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I need a new helmet and am thinking about a full face helmet. I have some questions though.

The full face helmets look good and safer, but Im wondering about visibility. Is visability good, periferal vision etc?

Also, they look like they may be hot with not as much vetilation?

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All quality major brand helmets have ventilation. Try Arai, Nolan or even localy made Index.

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hi one new one that i'm trying to get a look at is the REAL stealth it claims 8 vent holes, washable lining etc.2100baht

i have an index full face the shop ordered special for me (export size) but that still puts loads of pressure on me forehead.

or import from one of the close out companys in the states if you know exactly your size in a given helmet.

hope this helps.

allan

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It only restricts your peripheral vision if you have the eyes of a fruit fly. Part of defensive driving is to turn your head often, and use your mirrors. The alternative is to lose your jaw or your good looks when you fall. I have been blind on one side for over 40 years with no peripheral vision problems while wearing full face helmets, which have saved me from several severe blows to the jaw and face.

Heat is bearable, with ventilation.

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I need a new helmet and am thinking about a full face helmet. I have some questions though.

The full face helmets look good and safer, but Im wondering about visibility. Is visability good, periferal vision etc?

Also, they look like they may be hot with not as much vetilation?

Hi,

The sell good helmets in big sizes att fast corner! www.fastcorner.co.th the have a lot from arai in stock.

And www.paddock.co.th have a lot from shoei and hjc! I buy last year a half fase helmet from arai from fast corner.

Peter

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peter you have to be a bit carefull with Paddock as other posters have had problems with the linings in the shoei's that paddock sells. something about 14day returns relined in thailand to look new.

unfortantly all the the imported gear here is very expensive.

allan

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Hi Tatom,

1st Yes the full face is much safer than half helmets

2nd No the vision is not limited for driving purposes

3rd I have never had any heat problems, the ventilation is good in the newer helmets and in red light just open it

I agree with Peaceblondie the benefit of extra safety is absolutely worth to use it. I had two crashes where I flew highside and without full face I would look even worse than I do, luckily I have never used half helmet so I never trashed my face. Also when you get a big smack from a small stone falling off a truck in front, you feel very good about that full face helmet I can promise you... A guy I know drove with half face and sunglasses when a small rock hit him, broke his jawbone, ruined 13 teeths and disfigured his face, he still whishes he used full face before even though it didn't look cool enough for him on a chopper.

Something worth noting is this; Helmets made locally is made to fit round heads, which does not fit typical western oval heads at all, and gives you a squeeze in the forehead which is very uncomfortable and obviously not safe. So we have little choice but buy import or import ourself the helmets to use, I import mine and I have never regretted it, the cost is still expensive for a good quality helmet but 50% or less than the shop prices in Thailand. Get help to find your size and buy it from overseas is my suggestion, that is unless your head fits the round shape they sell from Index etc.

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I found the 'real' brand helmet was a nice fit for an oval head..

I will probably treat myself to a higher end one when next in the west but the real brand will tide me over..

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I seriously feel naked if I am not wearing a full face helmet. It does not limit your vision, and it does not get hot. With or without the fancy vents, if it is too hot, just lift up the shield. Problem solved.

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As livinLOS said the Real brand are quite comfy, just picked one up myself, 1500B, so didn't break the bank. Also found the Index was pushing right on my forhead, so put that one back pretty quickly.

Will try and pick up a Shoei or Arai next time i'm up in bkk.

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It only restricts your peripheral vision if you have the eyes of a fruit fly. Part of defensive driving is to turn your head often, and use your mirrors. The alternative is to lose your jaw or your good looks when you fall. I have been blind on one side for over 40 years with no peripheral vision problems while wearing full face helmets, which have saved me from several severe blows to the jaw and face.

Heat is bearable, with ventilation.

A thai made helmet is slightly cooler than the imports due to its weight and slightly thinner/weaker plastic.

The imports are more tough and robust but weigh a bit more and you will have a hot head.

ALL full face helmets restrict your vision. But an experiences rider will not be phased or rattle by this.

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Full-face for sure when out on a run and liable to be getting on a bit, open with visor when just kicking around in town

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It only restricts your peripheral vision if you have the eyes of a fruit fly. Part of defensive driving is to turn your head often, and use your mirrors. The alternative is to lose your jaw or your good looks when you fall. I have been blind on one side for over 40 years with no peripheral vision problems while wearing full face helmets, which have saved me from several severe blows to the jaw and face.

Heat is bearable, with ventilation.

A thai made helmet is slightly cooler than the imports due to its weight and slightly thinner/weaker plastic.

The imports are more tough and robust but weigh a bit more and you will have a hot head.

ALL full face helmets restrict your vision. But an experiences rider will not be phased or rattle by this.

I must have an overly oval head.....I haven't had any restrict my vision. However, I have noticed that few helmets fit me properly; most have way too much room on the sides and pinch fore and aft.

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