Helmet Covers - where are they?

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by DnvrF » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00


Responding to the suggestion of one of the fine participants in this USENET
group, I have searched the following and have been unable to find any "helmet
cover(s)", Goretex or otherwise:

REI
REI Outlet
Performance
Nashbar
Campmor

Any other ideas, or am I using the wrong search terms.  I have been advised
this is available for $10.00-$15.00.

Please be advised that I DO have a "helmet liner" which is made from some sort
of polypropolene or similar substance (black, sort of foamy, stretchy).
However, I find this almost always unbearably warm except on the coldest of
days, and, despite contrary claims, very sweat producing and generally
uncomfortable.  Which is why I have an interest in a "helmet cover"!!

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Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Kenneth Anderso » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00

I think that they are not being made, cause they may not be considered
safe.  The logic is that if you fall on your helmet the covers do not slip
against the ground.  This can cause neck injury.  With modern helmets, the
hard plastic shell, causes less friction against the ground allowing the
helmet to slide.  I would get a new helmet.  The foam helmets are out.
K.



Quote:
> Responding to the suggestion of one of the fine participants in this
USENET
> group, I have searched the following and have been unable to find any
"helmet
> cover(s)", Goretex or otherwise:

> REI
> REI Outlet
> Performance
> Nashbar
> Campmor

> Any other ideas, or am I using the wrong search terms.  I have been
advised
> this is available for $10.00-$15.00.

> Please be advised that I DO have a "helmet liner" which is made from some
sort
> of polypropolene or similar substance (black, sort of foamy, stretchy).
> However, I find this almost always unbearably warm except on the coldest
of
> days, and, despite contrary claims, very sweat producing and generally
> uncomfortable.  Which is why I have an interest in a "helmet cover"!!

> Check out our Colorado rental condo at
> http://www.sni.net/~dfox


 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by DnvrF » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00

Thanks.>I think that they are not being made, cause they may not be considered
Quote:
>safe

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Quote:
> I would get a new helmet.  The foam helmets are out.

Could you explain this a little more?

My helmet is pretty new, but is the typical foam with some sort of hard
surface.  I am sure it is a typical foam helmet.

Why are they "out"?

What is replacing them?

Will what is replacing them keep your head warm?

Check out our Colorado rental condo at
http://www.sni.net/~dfox

 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Tony Rave » Wed, 05 May 1999 04:00:00

Pearl Izumi make helmet covers (http://www.pearlizumi.com) - look under road
or mountain bike accessories.  They should be available through any of their
dealers.  I bought one late last year in Boston.

Tony Raven


Quote:
> Responding to the suggestion of one of the fine participants in this
USENET
> group, I have searched the following and have been unable to find any
"helmet
> cover(s)", Goretex or otherwise:

> REI
> REI Outlet
> Performance
> Nashbar
> Campmor

> Any other ideas, or am I using the wrong search terms.  I have been
advised
> this is available for $10.00-$15.00.

> Please be advised that I DO have a "helmet liner" which is made from some
sort
> of polypropolene or similar substance (black, sort of foamy, stretchy).
> However, I find this almost always unbearably warm except on the coldest
of
> days, and, despite contrary claims, very sweat producing and generally
> uncomfortable.  Which is why I have an interest in a "helmet cover"!!

> Check out our Colorado rental condo at
> http://www.sni.net/~dfox

 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Gary Shearin » Thu, 06 May 1999 04:00:00

Hi DnvrFox,
    I haven't followed this tread from the beginning but from what I can see
you might be looking for a way to cycle in cool climates without wearing a
liner. The trick that I have been using for the past few years is to use
Saran Wrap on the outside of the helmet, it cuts the breeze and doesn't
disguise the helmet at all. Besides, it cost next to nothing!

Gary


Quote:
>Pearl Izumi make helmet covers (http://www.pearlizumi.com) - look under

road
Quote:

>Tony Raven



>> Responding to the suggestion of one of the fine participants in this
>USENET
>> group, I have searched the following and have been unable to find any
>"helmet
>> cover(s)", Goretex or otherwise:

 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Jeff Bri » Thu, 06 May 1999 04:00:00

With Leisure Suits and white belts, I hope.
 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Jane » Fri, 07 May 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Thanks.>I think that they are not being made, cause they may not be considered
> >safe
> .
> .
> .

> > I would get a new helmet.  The foam helmets are out.

> Could you explain this a little more?

> My helmet is pretty new, but is the typical foam with some sort of hard
> surface.  I am sure it is a typical foam helmet.

> Why are they "out"?

> What is replacing them?

> Will what is replacing them keep your head warm?

I think the reference was to the old foam helmets that did not have a
hard outer shell.
Janet
 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Kurt Polako » Sat, 08 May 1999 04:00:00

Did you try the online catalog available at American Adventure Cycling?
Their URL is:  <A HREF="http://www.adv-cycling.org">

They have an excellent selection of biking products, and a secure server
for fast, safe ordering.

Kind Regards,
Kurt E. Polakoff


http://www.radiolink.net/kurt

 
 
 

Helmet Covers - where are they?

Post by Dan Connell » Sun, 09 May 1999 04:00:00

Janet wrot

Quote:
> I think the reference was to the old foam helmets that did not have a
> hard outer shell.
> Janet

There were two concerns with these:

* That folks tended to lose the cover and wear them w/o it, in which
  case they would be prone to detachment during a crash, leaving
  the head exposed.  This is really a non-issue, as one simply
  can avoid wearing them without the cover.

* Some suggested they might cause the head to "grab" against the
  pavement, contributing to whiplash.

However, they were lighter than the "microshells" which followed.

Dan