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  1. Bruuuce

    Bruuuce Getting on the lift Skier

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    Looking for help finding a new MTB helmet. Right now I'm using the Giro Chronicle, which provides good protection but is hotter than a **** on a warm day or a tough climb.

    Can anyone suggest a MIPS helmet that has decent cooling???

    Thanks!!!

    Bruce
     
  2. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I think there was a recent thread on this subject.
     
  3. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    I just got a new Bontrager Rally MIPS. Good fit, coverage and ventilation.
     
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    Ron AKA Finndog Pugski Ski Tester

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  5. scott43

    scott43 Making fresh tracks Skier

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    I'd hate to have to wear that bucket on a hot day...
     
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  6. Bruuuce

    Bruuuce Getting on the lift Skier

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    Thanks! I'll search again.
     
  7. coskigirl

    coskigirl Making fresh tracks Skier

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    Bruuuce Getting on the lift Skier

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    Willy aka Goldmember Industry Insider

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    Royal UTAH Skier

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    I like my smith rover. just make sure to sun screen your forehead. the ventilation holes are big enough to let light in too. I got a nice "3 dot" sun burn on the white rim last year.
     
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    Ken_R Living the Dream Skier

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    On a hot day all helmets feel bad, I have tried a bunch over the years. Same thing. Road helmets are a bit more airy though.
     
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  12. Tom K.

    Tom K. HRPufnStf Skier

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    So, be careful of the Smith helmets.

    The Forefront is the hottest mtb helmet I've tried.

    The Rover, OTOH, is beautifully vented.
     
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  13. Bruuuce

    Bruuuce Getting on the lift Skier

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    Yeah, it is interesting. Based on reviews there are a wide variety of opinions on cooling, especially about the Forefront. Unfortunately, bike shops probably wouldn't appreciate me filling their new helmets with my sweat in a demo. The reviews on the Rover at least seem more consistent. I'll probably just have to take a chance and see how it turns out.
     
  14. Willy

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    Really on the Forefront? Wow, never have had an issue with it. On the other hand, I may want a fullface in the future. I got stung on my tongue this afternoon on my ride. Not cool, Mr. Yellowjacket, not cool.
     
  15. Jed Peters

    Jed Peters World's Most "Okayest" Skier Skier

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    @Willy you have a forefront 2. Very different from the one @Tom K. is mentioning.

    I bought 4 helmets to try out/on from Jenson and competitive cyclist. The Giro Montaro, Smith Forefront 2, Poc Tectal, and the 6D ATB.

    The forefront 2 was the most comfortable on my head...which is no surprise since the Smith ski helmets fit me best as well.
     
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    @Jed Peters - Actually, no. I have a Forefront that's pretty used and have ordered a Forefront 2. I like the old one and have never had any heating issues so felt getting the new model with MIPS was a good choice.
     
  17. Tom K.

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    Willy aka Goldmember Industry Insider

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    I now have several rides with the new Forefront 2 and while the first Forefront I had never really gave me any problems, I would suggest this one may be cooler. It's hard to tell, though since I was using the old one during the hottest part of the summer. Again, though, I never really had any complaints with the old. This one seems a bit more comfortable and really fits well with the Boa adjustment. The new sweat lining is better, too but that could be just due to it being new. The old one was shot so hard to tell. I guess I didn't really need a new helmet but my old one was showing its age. That said, the FF 2 is a really nice helmet and I'm glad to have it.
     
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    Bruuuce Getting on the lift Skier

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    @Willy thanks for the updated review!
     
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    Andy Mink I am a half fast skier. Moderator Pugski Ski Tester

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