Originally posted by Keith Hart
Mike C, yes that was the point, I didn't want to shut out the wind, I wanted to feel and hear rather than be shut inside a helmet.
I absulutley agree - NO motorcycle helmets. In any case they are usualy much more expensive than £130.00!
I absolutley disagree. I like mine a lot and I've never found it a bit heavy. Some of you seem to like noise and cold lugs, but not me. I like quiet, dry and cosy.
As a white water canoeist who has tested his helmet while upside down, there is limited protection. Rock bumps helmet - helmet bumps head. On the plus side, they drain quickly after rolling up but that doesn't strike me as a useful feature for a Rib/Sib.
Oh, canoe helmets let the rain in too.
I know, with a motorcycle helmet, there is considered to be an issue with neck if one falls overboard at speed, but I've never done this and I don't intend to. There are other ways of having fun.