And then there is helmets.......
I have heard from V2Sports, that they are no longer importing open face helmets, because they are not selling well. It is suspected that in the future open face helmets "may" only applicable to historic racing.
My advise wold be to future proof yourself. If buying a helmet, get full face and get one with FHR (Frontal Head Restraint) posts. Then if you do any rallying, even as a co-driver, you can easily add/borrow an FHR. Costs a little more, should pay off in the long run, and "if" you did loan it or sell it, then it would be easier to do so.
Also, Get one that is SA2015, rather than SA2010 or SA2005, because SA2015 will meet regulations for a longer length of time.
Here is an extract from the current Regulations:
Section K 10.3.1. Standards. Helmets bearing one of the under
mentioned ‘standards’ may be approved by the MSA
subject to other criteria being met. See also
(a) ALL MSA NATIONAL EVENTS
FIA 8860-2004 (Not valid after 31.12.20)
SNELL SA2005 (Not valid after 31.12.18)
SNELL SA2010 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
SNELL SA2015 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
SNELL SAH2010 (Not valid after 31.12.23)
SFI Foundation 31.1A, 31.2A (Not valid after
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