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 helmet padding

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helmet padding
« on: Jul 02, 2022, 05:14 PM »
Hey so I just got my night owl helmet and am in the process of sanding and painting. It fits well but needs to be a bit more snug / secure / comfortable. I was thinking of using motorcycle helmet inserts. Any advice? 

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Re: helmet padding
« Reply #1 on: Jul 02, 2022, 11:32 PM »
There are lots of ways to skin this beast. Motorcycle helmet pads have been used, I'm sure.  For a low-cost solution you can also use airsoft/tacti-cool helmet pads, they are fairly cheap and plentiful on the Big River.  They are also re-positionable to tune the fit (I expect quality moto helmet pads are much the same). You could use a suspension like in a hard hat as well. Strips of EVA foam, or even blue camp pads glued in could also serve in a pinch.

There aren't really any wrong answers as long as it is comfortable to wear, and it keeps your bucket where you want it.

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Re: helmet padding
« Reply #2 on: Jul 08, 2022, 07:56 PM »
Hi there! I used suspension straps that I pulled directly out of a thrifted hardhat. I know that in the future I probably want electronics in my bucket, so I wanted all the extra room I could get. Consider what you want your helmet to look like at the end, and what functionality you want it to have.

 


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