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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 11-25-2016, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for helmet suggestions

So I bought my Prowler 700 XTX about a month or so ago. Installed my winch and plow setup. Now, I'm just looking for a few things to add to my Christmas wish list.


A helmet being one of them. I want a full face helmet. What are some of the helmets you guys use? Any info besides that it should be DOT compliant? Pics?

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I use a open face helmet that is DOT approved. All personal preference.
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We don't use them. probably not a bad idea when we are really in the rough. But with the full windshield, racing seats, seat & shoulder restraints and roll cage, not to mention the heat these things put out, we never really thought about it a whole lot. If it was an open ATV, we would, for sure! I really recommend face masks, however! We suck in a lot of dust on the trails and gravies.
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I don't use one in the warm weather, except when I am out in very strong winds (over 40 mph). We seldom get over 10 mph, often using the XTZ as a mule hauling a trailer.

I do wear one in the winter (no trailer): to keep me warm, to protect my eyes from weed chaff, and to protect my head during the rare instances of being out in a hail storm.. I have two that I prefer. One is a Vemar. It has a flip up chin bar, a flip up lens, and a drop down sun visor. The other is an Arctic Cat snowmobile helmet. It has a fixed chin bar, a flip up lens, and a drop down sun visor.

Rather than take up lots of forum bandwidth, posting the individual photos, I made an album for you to see them. Here is the link:

Arctic Cat - Helmets I Wear by Terry Fiene | Photobucket

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I have two different helmets that I wear when riding my Quad,full face for winter and open face for the rest of the time......
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-09-2016, 04:54 AM
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I like the open face better, but that is strictly a personal preference. As long as it has a good Snell Rating, and DOT approved you are good to go. I picked up severall helmets from the Arctic Cat Store close out sale! 190.00 dollar helmet for 49.00 dollars!
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