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07-21-2007, 09:33 PM
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Hockey Helmets

My hat size is 7 1/8. Im not sure exactly which helmet to get. I know its all about comfort and thats what I want. What are the best helmets for comfort? Which should I not even bother to look at?

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I've only had Bauer and Itech, and i like Bauer a lot but i haven't tried anything besides those.

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RBK 8K is pretty comfortable and has a sick look, Bauer 5500 and 8000 are good, basically any helmet with gel cushins.

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You gonna need to try them on....helmets are as funky as skates. Generally 7 1/8 is a medium or large on the smallest setting. I have the same size and take a medium Jofa 690 currently.

And comfort is something you need to figure out too...the guy above says anything with the gel squish foam that they have on EPP foam helmets. But many others say the traditional vinyl nitrile foam are the best.

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You gonna need to try them on....helmets are as funky as skates. Generally 7 1/8 is a medium or large on the smallest setting. I have the same size and take a medium Jofa 690 currently.

And comfort is something you need to figure out too...the guy above says anything with the gel squish foam that they have on EPP foam helmets. But many others say the traditional vinyl nitrile foam are the best.
Agreed. I use the Reebok 8K, very light, comfortable and the most important thing to me is that is has excellent ventilation. It's expensive but it protects your most important part other than your cup.

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I figured i would have to go to try them out. If I wanted to spend roughly between70-100 bucks which should i look for?

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You don't need to spend that much to get a quality lid. NBH 4500 run like $55, and those are popular. Mission Intake, NBH 5500 or the 8500, the new Cascade helmet, Rbk 4k or 8K. You could probably even get an Itech 100 or 95 for cheap cheap cheap, and those are similar to an Intake and were top of the line before the Intake took over.

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just went to the norfolk admirals equipment sale and picked up a rbk 8k for $20. i really like it alot. apparently it was James Wisniewski's.

ive been using an extremely old jofa helmet that ive had since middleschool (senior in college now) so it didnt take much to make an improvement.


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Has anyone tryed the Cascade helmet? i seen them at Great Skate my local big hockey store and i love the padding inside and the fit but not sure on the price.

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I've got no info on it, but if it fits well, then go for it. The price is pretty comparable to other top of the line helmets out there. The Cascade is intriguing to me and wanna check it out, cept idk if the shops around here have them in.

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Bauer all the way!!!

The 8k is great, infact, but too expensive.

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I have a CCM 692 large[?] I believe and I just adjusted it to fit my head and it fits perfectly now. It was relatively cheap too [40-60 bucks].

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You can always try out a Jofa 690 too, that's what I'm using and I find it very comfortable. I believe however they're called Rbk 5k from now on, at least in Europe.

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When you put the Cascade CHX on, you know you have a helmet on, very bulky. I sold mine to a friend and will continue wearing my CCM 892

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Has anyone tryed the Cascade helmet? i seen them at Great Skate my local big hockey store and i love the padding inside and the fit but not sure on the price.
I love my M-11, because of the adjustibility of it. I actually discovered in my last game that I could reach around behind it and tighten it while it was on my head. This absolutely locked it into place. It just felt a part of my head.

And since I'm relatively new to hockey I can attest to having put it through a torture tests of falls, and have gone head first into more than one goalpost.

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heres an idea, maybe go try some on?

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Definitely try helmets on. I'm a 7 1/4 hat, medium in most helmets but a large in an s17.

Older CCM helmets(pre-vector, especially the 1052 and h500) and bauer 5500s also have very unique shapes to them so I'd advise not buying them blindly.

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heres an idea, maybe go try some on?
Hopefully he already figured that out. You know, since he made the post 2.5 years ago.

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I know this thread was revived from the dead, but as an FYI: the Bauer 9500/9500 combo is on sale from hockeygiant for 99.99/119.99, which is a steal.

I tried on many helmets, and found it by far the most comfortable.

