Helmet makers must think kayakers don't have much brains. Well, I have lots of brains and want to keep a lot of them. So I have had problems with finding helmets sized big enough. I got a big FSN fullface but had to shave it a little and then add back foam (it had strips with gaps that I filled in). Haven't taken a big hit so I'm not sure it will work...HOPE so.
So what do I use for cold water/weather when I need a thick beanie? Sol. No way to fit one in the fsn. I had an old Prijon with a clip on face bar that I added more modern foam lining to, and used that; but probably sketch, def sketch once the shell started age cracking. Only helmet to fit with a dive hood was an nrs. Open face, but I'm mostly playing, running gates, or doing flat water workouts in the winter. Maybe nrs will step up and make a full face. Is it that much trouble to add a chin bar? How about something to help with rotational hits like we are starting to see for mtb? Kayakers obviously will pony up the bucks since the cool helmets have some sweet prices. I guess full face is not cool. Must be a pussy.