    For 90% of the trails around where I live a 1/2 shell helmet will work fine. Without losing protection. The new Fox, Giro, and Bell "Enduro" helmet are pretty amazing. Low coverage on the back of your head and a built in visor for blocking out that pesky sun.
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    Thanks for all the suggestions. I'll check them!

    A lot of granite rock lives in the places where I ride, so I want to avoid any kind of "FACE versus ROCK" event since the rocks always win. Once when I took a jump, I skewed slightly to one side and landed off the trail and kissed a tree. I wasn't wearing a FF and nearly smashed out all my teeth and could have broken my face as well if I was going just a little bit faster.

    I find it hard to wear my current FF helmet in temps over 50 degrees, but I suppose I have to choose between comfort and protection. Hopefully the suggestions will make riding with one more bearable.
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