If you can get to a neaby shop to try them on, I would suggest that. You want snug, more sung than you would think and get a helmet in that size. The pads will form to your head.
Aside from meeting the newest Snell standard, the Snell year approved is the #1 thing to look for. Make sure you get a newer one, otherwise you may be looking for a new helmet in a few years.
I was checking out an SA2005, but didnt think spending $500 on a helmet that wouldnt be acceptable in a few years or so would be a good idea.
The thing is I dont know where to find the helmets.. I dont really know what stores/shops would have them. I searched almost everything I can think of to hopefully find a place around here that sells them, no luck.
Bell and HJC make decent helmets at a good price point. Unless your car is a convertible - you can get away with an open face. But I know alot of guys prefer the full face protection - just in case. most cases the visor will be up for ventilation though.
I'm using a Bell Sport series. for me it was important to get a SA2010 rated helmet. the Club i joined had a 1 yr grace peroid where you can still use 2005 but I wanted to get something up to date so I wouldn't have to buy a new one in 1-2 yrs time.
Agreed, I'd like to go with the full face protection helmet just in case (and in case the sun gets in my eyes, another reason I'm trying to find a helmet that can replace the regular visor or a dark smoke one).
For some helmets, like some of Bells that I saw, they looked pretty identical to me except a few, an example being the vador helmet. They still seem like good helmets to me though, I suppose I could trust them since I wore Bell bicycle helmets when I was younger. :nogrinner
Do you have any fitment issues with the Bell?
That HJC should definitely do the trick! Just got to find the right size you need now.
I'm sure I wear a large helmet because I tried on my friend's HJC helmet and it seemed to fit pretty well. The exterior seemed a bit big but then again, it is a large and even when I used to play football my helmet was a large. I'm sure I'll buy a helmet online, but just finding a place that has them so I can try them.. Would be fantastic.