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Old 08-25-2018, 05:31 AM   #16
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How about a swamp-cooler for your helmet? Can you say "instant mildew"?


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Old 08-26-2018, 10:50 AM   #17
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Depends on how it's implemented.


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Old 08-26-2018, 11:39 AM   #18
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How about a swamp-cooler for your helmet? Can you say "instant mildew"?
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Not necessarily.
Ive used a Buff, soaked in cold water, pulled up over my head under my helmet for years. If it's really miserably hot, the water evaporates, along with any dampness in the helmet itself (Shoei).

Before Buffs were available I used a plain old wet bandana just flat on my head, with my helmet pulled over it, not tied or anything. With the top vent open evaporative cooling works pretty well. And it requires no batteries!

I've filled my roadcrafter pockets with ice on many rides across nevada or other blisteringly hot places.
It does sound icky, but I cannot tolerate getting overheated (Multiple sclerosis) and staying relatively cool is a big deal for me.

These A/C helmets are a great idea, assuming they work, and may encourage some riders to use a full face helmet instead of the usual bare head (non-mandatory states).
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Old 08-26-2018, 11:54 AM   #19
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Video on the helmet from their website.

I could not find how much more it weighs but the components look light.

**Edit - found it: The complete Feher ACH-1 helmet weighs 1450 grams +/- 30 grams. This is in the range of many high-end helmets.***
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:03 AM   #20
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Its a great idea, when it's 100+ degrees out and you're riding down the slab it gets very fatiguing. Especially if you are already tired, having a cooled helmet would make things much more comfortable. It's not too heavy or expensive either, it looks like a win as long as it's not shit. I hope they have a pinlock option on there too.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:18 AM   #21
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Hottest I've ridden is 90 degrees on a hot bike (Ducati Panigale). I don't see why everyone makes such a fuss about it. Drink plenty of water and take breaks, when needed. Adding in complications like AC helmets is a bit drastic.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:45 AM   #22
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Hottest I've ridden is 90 degrees on a hot bike (Ducati Panigale). I don't see why everyone makes such a fuss about it.
Um, that's why you don't see why everyone makes a fuss about it.
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