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D3 sizing - pad swap question

Discussion in 'Downhill & Freeride' started by wysiwyg, Dec 15, 2012.

  1. wysiwyg

    wysiwyg Monkey

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    If im correct the EPS liner in the M/L are the same, so to make a M bigger i can fit the L pads?
    If so are the cheek pads and liner sized or just the liner?
     

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    From my experience, the M comes with thicker pads AND thicker 'red' foam (EPS liner?) than the L's..
     
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    D3 Helmets
    Helmet Size Hat Size CM Inches
    X-Small 6-1/2 to 6-5/8 52 to 53 20.5 to 20.9
    Small 6-3/4 to 6-7/8 54 to 55 21.3 to 21.7
    Medium 7 to 7-1/8 56 to 57 22 to 22.4
    Large 7-1/4 to 7-3/8 58 to 59 22.8 to 23.2
    X-Large 7-1/2 to 7-3/4 60 to 62 23.6 to 24.4
    XX-Large 7-7/8 to 8-1/8 63 to 65 24.8 to 25.6
    Shell Sizes: XS-L XL-XXL EPS Sizes: XS-S M-L XL-XXL
    *Headliners and Cheekpads can be interchanged within the same EPS size.
     
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    So is the headliner on a medium and a large the same? I've been looking for a medium headliner everywhere with zero luck
     
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    photo source

    Same outer shell & hard (black) foam
    But the soft (red) foam and removable pads are thicker on M
     
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    The EPS liners are the same on the M and L, so you can fit the M, or L headliner/cheekpads in there. It's up to you.
     
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    Nope. The red foam is different (once again, thicker on M). I had an M and used L pads. You can remove them though. Cheers.
     
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    its only the headliner bit i need, my cheekpads are fine. the headliner got shrunk in the wash! when you say the removable pads are thicker on the medium, does that include the headliner? or are you only on about the cheekpads
     
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    Yes, the M Headliner is also a little bit thicker than the L one..

    Hope you can find a new one, i think i saw the white ones on ebay couple months ago.
     
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    So putting L pads in a M helmet would slacken it slightly?
     
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    Got shipped a medium D3 by accident and was sent the Large pad set. It includes a thinner cheek pad set and thinner liner. You'll have to order as a set.
     
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    And it made a perceivable difference in sizing?
     
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    bizutch Delicate CUSTOM flower

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    I could not fit the medium without feeling faint. I installed the whole kit and it is now perfect. Didn't try just the cheek pads as the fit of the medium as a whole was silly tight.
     
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    I was shipped a medium by accident as well and then they sent me a large liner. I still have the medium (used it once). Send me a pm if you're interested.