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WRSI Current Helmet With Vents

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The WRSI Current Helmet is designed to provide maximum safety for whitewater kayakers, rafters and canoeists, with a highly adjustable and comfortable fit. High quality and user friendly.
  • WRSI stands for Whitewater Research and Safety Institute, an organization founded to advance whitewater safety awareness and technology.
  • The Current is designed to fit a range of head sizes. It includes 9 pads of different thicknesses that you can easily mix and match for a custom fit.
  • A multi-impact shell combines with an EVA foam liner and a polyurethane sub-shell to effectively dissipate impacts.
  • Soft EVA foam pads line the sub-shell for extra protection and comfort. They attach with hook-and-loop patches.
  • The Interconnect Retention System works as an adjustable harness to ensure a safe and secure fit.
  • Vented shell keeps you cooler and lets water drain.

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Shell Material: ABS plastic with a polyurethane sub-shell
Liner Material: Customizable EVA foam pads
Adjustment: Interconnect Retention System
Ear Coverage: No
Features:
  • 3 ventilation/drain holes
Size Head Circ. (cm) Head Circ. (in) Fitted Hat Size (US)
S/M 48-55 19-21 1/2 6-6 7/8
M/L 54-59 21 1/4-23 1/4 6 3/4-7 3/8

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WRSI Current Helmet With Vents
 
4.1

(based on 15 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Rugged (5)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Casual/ recreational (5)
  • Day trip (4)
  • Touring (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (4), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

WRSI helmet

With the included pads it can comfortably fit a wide variety of head sizes. The 'small' will fit my six year old up to my teenager. No complaints of discomfort and they are...Read complete review

With the included pads it can comfortably fit a wide variety of head sizes. The 'small' will fit my six year old up to my teenager. No complaints of discomfort and they are happier to wear something that is designed for their size.

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Fitting and sizing

I found that if you are thinking of getting this product and your head size falls right in the middle of the two groups (S/M, M/L) you should deffinetly go for...Read complete review

I found that if you are thinking of getting this product and your head size falls right in the middle of the two groups (S/M, M/L) you should deffinetly go for the S/M. i made the mistake of getting a M/L and then trying on my friends S/M only to find the S/M was a perfect fit, and with all the padding on the M/L i could not get it to come any where near acceptable. so just a heads up.

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4.0

Good helmet, difficult sizing

By DE

from Arlington, VA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Attach
  • Looks Good

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Day Trips
    • Recreational Paddlers

    Comments about WRSI Current Helmet With Vents:

    I have a WRSI from their first year that needed replacing--it fits perfectly. The current helmet is problematic for me fit-wise. I measure in the upper end of the S/M size. However, it is a bit uncomfortable in that size. I measured the two side by side, and there is maybe a centimeter of difference. However, the padding appears to be fuller in the new version. I tried an M/L on in a store, and that would never fit, even with extra padding. You can't do less padding, so my hope is that the padding will compress a bit with time. I think instead of trying to only produce two sizes, S/M and M/L, they should just do small, medium, and large and not try to fudge the medium size.

    However, if you don't measure right at the edge like I do (54 cm), I would definitely recommend it. If you do, perhaps try one on first.

    Service and delivery comments:

    NRS delivery was great as always.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Helmet worked well in Class III waters

    By KayakerShane

    from Saginaw, MI

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Cool with air vents
    • Did not slip
    • Easy To Attach
    • Fit my head well
    • Improves Comfort
    • Rugged

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Canoeing rocky rapids
      • Class III or lower rapids
      • Day Trips
      • Kayaking < Class IV
      • Touring
      • Whitewater rafting

      Comments about WRSI Current Helmet With Vents:

      I use this in Class III white water kayaking. The inserts work well on making it fit my head just right. I would not recommend if you have a very large head. I also would not recommend if you are a Class IV or V kayaker. Pay the extra money and get the very best in that situation.
      I was a professional guide for 8 years in my 20s then off the water for 25 years. I am in my mid-50s now and plan kayaking only Class III and below and this appears to work well. Obviously I have not tested it with a hard smash to a rock in a hole but not worried if I do. With the type of water I paddle on I really feel this will continue to work well. It has been very comfortable on all trips I have taken.

      Service and delivery comments:

      NRS delivery was great. I ordered a few days before a trip where I thought someone else might be going too and I needed a second helmet. They didn't go but after trying on I liked this helmet better so glad NRS was speedy in their service.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Not made for small heads

      By Betty

      from State College, PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Rugged

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreational Paddlers

        Comments about WRSI Current Helmet With Vents:

        I wear a small or extra small in most helmets (bike, ski, horse), but have been unable to find a kayak helmet to fit my small noggin and this was no exception. I'm sure it's a fine helmet if you don't have a kid-sized head.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        WRSI Current Helmet With Vents by WRSI

        By Mark

        from Landenberg

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfort
        • Easy to Fit
        • High quality
        • Price
        • Rugged

        Cons

        • None Noted

        Best Uses

        • Day Trips
        • White Water

        Comments about WRSI Current Helmet With Vents:

        I bought this helmet prior to a whitewater training session weekend. I found the WRSI video on how-to customize the fit of the helmet (with the included additional pads) was enormously helpful. As received my helmet did not have all of the padding pieces described in the video, but it did have all the ones I needed to customize the fit to as close to perfect as I could imagine. I have a M-L size head with a bit of a bump on my upper forehead, which has always made wearing a motorcycle helmet uncomfortable. After making the customized fit adjustments I wore this helmet for two long days on the water and had absolutely no issues - it was entirely comfortable and fit securely. Quality of build looks very high to me and I'm a detail oriented person. I expect this to last for a long time and couldn't be happier about this purchase. One thing to watch out for: properly fitting the padding pieces means removing them from the adhesive strips that secure them to the helmet shell. When I did this the adhesive side of the strips wanted to pull off and away from the shell. When I realized this when pulling the pads up I simply placed a fingertip onto the tip of the strip that was peeling away from the shell in order to keep it attached/adhered. As I don't imagine having to readjust the fit of the pads again, I can't foresee this becoming a real issue. If, in time, the adhesive gets tired out, I'll simply replace it with new velcro/adhesive strips (extra strips were included with the helmet).

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivery was prompt and package received in perfect condition. I continue to find NRS service is excellent!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great helmit

        By rj28racer

        from Channel Island Harbor

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Rugged

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Touring

          Comments about WRSI Current Helmet With Vents:

          Used for rock garden and caving .

          Service and delivery comments:

          Really fast delivery

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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            I have a white version large helmet on backorder. Do you have any idea when it will be available? It was part of a group buy and I have not received any estimate as to when it will be fulfilled.
            thanks - Greg
            Asked on 5/20/2013 by Greg

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              A:

              Greg, your helmet should be here by June 10.

              Answered on 5/22/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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