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The Cookie G2 Helmet represents a new begining in the design of Full-Face Flip Up Visor helmets used for skydiving.

In close consultation with world champion teams such as Arizona Airspeed and Arizona Arsenal we we able to design and test the G2 in environments encountered by professional skydiving teams. Key criteria for the G2 helmet were

- A Thicker Visor for better protection
- A Visor locking system that cannot fail and leave the wearer with an open face sheild in freefall
- A Low jaw line, increasing peripheral vision and communication
- Increased ventilation for the hour long wind tunnel sessions

The New G2 Helmet Features

- Carbon Fibre outer shell
- 2mm Injection molded poly-carbonate Visor with antifog coating That meets opitical standard
- Secure Visor Locking Mechanism
- Increased Peripheral Vision
- d3o Impact protection liner
- Front and rear vents
- Velcro-less liner synching system
- The ability to wear certain glasses beneath the visor

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SwissSkydiver

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  • 5
Very comfortable ! Very quiet, Great View area ! Can't feel audible, Great customer service
In some weather conditions lithly fogging

I bought my helmet directly from Cookie Composites ! I think it's the best Full face helemt available on the market ! Very comfortable to wear, looking great, and your are not feeling the audible in the inside pocket of the helmet, and you have a great view to everything around you !

The Fist visor Version 1 had a bad fogging and crackling issue ! I contacted the customer service and they immediately sent the Version 2 ( for free) which is now almost perfect ! Sometimes it's lightly fogging in the area around the mouth, but I think we can overlook this ! I recommend this helmet to every sort of Skydiver

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Littlelad

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  • 5
Incredibly comfortable; quiet; great customer service
Carbon fiber no longer available

I see lots of reviews here for the older and superseded G2 yet none for the superb G3 helmet. I have put 50 jumps on mine through summer and now winter and I have to tell you, I love it. Well ventilated in summer, warm in winter (I don’t even take it off in the plane). I use a dytter in the internal pocket and I don’t even know it's there (until I hear it of course!). I have never had any issues with the visor fogging up and it is really easy to open under canopy once checks have been completed. I order mine from Cookie direct as they are about 50kms from my home, they delivered within a week as I told them I needed it to jump on the weekend. The only downside I can think of is that you can’t get a G3 in carbon fiber. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a Cookie G3 to anyone looking for a full face helmet.

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fly67

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  • 4
Fits my small head, good strap/tightening mechanism
Visor crackling (they sent a free replacement)

I tried a bunch of other helmets but none really fit my head. The G2 (small) fits well (if a little tight), so I have no worries about it falling off. Two audible slots are great since I use two. When I need one, my next helmet will probably be a G3.

Glad I have a full face since it already saved me from a possible broken nose from a jump in which a friend's foot/shoe slammed into the visor.

The original visor (from about a year ago) developed crackling. I asked Cookie for a replacement (sent a pic) and they sent one no questions asked.

Nice product...

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gzimmermann

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  • 3
Very good full face helmet!
Visor, lense coating, rubber bands

I love this helmet and now have more than 100 jumps on it. The fogging issue has not been that bad to me because I got the modification at purchase already. What I do not like: The visor was "cracking" and showed mate spots event though I only cleaned it with a micro-fiber cloth and water. Let them fix it, really! Today one of the rubber bands broke which makes it difficult to have the visor closed on jumps. Seems these are common spare parts, they sell them in six-packs for USD 15.... Suggestion: If they are spare parts, make sure you pack some of them in every delivery, they are only worth a few cents and the owner can at least replace them with common tools. Plus please fix the coating issue, immediately, and let us know when!

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croy

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  • 3
Great helmet,comfortable and well constructed
Issues with lense coating crackling

Love the helmet but the visor is an issue, and until that issue is taken care of I can not recommend it. Both Chuting Star and Cookie have been great about replacement lenses but I'm on my third one and have seen at least 5 other helmets at verious DZ's with the same issue. Hope they work it out.

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k11stan

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  • 5
Visibility , fit
Visor .. at first

Had this helmet for almost 8 months now - and I must say that it's getting more and more comfortable as time goes by . Yes the visor sucked at first (the clear coating started to chip away) , but I got a replacement (free - customer service was excellent) . Visibility is outstanding - being in the air feels like an IMAX movie . I highly recommend it having gone through 2 other full face helmets (mamba and a factory diver).

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Maveas

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  • 4
Easy locking mechanism, great peripheral vision, superb comfort
Bad antifog coating

There is really not much negative to say about this helmet. I mainly bought it because of the awesome locking mechanism which can be easily opened with or without gloves. But after I have been using it a few times I really just likes almost everything about it. It's super comfortable and has a great panorama view. The only reason why I only gives it 4 stars is because of the bad antifog coating which doesn't do any good.

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Archers1

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  • 5
Comfortable, very clear visor, very cool looking, light weight
None yet

This review is meant to be instructional for those G2 owners with issues.

I treat my G2 no different than I do my expensive motorcycle helmets. When I'm not jumping, it's in my DZ locker in the Cookie helmet case. When I'm jumping, it hangs on my rig rack until I am gearing up for a load. I see other jumpers treat their G2s like they are cheap $60 helmets. I don't, and as a result of that, mine still looks new.

Getting onto the airplane, I pull my visor half way down so that I can't bang it on the door or the ceiling of the aircraft. For most rides up, unless its really hot, I leave it on. I like the visor to be half closed to remind me to close it before exiting.

I only fully close the visor right before I exit. In freefall it is amazingly quiet and secure. The visor has only rattled a little during high speed head down positions, but never during belly or sit flying positions.

After opening my canopy, checking my air space, and stowing my slider, I open the visor to have fresh air in my face during my canopy ride and landing.

