View Poll Results: What was your main reason for buying a Gecko?
impact protection for head 1 3.33%
keep spray and rain off face 25 83.33%
keep head warm 2 6.67%
like the way they look 0 0%
other (tell us below) 2 6.67%
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Old 07 December 2006, 11:46   #11
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It's light, effective with the full face visor and easy to use.
Expensive but good value.
We use the Gecko's in winter and stormy weathers.
I would not buy another one.
The capsules for the ear holes keep falling out. Very annoying.
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Old 07 December 2006, 12:41   #12
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Love our Gecko with the comms setup. Check out our post -http://rib.net/forum/showthread.php?t=16193
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Old 07 December 2006, 12:54   #13
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I got mine originally cos im a victim of fashion and I thought they looked cool.
Jesus Tim, dread to think what you waer for a night out on the town then

I never used to be a fan of the Gecko.
They have kinda grown on me and like them now.
Mine goes with me all the time now, even in the Summer.
Always carried not always worn.
I have two visors, full face clear and a half face dark tint.
On a white lid makes me look like a fighter pilot, no it does honest

Or as some kind person said like I am ready to be shot our of a canon.....how rude!

We have started to use them on the patrol boat this season to great effect, the crew love them.

I like the comms option and use the D S ones.
That reminds me must get them changed from Icom to Standard Horizon!!!

IMHO they are now worth every penny.

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Old 07 December 2006, 13:01   #14
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A helmet would be a good idea the way my nights out go.....
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Old 07 December 2006, 13:02   #15
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My Gecko

Hi John,

I bought mine to protect me: -
1. From the wind/rain in my eyes (I Wear Contact Lenses).
2. Keeps my Head warm in winter.
3. Just incase I stuff it big time. Ask Andre's Wife.
4. Have tinted and clear visor for sunny/cloudy days.

However, I Always forget to take it with me when I really Need it
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Old 07 December 2006, 13:59   #16
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I have a question: mine has the short face shield. Do people with the full face one find it fogs up?
No it doesn't.
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Old 07 December 2006, 14:02   #17
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My passenger lifted the full face visor at a speed of 85km/hr to be able to speak to me, but the visor blew away.
Advise: keep one hand to it.
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Why did you chose to buy a Gecko?
itt woz cheeper thann a igwana

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Old 07 December 2006, 15:51   #19
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I bought mine to protect me: -
3. Just incase I stuff it big time. Ask Andre's Wife.

However, I Always forget to take it with me when I really Need it



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Old 08 December 2006, 04:07   #20
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I have two full face ones - bought them for racing then the RYA banned them, bit of a long story attached to that one, but I liked them in the RIB. Lighter so less strain on the neck muscles than heavier helmets - never had to use them for impact resistance though - probably not as good as bike helmets in that respect but better in others!
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