Originally Posted by Swank
I'd find a shop with WRSI stuff and try on a M/L shell with Large foam inserts. I have a pretty big melon and still use medium inserts on the sides of mine. The larges were a bit loose.
Originally Posted by WetExit
That'd probably be a mistake. I saw someone post that a while back, so I took a leap of faith and bought a M/L WRSI Current online.
I have the same problem with a front-back fit issue, wearing a 7.5" ballcap. The WRSI fits way to small. Now I'm stuck with a brand new helmet that doesn't fit..
I completely agree. M/L WRSI with no pads won't fit my 7 5/8" melon. When I buy a cowboy hat, I buy a "long oval".
Maybe we need to write WRSI to ask them to make an XL shell. I would love to rock a WRSI!! My wife and daughters both wear WRSI's. I wouldn't want them wearing anything else...and could understand they'd want dear old Dad to also have the same level of safety.
I bought a close-out ProTec Two Face in XL flavor. I left it by my wood stove to soften slightly and threw an NRS strap around the middle to oval it. Left it like that all winter. Fits like a glove.
I don't recommend it to anyone else for obvious liability reasons, but I'd rather have a helmet that fits great than no helmet at all.
ProTec is out of the watersports helmet business as of last year, focusing on bike/skateboard helmets.