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Last winter, I bought the Feher Mr. Cool helmet. This past week, I had a chance to really try it out - 90+ degree temps with a 70+ degree dew point (that means very wet air). In these conditions, you can sometimes feel a slight coolness at the top of your head, mostly a neutral feeling; definitely not the hot, baking feeling you can get in the 1pm direct sun. It made for a much more pleasant ride. The rest of your body will feel the heat, but it doesn't sap your energy as quickly when your head is cooler. It is rather pricey, but for those of us that ride in the heat or stay home in the AC, it will give more days on two wheels.

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600 bucks, is this the first time you have used it?
 

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The first time in hot weather, for more than a few miles. I wore it a second time in similar weather, but the ride was shorter - just to the doctor's office and back.

I have one of those jump start batteries to test it with, next; my old 450's electrical system won't support it, even though it draws only about 3A. Sitting in my living room that battery lasted several hours, so we'll see.
 

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Long term eval at the end of the season would be great.
 

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I can't see any financial justification for such a helmet. If money is no object and 90 degree plus riding days are what you're into, maybe so. I can buy 3 air conditioners at Wall-Mart for 600 bucks, I'll pass.
 

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$600 for a helmet isn't that outrageous. The name brand helmets go for that much without A/C. But I do believe the true test will be when the temps hit the 100's. Almost no one rides then except fools like me. And I'm certainly considering one. In fact I'd already have one except I have no idea how they fit and no one around here carries them. I've never bought a helmet online without first seeing how they fit and then asking that dealer what his bottom line price is. The Nolan I now wear was just such a helmet and that dealer wouldn't get me the one I wanted. So he lost out. I'd love to give this helmet a test fit.
 

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So far, they only sell direct, on line. I used their sizing guide, and it fits well; I could be lucky on that. If you want to try before you buy, you would have to go to the LA area and look them up.
I've had a number of longer rides through eastern Tennessee, on the way to Deal's Gap, when temps went well over 100, and it was brutal. We'll see if a long day in this helmet is better, just not there yet.
 

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Hopefully it will be just what you need for those brutal days. Is there a on/off switch or is it just on when plugged in? Just curious.
 

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Hopefully it will be just what you need for those brutal days. Is there a on/off switch or is it just on when plugged in? Just curious.
There is a three-position switch: fan only, off, fan + cool. It is on a coiled cord, one end of which is a coaxial connector for power, the other a three-pin connector that connects at the helmet. The coaxial connector pulls apart easily, for those times you forget.
 

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It uses the tech that my fridge uses in my big truck and it (the fridge) cools to 40 degs cooler (unlike the helmet at 12-18 deg cooler) than what ever the area it is sitting in. Example if it is 75 deg in the cab then it cools to 35 degs. Cool tech, (lol I cracked my self up on that pun) and simple technology too.

I wonder does it create a lot of moisture dripping? My fridge creates lots of water from condensation, on the side where it is cools, so in other words it would be in the liner of the helmet in this case.

Kinda excited to see this technology going into this and will be watching how it goes for you...
 
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