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Summer Helmet

Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
edited May 2009 in Commuting chat
(as inspired by the discussions about full face helmets)

My helmet is too hot in this weather.

I can't wear it when it's this warm as I have sweat pouring down my face within minutes of leaving the house / office.

Does anyone know of a helmet that allows more airflow to the top of the head? I am commuting without the helmet at the moment, and I do prefer to wear one.
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2012 Felt F65X
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  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
    your hair... it's feeling a little hot for a little cap for me at the moment

    glad to be of service
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    Clever Pun wrote:
    your hair... it's feeling a little hot for a little cap for me at the moment

    glad to be of service

    thanks for that :wink: but my thinning head of hair does not afford a great deal of protection when bouning off tarmac, something slightly more effective would be appreciated
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • sarajoysarajoy Posts: 1,675
    I find I sweat the same with or without helmet tbh. Sometimes the little sweatband inside is actually helpful to stop it running down into my eyes!

    Might be I'm just a sweaty betty, mind.
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
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    Excellent. I'll make sure I cross my bib shorts straps while I'm at it. :D



    (I may have to come back when you lot are feeling a little more serious.... Oh, wait.)
    Chunky Cyclists need your love too! :-)
    2009 Specialized Tricross Sport
    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • Rich158Rich158 Posts: 2,348
    In the spirit of actually being helpful :wink: I use a Bell Sweep R which seems to do the job. It's light and well ventilated so i don't sweat too much, or maybe I just don't have to exert myself as much as some :wink:
    pain is temporary, the glory of beating your mates to the top of the hill lasts forever.....................

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  • roger_merrimanroger_merriman Posts: 6,155
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    Excellent. I'll make sure I cross my bib shorts straps while I'm at it. :D



    (I may have to come back when you lot are feeling a little more serious.... Oh, wait.)

    you wanted a serious answer on a friday?
  • Clever PunClever Pun Posts: 6,778
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  • Kieran_BurnsKieran_Burns Posts: 10,052
    you wanted a serious answer on a friday?



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    2011 Trek Madone 4.5
    2012 Felt F65X
    Proud CX Pervert and quiet roadie. 12 mile commuter
  • bomberesquebomberesque Posts: 1,701
    I have a Bell XC sweep, which is the best vented helmet I've ever used.

    that said, I'm bald so the sweat running down my face thing is just a fact of life, even with a well vented lid. For this I got some 2 euro head things from Decathlon, they're made of bike shirt type material and are dead thin so air still circulates but the soak just enough up to stop the river on my forehead.
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  • jongingejonginge Posts: 5,945
    Rich158 wrote:
    In the spirit of actually being helpful :wink: I use a Bell Sweep R which seems to do the job. It's light and well ventilated so i don't sweat too much, or maybe I just don't have to exert myself as much as some :wink:
    Sweating like a bastud in mine last night. What's this 'don't have to exert myself' pony? Do it anyway! Threshold all the way, scalping or not.

    My Ionos is much better. Quite like my summer assos cap too :D
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  • Fireblade96Fireblade96 Posts: 1,123
    I have an ancient Bell MTB helmet which is pretty well vented, the little detachable peak helps keep the sun out of my eyes too.

    But in high summer, I'm more likely to just wear a baseball cap. Cycling caps just look ghey :lol:
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  • lost_in_thoughtlost_in_thought Posts: 10,563
    Clever Pun wrote:
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    That springwise site is brilliant!
  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    Getting into the spirit of recommending what I own...

    A Met Inferno.

    Very well ventilated and I think it looks pretty good too. Pricey though.
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • andy83andy83 Posts: 1,558
    do what i done and have a skinhead

    shame i have no choice really as at 25 id look ridiculous with a toilet seat as a hair do lol
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    Also in the excellent but pricey camp is my helmet the Specialized S Works. Yes, I know it's over a ton, but it's as light as a 225g feather and cool in the summer, it's also very comfy/secure, and the full width forehead cushion stop a lot of the sweat running down mi face.

    I just wear it with a skull cap in the winter for year round comfort :D
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  • always_tyredalways_tyred Posts: 4,965
    Stuey01 wrote:
    A Met Inferno.
    Who says you have to be intelligent to be in marketing?
  • snookssnooks Posts: 1,521
    andy83 wrote:
    at 25 id look ridiculous with a toilet seat as a hair do lol

    Thanx! I'd never head it called that before, makes me feel great....erm cheers?

    C:0)
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  • Stuey01Stuey01 Posts: 1,273
    Stuey01 wrote:
    A Met Inferno.
    Who says you have to be intelligent to be in marketing?

    The word inferno doesn't inspire thoughts of safety, eh?
    Not climber, not sprinter, not rouleur
  • R_T_AR_T_A Posts: 488
    Ever thought of putting something like a sweatband/buff on underneath? I'm going to sweat whatever, so it's more about keeping it out of the eyes.

    The good people of the forum here recommended it to me a few weeks back, and it's been very effective so far.
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  • biondinobiondino Posts: 5,990
    I am also bald and suffer the rivers of sweat but I don't want to add something that'll make me even warmer!

    The Met Inferno doesn't really scream "nice and cool" either.
  • DonDaddyDDonDaddyD Posts: 12,689
    The Specialized Propero and the more expensive S-works seem to work a dream as they have that front vent which seems to either dry sweat or blow it away from the eyes. The helmets are well ventilated as well.

    I think for summer I'll spend a little more on a lighter version of what I have.
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