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Low or high water, the rocks are always lurking.

From western snow melt to gushing eastern creeks, the Shred Ready Standard Full-Cut Kayak Helmet protects your decision-maker if you get flipped and dragged over drops. A design that extends over your ears provides lobe protection and reduces exposure to chilly air during autumn dam-release free-for-alls.

  • ABS molded outer shell and EPP molded liner team up to provide CE-certified impact protection and cushioning that reduces head injuries along rocky rivers
  • H.O.G. 2.0 Occipital Lock allows adjustment for a secure fit that is effective during boulder encounters
  • Nylon straps and stainless metal hardware ensure long-lasting durability without rusting
  • Color-coded fitting pads provide additional comfort and many color options let you match your raging river-rat personality

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Is this the same size helmet as the full-face...

Is this the same size helmet as the full-face Shred Ready, which some people think is too small for big heads?

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It is the same size, however, without the chin guard it may feel a little bit bigger and will be easier to get on/off.

Why is the Carbon deluxe so much more?...

Why is the Carbon deluxe so much more? Does it offer any more protection?

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I found the answer to my question. The carbon deluxe is actually a whole different shell. They are both the same style, but the Carbon deluxe has a carbon fiber/kevlar shell, while the standard has an ABS shell. Below are links to the manufacturer's website.



3 5

Mixed first impressions

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I'll write another review when I'm more familiar with this product, but my first impressions are kind of mixed. I switched to this model after trying the WRSI Current. The current was a bit more comfy, but offered less coverage (protection), and ultimately I couldn't get it to fit right. Shred Ready's offering seems like it will do the job, offers plenty of coverage and locks onto my head pretty well. Otherwise I'm still working on the fit. I think I may have to cut the foam fitting pieces and use part of the medium and part of the large to get the thing to fit. With just the large, it slides down over my eyebrows, but with the mediums there are bad pressure points on my temples. Another problem is that the leather straps that attach the HOG system either smash the tops of my ears or dig into the place where a glasses temple would rest. The mesh that touches my forehead is also really scratchy. So far it looks like the bottom line for me is that this is an affordable helmet with good coverage, but it's uncomfortable and difficult to fit.

5 5

Keeps the hat rack safe

Have used this for about a year in class III and IV water and have been very impressed. Comfortable fit, color-coded foam padding allows for plenty of adjustability, and the rear head band can really lock the helmet on your dome. Plenty of forehead coverage, visor looks good,keeps the drips off your face. Appreciated the full ear coverage, nice to have the extra protection and does not seem to interfere with hearing or comfort. Overall great comfort and protection at a reasonable price.

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I usually wear small to extra small helmets...

I usually wear small to extra small helmets (20-21 inch head circumference). Will this helmet adjust enough to fit me?

Hi! I'm interested in this Shred Ready...

Hi! I'm interested in this Shred Ready Standard Full Cut Helmet. I'm super keen on the bright green colour which you used to have. anymore coming in?

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That was the Flash Green, and unfortunately we do not have any on order at this time.