w squared Posted November 14, 2005 Report Share Posted November 14, 2005 I did a search on helmet-related threads, and found a LOT of helpful info on various types of helmets, as well as plenty of opinions on buying new vs. used and why a helmet is important. So far, I'm planning on buying a Gentex from flightsuits. They're less expensive than an MSA or Alpha, and I can get new parts for them much more easily if I do damage to something. Dealing with a manufacturer in the US is bad enough when it comes to warranty service - I don't really want to invite the migraines that could be brought on by manufacturers in the UK or France. I'm also not a huge fan of MSA based on the ergonomics and user-friendliness of their SCBA systems. :down: Based on the available sizes, I've ruled out the SPH-4B and the HGU-84 as simply too small for my melon. Here's why. I've got a big head. Not just big. For those of you that saw "So I Married an Axe Murderer", the kid called Sputnik has got nothing on me. When I was in the army, they had to issue me the largest size of beret, and then I would soak the leather band in hot water in order to stretch it out, and then wear it the whole time that it was drying. I can't wear baseball caps because they're all too small. You get the picture. The upside to this is that if anyone ever gets on my case about it, I can deliver a textbook "liverpool kiss" with enough force to ensure that they will put some lucky plastic surgeon's kids through university. :punk: That leaves the SPH-5 and the HGU-56, right? My question is for those guys that have big heads...what's worked for you? What hasn't worked? Some guys have said the SPH-5 is a little bulky - is the HGU-56 any better? Is the Oregon Aero Zetaliner that superior to the Gentex SCL? If I get the ANR and gel seals from FlightSuits, is it still worth getting the Oregon Hush Kit? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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