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Shoei GT Air Wanderer Helmet

Enjoying the ride is what motorcycling is all about and having a helmet that is comfortable and safe just facilitates that enjoyment. The Shoei GT-Air has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate all-rounder. With a fully adjustable ventilation system, drop-down internal sun visor, fog-free Pinlock CNS-1 face shield and Shoei’s legendary comfort and quality, the GT-Air has all of the features you need to keep your focus on the road instead of on the discomforts a lesser helmet can cause.

The Shoei GT-Air was developed using wind-tunnel testing at Shoei’s state-of-the-art facility in Japan which lead to an aerodynamically tuned tri-composite shell that mitigates buffeting, as well as wind and road noise. The plush removable liner is comfortable, quiet and removable when you need to wash it. Light, safe and comfortable, the Shoei GT-Air meets and exceeds the needs of contemporary riders, allowing them to enjoy what they love most…the ride.

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel testing and professional riders’ feedback
  • Multi-Piece EPS liner enhances impact absorption and ventilation
  • Three shell and four EPS liner sizes provide increased fit options that help to comfortably fit most head sizes
  • Molded air spoiler reduces drag and lift, as well as diminishes pressure on the rider’s neck while riding at speed

Sun Shield Visor System:

  • Built-in QSV-1 sun shield gives riders instant relief from sun glare in one quick motion
  • Visor meets ANSI Z80.3-2010 standard for non-prescription eyeglasses
  • Large and easy to reach switch activates the 3D injection-molded inner sun shield
  • Distortion-free shield blocks 99% of harmful UV rays
  • Forehead area of the outer shell is raised slightly to accommodate the internal sun shield, allowing the integrity of the GT-Air’s inner EPS liner to remain intact

Ventilation System:

  • Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior
  • Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens
  • Easy to operate large lower intake vent
  • Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation
  • The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust
  • Breath guard and chin curtain included

Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM):

  • High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient

Interior System:

  • 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads
  • Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise
  • Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance
  • Eyeglass compatible interior
  • E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the Shoei GT-Air more easily removable

Standard Chin-Strap Clip:

  • Neatly secures chin strap

CNS-1 Shield System:

  • The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces
  • Includes Pinlock Anti-Fog Lens for more coverage of the CNS-1 shield
  • Dual-Ridge window bead increases contact with the shield to reduce wind noise
  • Scratch-resistant shield coating
  • 99.9% protection from harmful UV A&B rays

Safety Certification:

  • DOT

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States.

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Shoei Helmet Sizing

Size Head (cm) Head (in)
2XS 51 - 52 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 53 - 54 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 55 - 56 21 5/8 - 22
MD 57 - 58 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 59 - 60 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 61 - 62 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 63 - 64 24 3/4 - 25 1/8
3XL 65 - 66 25 5/8 - 26

Sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit.

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Saved my life
I hit a deer going 65-70mph wearing my GT Air and went tumbling. Destroyed the helmet but I had zero head trauma, not even a headache. It was a comfortable and quiet helmet and the built in visor is clutch. I had the visor down when I crashed and had no issues. Vertical viability wasn't great for me in a tuck but otherwise loved this helmet and will buy another Shoei.
September 2, 2015
Ride:
2013 Triumph Street Triple R
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
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A solid choice
I have to admit, the main reason I started looking at this helmet was the awesome look. Hey I'm vain right?! The main and accent stripe looks classic and sporty, but not wild and zany, just in case you actually are old enough to remember Michael Jackson.

At points I'll compare this to my Schuberth C3 Pro, because although it's more clams it is such a high benchmark in brain lid technology.

First the awesomeness. I get many compliments on the design, it flows air well, the optics on the drop-down visor are spectacular, and it's so quiet that you won't miss wearing ear plugs except maybe at high speeds racing to the county line to get away from Sheriff Rosco Coltrane.

What more could you want? Still reading? Ok well you must be nit picky like me, so here it comes. In order to get it that quiet, they really padded it all the way to the bottom in such a way that it almost conforms to your neck. Consequently some people might think it's a bit tight. You can either order different cheek pads from Revzilla for this model --they come in different sizes, or you can break it in and it becomes more comfortable with use. After I got used to it, I liked how snug it fits so when I do a quick head check to see the sky high driver texting in the lane next to me eating yogurt at the same time.

Compared to the Shuberth and their really cool quick release red thingie, the D-ring system is a little annoying. There's no padding on the strap, and since it's really long, you need to double it back and snap it in place. They put the snap too close to the helmet so it's impossible to do with gloves on in under 5 minutes without cursing and/or thinking impure thoughts. Just put it on before your gloves. Yes, yes I know, this isn't necessary with the C3 Pro. Spoiled!

