Helmet sizes

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Martin19681968
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Helmet sizes

Postby Martin19681968 » Fri Mar 22, 2013 22:57 pm

Hi
I'm looking at buying a Giro Hex,the sizes are medium 55cm-59cm large 59cm-63cm. My head measures 58.5cm but when its really cold i like to wear a beanie hat under the helmet. What size do you guys think i should go for as i won't always want to wear a hat under it

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The Northern Monkey
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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby The Northern Monkey » Sat Mar 23, 2013 00:31 am

Go try one on. I found that they are narrow, so my round head doesn't fit even though I'm within the stated dimensions.

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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby cj11 » Sun Mar 24, 2013 18:38 pm

What Northern Monkey said only go and try some different helmets on. I had my mind set on a 661 recon but when i tried it on it just felt wrong ended up with a xar by far the lightest most comfortable helmet i have ever had but not what i had planned to buy. Keep an open mind and spend your money on what feels right after all its there to keep your head in one piece.

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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby Martin19681968 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 08:45 am

Hi
Thanks for the replies. I found a new Giro Hex for £38.50 so thought i'd try that,if its no good i can sell it on i guess

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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby Shackster » Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:48 pm

If you buy from somewhere that uses collect+ (where you drop a package at a local shop for free return) then you can try as many as you like with a minimum of hassle. I recently tried 4 or 5 before finding a decent fit, I was between sizes like you (ended up with a medium specialized helmet, as their medium goes up a bit higher than giro's).
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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby oxocube1 » Mon Mar 25, 2013 21:46 pm

Rather than wearing a beanie, try wearing a Buff or something similar thats a little thinner under the helmet. I don't do it for MTBing but do it for Skiing with my skiing helmet and my head/ears are cosy the whole day.

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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby The Northern Monkey » Mon Mar 25, 2013 22:02 pm

Shackster wrote:If you buy from somewhere that uses collect+ (where you drop a package at a local shop for free return) then you can try as many as you like with a minimum of hassle. I recently tried 4 or 5 before finding a decent fit, I was between sizes like you (ended up with a medium specialized helmet, as their medium goes up a bit higher than giro's).

some places won't accept returns on helmets so double check 1st.

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Re: Helmet sizes

Postby DodgeT » Tue Mar 26, 2013 15:56 pm

oxocube1 wrote:Rather than wearing a beanie, try wearing a Buff or something similar thats a little thinner under the helmet. I don't do it for MTBing but do it for Skiing with my skiing helmet and my head/ears are cosy the whole day.


I can see that applying with the current weather, but for the 1 day or so of summer we have, you wont want to be wearing anything extra.


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