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View Poll Results: What type of helmet are you using.
Full Face 104 53.89%
Open Face 50 25.91%
None or other 39 20.21%
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post #1 of 91 Old November 1st, 2016, 11:49 AM Thread Starter
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Canada Helmets??? What do you wear?

I have been a full face MX helmet/goggle guy for ever on my atvs but I'm new to the RZR world.

With a ryfab roof/windshield and a click-6 harness I'm starting to think an open faced helmet for comfort and breathability.

What are my Canadian brothers and sisters using?
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

I still wear my MX helmet (mostly b/c I'm cheap) but usually pair it with a cheap pair of sunglasses. Much more 'breathable' than goggles, but we don't operate in dusty environments.
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Ski helmet
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

Not required in Manitoba so long as you are in a sxs and buckled in.
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Bell Super 2R

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Full blower helmet
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

I have been using a full face dirtbike style helmet. I rode with a street bike style helmet once, and I have not used the dirtbike helmet since.

The street bike style helmet offers way better vision then the dirtbike style helmets I'm used to(been riding dirtbikes for 20 years). I guess ya never have to look back while riding dirtbikes.

I have a cheapo helmet, but I just purchased a new Impact helmet.
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

Most of my riding group wear full face, goggles. Some are moving to open face. Going to stick with full face cuz I use the wolf snout dust mask. Gets pretty dusty in the Columbia valley
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I like the idea of that Bell helmet but I'm not sure of the laws in Ontario. I'm pretty sure you need a snell or dot approved helmet for SxS's. If anyone knows...
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

Full face HJC, I like full face because of the protection from rocks and the blower is by far the coolest thing ever. I literally will not ride without it.

The best for you though, I think, really depends on your style of riding and location. My area is silt, dusty dry desert, Mojave in southern Nevada. Riding in a group can be downright terrible with nothing but your face on I managed to throw a good sized rock off the front wheel and dang if it didn't come right in the window, helmet quite literally saved my face!

If I was in to slower riding, in and out of the rzr on a more regular basis while riding, I would probably do one of the convertible Airoh helmets or an open face with a removable face shield.

Oh and don't forget to get one wired for sound too, tunes and the ability to do push to talk to riders in your group is way cool.

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Malcom Smith racing full face MX helmet. Snell and DOT approved. I also use Oakley goggles.
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

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Ski helmet
Plus Oakley goggles.

I should add that there is no legal requirement to wear any helmet in an RZR in the UK but you and any passenger must be strapped in.

We have 4-point harnesses plus arm restraints.
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

I like the fox racing transition hardshell helmet. Yes I know it is a bicycle helmet. But I like it it's not hot or heavy after wearing it all day. Is it the safest? No,but I like it and so does the wife. Most of the time it's just her and I. We usually just trail ride. Not much hill climbing and no crazy trails.
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Re: Helmets??? What do you wear?

I have both. Street bike helmet for winter, full face MX for warmer weather.

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