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Old 19 June 2006, 09:19   #1
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New marine helmet

Has anyone tried the new "Terrain marine helmet" from Future Safety yet?

www.future-safety.com

It looks like it might be the first real challenge to Gecko for the RIB market.

Don't know how the pricing compares, but I've asked for some more information.

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Old 19 June 2006, 10:17   #2
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Yep tryed it on at Seaworks.. very comfortable The trouble the geckos have with the inflatable inside is that it makes you sweat!!
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I hope this one has a breakaway visor and chin strap so you can't over load the neck.
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Old 21 June 2006, 03:36   #4
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New Future Safety Marine Helmet

Future Safety announce the launch of Marine their new high perfromance helmet.
The product has been developed in consultation with the Health & Safety Executive as a high perfromance helmet with the facility to fit a variety of accessories.
Key Features:-
1). Can be fitted with a range of accessories including hearing and full face protection.

2). Comfortable 4-point nylon chinstrap for a secure fit.

3). Helmet will fit head sizes 52 - 64cm.

4). The style of the helmet gives good nape and lateral protection from impact.

5).Product Tested PAS 028:2002

6). Available in a range of colours: White, Red, Blue, Yellow, Orange, Black, Green.

7). Excellent ventilation for air-flow into the helmet.

8). Lightweight - basic helmet weight 450gms.


We also supply a range of communication headset to fit under or into the helmet.

SPECIAL INTRODUCTORY PRICE

Prices as follows:-

Product No: Description Price.

TH/3/M Marine ventilated helmet £75.00

TH/3/M/FCV Marine ventilated helmet £95.00
fitted with full face clear
visor.

If you need any further information please do not hesitate to contact us on
01744-818838 or email us on info@future-safety.com.
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It is cheaper and comfy.... but safety issues as posted earler?
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Old 21 June 2006, 03:47   #6
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Marine Safety Helmet

Just replying to Jelly's question.

Firstly the visor is designed to breakaway on impact.

Secondly the chinstrap is designed not to break as per the requirements of PAS 028:2002.
With high performance helmets the HSE consider it more of a danger if the chinstrap breaks and the helmet comes off the head during an impact
If you need any further information please contact us.
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So are you going to make a couple available for trial so a report can be posted?

Iím looking for a couple and had been going down the Gecko road but would wait for results of a trial.

As for who trials them ask John
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I thought this was a Marine Helmet....

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Good to see somebody is trying to come up with an alternative for us to use.

I plan to purchase 3 helmets later this year so that myself and my two lads can use the boat through the winter in more comfort.

I see your helmet is cut away around the ears, which would put me off for my use.
Could you expand a little on the Hearing Protection you mentioned, and let us know about any intercom systems it has been designed around.
Also could you explain how much water would find its way through the vents when being used in the rain.

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Old 21 June 2006, 05:12   #10
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re: trial of marine helmet

I have arranged for John Kennett to trial the helmet for us and are keenly awating his comments.
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I hope this one has a breakaway visor and chin strap so you can't over load the neck.
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I was pushing a nipper (14) around our yard a few days ago in his wheelchair, his dad is a mate of ours. He didn't have a wheelchair until his helmet came of during an accident in a boat race.

I can certainly understand the visor being breakaway but not the chin strap
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Old 21 June 2006, 05:25   #12
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I have arranged for John Kennett to trial the helmet for us and are keenly awating his comments.
. . . and I now have one sitting on the desk in front of me! I haven't tried it an anger yet, but these are my first impressions.

My immediate thought as I took it out of the box is that it's like a climbing helmet with a visor. It's light weight, but has a substantial feel to it. The visor is held on with four press studs, which secure it well but would allow it to break away if necessary.

I think it may need a seal of some sort to prevent water coming down the inside of the visor (I'm not sure what Gecko do about this), other than that it seems pretty good. It's easy to put on and take off, and should be comfortable enough for longish periods.

As standard (without hearing protection or comms kit) it doesn't cover the ears which may put people off if they want the helmet for winter warmth. Others may find they actually prefer it.

I'll bring it up to Pwllheli for the RIB Raid so anyone who is interested can try it out for themselves.

John

PS The first I heard about these helmets was when Future Safety appeared in the RIBnet trade directory yesterday. It turns out that we've got brucehawsker to thank for finding out about these, as he met the guys at Seawork and pointed them in our direction!
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Old 21 June 2006, 07:01   #13
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re: trial of marine helmet

John,

Just reading your intial comments, when is the RIB raid show as Pwhelli is not a million miles from St Helens.

We can supply an unvented version but every one we have supplied so far around the world prefers the vented version.
For example we have just supplied the first 100 helmets to the British Antarctic survey and they took the vented. They work in temperature below
-27c.
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I wouldn't say that my Gecko visor is particularly 'sealed' - water still gets down the inside of it when used in anger.

My Gecko has the ear-plug bits in, and when wearing it you feel like you are indoors - but you lose most of your hearing ability!! The other Gecko I use hasn't got the ear bungs in - and so long as you don't turn your head when you go through a wave (quite difficult to do because it's counter-intuitive) then I actually prefer having my ears out!!

It will be good to see the new lid at Pwllheli - JK, can you bring it to the BBQ?

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why dont you bring a few demos to the rib raid so we can try them out but also bring some stock so we can buy them there and a discount would be good for the event

i am sure i am not alone in wanting to purchase a helmet for the boat

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John,

Just reading your intial comments, when is the RIB raid show as Pwhelli is not a million miles from St Helens.

We can supply an unvented version but every one we have supplied so far around the world prefers the vented version.
For example we have just supplied the first 100 helmets to the British Antarctic survey and they took the vented. They work in temperature below
-27c.
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when is the RIB raid show as Pwhelli is not a million miles from St Helens.
It's the weekend after next, 1/2 July. More details here The 2006 RIBnet RIB Raid, 1-2 July, Pwllheli Harbour North Wales

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Are there any dealers in the US? We have been looking for helmets which will work on our open Ribcraft Mitigator and serve as a safety helmets during swim rescues. Are the visors easy to remove? Might they suit our needs?

We represent Ribcraft on the West Coast of the US and will be demoing our boat to many rescue angencies. We would love to add another product to our list.
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re: marine safety helmet/rib raid

John,

We are looking at the possibility of going to RIBRAID with our helmets.
Is there somewherre we can show the helmet so people can see it .
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Send Jono Garton a PM and check with him, because it's his event. It's all pretty informal though, and I'm sure that it won't be a problem.

There's a barbeque and social on the Saturday evening which would probably be a good opportunity. You may even find that someone has spare space on their boat and would be willing to take you out with us on Saturday and/or Sunday if you want.

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