Whilst we all work to a budget, you can't put a price on safety!
The Gecko or Gath might cost you more but you will save in the long run.
God forbid you have a Rouge type trip the cost for the medical bill will out way the cost of the Helmet.
Do not be tempted to use a motor cycle helmet or simular.
These are not designed for marine use and are built for different impacts etc.
The main one is that a marine helemt is designed to deal with bucketing.
This is the effect that wter has as it rushes into the helmet if you enter the water at speed.
The marine helmet chin straps and visor should give way under the stress of bucketing, a motor cycle helmet won't.
The result? broken neck...death!!!
Just thought I would lighten then the mood
Would aslo agree that the helmet your looking at it not designed for high speed impacts so would offer no protection at all if you fall out of you boat at any speed or had a high speed impact with the boat itself.