I ordered a new ROOF Boxer V8 helmet last week that should be here tomorrow (SHOULD)...last time I checked, it was living large at the FedEx facility in Paris.
In the meantime, I have two older helmets (both full-face). One is over 20 years old and has basically just become a display item...it was my old autox helmet that I haven't worn in years. The other is an ICON Mainframe helmet that I used to wear when I had a Harley. When I sold the Harley, I got into karting and used it for that for a while. Then, it sat on a shelf for a couple of years (inside the house). It's never been in a crash, and essentially appears new...although it doesn't necessarily have that "new helmet smell" anymore. I've been wearing the ICON while I wait for my ROOF to arrive. Is it still an acceptable 2nd string helmet or should I turn it into a fashionable lamp or something? I know many people say to replace helmets after 5 years (or being dropped or in a crash). I've always loved this helmet, but is it time to hang it up?