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Old 12-01-2006, 08:00 PM   #1
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I have the men's Cortech Fusion jacket (in case anyone is familiar with), and my problem is that the rigid, raised collar pushes my helmet forward. Granted, I was a and went with a medium instead of small helmet because I bucked the whole tight-as-a-sardine-in-a-tin-probably-will-get-a-headache-but-at-least-it's-safer feel.

My question is this: if I get a tighter fitting helmet (see correct), will the problem with the jacket pushing it forward be solved? Is this something a lot of other people experience?

Also, does anyone want to trade his or her nice, old, worn-in comfy, doesn't-have-sleeves-so-freakin'-puffy-I-can't-use-the-side-mirrors jacket for my new, stiff monster? It's a mens size Lg/ 44 (black). I guess I grew up kinda poor, and hand-me-downs just feel better. :icon_bigg
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Old 12-01-2006, 08:09 PM   #2
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On some jackets that push my helmet forward, I'll pull the back protector and trim an inch or so off the top of it.
Just a thought.
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Old 12-01-2006, 09:22 PM   #3
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I would just leave the helmet at home so's it won't bother ya no mo'
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The shell of the helmet is probably the same size regardless of what size helmet you got, so it won't change at all with a smaller helmet.

I've never tried trimming like Patrick suggessted, but I guess it depends on what material it is (padding vs. CE armor) to see how hard it is to cut.

What about folding the collar down on itself and sewing it there, or adding velcro or snaps?
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Old 12-01-2006, 11:40 PM   #5
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Even CE armor can be cut.
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Old 12-02-2006, 10:38 AM   #6
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Thanks all. I'd thought about cutting the collar down but had avoided it thinking I might be able to trade with someone or something. Ah well, might as well make it mine. :icon_smil
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