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Old 12-29-2012, 10:40 PM   #585
Don Coyote
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Pondering helmets again...

I did a couple 90 mile trips this week in the teens and 20s F. Electric boot insoles and electric grips with bar muffs kept me in a decent comfort zone, but the freezing airflow across my eyes seems like the most fatiguing element. I looked real hard at the Ski-Doo BV2S last year, but just can't afford $400 for a 3 month a year helmet. So i'm thinking about an electric face shields as it would only be $60 to add to the IS-Max I'm using.

Beyond keeping snow and fog off the shield (my pinlock/breathmask combo are doing fine at that), does a heated shield do much to keep the air around your face any warmer? I would assume so but since these helmets are designed to have slight airflow even with the vents closed i'm wondering if air circulates too quick for the heat from the shield to affect it...?
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