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Trooper Kayak Helmet

 
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Trooper Kayak Helmet - _05_1309868265

Gear Info

Brand
Headtrip

6127 Anno Ave
Orlando
FL 32809
USA

Phone: +1 407-857-5345

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Gear Type
Model Year
2010
Available Colors
Natural Carbon, Flat Black, Gloss Black, Military Green, Military Desert Sand, Navy Blue, Gloss White, Candy Black, Blue Candy, Red Candy, Purple Candy, Green Candy, Gold Candy, Orange Candy, Natural Chrome, Green Chrome, Orange Chrome, Purple Chrome, Red Chrome, Gold Chrome, Blue Chrome, Gold Flake, Hologram Flake, Pink Flake, Purple Flake, Red Flake, Silver Flake, Blue Flake.
Available Sizes
SM, MD, LG, XL, XXL
Recommended Retail Price
USD 144.00
Trooper Kayak Helmet * Item# CC-1060
• Natural Carbon
Flat Black +USD 10
Gloss Black +USD 10
Military Green +USD 10
Military Desert Sand +USD 10
Navy Blue +USD 10
Gloss White +USD 10
Candy Black +USD 20
Blue Candy +USD 20
Red Candy +USD 20
Purple Candy +USD 20
Green Candy +USD 20
Gold Candy +USD 20
Orange Candy +USD 20
Natural Chrome +USD 20
Green Chrome +USD 20
Orange Chrome +USD 20
Purple Chrome +USD 20
Red Chrome +USD 20
Gold Chrome +USD 20
Blue Chrome +USD 20
Gold Flake +USD 30
Hologram Flake +USD 30
Pink Flake +USD 30
Purple Flake +USD 30
Red Flake +USD 30
Silver Flake +USD 30
Blue Flake +USD 30

User reviews

1 reviews

Overall rating 
 
4.0
Performance 
 
3.0  (1)
Quality 
 
5.0  (1)
Value/Money 
 
4.0  (1)
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Overall rating 
 
4.0
Performance 
 
3.0
Quality 
 
5.0
Value/Money 
 
4.0

If you are shy and/or like to stay under the radar, this helmet ain't for you. The look and size of this "military" helmet attracts the attention of everybody on the river and make you look somewhere between "Bad Boy" and a total fool, I have never been to a spot without someone asking me "hey, what's that helmet?"

Behind the flashy optics hides a quality piece of gear. This is a very solid carbon helmet and it has saved my head more than once. Twice I got shocks so hard on the rear of my head, that the helmet slipped partly over my face - and on one of those occasions it broke my nose! This is not the helmet's fault, as I did not fix the rear strap correctly, but you can see how violent some rock contact can be under water - and apart from a few scratches there are no traces of any abuse on the surface. Your ears aree very well protected, too. While it seems fashionable to wear nothing more than an eggshell at any given playspot, I prefer a totally enveloping protection in rivers or creeks.

There's also a downside to the size and shape of the helmet: it "catches a lot of water" when you hang under your boat. You sometimes feel the helmet tear and pull on your head, when streaming water catches the gap between the helmet and your ears. This is pretty uncomfortable and may be a safety issue in real tough white water, but that's not what I do. The helmet would fit better with wider straps.

Review

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About Me
Mid-40s hobby paddler on whitewater (class III) and on the sea (mainly day-trips), about 120 days per year on the water. 1,96m (6'6") and 115kg (260 lbs) with size 49 (GB 13, US 15) feet.
Pros / The Good
- looks cool
• tough
• very good protection
• covers the ears
• reasonable price
• fast transatlantic delivery
• complete fitting set
Cons / The Bad
- big and bulky under water
• turns with the stream under water
• straps too thin
Recommend
Yes
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