The question was not the cost
Posted by: abc on Oct-25-12 9:33 PM (EST)
of the helmet. The OP asked the question whether non-paddling-specific helmets could be used for paddling. While the OP's motivation was to save money by re-using the same helmet for different sport, there's nothing in his post that he's looking for cheap helmet.
Anybody who has a brain that's worth protecting can see cost and protection are not at all proportional. To say a $30 helmet is only good for a $30 brain, that can only come from a pea size brain that's probably not even worth the $30 helmet! Better let the rocks connect with the thick skull. Any maybe it'll knock something loose and make it work better! ;-)