Arai Signet-Q Hi-Viz Neon Helmet
Helmet fits well for XXL and tends to transmit excessive noise
Great helmet! High quality in every aspect. Safety standards are well met. XXL fits tight for my 7 3/4" head size. Helmet could have better noise management. I theorize the extra tight fit promotes noise transmission from helmet wind buffet. Ear plugs are a must. For my head size and long oval shape, the Signet is the only helmet for me. I've had two.
September 1, 2014
Finally a helmet that fits!
Just received the Hi Viz Arai Signet Q helmet from RevZilla. Initial fit is tight, but after only a few rides it feels just right. The long oval shape is perfect for me, and Medium seems ideal (head size 57.5 cm). One thing I noticed on the very first ride with this helmet was that is actually has ventilation that works...I've owed a number of full-face helmets (Shoei, Bell, HJC) and none of them had ventilation that I could feel...this Arai actually cools my head with noticeable (and adjustable) flowing air...nice!! Also I noticed that this helmet has less buffeting in a strong cross-wind, probably due to an overall smaller shell for the same internal size.
The hi viz color is very obnoxious and exactly what I wanted.
Received this helmet within 48 hours of ordering ! thanks RevZilla team !
August 21, 2014
Fits like a glove
Having own 7 different Arai helmets, I knew I preferred the quality and fit of Arai. Tried the Shoei GT-Air, and the new Schubeth but for me... the fit isn't as good and comfortable as the Arai Long Oval. As in my last Arai, I needed to change out the cheek pads to get that snug but comfortable fit.
Living in the Los Angles Area (traffic) I choose the Hi-Viz paint. I really does pop in traffic.
Revzilla shipped incredibly quick. Ordered on Sunday and I arrived in California on Tuesday. Since I use Arai's, I knew the size and cheek pads needed.
Great helmet and a great place to purchase.
FYI ... I purchased helmets from other sites. The helmet manufacturer date could be a year or more old. I purchased this helmet in August 2014. The helmet manufacture date was June 2014. "Freshest" helmet I have ever purchased.
August 17, 2014
This is my 2nd Arai, the first was a 1st gen Quantum which I ignorantly wore in a L. I appreciate Revzilla's great review and sizing videos and customer service. My noggin measured between sizes at 58.5 so I called Revzilla and received excellent advice to step down to a medium. The cheeks pads were definitely tight at first (I left the 5mm inserts in for now), but after a week of use they are starting to break in nicely.
The helmet itself it status quo Arai...excellent finish and protection, fairly pricey, and without some of the marketing bells and whistles of lesser helmets. I bought the hi-viz and it practically burns your retinas to look at it...which is perfect for commuting. I like that the helmet has space around the temples/ears for glasses. Definitely wear earplugs if on the highway for long distances, but I find I wear around town without them and it's very tolerable. As others have mentioned, the cheek pads have a somewhat rough texture, but I don't notice once it's on. It's also impressively lightweight. I'm very happy overall.
August 11, 2014
Top of the line, but...
The Arai Signet-Q is the best of the best for the long oval head crowd, as long as your long oval head doesn't have too tall a crown as well. I found the interior shape was perfect for my very pronounced long oval head, but the Signet-Q felt like it was sitting on my head. it just didn't have enough depth in the crown to come down on my head and settle; and my chin was wagging under the chin bar, even with the helmet tilted forward as much as possible. I got an Icon Airmada instead, problem solved; same large size, nearly the same long oval shape, almost as nicely made... returned the Arai, easy returns, thanks Revzilla!
September 15, 2014
Comfortable, quiet & scoops air. What could be better???
This is an expensive helmet. What do you get for those extra dollars?
Build quality! This thing is a solid lid with nice hardware.
Comfort! The liner is tunable and made of quality material. The visor is nice and wide and absolutely no defect or waviness in the face shield.
Air-flow! This thing shoves air in your face and circulates it all around your noggin. There are other helmets that vent well but this lid does it at all speeds. I even get a breeze when stopped. When I first wore it I reached to pull the visor down when ridding down my neighborhood street at 10mph because I thought it was up due to the air-flow. Yes, it's that good.
Quiet! Not stealth mode movie effect quiet but quieter than any of my previous helmets. You hear slight wind noise but it doesn't overpower other sounds as my other helmets did.
Warranty! 5 years. Enough said.
If you are in the helmet hunt this one should be at the top of your list. I've tried them on in store before and been tempted but have always gone with a cheaper helmet. I'm glad I didn't this time as I could tell within the first mile that this was a keeper!!!
Previous helmets: Nolan, Bell, Bilt & Icon
September 13, 2014
Good helmet. Not cheap but what's your life worth?
If you have a long oval head like mine this helmet is great. For the first time I can wear a helmet and not have a headache and a huge red welt on my forehead when I take it off. The helmet is light with good air flow.
September 2, 2014
The Arai Signet Q is a great Helmet
It took a while but the guys at Revzilla got me fitted with a great helmet at a great price. The ventilation is great, keeps the visor clear at all times. Very comfortable and light - no turbulence at speed. I haven't been on a bike in 20 + years and I had alot of questions. They had patience with me and answered every question never talking down to me. This is my go to place for bike "stuff" - thanks guys.
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