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clustermagnet

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  • 4
Comfort
Customer support, the #$(%* Visor

Yes, visor is a piece of shit, and Cookie is not admitting it. Awesome customer service, thanks guys... I want to be able to see the mal above my head. The Ranch Pro shop have been complaining to them for a while.

My helmet, my girls, at least 3 others develop a visor cracking , and there is nothing you can do about it. Fogs up pretty bad as well. Have fun on bigway break offs.

G2 is the best helmet I've used otherwise, comparing to Mamba, Factory Diver, Oxygen, Z1. I've yet to try the paratec.

Give it a 3. Why? Because if the visor issue will get resolved, then it would be a 5 star helmet. 1 star off for customer service, another star off for not jumping the thing enough before putting on the market.

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rsteadham

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  • 3
Looks great, feels great
Horrible customer support with a crack that has developed.

I was the first at my DZ to purchase my new G2. I let everyone play with it and try it on. I was thee advocate for this new awesome product. Then after about 50 jumps I noticed the helmet was developing a crack and delaminating over the left eye. There is not a scratch on the helmet. It goes from my case to my head on the jump and then back in my case. I also noticed the lens was not sealing tight to the helmet.

I called ChutingStar and sent pictures of the crack and the lack of epoxy where the crack was forming. They sent it on to Jason Cooke. The email they got back from Cookie was that the helmet crack was due to an impact and they would not cover it under warrantee!!!! Really? How about at least looking at the helmet before you make that decision? ChutingStar suggested I crushed the helmet while in my bag. Last time I checked, I don't use my helmet as a trampoline or to sit on. I baby this thing. I personally wrote to Mr. Cookie and he never responded. It looks to me like they are quick to sell and slow to back up their product. I'm pissed that I spent nearly $400 for a paper thin helmet that neither the seller nor the manufacturer will even bother to say, "send it to us so we can see what you see."

Just wondering if anyone else out there is having problems with their new state of the art G2 that's supposed to be made by the best. So far, I've been disappointed. If I conducted affairs they way Cookie is I would expect to be out of business in short order. By the way, I have to practically hold my breath to keep the helmet from fogging up. I hate to bitch about this sort of thing but I've been left with little choice.

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D-Fens

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  • 4
Extremely comfortable, best optics of all, works with glasses
Fogging under canopy

Since there's only one other review on this site I thought I'd chime in with my view.

GOOD: This is very comfortable, and the optics of the lens is incredible. I can wear it with glasses, so if you can't wear contact lenses and would like to avoid the large, over-the-glasses goggles, this is nice.

BAD: The G2 is very popular in my DZ and everyone has the same problem: fogging when under canopy. I had the same problem, to the extent that I had to open it before landing. This is worth knowing: my first jump I did with a G2 I got line twists, and the fogging could have made that situation stressfull weren't for the fact that I've done so many jumps this year and I'm very comfortable with all my other gear.

GLASSES: Oh, and something that's specific to the issue of wearing glasses: You can't actually put on/take off the helmet without first taking of your glasses (obviously) so you will, if you're not careful, end up with your glasses becoming dirtier than usual.

SIZING: Worth noticing, which is a bit weird: My main helmet is Cookie Ozone. I was very surprised when I bought that one and realized I needed the XXL model (though Cookies website recommended XL given the measurements of my head). For the G2, "L" fit just fine. So I guess the measurements differ between the various models.

VERDICT: All in all, I give this a 4/5. As far as I know, Cookie are working on the fogging issue. Once that's improved, this deserves a 5/5. It's a really solid piece of equipment, and I will probably buy one. It seems extremely awesome for wind tunnel work also.

UPDATE December 2011: I brought a G2 in October. I decided to purchase the G2 instead of the newer G3 model. The G2 has much better build quality and feel, whereas the G3 is and feels like plastic.

I have not jumped with my G2 yet, but I have used it for around 4 hours wind tunnel. It is extremely comfortable for wind tunnel work. Fogging is not an issue at all in these circumstances. I couldn't imagine using anything else in the tunnel.

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wyattoil

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  • 5
Wide field of visibility, lens closing system, comfort, sexy
none

I chose this as my very 1st helmet for a ton of reasons.

1) My friends had open-face Cookies and liked them.

2) I can't survive losing my contact lenses in freefall because I'm pretty much legally blind, so I needed a helmet which had absolutely no chance of randomly opening.

3) Gotta look cool

4) Needed something warm and toasty for cold jumps
So I've put ~70 jumps on this G2. I followed the size chart and at first it was kindof tight but it's broken in now, so it's loosened up perfect.
It's well ventilated, and the lens is so clear, I can't tell when the visor is down. It doesn't fog or distort vision.

It's so quiet, I can hear myself giggling in freefall. I like wearing it in the plane just to protect my ears from the noise. The padding under the chin/behind the head are so comfy, it's easy to take naps in the airplane.
The dual audible pockets are very nice, there's a cut-out in the foam so the Pro-track sits flush like it's not even there.

The chin strap isn't really necessary, as in the helmet won't fall off if you forget to buckle it.
I just got the tinted lens for my birthday! YAAY! And it's so Top Gun. The tinted lens looks extremely dark from outside but when you put the helmet on, the tint is quite moderate, so I'd be okay using the tinted lens even if it was last load of the day. I really recommend the helmet, it's a great value.

***Follow-up: Now that I'm up to ~150 jumps on this helmet, my lens has the same problems others mentioned. I tried washing w/ mild soap, but the crackles won't go away. I could hardly see through it, so I bought a new clear lens. Maybe I will also buy the mouthpiece that is supposed to help. (So far, my tinted lens is fine, but I haven't put it through the same wear n' tear yet)

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