Nolan N44 Storm Helmet
This is definitively an upgrade for me, as I had an older Nolan and can immediately notice the difference.
All the details are well thought and features are handy and easy to use.
I only found it a little too narrow for my head, right above my temples. I would suggest, if you think that you might have the same problem, to try it on in a store and see if it fits you.
In any case it is not a big issue and I have had the helmet on during a couple of long rides and it did not bother me.
November 10, 2014
GREAT ADVENTURE HELMET
I bought this for ADV riding because I don’t like helmets with the peak visor because of the wind catch. I also HATE dirt on the face and in my eyes and goggles make my eyes sweat.
So I use the full helmet with shield on pavement. I havent used the shield off/visor on set up yet and probably wont. When I hit the dirt I take the chin bar off with the shield down or in the first up click position. Both get great air flow. If I am the first rider in my group its shield up.
The chin strap sits a little far back making the strap hit my throat. Only slightly uncomfortable. The ear holes for comms speakers is small and the ear liner and inner Styrofoam press into my ears. ***If I am wearing ear protection my ears are in agony.*** Only real gripe.
I WAS able to put a Sena with the sticky mount on this helmet. I used the plug-in wired boom mic to reach my mouth.
The shield comes off EASY for good cleaning. The field of view exceeds my peripheral vision.
Tried to upload a pic but the file is too small (STUPID).
September 15, 2014
Great helmet with very minor flaws.
I've got about 300 miles on this helmet. I'm riding a 125 Zuma scoot so it may be a bit different for the rest of you guys riding real bikes. (I'm debating on starting my own scooter club called the Sons of Economy)
Fit: It fits fine. I used the sizing chart and found myself in between a small and medium so I went with a small seeing the medium was out of stock. After a few adjustments of the straps, I find it fits quite nicely. Not too snug or loose. It seems to be true to it's size. I have large dumbo ears so they get a bit uncomfortable after a while.
Noise Level: This is one of my major gripes. I max out at about 60 on my bike, but I'm mostly cruising around 25-45. Once I get up to speed it gets noisy. Now the noise isn't what bothers me. I can just throw in some ear plugs and call it good. The thing is that this helmet is built for the Nolan N-Com system. I can't imagine the N-Com working well at all with this helmet seeing that it's so noisy. So my advice here is if you are wanting a N-Com system, try for another helmet. Now I haven't tried putting a system in my helmet, but I will not be risking the cash to put one in my helmet because it's most likely going to be a waste.
Weight: It's my first real motorcycle helmet, but after a longer ride it doesn't seem to be overbearing in terms of weight.
Shape: It's a sweet looking helmet. Though if your hitting highway speeds and look left or right, the wind is going to push your head around a bit.
Vision: This is the reason I bought this helmet. I wanted to see everything and I can. Great visibility. No fogging up issues either.
Misc: I hate the chinstrap. It doesn't quite fit on my chin, but is more attached to my throat. I adjusted it a bit and it helped considerably, but I think I still have some adjusting to do. I find myself constantly adjusting it while I'm riding.
I wish the built in VPS would drop down a tad lower or have a 3rd setting to make it go lower. The first click is worthless and I only use the 2nd click. It's easy to lower and raise when riding. I will usually drop it down in town to hide my ugly face haha.
It's also a very windy helmet (not related to noise). I'm riding currently in about 75-90 degree + weather and this thing cools down like no other. While it's good now, I'm not sure how amazing these feature will be when it cools down to the 40's-60's.
Overall: I love the helmet and am very happy with it. I can't be 100% sure if I will love it come Winter, but for now I'm very happy and would recommend it to someone who wants this bad donkey helmet. I also get a lot of comments on how awesome it looks too!
September 4, 2014
a couple of things should be improved to make it a great helmet
The helmet is just beautiful! Really nice graphics, I got both of them (black & white)! The vision angle is amazing...
Cons: I would say that they are a little bit heavy! About the sun visor, I would prefer it to come down more because as it is you have to move your head down as if you were driving a sports bike (I drive a Z250). One other thing that you should consider is the chin strap, it is really uncomfortable.
July 21, 2014
My Favorite Piece of Gear
I researched for months before purchasing my helmet and I am extremely pleased with the Nolan N44, my particular model is the Storm in white. This helmet is extremely comfortable and looks amazing, it has started more than a few conversations. The peripheral view from the N44 is exceptional, and the inner sun visor works great and is easy to drop down or retract while riding. It has great airflow, and as I live in Texas and have been riding during the summer that is an important feature for me.
June 19, 2014
Skip this one, find helmet with D-Ring
The helmet looks great. The vision is spectacular with that big ole visor. And the modular set-up is clever. However, the chin strap is so uncomfortable, I lasted about 30 seconds with it on. Trust me folks, don't waste your time with this one.
One other note, the helmet creaks a lot. I've never had a helmet's material make so much noise while handling. To me, this speaks if poor construction - bad tolerances among material layers. I've read many comments about the great "fit and finish" of nolan helmets. Honestly, upon opening this helmet, I was unimpressed.
May 11, 2014
I love this helmets great features
I was apprehensive about the purchase at first due to the full helmet as opposed to the half helmet I ride with now. The first time I rode with this helmet on put all those doubts away. The fit is exactly what the size chart said it would be and it is very comfortable. The visibility is unbelievable; there is no restriction with regards to peripheral vision, it’s like you’re not wearing a helmet. The helmet is much lighter than my half helmet weighs. I purchased the white helmet (Live and ride in Florida) and I can set the helmet on my seat and the seat will be too hot to touch but the helmet is unbelievably cool. The air flow system helps keep you cool while riding as well. Knowing more about the helmet now I wouldn’t hesitate to purchase this helmet again.
April 29, 2014
Love the helmet!!!!
I bought two of the Nolan N44 for myself and my wife. So many options with the helmet. The best feature, very easy to install the Nolan B1 Bluetooth intercom between the two helmets.
April 18, 2014