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    Which Helmet has the most coverage?

    This is open (not full face), for trail/all mountain riding.

    Looking for which helmet provides the most coverage (sides and especially back).

    I know it is ugly, but I was looking at the Giro Switchblade without the chin bar, but I have read that thing can get really hot.
    i dont care about looks. Dont care if I look like a mushroom, I am all about what has the most coverage for protection.
    that is just me.

    So, anything else out there with great coverage?

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    Fox Proframe or Troy Lee Designs Stage is what you want, whichever fits best. Fox is slightly bulkier with more material covering your skull but somehow feels more well-ventilated. TLD is lighter and has an adjustable visor. I have both.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nat View Post
    Fox Proframe or Troy Lee Designs Stage is what you want, whichever fits best. Fox is slightly bulkier with more material covering your skull but somehow feels more well-ventilated. TLD is lighter and has an adjustable visor. I have both.
    These are all full face though, I am looking for open

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    think you have many good options re coverage- POC, Bell, Troy Lee, 6D. But if you want protection, then what’s inside also counts. Hard to beat 6D in that regard.

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    Any of the "all mountain" type helmets (more rear coverage than the XC helmets) should have basically the same amount of coverage. If you feel like you need more coverage on the sides then it probably makes more sense to go with a breathable full face like the Proframe.

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    I was between the giro switchblade and chronicle and ended up with the chronicle. Had a bad crash and broke my elbow and when my head hit the helmet literally rolled over my forehead and protected the side of my face pretty well. Happy with it. Looks sick with goggles but pretty big without


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    I would say that that either the Stage or the Proframe will vent better than the Switchblade with the chin bar removed based on reviews I have seen. The switchblade gets poor reviews in the ventilation category. My Stage vents incredibly well. Hard to argue with better ventilation and full face protection.

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