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Posted: 1/17/2021 4:54:52 PM EST
Looking to buy a high cut ballistic helmet and head is exactly 23" in circumference. Most show a medium up to 23.5". Should i get a large or stay with a medium?
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 10:13:27 AM EST
Helmet sizing is highly dependent on the pads, not only the pads thickness but their compression. A medium should fit you fine depending on the pads.
Back face deformation is a reason some people may choose to wear a larger helmet than needed. Using thicker pads or pads with little compression in a larger helmet keeps your head further away from the helmet shell in case it's bulged inward. Hard pads that don't compress can make wearing a helmet suck though.
Using a larger size helmet has disadvantages also. 'Larger helmets weigh more' and are obviously bigger.
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 12:21:04 PM EST
Thank you for the explanation
Link Posted: 1/18/2021 12:31:12 PM EST
If you're on the fence about what size helmet you should get, get the larger size. Whatever helmet you get, buy 4D Tactical Zero G pads for it. Bar none the best thing out there. We of Arfcom don't call them "tactical booby pads" for nothing.
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