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[Amazon.ca] [HOT] Ski Helmet TOPLEK w/ coupon = $24.99

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[Amazon.ca] [HOT] Ski Helmet TOPLEK w/ coupon = $24.99

Comes in L (21.7 inches) and XL sizes.
I checked CCC and the lowest recorded was 36.99 before this.
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Aug 5, 2011
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Thanks OP! Picked one up as not interested in sharing Helmets given the current pandemic.
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Jan 27, 2011
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Curious why people are down voting? This is a solid deal. Purchased. Thanks.
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Mar 21, 2010
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hotsauce007 wrote: Curious why people are down voting? This is a solid deal. Purchased. Thanks.
I didn't downvote, and honestly I don't know much about helmets, so maybe I'm completely wrong - but aren't helmets supposed to meet certain standards or certifications etc.? I would have thought that a helmet would be the last thing you would want to buy from a no-name brand with no presence in North America or a similar country with regulations.
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May 11, 2019
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Manatus wrote: I didn't downvote, and honestly I don't know much about helmets, so maybe I'm completely wrong - but aren't helmets supposed to meet certain standards or certifications etc.? I would have thought that a helmet would be the last thing you would want to buy from a no-name brand with no presence in North America or a similar country with regulations.
Bingo. Don't ever cheap out on head protection.
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Mar 29, 2011
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Back when bike helmets used to be $250, their tagline was something like, "If you have a $25 head, buy a $25 helmet." Why people spend all sorts of money on sports equipment, and then cheap out on other related items like helmets or cycling shoes is beyond me. Kind of like playing Pebble Beach with a $150 starter set from crappy tire...
Last edited by igatomic on Dec 14th, 2020 9:34 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Manatus wrote: I didn't downvote, and honestly I don't know much about helmets, so maybe I'm completely wrong - but aren't helmets supposed to meet certain standards or certifications etc.? I would have thought that a helmet would be the last thing you would want to buy from a no-name brand with no presence in North America or a similar country with regulations.
not with ski helmets. this was an issue raised when my son was racing... there are no standards or certification for ski

There may be international standards that some recommend... such as found on https://www.skicanada.org/safety/how-to ... -a-helmet/

Health Canada has some comment on this.... but not really a standard... https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/ ... lmets.html

Health Canada mentions CSA, but that standard was withdrawn... https://www.scc.ca/en/standardsdb/standards/27645

CSA links to international standard here from 2018... https://standards.globalspec.com/std/10 ... astm-f2040

most of the young racers we met were buying POC helmets.... but that doesn't really mean they are any better. I think they just became popular. I know POC makes many great biking helmets that are certified and highly recommended. but again, it could just be that POC became popular and trendy as an expensive model to flash on the hill/trail
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Manatus wrote: I didn't downvote, and honestly I don't know much about helmets, so maybe I'm completely wrong - but aren't helmets supposed to meet certain standards or certifications etc.? I would have thought that a helmet would be the last thing you would want to buy from a no-name brand with no presence in North America or a similar country with regulations.

Something that cost 10x the price don’t necessary mean their better in anyway... besides most of the big reputable brands in NA outsource production offshore anyway.
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Aug 26, 2018
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i bought one of these for winter cycling. pair it with a set of goggles and it should be plenty warm. the helmet supposedly says that its CEN 1077 certified but its not like you can easily verify. feels pretty solid though
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Aug 5, 2015
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Manatus wrote: I didn't downvote, and honestly I don't know much about helmets, so maybe I'm completely wrong - but aren't helmets supposed to meet certain standards or certifications etc.? I would have thought that a helmet would be the last thing you would want to buy from a no-name brand with no presence in North America or a similar country with regulations.
You could also read the reviews on the web and make your own choice, instead of assuming it's a terrible product just because of its price.
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oceans_end wrote: Something that cost 10x the price don’t necessary mean their better in anyway
Your point is valid, but in general, the correlation between price and quality is a long-standing and very legitimate reality.
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After you add the item and look in your cart, at the very end of the item title, it says " - M" when size L is added, and says " - L" when XL is added, which is confusing....
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Jan 27, 2011
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I would say I have a $1 million+ dollar head. Does that mean I should buy a $1M helmet...

The helmet looks great and has excellent reviews. I haven't been wearing a helmet for the last 20 years while skiing, so wearing any helmet is better than no helmet.
igatomic wrote: Back when bike helmets used to be $250, their tagline was something like, "If you have a $25 head, buy a $25 helmet." Why people spend all sorts of money on sports equipment, and then cheap out on other related items like helmets or cycling shoes is beyond me. Kind of like playing Pebble Beach with a $150 started set from crappy tire...
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hotsauce007 wrote: I would say I have a $1 million+ dollar head. Does that mean I should buy a $1M helmet...
I too would say I have a $1M head but it clearly doesn't show in my bank account Crying Face
Happy Koodo Public Mobile customer :-)
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drew4008 wrote: After you add the item and look in your cart, at the very end of the item title, it says " - M" when size L is added, and says " - L" when XL is added, which is confusing....
same as mine, I selected XL but it became L when added in the cart. did you go through with your order?
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Go for a MIPS helmet from an actual brand.
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Sep 10, 2014
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The one thing i would worry about is goggle compatibility and warm air release. The top front of this helmet does look like it has vents for the warm air from your goggles to go up and out of the goggles then up and out of the helmet. Most days you might get away with it but on colder days you'll be dealing with goggles that are fogging up. Look at any decent helmet from smith or anon and you'll see these vents. Just something to think about.
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oceans_end wrote:

Something that cost 10x the price don’t necessary mean their better in anyway... besides most of the big reputable brands in NA outsource production offshore anyway.
These days, apparently you should be getting a helmet with MIPS. The helmets are most definitely all made offshore, but the technology that goes into different helmets is where the cost comes in. A traditionally "sturdy" helmet might actually provide less protection than a lighter new one. Not to mention a heavy helmet sucks when you are wearing it for the whole morning. Also with these foam ones, you want to make sure you check the manufacturing date on it, I remember these foam helmets were only supposed to last like 5 years or something. Some of the reviews are for this helmet from 2018, so hopefully it is not old stock.
willy0275 wrote: You could also read the reviews on the web and make your own choice, instead of assuming it's a terrible product just because of its price.
The problem is reading reviews on Amazon about helmets isn't really useful. Like did these people actually try to damage their helmets to see how much protection it provides? Also, if the helmet survives, but how they gonna tell if you gonna get a concussion or not?

Of course having any helmet is better than not having one at all. But with all the money people are supposed to be saving on RFD, why not get a nicer helmet with MIPS? If it is clothes, i don't mind saving a couple of $$ here and there, but not with a helmet.

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