Remember how quiet the helmet is? Well you pay for that when you first put the helmet on. Until you get used to it, it sort of seems like Mike Tyson is biting both of your ears off at the same time. No worries though, do it quick and get it over with. Then you will have a nice ride and thank me.

The material in the helmet is fairly comfortable, but not as good as the Shuberth which feels like the underbelly of a silken unicorn baby.

I do think it fogs up easier than other helmets, particularly if you leave the chin guard and breath guard in. When it gets hot you will want to take those out. The fog problem was largely solved with installing the pin lock system which comes with it. A large sticker warning stipulates that due to optical degradation, you are not supposed to use the pinlock at night. Awkward...

I did get a pinlock with a faulty seal, but those awesome chaps at Revzilla just sent me another one on their dime. What a crew, thank you.

Overall, a pretty good choice, with some room for improvement.
March 17, 2015
Ride:
2014 Honda NC700X ABS
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
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Great helmet
I've been riding in my GT Air for a couple weeks now and I love it. The cheek pads are still breaking in a bit so the fit is getting better the more I use it.

The airflow is great, I can really feel when the top vent is open which might be a first for me. I haven't ridden in very hot weather yet but I expect this will be the best breathing helmet I've owned anyway.

This is my first pinlock helmet which is great but since I wear glasses I still have to worry about those fogging. The sun visor is good, I'd like the slider for it to be a little bigger and smoother to operate but it works just fine.

I did have some trouble getting my Sena SMH10r all set up in the helmet without having pressure points from the wires and connectors but I managed to get it worked out to wear the wires aren't just hanging out and I can't feel them on the back of my head.

I really like the style of the helmet, the off center racing stripe, slightly reflective honeycomb, and the over all shape makes this the best looking helmet I've ever owned.

I ride a naked bike and this helmet is perfect at high speeds in the wind. It feels super stable and is as quiet as I'd expect it to be. I ride with ear plugs almost all the time but the couple times I've gone without while wearing this helmet the noise wasn't so bad that I was missing my earplugs.

It's a very expensive helmet, almost twice what I've ever paid for one but I think I've finally found a helmet that doesn't leave me wanting another feature, better fit, or anything really. Very much worth the money.
August 5, 2013
Ride:
2012 Yamaha FZ8
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Great helmet, nice graphic, tight fit
A short real-world review follows. Please note for reference that I have a head which is 57.5cm in diameter... right in the middle of Shoei's Medium and Large sizes. Normally I fit into a medium better than a large. After trying on the GT-Air, I thought my head would implode after putting the medium on, and therefore bought a large. After riding with it for a couple of months, I regret that decision.

Sizing:
Shoei claims that this helmet fits exactly the same as all of its other helmets. If this is the case, then whoever test-fits Shoei's helmets has the most interesting head in the history of heads! From my experience, I would say that it is about 1/4 to 1/2 a size tighter than the RF-1100 or Qwest helmets.

That being said, when you first try this helmet on, you will want to go up a size. I did, and I regret it. The reason you will want to go up a size is because they are tight when new. It will be extremely painful breaking this helmet in: even having gone up a size my break-in was painful, but my problem is that now it feels a bit loose and I'm thinking of getting different internals in order to pad it out a bit more. (Don't do what I did... take the pain. Swallow a bunch of tylenols or advil or whatever and just wear the helmet for a couple of hours. It'll be great after that.) Even after being broken in, though, the helmet will be very tight when putting it on. Every time I wrangle mine onto my head I have flashbacks to passing through the birth canal and that time I got my head stuck between two rungs in the railing. It's that tight. You have to really stretch the opening by pulling the straps against the outside of the helmet in order to get it on, and even then your ears are going to be bent over and you'll have to waggle the whole thing around. It's kind of crazy. But the benefit is that the neck roll will keep a lot of wind out of the helmet. Which brings me to:

Noise:
This helmet is pretty quiet. It could be quieter, but then most helmets could. the neck roll should keep a lot of the wind noise out. I say "should" because mine is a bit too large, and therefore there are gaps. However, if I put my hand over the gap the noise goes away, so if I had a proper-sized helmet instead of having gone too big, I would probably be fine. Re-read the fit section: the proper fit is going to require sacrifice, but will give great results.

Comfort:
Once broken in and on your head this helmet is quite comfortable. The materials, as in all Shoeis, are top-notch. They can also all come out to be washed, which is really helpful if you are prone to sweating when it gets hot. A helmet is a lot more comfortable when it isn't smelly and sweat-soaked.

