Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Celebration, FL
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I have been searching online for some opinions/ reviews of helmets as I have to purchase a new one.
I used to have a GPA, and got it stolen when I moved out, a big issue , but this is not the point of this thread. I ended up buying a IRH and was surprisingly satisfied with it, I fall off more than once and I can say it saved me probably more than once too ? It lasted a good 5 years ( I know you are suppose to replace every 2-3 years, but the last 2 years did not involve as much riding as the first 3 years)
Now, I feel like it is time to invest in a new one, I am not sure if I should go for another IRH, or go to something else?
GPA are said to be really good and their reputation proove the safety and comfort of their product.
I also heard about samshield, a big deal in europe, and i'm not sure if it made it to the USA yet?
My question is, what are you looking for in a helmet? And why?
What are you avoiding, and why?
Safety and comfort would be my main point when looking at helmet, but how do you know if it's going to last? I have read some reviews about the same product from different people who had completely different opinions, so who do you end up trusting?
After safety and comfort, I look for aeration, I live in Florida and might stay in Florida for a few years still, so temperature are high most of the year, which is where a nice aerate helmet makes a difference.