I'm a little skeptical as to how well the snaps will hold up if the hose gets caught on anything, but at worse they'll just detach and you can re-snap 'em. It's probably better than a more solid method of connecting where if the hose got caught you'd just end up choked by the helmet.
Oh, death by helmet hose strangulation does not sound like a dignified way to go. Yeah, if I had had these hoses when I started my helmet I would have screwed them in through the cheeks and bondo'd over it, making them permanent. Unfortunately, the cheeks were too thin to do this now that the helmet is pretty much complete. A good thing is that the snaps are pretty heavy duty so they take a bit of force to snap them on and off. I'm just hoping the stitching and epoxy putty hold.
If anybody else has any other ideas for this, please share.
Alright silly question, but is the hose from your helmet going to attach to your chest plate or back plate? Cause you have the hose on the right side of your buy'ce and the attachment on the left side of your chest plate...
Sorry, guess I should have mentioned that. The hose that is attached now will be going to one of the posts on my backpack (that same side, directly over my shoulder), the hose that will be soon attached to the other cheek will be going to my chest piece and the hose that will be coming out of the back of my helmet will be going to the other post on my backpack. Does that make sense now?