How should a Protec helmet fit?

A skateboard helmet should fit snugly all around, with no spaces between the foam or padding and the skateboarder’s head. Ask your child or teen how the helmet feels on their head. While it needs to have a snug fit, a helmet that is too tight can cause headaches.

Do Protec helmets run small?

Does run slightly snug, so check the sizing chart before you order. I’m 5’5, 155 lb and wear a medium that’s the perfect size. As a bonus, does not make you look like a dork. We always purchase Protec Helmets as they fit well, meet standards for safety, and look cool.

Are all Protec helmets the same size?

A medium is a large, and a small is a medium. If you need an XL, order a large, if you need large, order a medium. If you need medium, order a small.

How long does a Protec helmet last?

Pro-Tec Ace Wake Helmet Bicycle helmets—a close kin to boating helmets—are thought to be due for replacement after three to five years, depending on how much use they get.

How do I know if my helmet is too small?

The telltale signs of using a helmet that’s too small include uncomfortable fit, painful pressure points, and a red forehead. It’s important to find a helmet with a snug fit and comfort. This way, you get full protection on the road in case you get into an untoward accident.

Are uncertified helmets safe?

Helmets are certified as safe by the manufacturers themselves, he explains—as with many other products, they’re not tested by the CPSC before they come on the market. “Helmets which do not meet safety standards can be (and are) seized when they enter the U.S.,” Francis says.

How often should you replace your helmet?

The government testing body in the US, the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), recommends replacing a bicycle helmet every five to 10 years. The Snell Memorial Foundation, which also certifies helmets for safety, states a firm five years.

Is it OK to wear a tight helmet?

According to industry experts, a helmet should be comfortably snug around the entire wearer’s head without resulting in pressure points. It shouldn’t have any up and down or side to side movements during the ride. It shouldn’t be too tight, but it shouldn’t be loose either.

What size helmet do I need for a 22 inch head?

Size Comparison Chart

Standard Size Hat Size Inches
2XS 6 3/4 – 6 7/8 21 1/2 – 21 5/8
XS 7 22
S 7 1/8 22 3/8
M 7 1/4 – 7 3/8 22 3/4 – 23 1/4

When was the first Pro Tec helmet used?

It is likely that first Pro-Tec plastic helmet used was the original 1970’s Pro-Tec full-cut that can be seen even today in SEAL training.

What’s the latest size of a Protec helmet?

The above size chart for Pro-Tec helmets is correct for helmets manufactured after 2015, as shown on the website and according to Bravo Sports the newer models will fit according to the chart posted. Before 2015, Pro-Tec models are 1 size bigger than what you would fit into now: (compare charts)

Why do special operation soldiers wear Pro-tec Helmets?

The primary reason listed for Special Operation soldiers to use the Pro-Tec and other lightweight sport helmets is for bump protection during close quarters combat situations (like the Battle of Mogadishu) when the risk of head injury is greater than the OPFOR’s ability to make headshots.

What kind of helmets did Delta Force wear?

And yes, to all of those that doubters of the film, DELTA Force Operators really did wear Pro-Tec skateboard helmets during the October 3rd and 4th, 1993 battle on the streets of Mogadishu.