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Helmets?

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Created by oskarhhh Two weeks ago, 10 Feb 2024
oskarhhh
89 posts
10 Feb 2024 6:46PM
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What helmet do you use?
Anyone tried the Manera s foam helmet?
Thanks

pacoz
34 posts
10 Feb 2024 6:59PM
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Ensis balz pro, it's the best I've tried so far. Very comfortable, good adjustability, stays in place and I can comfortably wear sunglasses.

NikOnFoil
47 posts
10 Feb 2024 8:12PM
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I tried Manera and didn't like it. Quite stiff and didn't fit. But for other heads it could be better.

Have the Simba helmet and it's great. And you look like a warrior from Sparta Only problem I have: how to add sunglasses. Looking for sunglasses with a strap only, where i can pull the strap over the helmet. Maybe I should try the Balz helmet, if that works with sunglasses

Stretchy
WA, 909 posts
10 Feb 2024 9:37PM
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NikOnFoil said..
I tried Manera and didn't like it. Quite stiff and didn't fit. But for other heads it could be better.

Have the Simba helmet and it's great. And you look like a warrior from Sparta Only problem I have: how to add sunglasses. Looking for sunglasses with a strap only, where i can pull the strap over the helmet. Maybe I should try the Balz helmet, if that works with sunglasses


I wear Fuglies, they come with a strap that is interchangeable with the arms. Very happy with them

MrFish
119 posts
12 Feb 2024 5:59AM
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WRSI paddlers helmet, the carbon one, because I'm a carbon slut haha, and it works with my LIP sunglasses.

Velocicraptor
507 posts
12 Feb 2024 7:00AM
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Gath surf convertible (sfc). It's very low profile and there is no issue with "bucketing" or anything like that. I also like the removable ear pads, which add some warmth when I'm not wearing a wetsuit hood.
the flaw for me is that it is really tight on my head to the point where it leave a mark on my forehead after I take it off. Definitely couldn't wear it over a hood. I have a huge head and use the xl.

rukra
7 posts
12 Feb 2024 5:49PM
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Bangproof ?? But I'll have to wait for warmer temperature singe it doesn't fit over my hood.

Taavi
192 posts
12 Feb 2024 6:07PM
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Gath Eva Hat - gathsports.com/product/gath-hat-eva/

and Balz Pro - ensis.surf/product/balzpro/

MokesMax
43 posts
12 Feb 2024 7:15PM
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NRS chaos full cut
i wanted a full cut helmet - tried different gath and simba helmets and liked this one best due to the others pressing on my ear directly. After a while that hurts

I trimmed the foam in just the right place so my lip sunglasses fit in perfectly. Also got a really thin neoprene hood thing that I can wear under the helmet too now that it's super cold

Donathon
29 posts
17 Feb 2024 4:09PM
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oskarhhh said..
What helmet do you use?
Anyone tried the Manera s foam helmet?
Thanks


GATH, best out there low profile, ear protection, also you can open and close the vents, I wear Surf Ears underneath and no issues.Best out there, wouldn't bother with the visor version as sand will end up scratching it

SoloPelican
7 posts
17 Feb 2024 9:56PM
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I bought the Manera softy and noted a few things that they need to iron out. As one user said the fit is not too great and likely needs to be ordered a size smaller to have a good fit. BUT...The chin strap is too far back and straight up chokes you. I compared it to my Gath once I noticed this and for sure the chin strap is not far enough forward. it locks onto your throat. I had high hopes but sold it immediately.

I am hoping for an improved soft helmet soon. The hard plastic shell like a Gath causes bad 'head slap' when you hit the water hard. The Gaths are great for protecting you from equipment, but I think they exaggerate head hits to water sometimes.

Velocicraptor
507 posts
17 Feb 2024 10:03PM
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SoloPelican said..
I bought the Manera softy and noted a few things that they need to iron out. As one user said the fit is not too great and likely needs to be ordered a size smaller to have a good fit. BUT...The chin strap is too far back and straight up chokes you. I compared it to my Gath once I noticed this and for sure the chin strap is not far enough forward. it locks onto your throat. I had high hopes but sold it immediately.

I am hoping for an improved soft helmet soon. The hard plastic shell like a Gath causes bad 'head slap' when you hit the water hard. The Gaths are great for protecting you from equipment, but I think they exaggerate head hits to water sometimes.


My Gath is super tight (bordering on too small) and I don't notice that head slap at all. Might be a fit thing or a different model.

Alevorin
5 posts
17 Feb 2024 10:06PM
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Gath is absolutely the best! Wear it for long time. Just find your right size, you don't feel you're using a helmet

BWalnut
WA, 167 posts
19 Feb 2024 5:50AM
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I just wear an old shred ready kayak helmet. Works fine. If I were to try a new one the simba sounds nice.

makesurf
NSW, 236 posts
19 Feb 2024 3:58PM
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Gilbert rugby helmet, better than nothing
I have only had it come off once - it floats .

www.gilbertrugby.com/products/falcon-200-headguard-3
(There is a local supplier)

marco
WA, 314 posts
19 Feb 2024 3:54PM
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Balz Pro



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