"Very well put. I wear a leather and I love it. honestly, yes it is heavier than the plastic helmets but that also affords you a sense of protection. I have been in a few fires and my leather has held up very well. As far as the bends from the heat,…"
"i dont know but if ya think of anything let me know im 52" and have a
scott and i just dont have enough torso i keep the waist strap tight and the shoulders pretty loose the weight of the pack is on my hips but i always tip my head to the side…"
"Nope... you really can't bend a composite.
I don't know anything about leather helmets, but I've seen photos where leather helmets DID have the rear brim bent down substantially.
This issue definitely affects the shorter…"
"I would stay with the Drager! We did a fit and funtion test with all the new SCBA's (with all their bells and whistles included). 17 different action/function staions from live fire, RIT, working a rescue scenario, low air alarm maydays,…"
"Take that problem into consideration when you are purchasing replacement SCBA's We recently purchased new ones with a FEMA Grant and went with the Scott 4500 psi 30min composite cylinders and it's a world of difference!"
"I used to have that problem with our old packs.I wear a Houston and it was a pain in the a**.We got new packs last year and it was a major difference.They are designed to ride lower on your back.Much more comfortable than the old ones too."
"Here is an answer that I didn't see on here. How about a longer neck on your body. Just kidding I had the same problem one I am considered a no neck. I only stand about 5' 7" so it gets a little rough at times. But the good news is…"
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