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    Default Best place to buy helmets?

    Picked up a Honda Foreman late last fall for myself, and am picking up a 2006 Polaris Hawkeye today for the wife. Wondering where the best place is to get some helmets in Anchorage. Or do you get them online? Will also be looking for kids size helmets as well. Thanks.
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    We use the G-MAX helmets. The face completely opens up and they are well vented. I got mine at Wasilla Yamaha. I do not know if there is a dealer in Anchorage.

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    Rocky Mountain ATV online is a great place to find good helmets at a great price. I'd maybe check out a local dealership or two and try on a few. If the prices aren't great, then order online. I always like to buy local when I can though.


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    Fish Creek Sales in Wasilla on the PDub seems to always have good prices. They even sponsored a few prizes for our wheeler ride last year...

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    There is a helmet shop in the Dimond Mall that is not to bad.. Cheaper than the dealers anyway....

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    Go Pro on Dowling/Potter is my choice. Might not be the cheapest around, but quality, selection, and local ownership.

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    check out Alaska Leather on Spenard--

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    Quote Originally Posted by hunt_ak View Post
    Fish Creek Sales in Wasilla on the PDub seems to always have good prices. They even sponsored a few prizes for our wheeler ride last year...
    Thats my vote as well. Good folks there!

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    We ended up at Alaska Cycle Center the other day. Good selection for kids and adult helmets. Now we're geared up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chasing View Post
    There is a helmet shop in the Dimond Mall that is not to bad.. Cheaper than the dealers anyway....

    got a nice helmet from that store, it was a fair price for alaska i guess. could have saved 50$ probably if i bought it online.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    got a nice helmet from that store, it was a fair price for alaska i guess. could have saved 50$ probably if i bought it online.
    Online helmets are definitely less expensive. But when trying to fit the right sizes for my 2 and 6 year olds, I'd rather have them fitted in person regardless of how much I have to pay. Also, everything is cheaper online these days, but it is nice to support local shops.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmg View Post
    Online helmets are definitely less expensive. But when trying to fit the right sizes for my 2 and 6 year olds, I'd rather have them fitted in person regardless of how much I have to pay. Also, everything is cheaper online these days, but it is nice to support local shops.

    well i would have ordered the wrong size if i did it online, its seems when trying them on every different model helmet and manufacture i was a different size head! i ended up with a XL when my skidoo helmet is a big medium.
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    Quote Originally Posted by greythorn3 View Post
    got a nice helmet from that store, it was a fair price for alaska i guess. could have saved 50$ probably if i bought it online.
    Helmets, Hockey Skates, Boots are three things I tend to bite the bullet on and buy locally. The main reason is that I can try them on first that way. Yeah I could try them on then save money by ordering them but then one day the little guy would go under so I wouldn't have anywhere to try on the new styles and I would have no one to blame but myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LuJon View Post
    Helmets, Hockey Skates, Boots are three things I tend to bite the bullet on and buy locally. The main reason is that I can try them on first that way. Yeah I could try them on then save money by ordering them but then one day the little guy would go under so I wouldn't have anywhere to try on the new styles and I would have no one to blame but myself.

    Sort of like mail order brides - you just don't know what you'll end up with and how it'll fit.


    (why I do feel like there is going to be a preposterous response from greythorn on this )
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