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Packing a helmet

Thigh_burnThigh_burn Posts: 489
edited June 2018 in Tour & expedition
I'm travelling to the US over the summer and will do some riding. Is packing my helmet in my suitcase a bad idea, if it's well padded - is hand luggage a better idea to keep my lid safe?

I'm not taking my bike, just helmet, pedals and clothing.


  • fenixfenix Posts: 5,437
    I've taken my aero helmet in hand luggage before now. I'd do that if you can.
  • imafatmanimafatman Posts: 351
    I think it's safe enough in checked baggage, stuff your socks and underwear in there and pack it well in your suitcase. If you can carry a bottle of whiskey (or two....) then I think your helmet will be fine.
  • kingstongrahamkingstongraham Posts: 25,446
    Always in hand luggage for me, and carefully looked after now. Had the roc loc plastic bits from my Giro break twice - once in the suitcase, once in hand luggage. Luckily both times on the way home. I think it's just flimsy.
  • pmannion9pmannion9 Posts: 278
    Hand luggage...
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  • MatthewfalleMatthewfalle Posts: 17,380
    Suitcase with stuff inside it.
    Postby team47b » Sun Jun 28, 2015 11:53 am

    De Sisti wrote:
    This is one of the silliest threads I've come across. :lol:

    Recognition at last Matthew, well done!, a justified honour :D
    smithy21 wrote:

    He's right you know.
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