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    Helmets again

    I've searched the posts on helmets and I'd love to hear the thoughts from those who use helmets. this is the criteria we're looking for.

    1. Light! sub 3lbs good. sub 2lbs GREAT. Carbon Fiber/Kevlar seems to be the ticket so far.
    2. Full face shield - water shedding (don't expect it to stay dry after piercing an 8 footer but that would be sweet)
    3. Plenty of venting to prevent fog ups
    4. Drying / anti-water-logging ? Looking at Kali and Gecko and Jettribe so far and some of these are made for extreme water sports so they either float or the padding dry out quickly when submerged.

    We use Cardo / Scala Q3 mic's on our helmets but those will bolt onto most anything.

    Looking for helmet that can withstand this type of riding:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/zr9hzmbgjl...April.MP4?dl=0


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    Dang that guy looked like Mark Gerner! Anyhoo, I got similar question on helmets, but that's insane cold weather riding. I wont complain about the outer banks nc now!

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    Not too chilly

    Quote Originally Posted by JetFish View Post
    Dang that guy looked like Mark Gerner! Anyhoo, I got similar question on helmets, but that's insane cold weather riding. I wont complain about the outer banks nc now!
    With dry suits we're cooking. Unless we forget to zip the pee hole before jumping in. Here are a few shots of the club this weekend. Outer banks sounds amazing tho !

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    Wow, it's so beautiful there! Nice pics, thanks for sharing. I just go to the Outer Banks to fish. Long run to the Gulf Stream out of Oregon Inlet on a "calm day" and learning about this cold weather precautions and gear even in relatively mild weather. I purchased a drysuit that I will probably be using most of the time. It's weird- within 5feet of each other where the Labrador Current and Gulf Stream collide there can be 30 degrees difference. So hard to know what to wear.

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    Sounds like a blast. Pretty amazing on the temp changes for sure. What kind of GPS do you use? I'm looking at some of the sounder/GPS combos like Garmin 70s.

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    Kali Protectives

    The good folks at Kaliprotectives.com sent me a few of their Naza Carbon helmets to try out. Approximately 1300 grams which is nicely less than half the weight of my motorcycle helmet.

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    You guys have some huge balls!

    I love my Jettribe helmet. They were supposed to come out with a new version that was DOT certified in 2015, but does not look like they have.

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    These Kali Naza Carbon helmets are light

    we finally got to use our Kali Protectives Naza Carbon helmets in a bit of weather. They're the bomb in terms of weight, construction, and a badass look. Now I just need to solve a fogging issue. Any suggestions (besides Rain-X anti fog). We opened up our helmets a bit to clear the visors even with all vents open.
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    Those are pretty bad-ass! All they need to be badder-ass, is a breath box.

    these are carbon, WITH a breath box, and may work better for you... w/o rain-x
    http://www.upnorthsports.com/snowmob...lmet-2015.html

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