Aerodynamics:
The aerodynamics are pretty good. Not much else to say!

Visibility:
The new Shoei visor system provides great visibility. There really is a noticeable difference between this helmet and my older Qwest and RF-1100 helmets. The pin-lock is a nice add-in, but Shoei didn't do it out of the kindness of their hearts: you NEED the pinlock for morning riding or whenever it is cool/rainy out. This helmet fogs up worse than any I've ever seen. Without the pinlock in, I would have to describe the shield as "opaque" rather than clear. I think the new neck roll is probably to blame, but wow... Shoei, you gotta fix this in your next iteration. It's bad.

On the plus side, the internal sun visor is a treat. It's not anywhere near as good as a dedicated tinted shield in terms of visibility, but it is good for what it is. When using it through the pinlock and the clear shield things get a little muddy. When used without the pinlock it is as good as some other brands' tinted visors. But compared to the dark smoke visor that I bought for the RF-1100 I lose a lot of shadow detail when riding. That being said, I would rather ride with this helmet and not have to change visors... so I only wear the RF-1100 now if I know I will only be riding in very sunny conditions. Or with the clear shield if I know I will be riding in only rainy conditions... so I can avoid the fogging.

Ventilation:
I was actually quite disappointed by the ventilation in the GT-Air. I expected it to be at least as good as the RF-1100, but it is not. I think even the Qwest has better ventilation. I can barely tell the difference between having the top vent open and closed. The chin vent works well, though.

Protection:
Untested.

Weight:
Average.

Aesthetics:
As with all of Shoei's products, the finish on this helmet is amazing. The graphic looks fabulous, full and rich and not at all like the screened graphics found on some other brands. The shape of the helmet is very appealing, and the bump that accommodates the visor really works well with the helmet. In the wanderer graphic, the reflective silver looks very subtle until hit by a light source. I like it a lot.

Overall recommendation:
If I had to do it all over, I would buy this helmet again. But I would buy it in a medium rather than a large and I would suffer through the break-in.
October 15, 2013
Ride:
2013 Triumph Street Triple R
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Shoei GT Air vs Schuberth S2
I'm not the review writing type but I was looking for a comparison of the GT Air and the S2 for ages, due to the severe lack of such comparisons I deciding to try both. If you are only interested in the punch line: I ended up with the GT Air.
If you were interested in the details, here are my thoughts:

My background:
I've been riding for over a decade. After a good run I decided to replace my trusty old Shoei XR-1100. I also own a cheap AGV, but using that as a comparison point wouldn't be fair (it's a quarter of the price than the others).

Comfort:
I have a "Shoei head-shape" so the medium GT Air fits me perfectly. No complaints on the fit of the S2 either though. No pressure points on the forehead, my chin isn't bumping the front, all good. The inside lining of the S2 is exceptional, way nicer than the Shoei. Not that the GT is horrible, but in comparison the S2 wins hands down.
BUT, there is the chin strap issue: the Shoei comes with the usual double D-ring, you get what you're used to. The Schuberth on the other hand has this awkward ratchet style closure. It's massive, which means that it will press on your Adam's apple pretty hard, when I first put it on out of the box the thing wanted to choke me as I turned my head. Fiddling around with the position of the ratchet makes it bearable eventually and you'll probably get used to it over time but it's a pain in the... well, neck.
People complain that the neck rolls on both lids are so thick that they are hard to put on. I didn't find this to be a problem at all, in fact they are both better than my old XR-1100, as my eyebrow piercings don't get hooked as much and neither of them tries to tear my ears off.
To me the Shoei wins on comfort, only because of the chin strap and because I care less about the plushness of my helmet's interior. If you're comfortable with the Schuberth style straps, the S2 is more comfy overall .

Noise:
First of all, I ride an SV1000S, and I'm 6ft tall. This is important because noise will depend on how your height interacts with your bike's fairings. In my experience both are pretty bad, at least compared to my 7 year old XR-1100. Almost a decade of development and Shoei came up with a noisier helmet! All that wind tunnel testing was good for what exactly? (Either that, or the XR was a higher category and should be compared to the X-12.) In real use the Schuberth started developing some noise around 30mph that became an awfully loud, high pitch whistle by 60mph on the motorway (and of course I never tested any higher speeds, as that would be illegal, but you can guess the trend). The GT Air develops some wind noise around 40mph that get louder at speeds but nothing as bad as the S2. If I duck behind the little fairing on the nose of the SV1000S the noise disappears, unsurprisingly. More interesting that the noise also disappears when I stick my neck all the way out (and ride like a giraffe), meaning that the fairing dumps so much air on the lid that it makes it louder that it should be (this I only tested on the GT Air). So maybe if you ride a naked bike it's just fine. Overall the Shoei is marginally better in terms of noise.