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Jofa 690 ftw

366 is even better.. but way too hard to find.. 390 is a bit too goofy looking

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Easton Stealth S9... just got one a month ago and love it.

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Has anyone tryed the Cascade helmet? i seen them at Great Skate my local big hockey store and i love the padding inside and the fit but not sure on the price.
We just got one for my daughter who has a permanent floater in one of her eyes from on ice head trauma. It is a very good helmet. She is really picky about the fit of a lid and I have been trying to find one in a pro shop for a long time. She had a year end tournament in St. Louis and was able to try one on there at Total Hockey. It is a bit on the pricey side but you get what you pay for. In my opinion, this is the most important piece of equipment you can buy. It may not help your shot or help you skate faster but it will help keep your head from turning into scrambled eggs.

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I bought the S17 helmet when it came out, noticed I was getting very hot during games and fatiguing much faster than normal. Being 36 I just figured I was getting old and I just don't have the stamina I used to. Then I thought I'd use my old 8K, stopped using it because there are cracks on the front center of the helmet where the screws go in if you have a 3 point visor. I've come to the conclusion that just using the 8K helmet gives me much more energy with all the ventilation it provides out of the top. It seems silly but I no longer fatigue easily, my stamina is back and my visor doesn't feel like I'm in a fish bowl with all the sweat. Thinking of replacing it with the M11 but if it doesn't have the large vents at the top like the 8K I'll just get a new 8K. Can helmet vents make that much of a difference or am I just being a nancy boy? Does the M11 have as much ventialtion as the 8K?

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I just buy a large no matter the company since virtually all are very adjustable.

I have a large head too .... and the lids fit at large. X-large is a 7-1/2 to 7-7/8 hat size by the way.

I should probably use an X-large and make it as small as it can get but I have Large and make it as big as I can or somewhere near it. Stores around here never really carried X-Large for me to even buy so I made due.

For the original poster, I would go by your clothing size meaning if you wear Large or X-large a large helmet will fit you. I would assume if one wore medium shirts that they would wear a medium helmet. maybe not but it would make sense to me.

Small shirt for a small guy = small helmet.

I could be right, you never know.

But that being said ...

http://www.hockeygiant.com/helmets--...--shields.html

Measure your head and then check these.

Helmet Sizing
Nike Bauer

Sizes
Hat Sizes
Circumference (in)
Circumference (cm)

Small
6 1/2 - 7
20.5" - 22.0"
52cm - 56cm

Medium
6 7/8 - 7 3/8
21.5' - 23.0"
55cm - 59cm

Large
7 1/4 - 7 3/4
22.5" - 24.5"
58cm - 62cm

X-Large
7 1/2 - 7 7/8
23.5" 25.0"
59cm - 63cm


Helmet Sizing
Mission

Sizes
Hat Sizes
Circumference (in)
Circumference (cm)

Small
6 5/8 - 7 1/8
20.5" - 22.0"
52cm - 56cm

Medium
6 7/8 - 7 3/8
21.5' - 23.0"
55cm - 59cm

Large
7 1/4 - 7 3/4
22.5" - 24.5"
58cm - 62cm


Helmet Sizing
CCM/RBK

Sizes
Hat Sizes
Circumference (in)
Circumference (cm)

Small
6 3/8 - 7
20" - 22"
51cm - 56cm

Medium
6 7/8 - 7 3/8
21.5' - 23.0"
55cm - 59cm

Large
7 1/4 - 7 7/8
22.8" - 25"
58cm - 63cm

X-Large
7 5/8 - 8
23.25" - 25.22"
59cm - 64cm


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That's probably not a good guideline. Hat size is much better, as long as one knows the shape of their head and which helmets work best for what shape.

7 1/8 is a medium hat size (usually defined as 7- 7 1/4), but you'll find that many with that size wear small shirts.

Me: Hat size 7 LO(long oval for those not familiar with real hat sizing), Bauer 5000 size Medium, Chest 36, and just for the heck of it, waist 30 or 29 depending on the day.

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