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05-05-2014, 01:00 PM
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helmets -- lightest and most comfortable? I know its contested

I have a few myself...
all CCM:
CCM HT2 - Which I still use
CCM 652 - Which I still use (matches my blue pants lol)
CCM V08 - Large and a tad too big for me

I'm looking for something to replace my HT2, as the liner is starting to smell funky lol and want something small, classic and light

I prefer the VN foam, but am not putting out the option of EPP...

I did hate my 8k cause of the gel pads and my hair getting stuck in the EPP

Does anyone know if there is a big difference between the old:

Cooper 3000 HH -> Bauer 4000 -> Bauer 4500?

That may be the one I'll get next... but I hear the E700 is stupid light (lighter than the S19?)

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05-05-2014, 01:11 PM
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The E700 is definitely going to be the lightest helmet out there. Crazy light.

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I have a few myself...
all CCM:
CCM HT2 - Which I still use
CCM 652 - Which I still use (matches my blue pants lol)
CCM V08 - Large and a tad too big for me

I'm looking for something to replace my HT2, as the liner is starting to smell funky lol and want something small, classic and light

I prefer the VN foam, but am not putting out the option of EPP...

I did hate my 8k cause of the gel pads and my hair getting stuck in the EPP

Does anyone know if there is a big difference between the old:

Cooper 3000 HH -> Bauer 4000 -> Bauer 4500?

That may be the one I'll get next... but I hear the E700 is stupid light (lighter than the S19?)
Yeah, E700 absolutely.

The 4000 and 4500 should be very similar.

The 5100 is probably one of the 3 most popular Bauer helmets in the NHL as well.

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E700 is by far the lightest helmet out there - it also fits more people than the S19 did and has an improved gyro adjustment system.

With that said, the most comfortable helmet will be the one that fits your head best. For me that's the Cascade M11 and now the Bauer IMS 7.0 (basically a rebranded M11 with some minor tweaks) followed by the IMS 11.0, Easton E700 and Bauer Re-akt.

Try on and adjust as many helmets as you can and try to find a few that fit comfortably with as little negative space as possible. If the E700 happens to be one of them and you want the lightest helmet than grab that, but if another helmet is more comfortable and fits better than you're better off going with that one even if it's a bit heavier. Comfort/fit is much more important than weight.

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I went from the Cascade M11, to the 11k to the Mission Inhaler, could not be happier with the fit, weight and air flow. Playing in SoCal many of the ice rinks are way too warm because of cheap owners and you have to slosh through poor ice as a result so air flow is a priority for me.

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I love my Bauer Re-akt.

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cool guys, thanks.

I really like the smaller style helmets, and have to admit that other than the 4500 and the Easton series (even the S9) the others are kinda bulky looking (especially warrior krown and latest bauers).

my old HT2 is still so comfortable, but I don't think they sell liner kits for them... and suprisingly is still quite light (compared to V08 at least).

I will look at the E700 though

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I have the Easton E400, which is basically an updated S9. It is pretty light and about as low profile looking as I could find. The main thing that keeps mine so light is the ReAkt cage.

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The e700 is what I have. It is very light, and the inner strap/adjustment system keeps it in place. (Surprisingly)
Good chin guard material too. (Easton cage)
The pic above shows the inside padding with the Giro strap.
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go with the bauer 4500

a classic hockey helmet that's on the lighter side and is pretty much as simple as it gets for a helmet

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I went from a Bauer 4500 to a 9900 and the difference is night and day.
I feel the 9900 keeps me cooler and is much lighter when paired with a Re-Akt cage.

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I love my Bauer Re-akt.
Plus 1. I was using a 9500 and recently switched, the weight difference is incredible.

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go with the bauer 4500

a classic hockey helmet that's on the lighter side and is pretty much as simple as it gets for a helmet
+1 for this. I love my 4500. Classic and simple.

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I have the Easton e600 (non matte version of the e700) helmet/cage combo and I can not believe how light and comfortable it is even compared to my old CCM, old Mission (do not even know what kind it was any more...it was from back when there simply was a helmet from Mission as an alternative to Bauer/Cooper/CCM), or even the Bauer 5100 I picked up when I first started playing again. I will probably stay with this one till it is not safe to use any more.

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I LOVE the Bauer 5100. Lots of NHLers use it. It's super comfortable, adjustable and protective. I'd highly recommend it. I don't even think about it when I play it's so light and comfortable. Two layers of protection inside the helmet as well.

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I went from the Cascade M11, to the 11k to the Mission Inhaler, could not be happier with the fit, weight and air flow. Playing in SoCal many of the ice rinks are way too warm because of cheap owners and you have to slosh through poor ice as a result so air flow is a priority for me.
I also went from a Reebok 5K to the Mission Inhaler, I've never looked back since it keeps my head much cooler and has amazing airflow compared to anything else. I don't think it's as light as my friend's Easton helmet, but I'm much cooler I'm sure which is more important to me. Lastly, It's loosely based on the Bauer 5100, but has a sweatband which is a really decent feature keeping my visor clear of sweat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6bzEJEH7po


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I love my buddy's CCM V08 and have one on order. The best fitting and even though it may not be the lightest helmet on the scale it felt the lightest on my head if that makes any sense.

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I also went from a Reebok 5K to the Mission Inhaler, I've never looked back since it keeps my head much cooler and has amazing airflow compared to anything else. I don't think it's as light as my friend's Easton helmet, but I am much cooler I'm sure which is more important to me. Lastly, It's loosely based on the Bauer 5100, but has a sweatband which is a really decent feature keeping my visor clear of sweat

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6bzEJEH7po
The sweat band has been tremendous, doesn't seem like that big of a deal but it works great.

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Another +1 for the Inhaler. It's probably not the absolute lightest, but the ventilation is unreal.

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r3cc0s, The only right way to choose right helmet is to go to the shop and try yourself.

Personally, I did not like Re-Akt and E700
However, I like 11K and Warrior Krown, where Krown is my preference.

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