Air flow:
The Schuberth moves more air in the helmet than I would have thought is possible. It is truly incredible. The Shoei isn't bad either, but the Schuberth is better. S2 wins the air flow, hands down.

Visibility:
The S2 is pretty good, not an improvement on the old XR-1100, but good. Until you put in the pinlock (which you want, trust me), then the upper edge of the insert is right in your eye line when you're looking at a traffic light in front of you. At night it also gives you double vision of every light source on the road (and there are a few). During the day, if you fancy putting down the internal sun visor you'll notice that the bottom edge is just about at the bottom of your field of vision. So, no upper part because of the pinlock, no lower part because of the built in shades... On the other hand the GT Air is fantastic, great vision in every direction, optically clear pinlock (hardly any doubling of external lights) and the sun shield is out of your line of sight. Well done Shoei, much unlike the Schuberth, the rider can actually see out of your helmet!

Looks and feel:
The Schuberth in my opinion is gorgeous, clean lines but still a bit aggressive, perfect looking helmet. On the plus side the GT Air is not quite as ugly as the pictures show it. The groves on the sides are actually not very deep at all, so the helmet looks OK (and the black Wanderer paint job is actually pretty nice). However while the Shoei feels rock solid, my Schuberth was making all sorts of horrible noises right after I first picked it up. It's creaking and screeching like the plastic parts in it are moving around and rubbing on each other somehow. Not a good way to inspire confidence if you ask me. Admittedly, my S2 could have been a "bad copy", it happens.

After much consideration I've sent the Schuberth back and I'm sticking with the Shoei GT Air. If you want a helmet with a built in sun shield (I, for instance, need that as my eyes are sensitive to sunlight and I hate wearing sunglasses under the helmet) I'd suggest buying both and keeping the one that's right for you. Kudos to the Revzilla crew for making this possible at the minimal cost of shipping one helmet back.
May 11, 2015
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4 / 5
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4 / 5
Great choice and exactly what I was looking for...
After much research, questions (all answered quickly by the RevZilla team) and some in store fittings (where I could) I made the choice to purchase this helmet.

I was worried about the sizing and shape and have always purchased my helmet at the local shops, but no one had this one, and in recent years have become less helpful and knowledgeable about products, as well as having less of an inventory to choose from. In fact I was very disappointed with overall gear selections at dealers and "gear" shops.

Back to the product...
RevZilla:
I had many questions on sizing as I was coming off years of riding Arai. The team here answered all my questions promptly and with great detail. They really cared about me getting the right helmet and size. Product was shipped and received as scheduled.

The Shoei GT-Air:
Initially after trying the helmet on at a local dealer, it seemed to be too tight a fit with my size (L) though I was right in the range per Shoei's sizing. I also am a intermediate oval shape so was concerned over how snug it was. As it was not tight on the crown but hard to get on and off as well as tight in the cheek area. The dealer recommended the XL, but that moved around way too much on my head.

RevZilla, after a direct email to me, determined that a L would be the appropriate size. I received the helmet and found it too tight in the cheek area as before, but per a suggestion by the RevZilla contact removed the cheek pads and placed them under a heavy book for a few hours. After which the helmet felt perfect on my head. Though getting it on and off is still a squeeze with some adjustment to get my ears in place once on.

Wind noise is greatly reduced but I am comparing this to a 5 year old Arai Signet GT-R but what a difference. The built in sun shade is a great feature as well, and the helmet is a bit lighter but much more comfortable on my head as no buffeting or "sailing" when I turn my head. View is good a wide and it seems I have much more space in front of my jaw as well. Venting seems to be okay as I was wearing this in 100+ degrees this past weekend and no issues, though I did not feel the airflow.

With the shield up, and the sun shade down there is some wind blast but that is to be expected. It was also noisy with the shield slightly open as well. Once closed however it was very quiet.

Very happy with the new helmet and service, support and site.

Rides: Highly modded 08' Bonneville and 2012 Ducati Multistrada 1200s
July 1, 2013
Ride:
2008 Triumph Bonneville
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Love at First Sight
Although I was already excited about it, I will say that right out of the box, this helmet looks and feels 100x better in person than it looks online. Photos and video just don't do it justice. I wear (thus ordered) a small and it weighs only 3.11lbs.

