Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

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Sea Kayak Helmet Comfortable - Are There Any?

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Can anyone recommend a nice comfortable helmet at a reasonable price, and preferably with a peak.
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Post by twopigs »

Try WRSi .... they come with lots of foam bits to pad the helmet to your head shape

https://www.wrsisafety.com/
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I bought one of these which I find comfortable but I guess it depends on your head! They have removable bits in the foam cell and adjustable/removable ear pieces. You can add a peak which flips back when you punch a wave rather than whipping your head back, or a peak with a go pro mount if you’re that way inclined - or a visor if you want to look like a kayaking ninja / stig type 😝

https://www.pooleharbour.co.uk/products/gath-helmet

https://gathsports.com/gath-sports-shop/gath-sfc/

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Post by charleston14 »

I have a wrsi current. It took some fiddling to get the fit just right but I find it comfy enough to wear for several hours.

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Post by Irish Sea »

I'm very happy with my Sweet Strutter for that purpose. It's light, very adjustable and I find it really comfy. I sometimes even wear it when I don't have to, instead of a hat. I bought mine second hand, with a few superficial scratches, years ago as I couldn't stomach the new price.

Maybe that's an option for you, too.

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Post by SJD »

I have had excellent long time service from the Pro-Tec Full Cut Water. I bought my first one in 1985 and have kept it for sentimental reasons. Of all the helmets I have tried this is the only one that doesn't give me a headache after a short time. Another bonus is replacement liner pad kits are available; especially if you paddle during cold weather and require a warm hat under the helmet. For a peak/brim I use a Velcro attached one from Salamander.

https://protecbrand.com/collections/cla ... lcut-water

https://salamanderpaddlegear.com/produc ... lmet-visor

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Post by kayakbiker »

Thanks for the advice everyone.
Yeh my uncomfortable issues do seem to be headaches after wearing for a while even though the helmets in question aren't particuarly tight. In my experience the padding on most helmets isn't very soft.

The average Mtb helmets seem to be much better although no good in water. I know!

Anyway I will consider all the helmets suggested
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Post by Gordon Gilzean »

If it's any help I actually bought a skateboarding helmet from decathlon, I'm sure it was less than £15, lightweight and comfy enough

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For several years my wife and I used climbing helmets (Petzl Elios, now superseded by the Boreo). These are also made with caving and canyoning in mind, not the super light foam style. We have since upgraded to proper whitewater helmets but for our purposes, noseying around rock gardens and caves, I often think about going back to this sort of climbing helmet and saving the heavy proper paddling helmets for the rare times that we deliberately seek out surf.

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Post by rhysie »

Will you use it often?
If so you can probably justify spending a bit more on a helmet.
The 2 helmets with peaks that I've used and would highly recommend would be
1. Sweet Protection Strutter or
2. Predator Lee

I currently use the Strutter and I tend to wear it all day. It has taken a beating and protected my head and face numerous times. Yes it is expensive but how much is your brain worth to you?
Sweet Protection tend to update their products regularly so keep an eye out for superseded models being sold off cheap.

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Post by The Shiner »

WRSI Current Pro.
Very comfy, it took me ages to find one that was!
Nice padding, plus keeps me head toastie on the colder days.

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