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Thread: Helmets for big heads
09-11-2006, 07:40 AM #1
Helmets for big heads
I've never skied with a helmet in my life. Now after more than a few close calls and seeing some of the dents in my friend's helmets I'm thinking I'm about due to smarten the fuck up. Problem is I have a big head. I wear about a size 7 3/4 baseball hat and most off the rack headware is just too small.
I've tried on a handful of helmets at stores in size XL and they get on my head but are just too narrow and I can see myself with a rippin' headache after 15 mintues of skiing.
So for all you uber smart folks with huge domes, what helmet works for you?
09-11-2006, 07:47 AM #2
Try the Giro G10-MX in an XL. I've got about a 7 5/8 and it is big on me.
09-11-2006, 08:41 AM #3
I have similar size head and ride the Giro Fuse (believe it is an XL). As you probably know, however, there is more to it than just circumference fit. Everything Giro seems to fit my big dome.
09-11-2006, 09:03 AM #4Registered User
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I have a XL Giro Flint that is a good fit. I have to take some of the internal padding out, but it does fit well after that.
Giro even make an XXL now that was, incredibly, too big for me!
09-11-2006, 09:14 AM #5
I've got a big head too- probably around 7-1/2 or 7-5/8 hat- and wear a Giro Nine L/XL. I was surprised when I could put on that size... its usually nothing less than an XL.
09-11-2006, 09:37 AM #6Originally Posted by mooseknuckle
Try Giro"Fakers are Maggots" - T. Hall, 2011
only a fake Rasta could make a claim like that
09-11-2006, 10:38 AM #7Funky but chic
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7 3/4 here, only helmet that I found that fits me is a Giro XXL.
09-11-2006, 02:32 PM #8
Leedom makes helmets in XXL and XXXL. They're probably your best bet, and you can usually find them on super-sale as no one else buys the sasquatch sizes.
Round vs. oval head is another issue. Giros and Pro-Tecs tend to be round, Bells tend to be oval. The Bern I tried is ovalish. Don't know about Leedom, Marker, etc.
09-11-2006, 02:49 PM #9Originally Posted by icemanMrs. Dougw- "I can see how one of your relatives could have been killed by an angry mob."
09-11-2006, 02:55 PM #10
I've got a huge melon too - the only two I have been happy with are Giro XL and Leedom XXL. Those two seem to fit me about the same."Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
09-11-2006, 05:23 PM #11Donkey Puncher
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09-11-2006, 06:48 PM #12
I agree with everyone who said Giro. A Flint XL fits myhead great, and I wear a 7 5/8. Its the only brand, even in XL, that doesnt kill my head.
09-11-2006, 06:51 PM #13
I'm a 7 3/4 hat size. Leedom XXL fits me.Quando paramucho mi amore de felice carathon.
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09-11-2006, 07:26 PM #14
The leedom xxl fit my head but it made my large noggin look huge.
I junked that peice of crap and bought one of these http://www.sweet.no/helmets_trooper_s1.htm
Best fitting helmet I've had and they are low volume so your head doesn't look freakishly large.
09-11-2006, 07:31 PM #15Originally Posted by icemanWhen life gives you lemons, don't make lemonade. Make life take the lemons back. GET MAD! I DON'T WANT YOUR DAMN LEMONS! WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE?! DEMAND TO SEE LIFE'S MANAGER! Make life RUE the day it thought it could give YOU LEMONS! DO YOU KNOW WHO I AM?! I'M THE MAN WHO'S GONNA BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN! WITH THE LEMONS! I'm gonna get my engineers to invent a combustible lemon that's gonna BURN YOUR HOUSE DOWN!
09-11-2006, 08:01 PM #16
R.E.D. (burton) HiFi in XL fits my noggin' great. Light and comfy, best helmet I've owned.
Aside: got a new black Giro Flint SC, XL in black for sale.
$55 shipped.ROBOTS ARE EATING MY FACE.
09-13-2006, 08:14 AM #17
Unless you're this guy...
"Have fun, get a flyrod, and give the worm dunkers the finger when you start double hauling." ~Lumpy
09-13-2006, 08:18 AM #18
ditto on the Giro fuse - I've got a big dorky head as well.2-58