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G3 Helmet Fit

 


joewreilly

Aug 13, 2013, 10:03 PM
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Hey everybody I just got a Cookie G3. I have never worn the G3 or any other full face helmet. I originally got the large but it was very tight so i swapped it for the XL. The XL shell seems good but it is a little tight under the chin. Whenever i looses it to make more room under the chin it seems like the back of the helmet isnt snug around my head. My question is how exactly is the G3 suppose to fit. Is the cloth in the back suppose to be snug against your neck/back of head or does it matter if there is a gap. I might just not be use to the full face yet but I spent a lot on it and want to be sure.


ChrisD  (No License)

Aug 14, 2013, 6:32 AM
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http://www.dropzone.com/...;;page=unread#unread

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bravoniner  (B 8305)

Aug 18, 2013, 11:31 AM
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Have you played with the adjustment tab on the cord that runs through the cuff on the back of the helmet? You might be able to get a better fit with some minor changes.


Andrewwhyte  (C 1988)

Aug 27, 2013, 10:15 AM
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I have tried on a few G3s and found the tightness under the chin thing to be a show stopper. At first I presumed it was a newness thing or something that could be adjusted, but have concluded that that is just how they are made. People who own them tend to acknowledge it and brush it off. I can't and am looking for something else. Hopefully you will get used to it.


timgaines  (C 107228)

Aug 27, 2013, 10:26 AM
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Very few people seem to know about the adjustment tab (cookie probably need to make it more obvious somehow or maybe there is an instruction sheet but being a man I threw it away immediately). Probably nearly 75% of the people I know with one did not know about it and it seems to come at it's tightest setting and there is quite a lot of range with it.


SFBayArea

Aug 27, 2013, 12:16 PM
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timgaines wrote:
Very few people seem to know about the adjustment tab (cookie probably need to make it more obvious somehow or maybe there is an instruction sheet but being a man I threw it away immediately). Probably nearly 75% of the people I know with one did not know about it and it seems to come at it's tightest setting and there is quite a lot of range with it.

So, how do I find this adjustment tab?


FestivalFox  (D License)

Aug 27, 2013, 1:00 PM
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The G3 doesnt fit people with weird heads. I have a weird head Frown A large G3 is way way too small and the XL is giantic on me. the G2 fits perfectly though.....


Squeak  (E 1313)

Aug 27, 2013, 5:47 PM
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Cookie has a Youtube video turorial on adjusting and fitting the helmets.


Premier SkymonkeyONE  (D 12501)

Aug 29, 2013, 2:09 PM
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SFBayArea wrote:
timgaines wrote:
Very few people seem to know about the adjustment tab (cookie probably need to make it more obvious somehow or maybe there is an instruction sheet but being a man I threw it away immediately). Probably nearly 75% of the people I know with one did not know about it and it seems to come at it's tightest setting and there is quite a lot of range with it.

So, how do I find this adjustment tab?

It's a red piece of plastic stuck under the padding at the cheek on one side. It's adjusted sort of like a CYPRES loop, then you stick it back under the padding. Easy to adjust.

Chuck



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