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mx helmet for snowmobiling?

i only have mx helmets and i want to use them for snowmobiling. which balcalvia is the best, somthing windproof. and does it have a good seal with my goggles? or should i ditch this and get a full face?



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Snowmobile helmets are lined! And warmer!
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Yes go with a full face. The absence of frost bite will prove this. (even though its still very possible!)

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I had a friend who lent me a wicked old doo helmet with no face sheild but a pair of goggles... DON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE

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My first post! Hi, everyone.

I've been using the Arctiva brand balaclavas and they seem to work great. Ordered through Dennis Kirk. On the sized ones, I've found I require a small/medium, even though my helmets are all sized (L)large.
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I would at least give it a try.

Some will mention cold issues, but we ran the USCC Red Lake I-500 here and every rider I saw wore an MX-style helmet with temps in the -20's during the 3-day event. This is true of every cross-country race in fact. All styles have been tried, but mx-style is the current winner. I prefer their lighter weight design. You can pick up a snell-approved mx helmet that weighs in at just 3 lbs, with a couple going even less. They feel like a feather compared to my standard full-face versions. Your neck can really tell a difference after a full day of ditch riding with the two styles. I have never desired more warmth with an mx-style helmet. In fact the opposite is usually true.

Also, the only difference I find between my "snowcross" labeled helmets and "motorcross" labeled helmets is, sometimes, an included breath guard/box feature. The lining and all else are exactly the same, even offerings from the same manufacturer of both types(snow/bike). btw-My favorite(best fitting) helmet is an ordinary motocross helmet that doesn't even have a breath guard but I find it unnecessary anyway.

Fogging is almost non issue with a double lens set of goggles. Only problem I ever have is when you stop and bs with someone for a while on the ride. But as soon as you're moving again they clear up. I now lower my goggles to my neck if I stop for any longer than a minute or so. Your breath warms up the air between the 2 panes and the fog sets in.
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Thank you I'm sure he could use the information! Welcome to the Forum!

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i only have mx helmets and i want to use them for snowmobiling. which balcalvia is the best, somthing windproof. and does it have a good seal with my goggles? or should i ditch this and get a full face?
Its a matter of prefernce. I don't like the full face helmets. Here is what I do. I have helmets for me and my kids and they are MX helmets. If you put in a Breath box and they fit most MX helmets then you get some Roko Quick Straps. Then you are set. I also recommend some Light Sensitive goggles, very nice when it becomes darker. You have the best of both worlds. YOu can remove the breath box during the summer and put them in during the winter. It totally keeps my goggles clear and my face is good and warm.

Here is a photo with the goggles and one without. Plus when you make stops its so easy to remove the goggles and go again.
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nothin about your topic but were ya been its been like a month since youve been on!
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I also wear an MX helmet and goggles with a Roko quick strap. I hate full face helmets and the constant fogging; although this can be cured with electric shields for touring. I have both Snocross and MX styles, and I prefer the MX down to as cold as I'm willing to ride. With a balaclava and a breath deflector I never get cold and I never fog up, and I wear glasses.

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They make some that have air vents so they don't fog.

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thanks guys. i always had prob with foggin up in full face, and its hard for me cuz i got glasses. anyways, idk y i havent been on. ive been busy fixin and sellin to make some gas money for snowmobiling. glad to be back



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This is what mine looks like.

There's enough space for glasses and the holes up front are breathers for anti-fog plus it covers your nose + mouth so it's really hard to get it to fog.
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Are the breath guards for the MX style helmets universal? Where'd you guys get yours?

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Any motorcycle shop or snowmobile shop should have them. The one I bought is universal. Mine isn't a specific brand like HJC, KLIM, etc... all my buddies have them and it fits most helmets that I know of. If you look in your helmet the cheek pads can be removed and the Breath box has a strap with holes that go in the cheek pads. Once you buy one you know what I mean. Their fairly cheap, mine was only 10.00. I would find one local and take in your helmet. HJC, makes about 10 of them. I have a HJC helmet, but mine is not that brand.
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