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View Poll Results: Open face/ mx Vs. Full face Helmets????????
open face/mx style 12 32.43%
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Helmet opinions. open Vs. full

Here's the deal, Last year I just got back into sledding and got a decent full faced helmet w/ heated shield for nuttin. It's just ok though. Since last year I've been issued glasses which amazingly help, lol.
So I'm looking into new lid and trying to figure out IF I wanna go open face/mx style w/ perscription goggles or Full face w/ heated shield and standard glasses.
A: I'm not a big fan ofthe stupid power wire running to shield
B: I hate cold face
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:09 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I like the full face. If the shield fogs I can leave it open a crack and still see. Once goggles are fogged, your done.
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Old 12-07-2011, 05:32 PM   #3 (permalink)
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if you have a good shield you wont need it heated. my brp modular never ever fogs but it wasnt cheap either. also depends on how\what you ride. open face are better in the mountains and ditches. trails\lake full faced is the best way to go.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:58 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Full face with heated shield everywhere except in the mountains!
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:06 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i cant stand heated shields. but to each there own.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:35 PM   #6 (permalink)
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i cant stand heated shields. but to each there own.
Just wondering, but why?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I've never had fogging issues with my new helmet. And on the older helmets as long as you keep them clean, you should be golden.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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you can get otg goggles (over the glasses) for guys who wanna wear mx style with glasses
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Old 12-07-2011, 10:05 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I switched 2 seasons ago to open face. I use a nose piece and dual lens goggles. In -18░a F, they never fogged up once! I wear a baclavia under helmet too. I never get cold.
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Just wondering, but why?
i could handle it if it were battery operated. that cord is just a pita for me i move to much and just jump off my sled. it just doesnt work for me. that and it never fails while im riding i catch the connector randomnly
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:20 AM   #11 (permalink)
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NONE OF THE ABOVE!!! Looks like you're missing a very important choice...

"Modular" Helmet is the only way to go!!!
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NONE OF THE ABOVE!!! Looks like you're missing a very important choice...

"Modular" Helmet is the only way to go!!!
Actually I considered modular to be in the full faced catagory
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:25 PM   #13 (permalink)
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I agree with highfly, full face and if it fogs, crack it just a bit. Doesnt make ya any colder either. Jmho.
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I like my moto helmets. I ride on the street with a full face helmet during the spring-fall months, and on cooler mornings, my helmet fogs up even with the visor cracked. I have to fully open it to unfog it, and at that point there's no benefit to having the full face shield. I would think it'd be either the same or worse in the winter.
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I use an old full face Wedge helmet. never fogs.
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full face modular with heat and speakers in the earpockets for the ipod on the trails, I do want to get an open face and goggles for off trail on warmer days though.
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I've ridden with a full face myself. Yes it keeps you're face warmer but it also limits visibility. I was recently at a snowmobile show and talked to some of the guys there and they told me that it depends on where and how you rid. Usually the MX style with a good breath deflector and a good pair of goggles is the way to go in the mountains. It offers better visibility than a full face does. I'm not sure what they're called but they offer a helmet that it a full face but the front flips up and they have a sun visor that comes down out of the helmet. It reminds me of a jet fighter helmet. I don't ride trails or on the flats but I have heard that its way better to ride with a full face in those areas
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That would be a modular helmet.
I have one and it's much easier for those of us who have to wear glasses.
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I'm not sure what they're called but they offer a helmet that it a full face but the front flips up and they have a sun visor that comes down out of the helmet. It reminds me of a jet fighter helmet. I don't ride trails or on the flats but I have heard that its way better to ride with a full face in those areas
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Happy to finally hear from other fellow stuck with glasses
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