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    Helmet Liners?

    I'd be grateful for a tip on a helmet liner which is thin and will keep my helmet clean. I had a Slik which was fine but no longer available. The Aerostitch Jimi is too thick for the closely fitting Arai I have - can't poke my sunglasses under it. So...what's good these days in skull caps?

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    http://www.buffusa.com/

    http://www.sweatvac.com/

    I like Buff better because they are seamless and can double as a balaclava, scarf ot headband. I have a sweatvac as well but have 4 Buffs I wear the entire bike season.

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    I really like the one which LD Comfort sells but it too is a little thick. Sure keeps you cool in the summer though!

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    I found the SIiver Eagle product to work well and fit well under my Arai. Had it about 5 years.
    http://www.silvereagleoutfitters.com...ling-Headwear/

    I too found the 'Jimi' style too bulky.
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    Mine is very thin silk,black & British-I don't remember the brand but a great item!

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    I got off on the wrong foot with this query. The cap I was trying to replace isn't Sliks but hjc KoolMax which is still available. Thanks for your feed back all.

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    Zoommo, good tip. Pilot helmet use is an interesting slant and they look well made/taylored. Colors too!

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    UA sells a "mesh" cap like the pro-footballers wear. I have used them for several years and like them very much. Our local Sports Authority sells them..about 16 bucks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomzoommo View Post
    I have a couple dozen on these. Have been using this type for twenty years. I got mine from Flight Suits Ltd. in Palo Alto, CA. They are the best. I use a clean one every day on long trips and just throw them in the wash with your other clothes.
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    These look great - how to size?

    Quote Originally Posted by jdubick View Post
    I have a couple dozen on these. Have been using this type for twenty years. I got mine from Flight Suits Ltd. in Palo Alto, CA. They are the best. I use a clean one every day on long trips and just throw them in the wash with your other clothes.
    Jim, These liners look like they would definitely fit the bill for me. Can I make an assumption that a good approximation of sizing is helmet size = liner size before ordering any volume? Else I might just order a one each for a few sizes. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bogthebasher View Post
    Jim, These liners look like they would definitely fit the bill for me. Can I make an assumption that a good approximation of sizing is helmet size = liner size before ordering any volume? Else I might just order a one each for a few sizes. Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
    I have them from Flight Suits Ltd and Gibson and Barnes both. I use size large. My helmet size usually is between Large and Extra large depending on Mfg. My golf cap size is 7 1/2. Hope that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KEPPELJ View Post
    Zoommo, good tip. Pilot helmet use is an interesting slant and they look well made/taylored. Colors too!
    I've used these for years upon the recommendation of a friend that did a stint with the Thunderbirds. They also help reduce noise levels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zoomzoommo View Post
    I've used these for years upon the recommendation of a friend that did a stint with the Thunderbirds. They also help reduce noise levels.
    Can you use these wet to use evap cooling? Was thinking of an LD Comfort model for that purpose mainly, but would love something that makes my lemet quieter.
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    I wetted mine with cold water a few days ago on a particularly warm day. Kept my head cool until the airflow dried it out. Synthetics dry pretty quickly.
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