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Old 12-27-2019, 07:26 AM   #31 (permalink)
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BV2 and glasses didn't work for me. Never been cold in my MX helmet either. The statement above that someone got cold was user and fitment error. Get a real balaclava and goggles and that doesn't happen.
Well I have a 509 Delta R3 helmet and Ive used it with the 509 goggles and it will fog if I am sweating a lot and not going fast enough...
I run mine with the heated shield most of the time, it is warmer whether you will admit it or not and zero fogging.
Always wear my Klim Balaclava.
I have several true MX helmets Fox, Bell etc and a ton of goggles. On cold days riding my quad or Dirtbike it will fog once you work up a sweat. Would never even think about using a MX helmet in VT on trails in cold weather. Maybe ditchbanging , but not at a constant 50-60 mph.
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:34 AM   #32 (permalink)
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My Buddy had a BV2 helmet and it shattered in a crash. Never seen that before. Probably just unlucky and got a defective one. I used to want one but I wouldn't have that 'feel good" feeling if I bought one now.
Good helmets should break if hit in a crash situation. Otherwise it's your head which breaks.
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Old 12-27-2019, 08:39 AM   #33 (permalink)
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This is the problem with these threads.
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Well I have a 509 Delta R3 helmet and Ive used it with the 509 goggles and it will fog if I am sweating a lot and not going fast enough...
Then your balaclava is back leaking into your goggles. In the same situation if you took the goggles off and used the screen it would fog too. As an aside, the 509 helmet and 2 pairs of goggles I have from them have only been trumped by a pair of Klim gloves as the most pointless snowmobile purchases I have ever made.

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I run mine with the heated shield most of the time, it is warmer whether you will admit it or not and zero fogging.
If you aren't cold ever with a setup is warmer helpful?

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I have several true MX helmets Fox, Bell etc and a ton of goggles. On cold days riding my quad or Dirtbike it will fog once you work up a sweat.
Back to the setup isn't right. This is where MX excel. When you are super active and need to not fog. NONE of the modular or screen helmets ever work in those situations, MX do.

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Would never even think about using a MX helmet in VT on trails in cold weather. Maybe ditchbanging , but not at a constant 50-60 mph.
Constant speed sounds boring as hell. Regardless of the trail, I'd rather have an MX. The arguments for a mod can make sense if you have Maine size Turbo trails that require extended periods of 90+ riding. Not because of cold but because they catch the air more at those speeds and there is no issue fogging when running like that with a non-MX helmet.
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Old 12-27-2019, 07:53 PM   #34 (permalink)
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This is the problem with these threads.
People who have no idea how to setup an MX helmet respond.

Then your balaclava is back leaking into your goggles. In the same situation if you took the goggles off and used the screen it would fog too. As an aside, the 509 helmet and 2 pairs of goggles I have from them have only been trumped by a pair of Klim gloves as the most pointless snowmobile purchases I have ever made.


If you aren't cold ever with a setup is warmer helpful?


Back to the setup isn't right. This is where MX excel. When you are super active and need to not fog. NONE of the modular or screen helmets ever work in those situations, MX do.


Constant speed sounds boring as hell. Regardless of the trail, I'd rather have an MX. The arguments for a mod can make sense if you have Maine size Turbo trails that require extended periods of 90+ riding. Not because of cold but because they catch the air more at those speeds and there is no issue fogging when running like that with a non-MX helmet.


Only been riding MX since I was 6 but ya sure.

I just told you with the heated shield it NEVER fogs...same helmet, same Balaclava. Goggles dont always fog but certain situations ive had it happen.

Lol that Klim gloves and 509 helmet are YOUR most pointless snowmobile purchases.
I HIGHLY doubt that.

But you sound like you got it all figured out there pal

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Old 01-02-2020, 10:26 PM   #35 (permalink)
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My solution is pretty simple. I have a basic HJC helmet...with a heated shield. To improve air circulation to prevent fogging, i have removed both the nose and chin guards so nothing is attached to my face or nose. I also cut material out of the front of my balaclava so my mouth is not covered, but my chin is, so it doesn't get cold. On really cold days, i wear a light to mid-weight neck gator that i can adjust over my chin to provide extra warmth, but nothing ever covers my mouth or nose. This way, your exhaled breath exhausts out of the bottom of the helmet. I also ensure i am not overheated, by not wearing my shell when getting the sleds ready. I also open my shield at stops to ensure my exhaust is vented out of the helmet. I have no fogging issues ever riding in -15 to 35 degree weather. Works for me, no issues
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Nothing works... dish soap—no... sprays to treat lenses—no... home remedies that grandma swore by—nope... open face helmet with goggles and a decent (real) balaclava— no (funny how on those really cold minus 30 nights and even colder wind chill temps, your face starts to sting from the cold somehow finding it’s way in. That’s okay...kids that do that are tough...and the impending frostbite �� is something they ignore in front of their sledding buddies. lol �� I’ve seen it!).

