Road Helmets, Hot Weather and Sweat

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

Frustrated. Any suggestions on a helmet that doesnt hold a ton of sweat in the pads? Am I asking too much?

My current pile...
Kask Mojito - comfortable, but the padding holds so much fluid, it's constantly running down my eyeglass lens.
Giro Synthe - I have two of these... the single brow pad is not enough, and on both, the velcro dots that hold the brow pad have fallen off in short time. I find I can old use the synthe in cooler conditions and I wear a cap under.
Lazer Z1 - uncomfortable... truly hate the fit. Irritates my forehead.
Spec. Prevail. - padding has been quite durable, but also holds too much fluid and different from my Mojito, it streams down into my eyes.

So whats left? Kask Protone? Catlike? POC Octal? Rudy?

Meh... any thoughts from the Weenie Intelligencia collective?

TobinHatesYou
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by TobinHatesYou

Bell Z20. The brow-pad extends out under the shell so when you're in a riding position the sweat drips in front of your sunglasses and not onto them. If you fit a Synthe, you should fit the Z20 too.

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nickf
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by nickf

I just picked up a Kask Protone. Damn front pad holds loads of sweat. Constant dripping all over the glasses. Needs a silicone edge on it or something. Loved my Lazer z1.

antonioiglesius
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by antonioiglesius

I always wear a skull cap/head scarf thingy. It blocks the wind a little but I'm cool so that's all right.

I also see riders with head bands, which seem to work for them.

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by Matt28NJ

Prevail... did you try the new generation Prevail II?

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by sungod

i found the same with the protone

but i peeled off the front pad then refitted it with the centre higher up than the ends, now the sweat drains off at the sides rather than over the middle onto the glasses

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by TobinHatesYou

antonioiglesius wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 2:57 am
I always wear a skull cap/head scarf thingy. It blocks the wind a little but I'm cool so that's all right.

I also see riders with head bands, which seem to work for them.

I've tried a Halo headband which has a rubber/silicone wicker that supposedly keeps sweat to the sides of the face. After 20 minutes of hard climbing in hot temps, it saturates and becomes fairly useless unless your wring it out.

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by spdntrxi

I use a deflect UV skull cap... it works pretty much until you ride in the mid 90s for a couple hours (like today)

dastott
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by dastott

Good old fashioned cycling cap. Can also wear it backwards to protect the back of your neck from sunburn.

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by KCookie

I've always used the assos caps, never had any problems with sweat even in 40+ degree heat.

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Rich_W
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by Rich_W

TobinHatesYou wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:33 am
Bell Z20. The brow-pad extends out under the shell so when you're in a riding position the sweat drips in front of your sunglasses and not onto them. If you fit a Synthe, you should fit the Z20 too.

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That is indeed a thoughtful design. The Bell is definitely on the list.

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by Rich_W

dastott wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 9:02 am
Good old fashioned cycling cap. Can also wear it backwards to protect the back of your neck from sunburn.
I should of added I'm not a fan of of holding in the heat with cycling caps in hot weather. Though back in the day we used to cut the tops off them Tafi style.

Thanks everyone for the replies. Was wondering if anyone had an opinion on the POC

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by Squashednuts

Yep, me

I like the POC Octal for a number of reasons...main one safety...

And...The sweat drips off the front and doesn't dribble into my eyes,

The padding does retain sweat but doesn't seem as bad as other helmets I've used...also it comes with a spare set of padding

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by guyc

The Protone blows for sweat retention.

Easily the best I’ve tried is the new Evade II and Met Trenta 3K

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by Rich_W

Squashednuts wrote:
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:51 am
Yep, me
I like the POC Octal
Yo Squash - you gots the MIPS or Raceday version?

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