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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-22-2013, 01:56 PM Thread Starter
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Should I still wear my 7 year old helmet?

I have a Suomy helmet that is in great shape, though it's more than 7 years old. I know you're supposed to replace your helmet every 5 years or so, but I only wore this helmet for one season, and for the past 6 years it has been sitting in a dark, dry closet in its helmet bag. I know that the plastic, foam, glue, resin, etc. in the helmet can still deteriorate over time, even without exposure to sweat and sunlight, but surely at a much slower rate? Maybe my helmet is actually in similar condition to a helmet that is just 3 or 4 years old?

I would really hate to have this helmet go to waste, and have to shell out about $500 for a new helmet of similar quality. Would you still wear this helmet if you were in my shoes, or would you bite the bullet and get a new one? Thank you, I appreciate your opinions.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-24-2013, 03:23 AM
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Re: Should I still wear my 7 year old helmet?

I would still use it.


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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-16-2013, 03:33 PM
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Yeah, I would still use it. In extreme cases, I have heard on other forums of police stopping to check the expiration date on your helmet, but personally I think youre good.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 06-01-2013, 06:35 PM
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expiry date for a helmet

You should change your helmet immediately. The expiry date of a helmet is five years at most.
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