Listen, as a seasoned sledder who tried every trick in the book and then some...NOTHING WORKS! So, do the only right next step...reach into your pocket and pull out every spare penny you can find, then just go and buy the BRP BV2S helmet. It’s designed differently than any other helmet or style out there and will actually do what you need it to. It works! I have owned one for years and will never need to improve on this helmet. You will finally be able to see where you’re going with absolutely no fogged up lenses. Does not matter how cold it is....does not matter if you are stopped at a road crossing and waiting to cross, does not matter if you are sledding fast or slow...doesn’t matter if you’re an aggressive sledder and sweat a lot...no need to “crack the visor” to vent that breath! No more wiping the lenses of your glasses, no more heating the glasses in an inner pocket for a moment while your buddies ahead of you pull farther and farther away. ... and then give you s*#t when you catch up to them. “dude...what the hell is taking you so long....wtf,”

Yes, the helmet is expensive ... and worth every penny! The helmet is designed to keep the exhausted breath away from a separate, divided chamber that your face (and glasses), are in. Breathe in fresh air and breathe out stale air...and the two never mix, like they tend to in conventional helmets etc. The separation is key and exactly why they, and only they, work properly. Forget about snot catchers, breath deflectors and all those other gimmicks that are available and claim to keep your glasses and lenses from fogging up. Pffhhh...You know yourself, they simply don’t work! If any of them did, would you even be asking the question in the first place? Stop the nonsense...just go buy the right helmet and be done with it for good!
Bang On. I've been riding for 47 years. I have a BV2S. The End.
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I've tried everything in this thread and have just about every helmet doo has made. BV2S is a good one, but hot. I finally got lasik, but b4 that, the best thing I found for glasses was a wipe called fogtech. I never leave home with these. One wipe will last a day or so and easy to coat your glasses with it. I carry a dozen or so with me on rides at all times. Couldn't even begin to tell how many I've given them away on the trails. Even with lasik, I still use the wipes on my mod 3 or BV2S in freezing fog conditions. These wipes work great!
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i'm to put it bluntly, going blind, damaged corneas... so i wear glasses of course. made a post about this last year. i use the modular 3 brp electric helmet, and contacts. the helmet worked well with the mask with glasses(with bendable frames i found best for fitting with it), once i adjusted it to my face. when i'm not using the mask i would use the black ops balaclava(dependent on temps) and popping the helmet up when we stop. the only reason i wear the contacts now for riding, is that i'm on my 5th different prescription in a year, cheaper to replace them than the glasses. i'm seriously considering the newest missions helmet for next year as it's lighter and still modular.

thankfully, when we encountered hours of freezing rain, not wearing glasses meant i could still see with my ice caked visor up. the popdown shade also helps as i am light sensitive with the damage. the good thing is, i still see better in the dark as mark learned. he got the lasik, it affected his night vision as it does for some, and he's back to wearing glasses for reading now. lasik doesn't last forever, nor does it work for everyone, just like with contacts.

oh and i rainx both visor and glasses, it helps like the cat stuff. before i got the mod3, i was literally riding blind lmao, without glasses because of the fogging issue.
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"Lost a sled" as in hit a three foot tall bank of snow and ice on a lake at night. To see white on white at night, I definitely should have had glasses on. BTW the sled only had 360 miles on it. Now, I usually wear one contact for close up and one contact for far away. Sounds crazy but after a month or so you get used to it and don't even think about it. I can see perfectly down the trail and at the GPS. No fogging with contacts!!
doing the same thing with my contacts sorta... and seeing white on white is my issue during the day, at night i see better. it's a quirk of my visual issues.
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:11 AM   #40 (permalink)
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I'm in the BRP helmet camp. I rode with fogged glasses from 1970 as a puppy, to 1998 when BRP came out with the Mod1. I was riding a Polaris and had no reservations wearing a Doo helmet. Trust me when I tell you that these old timers tried everything before the modular helmets came on the scene. They aren't as handy getting on and off, but they work. Really.
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