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The NRS Chaos Full Cut Water Helmet is an excellent choice when you're looking for safe, economical and comfortable head protection. Ventilated lower cut covers the ears without interfering with hearing.
  • This adjustable helmet gives you the features you need and the style you want at a price that won't break the bank.
  • Durable ABS plastic shell dissipates impacts.
  • Dual-density EVA foam provides outstanding comfort and protection.
  • Quick-adjust harness lets you customize the fit for total security.
  • Eight top ventilation ports keep you cool on those hot days.
  • Three ventilation ports on each side let you hear what's going on while the lower side cut protects the ears.
  • Multiple sizes and quick-adjust harness ensure you'll find the right fit.
  • Meets CE EN 1385 standards for whitewater safety.

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  • video: NRS Chaos Helmets
    NRS Chaos Helmets
    Length:1:26
Shell Material: ABS plastic
Liner Material: Dual-density EVA foam
Adjustment: Quick-adjust harness
Ear Coverage: Yes
Features:
  • 8 top ventilation ports
  • 3 ventilation ports over the ear on each side
  • Meets CE EN 1385 safety standards
Size Head Circ.(cm) Head Circ. (in)
XS 52.5-54 20.7-21.3
S 54-55.5 21.3-21.9
M 55.5-57.5 21.9-22.6
L 57.5-59.5 22.6-23.4
XL 59.5-61.5 23.4-24.2

video: NRS Chaos Helmets

NRS Chaos Helmets (1:26)

The NRS Chaos Water Helmets are an excellent choice for kayakers, rafters, stand-up paddlers and canoeists looking for safe, economical and comfortable head protection.

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  • NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut

    Q:

    Not too sure about sizing & adjustability. Is the full cut a one-size-all adjustable to fit, or do they come in sizes and are then adjustable for that particular size?
    Cheers,
    Drew Brown, Head of Dept, Outdoor Ed, Geraldine High School, New Zealand.
    Asked on 7/3/2013 by Drew from Geraldine New Zealand

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Drew,
      The Chaos Full Cut kayak helmet does come in different sizes. The helmet is adjustable with the chin strap and a back-band to give it a snug fit. My head is small; I usually buy ball caps measuring 7 1/8 to 7 3/4, so the medium is ideal for me. However, I purchased a Large to give me extra room to wear cold weather head gear, during the winter months, underneath the helmet.
      The down fall to the helmet is the padding itself. I wish NRS would add the same amount of ear padding to the full-cut helmet as they do with the half-cut helmet. Doing so would make the full-cut helmet 75% more comfortable with better protection. I hope this helps.
      Darrick

      Answered on 7/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Drew, the Chaos is made in five sizes, see the sizing tab for head circumference measurements. The video on the product page shows the adjustable inner harness.

      Answered on 7/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Multiple sizes, very adjustable and very good fit
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mate,
      These helmets come in small, medium, large, and xl. They run small. Only adjustability is in the back of the helmet to keep it off the back of your neck.
      Great helmet. I use them for swiftwater rescue.
      Cheers,
      John
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/3/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut

    Q:

    Will the fit conform to my head over the course of "break in"? I purchased this helmet and it appears to be the correct size by circumference, but it is tight in certain spots. It is more "circular" than my head, so there are pressure points at front and rear.
    Asked on 1/18/2013 by Jim from Buffalo, NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jim, you're not going to get much "break in." The foam may compress slightly over time, but you'll be uncomfortable the whole time. And we don't recommend shaving off any foam because that lessens the impact protection. If you don't have the XL you can try exchanging for the larger size. Otherwise you should try another helmet model.

      Answered on 1/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut
 
4.0

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83%

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Pros

  • Lightweight (6)
  • Adjustable (5)
  • Good ventilation (5)
  • Padding dries quickly (4)
  • Comfortable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating / sailing (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        67% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    4.0

    Sized small

    By Kess

    from Boston,MA

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Adjustable
    • Good Ventilation
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Fit

    Best Uses

    • Boating

    Comments about NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut:

    Nice helmut for the money though to small. I am a small guy,5'5", and need to exchange this medium one for a large.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels half size too small
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Good Choice

    By River Jerry

    from PNW

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Boating

      Comments about NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut:

      Rafting and IK. I've used this over a year and feel satisfied with it. I have a few rock hits on it with no injury to me.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      Low price, good product

      By Surfinsalmon

      from Norway

      About Me Intermediate

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Good Ventilation
      • Lightweight
      • Padding Dries Quickly
      • Quite Nice Looking

      Cons

      • Chin Strap Gives Bruises

      Best Uses

      • Beginners

      Comments about NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut:

      Good helmet, would recommend this for beginners who won't use so much money.
      Helmet protect all critical areas around head except face and chin off course. Get a full face for that. Helmet feels solid but for really gritty paddling, go for a sweet or something like that.

      Gives me bruises after a full day on river. Painful and bleeding.
      I glued a soft strap to chin strap and now it works fine..

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Very light and super comfortable.

      By SARman

      from Utah

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable
      • Good Ventilation
      • Lightweight
      • Padding Dries Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut:

          I got approved by the Department Chief to use this helmet as my prmary instead of the issued half cut in ALL phases of our SAR work from Swift Water Rescue to High Angle. I prefer it over the half cut for the added safety without bulk and weight. The Department is now switching also.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          3.0

          A Tad Tight

          By Slow Joe

          from Staunton, VA

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Good Ventilation
          • Lightweight
          • Padding Dries Quickly

          Cons

          • Poor Fit

          Best Uses

          • Boating

          Comments about NRS Chaos Helmet - Full Cut:

          I measured the circumference of my head and ordered the large size according to the published size chart, but the helmet feels a bit tight. It seems to be well made.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels half size too small
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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