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Old 01-12-2012, 07:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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best Snowmobile Helmet?

Looking for a snowmobile helmet that works pretty good under $50. any suggestions?
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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nope hard to find a helmet new at that price. for about 150 you can get a decent helmet.
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Old 01-12-2012, 07:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I found a 175$ helmet this summer at local snow show for 50$, wait till last day, they dont wanna pack it up so they will deal.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:07 PM   #4 (permalink)
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go to wal mart they have them there for 50 bucks. other then that ebay or craiglist. not going to find a name brand for 50.
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Old 01-12-2012, 08:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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craigslist or ebay. Nothing new worth your time for that kind of $. Otherwise you can get your fleet farm type motorcycle helmet for like $90, but that has a single lense shield and likes to fog up.
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Old 01-13-2012, 07:07 AM   #6 (permalink)
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what kind of helmets should i stay away of if i were to buy a used one?
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Old 01-22-2012, 10:20 AM   #7 (permalink)
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I would not buy a used brain bucket from any unknown source.
Better to spend the money up front and get a good one.
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Old 01-22-2012, 05:33 PM   #9 (permalink)
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50 bucks? Yeah right. You wanna put your safety and head in a 50 dollar then go ahead i guess...spend 150 and get a good one. I got my thor for 145 i believe its great...comfy and kept my head warm this weekend. For 50 bucks your gonna get a bicycle helmet
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Old 01-24-2012, 04:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I got a Zeus brand helmet a few years back from eBay, it is a full face with a flip front, very nice for when you stop to take a break, and dont want to take the helmet off to talk or get a snack or drink. I was also able to order a heated shield from the seller, the best money I ever spent, no more breath deflectors, just plug in and ride. The helmet, if I remember, cost me 80 bucks, and the heated shield was another 50 or so, not bargain basement prices, but a good quality, good fitting helmet with a lot of nice options.
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Old 01-24-2012, 01:14 PM   #11 (permalink)
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50 bucks? Yeah right. You wanna put your safety and head in a 50 dollar then go ahead i guess...spend 150 and get a good one. I got my thor for 145 i believe its great...comfy and kept my head warm this weekend. For 50 bucks your gonna get a bicycle helmet
I paid $20 for mine. Though it was a used Polaris Wedge Helmet.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:09 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I have a family of 4 and bought each of us a new helmet from Jazzmotorsports.com last week (GMAX 54s, modular, sunshade, vents etc). I spoke with Brian and he was great. Seems to be great quality and fit. Bought closeouts, brand new for $120 each (list 175.00). There are several youtube videos of snowmobile helmet reviews that I checked pout before pulling the trigger. I've bought several used ones from Craigslist and a cheap modular new from ebay (50.00 very cheaply made) and was never really satisfied. I put out the extra cash and got something that I feel good about.
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Old 02-21-2012, 10:52 AM   #13 (permalink)
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you can get a pretty good helmet new for cheep from saferwholesale.com good selection and pretty good quality
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which ones should i stay away from?
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:10 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Make sure that it is a DOT helmet. If it doesnt have that safety symbol on the back it could just be a cheap helmet that once you actually need the helmet it was a cheap mistake. As long as the helmet is a DOT you should be fine.
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Old 02-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I got a $200 dollar Scorpion VX14 snow MX helmet for $40 at a local snowmobile swapmeet from a dealer. Brand new, in box. DOT and SNELL approved. Look around.
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:39 AM   #17 (permalink)
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i spent 200 on my 509 evo helm then another 85 on the goggles. if you have the money,this is a great helmet to go for. its the motocross style helmet. 509 makes great helmet and goggles have never had a problem with fogging, hands down best helmet ive owned.
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:23 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I have a family of 4 and bought each of us a new helmet from Jazzmotorsports.com last week (GMAX 54s, modular, sunshade, vents etc). I spoke with Brian and he was great. Seems to be great quality and fit. Bought closeouts, brand new for $120 each (list 175.00). There are several youtube videos of snowmobile helmet reviews that I checked pout before pulling the trigger. I've bought several used ones from Craigslist and a cheap modular new from ebay (50.00 very cheaply made) and was never really satisfied. I put out the extra cash and got something that I feel good about.
I bought 2 of those gmax helmets last year and love them. Never had issues with fogging or anything. Best bang for your buck in my book.
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Old 09-13-2012, 02:17 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Bought a DOT approved helmet NEW from Dennis Kirk for my son: $29 + shipping. Not sure if there were adult sizes.
Ideally you want to be sure to replace the helmet every 3-5 (some as long as 7) years due to deterioration. The plastics, foams, styrofoams, etc. that go into what make the helmet save your a***, lose their effectiveness and flexibility when they age and become brittle, crack, etc.. I'm not going to challenge anyone who believes in nothing less than a Bell, Evo, etc.; I'm sure the quality of them is outstanding (I personally own a Bell and a KBC myself), BUT: A DOT approved helmet replaced at the recommended intervals should be just as safe. What I wouldn't want to convey to new riders out there looking to put the gear together for the first time is that they need to foot the bill for the big names. It could lead to buying an Evo "used" on e-bay that turns out is 10 years old; just not worn looking. That could put someone at risk of an injury, or prevent the protection a viable helmet should in an emergency situation.
I am by no means an expert on this matter; just my 2 cents added to what I have learned over the years as a motorcyclist. My intention here is nothing more than to make people aware that these devices DO wear out, and safety is at risk with outdated products. My son is VERY important to me, and I checked his helmet out thoroughly when I received it. He'll be ready for a new one in 1-2 years time as he grows, so I know he will have a viable safety device protecting him.
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Old 10-14-2012, 11:04 AM   #20 (permalink)
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I would point out that buying a new helmet online can be more cost effective, but different manufacturer's and sometimes even different models from the same manufacturer may fit differently. For a helmet to be effective it needs to fit properly. It's best to try on the helmet you intend to buy. It doesn't need to be super expensive to be safe, but look for DOT and Snell approved helmets and be aware you get what you pay for. A well designed, well ventilated, lightweight and aerodynamic helmet will cost more. If you want to save a little money, go cheap on the paint, not the features. A plain black helmet works the same as one with fancy graphics.
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