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Submitted: 05-12-2006 by mcgoughm

This helmet was a 2005 model. The strap/retention system was very poorly designed and made. The shell fit properly, but the straps were excessively long, and with length adjustment on only one side could not really be shortened enough to make the helmet snug. The sliders on each side that adjust fore-aft tension do not lock, and therefore don't hold the adjustment. There is no rear retention band either, so the helmet can easily rock backwards exposing your forehead. The adhesive velcro fit pads were coming off, right out of the box. In my opinion the helmet is unsafe. All these design issues have been addressed on my bicycle helmets, so there is no excuse for anyone making a paddling helmet with such an antiquated retention system. The only good thing about it was the color, which would have matched my Palm drysuit.
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