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    What do you look for in a helmet?

    Iím a design intern at Pro-Tec looking for suggestions on how protective gear (helmets/pads) can be improved.

    I'd appreciate it if you could leave some quick comments on your gear- or anything you want to see in future gear.

    1 Do you own / wear protective gear (Helmet/ pads/ protectors)
    2 What brand/ model?
    3 Why did you get it?
    4 What do you like about it?
    5 What problems have you noticed about it?
    6 Have you injured yourself with or without the gear, what did you injure?

    Thanks for your help.

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    1 Do you own / wear protective gear (Helmet/ pads/ protectors) Yes - Helmet and gloves. Thinking I should invest in pads after a visit to Rays.
    2 What brand/ model? Giro / Bell / Fox... I've had a few helmets over the years
    3 Why did you get it? Fit and Price
    4 What do you like about it? Comfort and levels of protection
    5 What problems have you noticed about it? None really.
    6 Have you injured yourself with or without the gear, what did you injure? Yes, with and without. Different levels of severity of head injuries, including a visit to the ER and a crushed helmet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spade
    Iím a design intern at Pro-Tec looking for suggestions on how protective gear (helmets/pads) can be improved.

    I'd appreciate it if you could leave some quick comments on your gear- or anything you want to see in future gear.

    1 Do you own / wear protective gear (Helmet/ pads/ protectors)
    2 What brand/ model?
    3 Why did you get it?
    4 What do you like about it?
    5 What problems have you noticed about it?
    6 Have you injured yourself with or without the gear, what did you injure?

    Thanks for your help.
    You know that strap thing on most XC helmets these days, that goes around the back of your head, which helps hold it on, and you can adjust the fit with a dial? Somebody should make a dirt jump lid with one of those. I don't know wtf it is called but it really makes the helmet fit well, something that skate lids (at least the ones that I have tried) seem to fall short.

    Knee pads could be improved. Something that fits like the 661 kyle strait as far as comfort but with a hard shell. Fox Lopes comes close but it has some weak spots IMO.

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    Make a lightweight (lighter than the specialized deviant), well ventilated, full face for XC riding and I'll buy it.

    There were a few Euro ones (Met Parachute and the Viper) that looked interesting too. The Giro Switchblade was a great idea, ahead of it's time, but not quite enough.

    Expensive helmet > Dental work.

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    Vents.



    Strategically placed vents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
    Vents.

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    Quote Originally Posted by notaknob
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    Strategically placed vents.

    Indeed Liz Hatch is hawt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spade
    1 Do you own / wear protective gear (Helmet/ pads/ protectors)
    2 What brand/ model?
    3 Why did you get it?
    4 What do you like about it?
    5 What problems have you noticed about it?
    6 Have you injured yourself with or without the gear, what did you injure?
    1. Yes, Helmet and Gloves
    2. Giro The Hex, AXO Gloves
    3. Quality, Fit, Protection, Value
    4. Well ventilated, Extra Skull Protection, Best Fit System on the market
    5. Visor is flimsy
    6. Severe concussion in 1999, certain death without a helmet (which broke into multiple pieces only held together by the shell).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spade
    Iím a design intern at Pro-Tec looking for suggestions on how protective gear (helmets/pads) can be improved.

    I'd appreciate it if you could leave some quick comments on your gear- or anything you want to see in future gear.

    1 Do you own / wear protective gear (Helmet/ pads/ protectors)
    2 What brand/ model?
    3 Why did you get it?
    4 What do you like about it?
    5 What problems have you noticed about it?
    6 Have you injured yourself with or without the gear, what did you injure?

    Thanks for your help.
    1.Helmets and gloves
    2.Helmets - Giro, Bell, Specialized Tirreno and Cat 1
    Gloves Pearl Izumi pittards, Descente full finger gloves, Pearl Izumi Gavias
    3. Helmets - comfort, adjustability - clips or knob adjusters for the back, price
    Gloves - Weather and comfort - hot, medium and cold
    4. Helmets - protect my head
    Gloves - cushion my hands and keep them comfortable
    5. Some helmets are harder to adjust than others. My wife wants to wear her helmet too loose and high, pony tails and fashion conflict with protection.
    6. Always wear helmet - only injure shoulders
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    What do you look for in a helmet?

    My head.

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    i just got this. the model is Align



    price first
    certification second
    brand third
    looks fourth
    comfort fifth

    i have an Airwalk helmet that looks like this, but it too hot even in Dec



    the Pro-Tec Cyphon looks nice but almost twice the price (according to a quick Google search)

    i think Pro-Tec should make a helmet like and priced like the Align ($40), esp in todays economy, cause i know the average Joe wont spend $80-90+ for a helmet.

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    What to I look for in a good protec helmet?
    a good mount for my PVS-14 NVG

    O, wait.... thats for another forum
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    ... and if we just ...

    Quote Originally Posted by ChevyM14
    What to I look for in a good protec helmet?
    a good mount for my PVS-14 NVG

    O, wait.... thats for another forum
    The issue mount is fine, you just have to bend it a little to get that little fricken screw in there. It only takes the help of three of your squad so quit whining.

    I want one that has a rounded spot like a handlebar so you can mount lights that normally mount on a handlebar. I.E. no need for a helmet mount.

    Oh, and I want one that has a ridge of red horse hair like a Spartan helmet, hell, make the whole thing look like a bad ass Spartan helmet.
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