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|Product Name||Sale Price||Merchant Name|
|Pro-tec Riot Helmet||$44.98||Dogfunk.com|
|Pro-tec Riot Helmet||$44.98||Backcountry.com|
|Pro-tec Riot Helmet||$44.98||DepartmentOfGoods.com|
Pro-tec Riot vs Bern Baker
The Riot fits more of an oval head shape whereas the Baker fits a rounder head shape. It all comes down to a personal fit.Both are very light. The materials & build on the Riot may be just a tad more refined.
Super light, great fit, super low profile
I am a fan of low-profile brimmed helmets, so my favorite helmets till now were the Bern Watts and Bern Baker. Just got the Riot and I am stoked on it.PROS: Really really light. Haven't weighed it but I would rank it among the lightest on the market.Lowest profile of any helmet I've tried other than the Bern models, and the fit is better. Liner is soft, stays put, and the ear pads are cush.Fits as well out of the box as the Smith Maze (best-fitting helmet out there IMO, but everyone and their girlfriend has it). No forehead pressure point.Strap setup is dead on and easy to adjust. Chin strap pad is secure and really soft. I usually take them off but not this one.Top vents are mesh covered (no snow plugs to knock out after you eat it). Fits great with Oakley Crowbars and the re-issue Pro Frame.CONS:In-mold design, so not quite as durable as an EPS-lined hard shell. The 'windshield' channel up under the brim doesn't fit my goggles, but I assume that's because of the goggles not the helmet.Rear goggle strap holder should be removable, and it's just a tad high for my taste. OVERALL:Super nice. The pros far outweigh any cons, and I am really nitpicking. I fully recommend the Riot if you want a light, great-fitting, low-profile lid with a real brim.
Wear a helmet. But have oakley A frames or airbrakes? Wear a different one. Unless you buy zeal's z3's with MOD Live. Then they fit awesome. No goggle gap. I would imagine any goggle system with a big plastic hinge area would make it difficult to get these to fit well.