Shoei GT-Air Helmet
This is a good product
For Brail, I needed something more ventilated, but at the same time quieter....Kind of impossible. This product is average on both, and probably is the best I can get these days...
January 26, 2016
I f***ing love this helmet!
Im coming from an HJC cl-16 and wow! What a difference! My hjc feels so heavy now. I have a similar shaped head to anthony and the shoei fits perfectly! I was blown away at how well it fit, and its so light on the head, it makes it so comfortable. The vents work surprisingly well, like you can feel the little jets of air when you open the front vent. Its pretty quiet, I feel like i can hear my bike much more now and the wind noise is minimal, and! the neck roll and chin guard really do their job, I rode in 45 deg weather and could barely feel any air go up into the helmet. Also a nice bonus with it having little slots for my sena speakers. The visor at least so far is a bit of a pain to pop open, not sure if thats just from it being new or not yet but its there, I have to use my other fingers and push against the helmet instead of just pushing the visor open, not a huge annoyance tho. ALSO it does seem to fog up easily, Ive kept the pinlock in and it hasnt been a problem. OH! Also love the built in sun visor, one of the biggest reasons I got this over the other shoei's, and its awesome! Half the time I just keep it down about an inch and it blocks the sun, or just put it down all the way! So convient! I'll never not have one again, so much better than using sunglasses pressing against your head and ears. It is also way more stable at speed than my hjc, my hjc would wobble and move around on the highway, the shoei is super stable and very comfortable. Overall if you can afford it I would totally recommend this helmet!
February 3, 2016
Should have bought one sooner
This helmet was a huge upgrade from my beat up HJC IS-16. This helmet is exceptionally quiet and the quality is top notch. The visor mechanism is smooth and easy to use. All of the vents etc positively click open/closed and are easy to feel, even with thick gloves on. Venting is good, and there is a noticeable change in volume as each vent is opened and closed. I wish I had shelled out the cash and bought one of these years ago.
January 19, 2016
So Far So Good
I bought the white version because I wanted a more visible helmet for my fall & winter riding. Let's start with the PROS. Styling is pretty badass. The single black stripe gets positive comments from all my co-workers. It's a modern simple design compared to multi-graphic inspired tastes, I still like those too. The PinLock lens it comes with actually does the work of anti-fogging on those cold mornings. The fit is very snug. I usually wear a large in Bell helmets but had to opt for a medium in this one. The noise level is improved over helmets costing between $200-$400. I noticed the difference right away. My bluetooth intercom set fits perfectly. I think the speakers may actually be touching my ears, hence the snug fit. The CONS. The mechanical drop down sunvisor is ok. It's one more thing I would like not to worry about when riding. I really prefer my transitions shield that came with my Bell Qualifier DLX Clutch Helmet. It automatically gets dark on sunny days. I would've paid more if the Shoei helmet came with this option. Overall, it is an improvement over my Bell helmet, except for the face shield/drop down sun visor. I was able to cash in about $50 bucks of my Revzilla Bucks, which made the purchase of this helmet a whole lot easier on the wallet.
January 19, 2016
Wind Noise times 10
Comfort +++ and great features but.....
This helmet is so poor at blocking wind noise. I have a 10yo RF1000 with 80K miles on it and it is by far, quieter than the GTAir. And that was the point of getting this new helmet, based on the reviews. I sent it back to Revzilla and was told that it is in spec and cannot be returned. I then fiddled with the hinge adjustment screws to suck the visor in, assuming it's at the top seal. No joy. Then I spent the day with the visor taped to the body and, bit by bit, peeled sections off to locate the breach. It's at the right side hinge assembly. Totally disappointed how they have handled this and I'm stuck with a helmet that is useless. Shame on Revzilla. All they had to do was ride with it to confirm the problem.
January 17, 2016
I bought this to replace my old Shoei, which was I thought was a great helmet. The upgrades over the last few years including the removable padding, easier to use vents, anti-fog system and Sunscreen all make this helmet awesome.
December 2, 2015
Pro: Air Flow, Weight, Sun Visor Con: Price, Chin Strap
After wearing Modular Helmets for approx. 10 yrs, this was a nice change. Very light and lots of air flow throw the top air scoop. Fit was also nice after being broken in, I have own this helmet for about 9 months. The down side to this helmet is the price, I would loved to have bought one with graphics but I could not see myself paying the additonal cost. The extra $100 plus was too much. Also, the Chin Strap will dig into my neck if snug. The helmet will also whistle depending on the angle of my head. But still the best airflow of all the helmets I've owned.
November 24, 2015
Great Helmet, just get past that break-in period
This is an exceptional helmet, all of the features are well thought out and designed, and they work! It's important to get one that fits though! I am a size small and when I first tried this on I tried a medium that was comfortable in store but rotated a bit too much on my head. I went with the small and felt general head pressure and claustrophobic for the next 10 hours of riding. It's all broken in now and it feels great! Those cheekpads will break in over time.
As for the features:
-The sunvisor is great and saves me the hassle of shield changes at night. Also the mech feels solid and low-profile so it wont break
-The pinlock shield is awesome, no fog even on the coldest rainiest days, however the sunvisor will fog up
-The chin curtain is great and stays in place solidly
-This helmet vents a lot of air, but when sealed up it is nice and quiet (AKA the vents actually work unlike a lot of other helmets...)
-Feels rock solid on a naked bike at highway speeds, doesn't buffet much at all
Really great helmet overall, a huge step up from the cheaper stuff and well worth it. Also, if you need to replace liners etc...Shoei actually offers that stuff.
November 21, 2015