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Goggles and helmet combination

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Just ordered a pair of smith i/o mag xl goggles, cause the last goggles were a little small… realised I haven’t used my helmet in a couple years and that is also too small so going to need to get a new helmet. Anyone know if the poc orbec would be compatible or another helmet that would work well
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@SaltyRooster,

Can't help with poc or orbec because I don't have gear at hand but I tend to buy googles and helmets from the same brands to aid compatibility and Smith do a very good range of helmets - seems like the obvious solution?
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What @jedster, says buy from same company for a helmet if you have the goggles. For me goggles have to be tried before buying. I find some press on my nose and also I need wide field of view.
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@SaltyRooster, my mag XLs have fit fine with both a Smith Vantage and a Sweet Protection Trooper 2 helmet. I have no idea about the POC but I hope this helps.

Brace yourself for the ‘have you tried these goggles’ or ‘you should have got these goggles’ replies.
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Never had a problem with goggles/helmet compatibility. Suspect straw man.
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@Gordyjh, good for you. So your advice is buy anything because it will be okay.

I looked up what straw man means and seems we should not offer advice.
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Cheers guys yeah I got the xl mag cause I previously had the standard I/o and realised I got them a bit ago when I was a fair bit smaller… so they sort of construct my peripheral vision but I really liked the clarity and anti fogging… was thinking about getting a smith helmet, just wanted to get my new helmet with mips and couldn’t really find any smith helmets with it that I liked the look of
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@SaltyRooster, A helmet is a safety device, so getting one that fits should be the priority. Not just for the crash protection it offers, but also because of comfort, as you will be wearing for hours at a time.

Goggle compatibility should be a thing of the past, as most of not all helmet companies also have a goggle range, but that does not take into account your head shape and forehead size, which are big variables. Helmets brands tend to either be round or oval in section, so the circumference which is the usual size criteria isn’t the only factor in terms of fit.

As with anything else, try before you buy, and take your goggles with you. Also check if you buy online whether the store will allow returns, as many don’t as helmets count as safety equipment, and cannot be resold when returned as they don’t know how the helmet has been treated.
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It can be quite hard to buy in person, especially at the minute so I get online suits some people better. As long as you order from a site which offers free returns surely there is no problem?

I have noticed some helmet goggle combinations don't work perfectly, even from the same brand so it's never an exact science as face and head shape have an impact.

I love my POC helmet but it may not fit you at all so be prepared to return it.
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@GlasgowCyclops, surely you only need half of a wide field of view?

I'll get my coat.
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@Gordyjh, I bought a Giro helmet and Oakley goggles. The Goggles were too big. No straw involved.
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My Daughter uses a poc skull x for racing, and damaged her Uvex goggles, so I lent her my smith mag i/o's just for the rest of the afternoon and they sort of worked as a temp fix, but did not fit very well at all.
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@MorningGory, happy to be proved wrong.
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@GlasgowCyclops, surely you only need half of a wide field of view?

I'll get my coat.


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Actually the opposite, because of no cross vision to ope the angle I need large field of view goggles. Strangely the ones that look wide from the outside are not so good.

The ones with a traditional frame have a larger field of view.

Of the ones I tried.
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Zorrac wrote:
My Daughter uses a poc skull x for racing, and damaged her Uvex goggles, so I lent her my smith mag i/o's just for the rest of the afternoon and they sort of worked as a temp fix, but did not fit very well at all.


I actually found a friend of a friend who has a poc helmet and smith io goggles said they work fine together… maybe it was a size issue?
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