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"El Whatever"
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Hi All!

I normally ride in hot conditions, constantly over 30C (+86F) and VERY high humidity (70% plus).

My trusty Giro Hex is over its service life and it turned out to be too hot for typical spring-summer conditions here. It does ok during the dry season, though.

I am currently looking at the MET Parabellum or something along those lines.

Any other suggestions for a trail/AM helmet that has good ventilation?

Thanks!
 

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fortunately here in canada we don't have to worry bout this issue much.....those new smith optics helmets look like they might offer more ventilation than your average helmet - but I have yet to see one in person
 

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So far my new Kali Amara has been doing fine but I haven't ridden in weather over 85F yet, plus I have short hair. I was thinking of getting their Avita but will probably wait to see if I do more gravity stuff and get a full face if I do.
 

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Same temps here (Malaysia) - humidity is pea soup too. I manage with a met kaos. Have now switched to a bell super and can manage. It's warmer but I want the extra protection.
Thanks! I am in Darwin, Australia, so you are just across the street and heat and humidity are very similar.

I went with a Kaos after reading many kudos for MET's. The Parabellum is nice, but does not offer more ventilation according to MET themselves.

I thought about the Super, but it may be overkill for local trails. Different from Malaysia, we don't have mountains around.

Thanks everyone!
 

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I want to get my hands on one of the IXS - i bought one of the first production shipments of the bell super last season. Its a great helmet - but for some reason, and I know its been documented elsewhere - it runs hot - even with the brow vents. I rode the entire summer season here in CO. its one of the only helmets that also drops sweat right out of the helmet into my eyes and glasses. I always wear a sweatvac beanie and even the ones with the rubber channel - now - I am a heavy sweat producer - but in all my riding I've never had the issues I've described. Too bad - as I like everything else about it. So - my .02c - the super is great but does not vent well or evac sweat very well - except straight off the front
 
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