Helmet Cover

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AlastairS
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Helmet Cover

Postby AlastairS » 29 Sep 2011, 10:09am

Hi,
I get a cold head in the winter with the cold air blowing into the vents of my helmet and so I want to buy a cycle helmet.

I have seen two types on the net, one is a goretex (£30) and the other Altura (£13).

Can you recommend one of these or another type ?

thanks,
Alastair

AlastairS
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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby AlastairS » 29 Sep 2011, 10:10am

Sorry , I meant a Cycle helmet cover. Alastair


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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby thirdcrank » 29 Sep 2011, 10:25am

I've not looked at your links but check the size before buying. I've a couple of older Goretex ones and they won't come anywhere near fitting over my current helmets.

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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby Swallow » 29 Sep 2011, 10:30am

I had a helmet cover and found it very warm to wear, I must say I live in Cornwall where it doesn't often get extremely cold. I find it better to wear a buff or similar on my head under the helmet.
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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby Big T » 29 Sep 2011, 12:22pm

Better to wear something underneath you helmet, like a Buff or a skull cap. I was riding in -10 degrees last winter and didn't get a cold head. I normally wear a Buff but have a Pearl Izumi skull cap for when it's really cold.
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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby porky » 29 Sep 2011, 1:35pm

+1 for a thin, close fitting hat that covers your ears. Something like this http://www.wiggle.co.uk/dhb-skull-cap/
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AlastairS
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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby AlastairS » 29 Sep 2011, 3:42pm

thanks everyone for your replies.
I was thinking of wearing something underneath my helmet as well as the cover.
Last winter I used a thin balaclava underneath, but my head still felt cold on some mornings.
I live in Aberdeen where it is a bit colder than other parts of the UK. 0c to -5c is not uncommon in the winter mornings.

I'll probably go for the cheaper Altura helmet cover if I don't hear differently from someone else.
As for something under my helmet, do everyone recommend the dhb skull cap or dhb windtex skull cap ?

thnks,
Alastair

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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby byegad » 29 Sep 2011, 4:10pm

I suffer similarly in winter. I don't wear a helmet but at the temperatures you mention I'd be wearing a cycle cap with a fleece or knitted hat pulled over the top, or a balaclava with cap over the top. So maybe a helmet cover plus a fleece hat worn under your helmet might work.
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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby WaitForPete » 3 Oct 2011, 5:36pm

I use a thin cover for my head and keep a carrier bag handy for when that is insufficient or it rains!

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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby Russcoles » 3 Oct 2011, 8:00pm

I have a waterproof cover I use on my helmet when its cold or wet. Very handy thing to have and keeps your head warm very well. Mine was a cheap one from amazon.

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Re: Helmet Cover

Postby AlastairS » 4 Oct 2011, 1:58pm

Thanks for your comments. I'm pretty sure i'll go for a helmet cover . just not sure if a simple waterproof one from e.g. Altura will be sufficient or whether its worth double the cost to by a Goretex one. Anyone got any opionions on these?