MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

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MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby tc1992 » Mon Aug 26, 2013 11:09 am

Hello

i am very new to this. I just bought this Met Kaos helmet, seems really decent and is very light, but i was expecting it to be padded, all round inside. There is a just the thin pad strips at the top. Is this right, should it have come with padding that i could insert? It's not too comfortable and i thought more padding would be there to absorb shock.

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby cooldad » Mon Aug 26, 2013 12:55 pm

You should always try helmets on first to see if they fit your head.
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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby tc1992 » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:56 am

i guess it is not meant to have padding then. I just thought it would, haven't seen a bike helmet in years. The size for what it is is fine. Used it yesterday with a cap underneath and was ok for comfort

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Wed Aug 28, 2013 15:45 pm

sounds like it doesn't fit then. There's only minimal padding, the shape of the helmet should be very close to your skull.

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby Croptonboy » Wed Aug 28, 2013 15:54 pm

I thought most helmets come with 'padding' that you could stick inside the helmet. Although it's not really padding to absorb shock (that's what the EPS foam does) it's there to stop the helmet moving around/tweaking the fit

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby cooldad » Wed Aug 28, 2013 16:15 pm

Some do, some don't.
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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby tc1992 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 22:56 pm

the discomfort was, i think more down to the feel of the plastic directly on my shaved head. I could secure it well on my head, so the fitting is ok. As i said wearing a cap made a good bit of difference as far as comfort goes. although i felt a bit crushed in (on my chin also) when i tightened up, guess it takes a bit of getting used to, did seem to get better after a couple of hours.

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby Greer_ » Thu Aug 29, 2013 09:30 am

If its crushing your chin, you'll need to loosen the straps! Have you adjusted the dial on the back of the helmet to fit as well?

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby tc1992 » Thu Aug 29, 2013 16:38 pm

Greer . . yes, was crushing my chin. Seemed like unless i had it tight then it tended to move from side to side quite easily. Adjusted the dial as well. I'm using it on the road as well so i'm just thinking it needs to be as secure as possible, if i got smashed by a car or such.

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby Greer_ » Thu Aug 29, 2013 17:35 pm

You could always try buying spare pads for another helmet and fitting them to see if it helps?

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Re: MET 2013 Kaos helmet. Missing padding?

Postby YeehaaMcgee » Thu Aug 29, 2013 17:53 pm

tc1992 wrote:Greer . . yes, was crushing my chin. Seemed like unless i had it tight then it tended to move from side to side quite easily.

Still sounds like it doesn't fit properly.
Different helmet manufacturers have slightly different head shape in their designs, so it's pretty essential to try a lid on before you buy it.


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