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    Where can I look for a snowmachine helmet for my girlfriend, besides the regular sno-go dealers? She want's something that doesn't let as much air in, like the one of mine that she uses. My helmet is a cheap $100 helmet from Shadetree with a visor and detachable goggles. Kinda like the pic I attached from shadetree. I think she wants a full face one.

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    Fish Creek Sales on Palmer/Wasilla . Closer to Wasilla than Palmer

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    Fullface helmets suck, generally. Get her a thin fleece balaclava and a NoFog mask. No more cold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Erik in AK View Post
    Fullface helmets suck, generally. Get her a thin fleece balaclava and a NoFog mask. No more cold.
    This is a broad generalization that doesn't take into account the type of riding being done. I wear a MX style helmet on my Mountain sled but would love a full face convertible with a heated visor for cruising big lake trails or going ice fishing.

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    What's wrong with the regular dealers? Check out the Ski-Doo full face.

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    Go Pro

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    This is a broad generalization that doesn't take into account the type of riding being done. I wear a MX style helmet on my Mountain sled but would love a full face convertible with a heated visor for cruising big lake trails or going ice fishing.
    To each their own. I'm a "find what works and stick to it" kind of guy. I have ridden every type of helmet combination except the modular and I prefer the MX style with goggles for warmth and fog-free riding. I started with a fullface and hated it. It either fogged or I had to ride with the visor partially up and deal with frostbite. I added a heated visor and that worked down to about zero and only if I didn't exert myself, otherwise it was fog city.

    Eventually I was talked into trying the MX helmet/NoFog combo and the results were immediate. Warm down to -20 (& colder if I add a little strategic duct tape) and I rarely fog up (spring riding & working really hard)

    If a person is a sedate trail cruiser than a full face helmet will probably work, but the set up you and I use works in all conditions. Some folks may feel self-conscious about the hot-rod look but from a performance standpoint it's superior to all other combos.

    The BRP modulars are pretty slick but pricey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bend View Post
    Fish Creek Sales on Palmer/Wasilla . Closer to Wasilla than Palmer
    ++1 what he said

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    This is a broad generalization that doesn't take into account the type of riding being done. I wear a MX style helmet on my Mountain sled but would love a full face convertible with a heated visor for cruising big lake trails or going ice fishing.
    Exactly! Me and my wife both use Ski-Doo Modular full face helmets with heated visors. For our style of trail riding,ice fishing ,and winter camping they meet our needs perfectly.
    If I was a mountain rider that would most likely change.
    I also wear glasses. Goggles and glasses don't always go together well.
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