Helmets with vents

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Lucy, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Lucy

    Lucy Active Member

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    My husband wears a half helmet and finds it to be very hot. Has anyone had luck with vented half helmets? Do the vents really make a difference or are they more gimmick?
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    They really work Lucy. I had them on a 3/4 helmet and you could feel the difference in the colder weather when you closed them.
     
  3. hobo55

    hobo55 Active Member

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    The only way I can tell if my vents are open is to look and see or feel them. So to me no they don't seem to help any.
     
  4. Moucheter

    Moucheter Member

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    I have vent on my helmet and I feel the difference either when there open or close. I also own a helmet with no vent and yes indeed it is very hot.
     
  5. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    I don't realize any benifit on a hot day but as Glider says on a cold day if they are closed and you open the vent you notice it then. I think it might be the shape of your head and the position of the helmet. If I lift my helmet higher on my forehead I do feel a difference.
     
  6. threesteps

    threesteps Junior Member

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    I wear an HJC FS-3 (3/4 helmet) and the vents make a difference. I can feel the air flow with the vents open....a big help in warm weather.
     
  7. tobaman

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    vents on helmets are probably small to let the air in/out. i cant tell the difference either. always let them open though. never have heat problem with half helmet. with full face, i dont fully close the shield. here's always warm.

    may be a short haircut will do the trick?
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    On half helmets the vents do cool things a bit, and on full face helmets they work even better, cooling the forehead and scalp, making the faceshield less prone to fogging.

    In the old days of the full face helmets, I would close the shield till it touched my thumb (leaving it cracked approx. 1/2" and that worked well for full face helmets w/o vents or "nose-breath guard" (velcro insert to keep nose and mouth way from shield).