A friend of mine just got a new helmet and the chin strap does up with a fairly thin strip of velcro. Never seen that before.
My first thought was that I wouldn't trust velcro to stay together in the event of a tough fall. Am I just being overcautious?
Brand and model of helmet?
Check if it has a label that states compliance with ASTM /SEI standards. If yes, then you can trust that the design's been tested. The standards include specific requirements about strap safety/strength.
Looks like it's an approved helmet which means it meets the same safety standards.
To get Velcro to release you have to pull one side up and away from the other. It is not easy to get it undone by pulling sideways. There are also different grades of Velcro.
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afaik The helmet is approved.
The velcro is advertised as being quick release and was very easy to undo.
It's a lovely helmet. I was just curious about the velcro staying together if one had a high velocity fall. However, sounds like I am just being overcautious.
I wouldn't trust that, personally, even though it is approved.
Velcro also seems to get less effective over time and pick up dirt/fuzz/etc. I think it would get gross.
To each their own... but not on my head.
I think the velcro is to fine tune the adjustment, not to take it on and off every time. I think it would be fine.
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Honest question: why would one need a quick release helmet?
When I think "quick release" my mind goes to a horse getting hung up on the cross ties or something...
I tried on of those on the other day - you use the clip day to day.
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