Ouch, I am hot!
I was thinking of buying a Giro Xen because I hear it has better protection. Honestly, I really would like a full face cone up there with a face/chin guard, but the heat would be out of control. The "light" plastic full facers with the flimsy looking chin guards don't look like they are up to the task. I even hear the chin guards on these things smash upon impact causing further damage to your grill. Thus, unless somewone can convince me otherwise, no full face for me and my type of riding - XC. The Xen looks good and states to offer more coverage in the rear, but it is expensive and I have a perfectly functioning Giro Havoc. So, should I drop the $100 or so for the Xen? I tried one on at the shop and it was very very comfy. What about the heat factor compared to the other XC helmets? AZClyde? You got one, right? What about the Giro Semi MX? Looks like a hot helmet too, as in temperature.