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    Default Leather forever?

    Who has the best leather stuff? I'm torn between MSA and Lion. Is there anyone else?

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    MSA Cairns all the way. I've never had seen any of lions products.
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    lion doesn't make a leather helmet. they make a regular new york style. I just ordered one for $136.00 I hope its good. it weighs 48OZ. which is awesome

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    Pak-man,

    Lion owns Paul Conway Helmets, who make a leather. I have one and I'll never give it up. The balance on it is outstanding. It is a better fit and feel on my head than the cairns leathers I've had. Lions bought Paul Conway Helmets about 6 months ago. The shields are still a different Company.
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    Pak-man....email me when you get that lion leather and let me know what you think.

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    I've only had one type - Cairns leather. I would like to try on a Lions just to see how it feels (balance etc.)

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    Don't accept "cheap" imitation..... Leather Cairns...the first, the best,,,,the only....
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    Cairns Sam Houston..... no doubt about it!
    They cost a little more, but you get what you pay for!
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    To those people who are in Depts. who buy leather helmets, all I have to say is, YOU ARE LUCKY!

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