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21 hours ago, Doug Tait said:

 

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Got hooked up at the back while feeding a chipper. It gave my head a tug, didn't feel much but I've noticed it's broken a thumbnail size piece of the rim. No cracks visible around the damage and otherwise the helmet is in good condition.

Would anyone retire it due to this?

A few years ago my helmet fell out of the back of the tractor and then i reversed over it and the helmet was not damaged as much as what yours is, Ok it had a dent in it that just knocked out but no cracks or chunks missing, New helmet bought morning after regards of cost, The dessision is yours but it depends on how much you value your head ? For what they do they are not expensive and as for the helmet i mentioned above it sure made me think how tough they are, Just bin it and get another one ,

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that is the reason I use the Peltor brand with the age disc

 

£12  each bit cheaper than thoose power ranger ones.

 


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Least you can keep the visor and muffs from the broken helmet ans stick em on a new one.....

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Well, I'm probably Type 1 on the Spruce Pirate scale so agree with the majority, time for a new one.

 

@Dan Maynard That helmet has been 4yrs+ in use. It did strike me as odd it would break from a little tug, I hadn't thought about it being brittle with age.

 

I did try a power ranger protos helmet one of the lads at work got and thought it very comfy. Anyone here have one?

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Yes and love it - took a while to set it up properly to be comfortable for me but now it’s done it’s so much better than my old Vertex Vent

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2 minutes ago, Doug Tait said:

Well, I'm probably Type 1 on the Spruce Pirate scale so agree with the majority, time for a new one.

 

@Dan Maynard That helmet has been 4yrs+ in use. It did strike me as odd it would break from a little tug, I hadn't thought about it being brittle with age.

 

I did try a power ranger protos helmet one of the lads at work got and thought it very comfy. Anyone here have one?

I dodged one for years purely on  it making you look like a c**t. I finally gave in and it has turned out to be worth every penny. No issues with ear defenders falling off like some have reported, really comfortable, you just need to adjust it properly to fit.

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17 hours ago, Billhook said:

Does that apply to one bought as a spare that has been sitting in its original box in a dark cupboard, unused for five years?

yes

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arb helmets don't have thoose liners kind of different....... and they don't mention UV degrading the liner covers.....

 

 

 

How about thoose  aluminium ones the axemen yanks wear?

 

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