any idea where to get a helmet for a huge head

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razzle
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I’ve been looking around but haven’t found one at Thick or REI. I would need over an 8 (baseball hat size) probably closer to 8 1/4 or 8 1/2. I was going to order one online but would like to buy locally if possible plus I’m not sure which exact size it would be.


Pierce
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Not sure about baseball sizes, but Kraynicks has pretty big ones by Airbus, which also have a crash replacement warranty (mine’s an extra large)


helen s
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Whoa! That is huge!! I thought I was big at 7 1/2.


mboyd
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Different brands have slightly different shapes, so I would hit several local shops and try different helmets. Also the base-model for most brands is a one-size-fits-all, whereas slightly more expensive options come in sizes (which would be better for you probably).


Chris Mayhew
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I am usually at the maximum size limit for helmets. Giro usually did pretty well. Specialized has been a real godsend for me.


ajbooth
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+1 for Giro. I’m usually XL on hats (’cause of all the brains) and my Giro helmet is perfect for me. It has a dial adjuster which I have opened up most of the way.


pearmask
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I wear around a 7 1/2, and I’m a girl. A short one. I imagine my head looks pretty weird on my body.

(lolz at all the times that people have tried to sell me the one-size-fits-all women’s helmets — “no, it’s really adjustable, I’m sure it will fit!”)

I wear L or XL in Bern helmets, depending on the style, so those probably won’t be a good choice for you unless you can find one of the few styles that come in XXXXXXXXXXL or whatever their largest size is.

My Specialized helmet is only a Medium, though, so like Chris implied, Specialized may be a good brand for you to look at.


Eric
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salty
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8 and a half… 7 and a half… who’s got the 10 1/2?


sloaps
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There’s always the DIY approach.


Pierce
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These aren’t the helmets you’re looking for


edmonds59
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Holy crap sloaps, that young woman is amazing. Makes me feel like a lazy talentless slug. I am, but that blog really drives it home.


razzle
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maybe i can just tape two pillows to my head


unclebob
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You could get one off of the delivery trucks at NAPA auto parts.

Sorry I couldn’t help myself. I have a big old Irish Melon myself.

:-)

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