I went with Shoei because I wanted a “quality “ helmet over the $120 one I have had for 5 years. I also wanted the tinted visor which I love. I wear glasses and unless I’m moving over 30 mph they fog up, I’ve decided to ride blind on my commutes. The helmet is also very loud! I am very surprised how noisy It is. The ventilation is good on top but without the Pinloc the shield also fogs at lower speeds. Quality and fit seem great and it look good. Even with the tinted shade the helmet is lighter and smaller in size than my HJC. Better ventilation for the face area and being quieter and it would get 5 stars.
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Concept is good - especially sun visor. But actual helmet is not good
visor only comes part way down - too much bright light below the lens
Helmet is very very noisy - not road or bike but air flow over the helmet causes a lower frequency drone that is very tiring.
Top of head ventilation is better than the Shoei 1100 but mouth air inlet is much worse - constant fogging on cool mornings.
This helmet has so many features and niceties, it's not really possible to list them here. If you're looking for a phenomenal touring helmet, this one should be on your short list.
I wanted a good racing helmet without spending $1200, This helmet is perfect. Its light, has a snug fit, and looks great to.
Make sure you get the next size up. This helmet is smaller than your normal head size.
I love this helmet. I wear a size small in Bell and Icon. Had to order a size medium in this Shoei. Fits perfect. Was pretty tight at first but now its broken in and fits snug, but not too tight. This helmet is extremely comfortable and decently quiet compared to others i have worn. (Bell Star Carbon, Icon Variant, Scorpion Exo-400). The pinlock is amazing on cold mornings. This shield never fogs up at all, it's like magic. The internal sun visor is great. When it's really hot i can pop the face shield up and drop this down and still have some eye protection and a lot of airflow.
I have only had this helmet for a short time, but I have enjoyed it so far. Pretty much all the reviews I have read about this helmet are true. Very lightweight, good looking, and well made. Only a small complaint...you must keep the little breath guard in place. Even on warm days with it removed, the lens will fog up when you are stopped. Like I said though...not really a big deal. I put it back in and it was fine. As most people say, the cheek pads do make it a little tight, but I feel like they may be loosening up a bit so I will wait a while before I decide on whether or not to order the smaller cheek pads. I love the drop down sun shade! Overall...EXCELLENT helmet! Would definitely recommend!!
This helmet is exactly what I was looking for; sporty, lightweight, quiet, and a beautiful fit. This GT Air is the real deal to protect your cranium.
Definitely recommend this product.
The ventilation in this helmet is great, you can actually feel the difference when you open the vents up. The vents themselves are fairly big and easy to use with gloves. Fits well, similar to other Shoei helmets I have owned. The included pinlock takes a little time to get used to looking through, but it's worth it for a shield that never fogs in any conditions. My favorite part is the internal sun visor - it's not really that dark, but it's enough to cut down on irritating glare. Never having to change shields, worry if you'll be out after dark, and not messing with sunglasses is a huge convenience. Not cheap but it's totally worth it.
Just started wearing hope the fit loosens a little. I may need to go with the smaller cheek pads. the XL was to big for the top of my head so I went with the large.
The internal shape is biased towards the "Slight Narrow" part of the spectrum, with narrower sides and lots of forehead room in the top.
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