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    I'm currently wearing a Cairns 1044 but it's on the heavy side and lacks balance. Any suggestions/recommendations regarding light weight low profile helmets?

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    If you want to stay with a traditional look at the 880. If not look at Phenix helmets they make alot of the helmets they use on the west coast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorenwallace View Post
    I'm currently wearing a Cairns 1044 but it's on the heavy side and lacks balance. Any suggestions/recommendations regarding light weight low profile helmets?
    Do you want protection that the helmet provides or do you just want something on your head?


    Most if not all firefighting gear, PPE, is heavy and not as comfortable as wearing a pair of swiming trunks!
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    Doesnt your department issue you your gear?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lorenwallace View Post
    I'm currently wearing a Cairns 1044 but it's on the heavy side and lacks balance. Any suggestions/recommendations regarding light weight low profile helmets?
    Workout some, get your neck muscles built up real manly like..... Then get a LEATHER helmet .

    Seriously, Morning Pride has some decent tupperware that's not to bad on the noggin..

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    In my expirience, the Cairns traditional helmets are the lighter ones of all offered. My 1044 is much lighters than my Ben 2.
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    Ive got both a 1044 and an 880. both lightweight but I favor my 1044, due to the fact that its well balanced and its got the defender eye protection. no more burnt goggles.

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    Well let me start by saying that while I love the looks and the "Tradition" behind the traditional styled & leather helmets . . .

    "light weight low profile helmets" is NOT equal to a Traditional helmet.

    If you are simply looking for a lighter Traditional style - you can try a Phenix TC1 http://www.phenixfirehelmets.com

    If you truly want to go the route of "High Speed - Low Drag" helmets then look at the following:

    Bullard USRX
    http://www.bullard.com/V3/products/f...ice/USAR/USRX/

    Cairns (MSA) 360R or HP3 Commando
    http://www.msafire.com/catalog/catalog556.html

    Pacific F3CT
    http://www.pacifichelmets.com/helmet...s/f3ctkus.html

    Hope that get's you started.
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    Thanks for the input.
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