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WRSI Helmets
Current Helmet (Vent)

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The Current Helmet by Whitewater Research and Safety Institute is a multi impact helmet designed to fit a variety of head sizes ranging from 54 cm to 59 cm in circumference. With the 'Superior Retention System' and the multiple and removable shims, this helmet feels almost cemented in place. All shims are included so one size and some adjustments will fit most. 

The motivation for this project originated from the fatal kayaking accident of Lucas Brandon Turner, who died on the North Fork of the Payette River in Idaho in 1998.  The casualty occurred when the helmet he was wearing, got pushed backwards by forceful water and exposed his forehead to a traumatic, and disastrous blow.
His father, Gil Turner, established the Institute of Whitewater Research & Safety as a nonprofit foundation dedicated to making whitewater recreation a safer sport.

The Current Helmet is the result of the 4 year Whitewater Head Impact Protection Project (WWHIP) co-sponsored by the Institute and Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, MD.

*The vents are located on the top of the helmet for more comfort.


  • Lexan EXL outer shell
  • Strap looped continuously throughout the shell to decrease helmet rotation
  • Fits head ergonomics from 2.5% to 95% of all people

Gender: Unisex
Material: Multiple Impact Shell A Liner: EVA foam B Liner: polyurethane sub-shell C Layer: EVA Foam.
Season: N/A
Vendor ProductId: 85604800
Review ProductId: 7774


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Great helmet

By Tom

from Reno, NV

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


  • Difficult to Adjust

Best Uses

  • Water Sports

Comments about WRSI Helmets Current Helmet (Vent):

The best helmet for kayaking I think. It took a little while to adjust it but then it fit like a glove.

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