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Old 01-13-2012   #1
 
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Which size WRSI?

Need a new helmet, leaning toward the WRSI. I see that it comes in small/medium as well as medium/large.

Does anybody have experience with the sizing? I wear a size 7 baseball hat (22in), but wanted to hear some first hand accounts...

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Old 01-13-2012   #2
 
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WRSI helmets come with a bunch of padded shims. I was right in between the two sizes, so I got a med/large and shimmed it up nicely. WRSI are great helmets, mine has taken multiple impacts and is still as good as new.

Sorry, not sure the circumference of my melon.
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I've got a pretty big dome and still had to pad out the standard size. Took forever to get it just right but is perfect now.
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Most adults with a normal to large head use the bigger size. The smaller size is meant to fit people with very small heads, including children. I have a slightly smaller than average circumference head, and the large size was the correct choice. I used the thickest padding on the sides and front, and thinner padding on the top to make room for a skull cap. Fits like a dream.
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If you have a larger head in a roundish shape you may find the Large too narrow - even with the slimmest of shims.

WRSI has said for 2 years now that they were going to come out with an XL sized helmet but it hasn't happened yet. Still waiting.
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Yup been waiting for several years now

For WRSI to come out with a XL helmet, emailed them a long time ago and they replied that it would be soon. So far no luck on the big heads size.
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I have talked to them directly as well, and been told two years ago. I have wanted a WRSI helmet for years, but they have not come through with the XL size as of yet. Maybe someday.
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I spoke with WRSI today and told them there are plenty of boaters waiting for the XL. The guy said it was not on the docket for this spring (read 2012) so at least one more year of waiting to go.
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I wear a size 7 1/4, Army Patrol Cap, and I wear the M/L size wrsi current helmet. I have the thickest fit pads in it, and it fits perfect.
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Hmm. I wear a size 7 (ballcap - new era? on field hats), so I have a smaller than average cabeza. If you (airborne) are wearing 7 1/4 and have the thickest shims in the helmet...I'm not sure what to get. Thin pads in the small/medium?
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