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Old 29 September 2003, 04:52   #21
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Gecko Helmet with half-glass

I recommend a Gecko helmet, but with half face cover. The glass will not get fog when is half-face. As option to cover the face I used neopren mask, just like assaul troops are using, covering the nose and mouth and ears and neck. Its easy to use (velcro at the back. In fact, the mask was made for assault troops, but similar one (made of polar, which is not as good) everybody can get in ski-shop.
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Old 29 September 2003, 11:20   #22
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I have to agree with Keith on this one.

I use a protec canoeing helmet I already had. But I happened to stumble on an army surplus store in France that had visors that could be attached with press studs. So after a quick purchase and a bit of a hunt to get hold of the studs for the helmet - I now have a protec with visor.

I have not had any problems with steaming up but have not worn it for any length of time (weather has been too good).

I'm not sure whether you could get hold of a visor here but in France I paid around 10 - 15 Euro for it. Which is quite a net saving against a geko. I know it is not custom designed for the job and there may be a risk of the bucket effect in an MOB but I think it is likely the visor will crack off with out too much pressure.

I will stick some photos on when I get home.
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Old 29 September 2003, 12:31   #23
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by jwalker
[B]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.

fully agree JW. we have a couple of Geckos and I'm sorry but I'm not impressed-cold and the ear bung option is a pain (cant hear with 'em in-wind whistles with 'em out.) My m/cycle helmet is a open face thing, never worn with the strap fixed. Its warm, comfy, not heavy and I can hear fine thru some clever hidden vent things. I use the boats all winter and in the middle of february, visor down and covered chin its absolutely brill.
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Old 29 September 2003, 17:06   #24
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Yep. A coat of Rainex on the visor sheds the droplets nicely too.
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