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    That NFF helmet is very nice. The Phenix is also much lighter than the N5A, just wish it had a liner like the N5A and it would awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyvalleyff View Post
    That NFF helmet is very nice. The Phenix is also much lighter than the N5A, just wish it had a liner like the N5A and it would awesome.
    What sort of liner are you looking for? There are a few options with the Phenix.
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    Basically a cairns leather one lol. Just like the no frills old school setup with no plastic or easy parts that bend or break.

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    And no ratchet never liked those things.

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    Quote Originally Posted by happyvalleyff View Post
    And no ratchet never liked those things.
    You realize you can't buy a new Cairns without a ratchet either right?
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    I do realize you can't buy a new cairns without a ratchet, but I know it can easily be removed in about 10 second. Yes I also realize that it was not intended to be worn that way, but thats the way that it fits best.

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    Can you special order a Phenix in blue?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MBarnes View Post
    Can you special order a Phenix in blue?
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    You can order a Phenis with the upgraded leather comfort liner and a nape strap instead of a ratchet if you would like. The nape strap is very similar to the back of a baseball hat.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MBarnes View Post
    Can you special order a Phenix in blue?
    Standard colors are White, Red, Black and Yellow. Others are MSRP $45 extra.
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    I know Phenix says that their leather helmets' flexibility help absorb more energy. Does Phenix harden their leather helmets using the same process as Cairns (dipped in resin I think) or through another process? Is that really an advantage, or does it lend to flimsiness?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prydentradition View Post
    I know Phenix says that their leather helmets' flexibility help absorb more energy. Does Phenix harden their leather helmets using the same process as Cairns (dipped in resin I think) or through another process? Is that really an advantage, or does it lend to flimsiness?
    They are not hardened like the Cairns at all. They are flexible to absorb the energy like you stated. They are completely differently made. The also will not crack from impact due to the flexibility.
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    When the brim is bent on a Phenix helmet is it done at the factory or can the end user make the bend. If the end user makes the bend does it damage the paint at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golzy12 View Post
    When the brim is bent on a Phenix helmet is it done at the factory or can the end user make the bend. If the end user makes the bend does it damage the paint at all?
    I did the bronx bend myself and havent really noticed any damage to the paint. If you do put a bend in it, remember that the Phenix leather is designed to be flexible so its probably not a good idea to hang it from the brim.
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    Quote Originally Posted by backsteprescue123 View Post
    I did the bronx bend myself and havent really noticed any damage to the paint. If you do put a bend in it, remember that the Phenix leather is designed to be flexible so its probably not a good idea to hang it from the brim.
    It's really not a good idea to hang ANY helmet from the brim. Try to use the headband or ratchet if you can.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRider245 View Post
    It's really not a good idea to hang ANY helmet from the brim. Try to use the headband or ratchet if you can.
    I usually just set my down. Mostly upside down so I'm not messing up the bend.
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    So I finally got to see a TL2 up close this weekend and all I got to say is wow! The helmet is so lightweight and its definatly not flimsy. The guy that had them was selling them for $395 with patch and wacky pack included. Cant wait to get me a TL2 but got to convince the wife first lol

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    Just so you guys know the helmet that Phenix donated to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation's Stop Drop Rock n Roll event went for $4000.00. Special Thanks goes out to Mark Prendergast from M&L Supply for donating this large amout to a cause that helps fallen firefighters families. It was a great event and will be better next year.
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    I have been wearing my TL2 now for just over a month, no fires but lots of training. I switched from a 70-80's era N5 and now I wish I had done it sooner. I have nothing bad to say about the TL2 and two other guys who tried my helmet have already ordered theirs. 100% worth the change and investment.
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    just ordered my TL2 today from handtub. He is a great guy to deal with. Ill post pics when I get it.

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    Where did you get your shield?
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    From phenix Handtub put my order in. It will be here in two weeks.

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    Got my new TL-2! Here are some pics of it compared to my old Paul Conway American Classic. Now to break it in!
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    Holy crap that's a nice looking lid! Damn! I recently ordered a Paul Conway... With all these reviews, it looks like I should have gone withe the TL
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    I've tried on two TL2's. I like them, except that they don't fit or wear like a Cairns. If you could put the Cairns insides on the TL2's outsides, you'd have the best helmet ever.

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