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, 05:59   #1
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Question for Gecko owners

Why did you chose to buy a Gecko?

Having used it, how do you rate it? Comfortable? Easy to use? Good value?

How often do you use it? What, if anything, could be better?

Thanks!

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Old 07 December 2006, 06:17   #2
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Wanted to vote twice......as you know keeping my bonce warm is also a fairly high priority...

PS anyone want to buy two yellow Geckos, short face shields, little used....?
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Old 07 December 2006, 06:24   #3
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Wanted to vote twice......as you know keeping my bonce warm is also a fairly high priority...

PS anyone want to buy two yellow Geckos, short face shields, little used....?
Yes.

Well most probably, do you have a picture of the short face shields? Were after some full face ones but could be convinced.

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Old 07 December 2006, 06:30   #4
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Why did you chose to buy a Gecko?

Having used it, how do you rate it? Comfortable? Easy to use? Good value?

How often do you use it? What, if anything, could be better?

Thanks!

John
Strange you should post this JK. I did a search just a couple of days ago on the one you brought down to Rib Raid is it any good because with it being the Christmas season I was thinking of a Present for yours truly OK. just ignore this post I have just realised what I've done
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Old 07 December 2006, 06:37   #5
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Yes.

Well most probably, do you have a picture of the short face shields? Were after some full face ones but could be convinced.

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Here's one from "the Net".... My visors are plain, not tinted, though.
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Looks great, will pm you later when I get home.

Are they the ones that you inflate to fit your head?

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Do they say "Rescue" on em?

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Here's one from "the Net".... My visors are plain, not tinted, though.
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Do they say "Rescue" on em?
Naah... they say

"Feck off Streak'o.. told you not to put to sea in that pile o' crap".......
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I got mine originally cos im a victim of fashion and I thought they looked cool. Having owned one for two years now I can safely say Im very glad I did! In the rain or serious chop it really does come into its own; you dont get bullets of rain in your face, it keeps you warm and dry and you can see where your going.

I have a question: mine has the short face shield. Do people with the full face one find it fogs up?
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Love my Gecko!

Initially bought to stay warm (after a memorable return from Alderney in the freezing cold!) but it has the added advantage of shielding from rain when helming.

It wasn't my favourite colour but a couple of good friends have rectified that!

MY NEW GECKO IS PINK!!!!
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