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Discojon75 09-28-2012 12:56 AM

What helmet for winter?
 
My old Schuberth C2 was great but not DOT certified and frankly is simply worn out plus got dropped once or twice. What helmet provides good warmth in the winter but good ventilation in the summer with an acceptable noise level. Ideally I'd like to be able to add a Scala headset or other Bluetooth to it.

ph0rk 09-28-2012 06:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Discojon75 (Post 19697710)
What helmet provides good warmth in the winter but good ventilation in the summer with an acceptable noise level.

You want a perfect helmet. Prepare to pay lots of money and still be unsatisfied.


I'd suggest two cheaper helmets - something breezy for hot weather errands and something more sealed up for long, colder trips. Sealed up will be more quiet, too.

Unless of course you live in San Diego or somewhere like it, in which case I hope you die from your perfect weather.

hooliken 09-28-2012 07:38 AM

Whatever you get just make sure there is a pinlock available for it!

PinlockUSA :deal

Makes all the difference in the world riding in cold temps.

Starkmojo 09-28-2012 07:55 AM

My HJC will be way to breezy for winter. So I am listening in on this.

InDenial 09-28-2012 08:58 AM

I've been very impressed with my Schuberth C-3. Keeps me head warm on the highway at 70 in 35 degree weather. That's good enough for me. Best helmet I've had.

SnowMule 09-28-2012 03:08 PM

Dualsport helmet works pretty well, my AFX DS39 plus a balaclava keeps me warm in sub-zero temps.

Out snowmobiling it's an HJC CLX6, balaclava, and 509 goggles. Again, good to sub-zero.

Turkeycreek 09-28-2012 03:19 PM

When I would commute from the foothills in to Denver in the winter I would wear a silk balaclava. I think from the campmor.com site. I wore it with my HJC half helmet with the the "ear muffs" zipped on and a snap on shield. Temps in the mid 20s for 45 mins, no problems.

TimothyCaseTimothy 09-28-2012 06:12 PM

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Originally Posted by hooliken (Post 19698819)
Whatever you get just make sure there is a pinlock available for it!

PinlockUSA :deal

Makes all the difference in the world riding in cold temps.

This X 1 million. The Pinlock system is awesome...got it with my million dollar Shoei Neotec, which is also awesome...

burmbuster 09-28-2012 06:49 PM

It's called "what ever helmet you currently have, plus a Boclava". :lol3

Fibzzz 09-29-2012 10:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Turkeycreek (Post 19702187)
When I would commute from the foothills in to Denver in the winter I would wear a silk balaclava. I think from the campmor.com site. I wore it with my HJC half helmet with the the "ear muffs" zipped on and a snap on shield. Temps in the mid 20s for 45 mins, no problems.

+1. I have a Klim neck warmer for cool-not-cold temps, and a balaclava for cold-not-cool! When the Fall weather rolls in I carry both in my topcase and switch back and forth as needed.

Cromoth 09-30-2012 06:59 AM

Scorpion EXO900
 
Although heavy, it's the best I could find. 3 vents, internal visor, flip lid, Scala Q2 screwed into removable panel on left side-branches have knocked the Q2 off & I think the panel acts as a quick release vs having the Q2 break. For winter, around 32F, I just install a panel (included w/helmet) under the chin & it's comfortable enuf. Got a balaclava too but haven't felt the need. My jacket collar seals out most of the wind. You can buy a pinlock & heated visor if you want.

Because it's a flip lid, I mounted a 1/4 20 screw on the right side & Drift HD170 films forwards or back:
http://youtu.be/woTLe5wEmRw
From recent ADV rally Cromag. Look in the bike's rear view mirror for a view of the helmet.

birdie_xx 09-30-2012 12:38 PM

The XD3 works for me all year round, although I have other helmets (the C2 and the N43)

For winter I add the respro Foggy mask http://www.respro.com/products/racin...ng/foggy_mask/ and double up with the HEADz for the neck warmth http://www.real-rider.com/index.php?...8b65a7e235c183

I do have the pinlock fog shield installed as well .

Cheers,
Peter

vicmitch 09-30-2012 03:02 PM

Snowmobile helmets work for me. Just bought this one http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Arctic-Cat-PF...Em4!mg~~_3.JPG

NJ Moto 09-30-2012 03:08 PM

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Originally Posted by burmbuster (Post 19703446)
It's called "what ever helmet you currently have, plus a Boclava". :lol3

Baklava is for eating.:lol3

I wear a wool buff. http://www.rei.com/product/789718/bu...?stop_mobi=yes

Twilight Error 09-30-2012 03:12 PM

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Originally Posted by NJ Moto (Post 19714182)
Baklava is for eating.:lol3

I wear a wool buff. http://www.rei.com/product/789718/bu...?stop_mobi=yes

If the man wants to wrap pastry around his neck, thats his business. At least he'll have a snack while stuck in the snowdrift, waiting for a rescue.


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