The simple racing stripe graphic is perfect, it's just what I wanted - something stylish w/out all the dragons, skulls, cartoons or the friggin' pink and swirly florals. No offense to those who like any of that, it's just not my style. The thin pinstripe next to the thicker black stripe is actually red, not orange, as it looked to me online. I was happy about that too.

The internal sun shade visor is the better than sliced bread, there are no issues with two screens very near each other (sun glare, etc) and it's so simple/easy to utilize with one finger. That feature alone made my day - but only after getting over myself with how beautiful it looked and finally taking it out for a ride. You can open the face shield anytime and keep the sunshade down, nothing touches in any position.

The pinlock system is FANTASTIC... works exactly as it says it does and it's super easy to install. Actually quite impressed at how well it works. 25+ yrs in all kinds of helmets and for the first time ever, extremely little, if any fogging. Brilliant.

Padding is perfect, love how it fits snug against my (much skinnier than a guys) neck. Initially a super snug fit, of course, but it's starting to break in. Sure hope I never have to use the emergency quick-release system, but it's nice to know it's there if I do.

The GT Air lives up to it's name, the ventilation is incredible. Again, simple/easy to use vents and daaaaaang, the air flow with all three open is quite refreshing, I can feel it along my face, up over my forehead and all the way across my head, all while there's no distinguishable increase in noise. Impressive to say the least.

No issues with this helmet at any speed, lane checks, etc, it literally seems to cut through wind like it's almost not there. Everything stays in place, no surprise lifts, whips or bobbles... much better than expected.

So, without a doubt, in my opinion, I'm totally in love with this helmet and looking forward to many long hot summer rides!

PS: Love Revzilla too - Simply the BEST.
April 10, 2013
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2013 Ducati Monster 796
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Exactly what I was hoping for.
After reading numerous reviews and trying one on for initial fit, I'm glad I chose this helmet. Ventilation works good and the internal sun visor is great. I had some reservations about the sun visor and whether or not I would prefer it to sunglasses or even find it useful at all. It's great. A main reason for choosing this helmet is the purported ease of installation of a Sena (or similar)communication system. The speaker cut outs and the manner in which the cheek pads remove truly make installation a breeze.

I now have about 500 miles on the helmet and it's staring to break in nicely. The initial (excessively) snug fit you experience with a correctly sized lid is now relaxing into an all around comfortable new favorite.
March 25, 2015
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BEST $550 ever spend on a helmet. BIG BOY HELMET!
I stepped up from Bell Revolver. I love the aggresive look on my Bell. BUt, it is just heavy and loud compare to this GT-AIR.
It is like you have a hot sexy girl friend and you trade up for a 9.5/1. Yes, it is that much better. Yup, you have to pay to play.

GT-AIR really earns its name. It is light, stylish, function and form. even though, it is quite pricey. I worth amount you pay.
You will feel a really good level of comfort, high speed low drag!

Integral sun visor is really use full in Shoei. I have a same thing in my Bell. But, it wasn't clear and fog up very easily.

I like Bell a lot. Now, I find myself only wear GT-AIR for my VROD.

P.S. Get it and be happy. :)
June 12, 2015
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Another Great Shoei Helmet
For those of you that are on the fence with regards to sizing.. Go with the size you normally get in a Shoei. The only difference I could tell is in the checkpads, they are definitely a tighter fit than previous models, however they will break-in with use. If you go with one size up, the helmet will be too big and therefore be unsafe. You can always purchase the smaller check pads if you have to. When I first got mine I said "NO WAY" but after riding a few times I noticed the helmet was already starting to fit better. I'm glad I listened to what some of the other riders said and went with the size I normally get in a Shoei. Everything else is typical Shoei, you won't be disappointed. My only gripe is the racheting system on the shield is not as smooth as some of the other models, but hopefully it too will break-in with time. Remember, a good helmet is like buying a pair of boots, they may not fit perfect at first, but once you break them in, you won't want to give them up. Just FYI I am a solid medium in a Shoei, and I wear a 7 1/8 hat size.
February 23, 2014
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Why did you choose this?
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LOVED THE LOOK. GREAT FEELING. ENTRY LEVEL TRACK HELMET
santiago h on Sep 19, 2016
I tried this on in a local store, and it was the only helmet that didn't make me feel like I was smothering when I had it on.
Staci H on Aug 8, 2016
LOVED THE LOOK. GREAT FEELING. ENTRY LEVEL TRACK HELMET
santiago h on Sep 19, 2016
Perfect combo with my Sena 10U!
Francisco G on Sep 17, 2016
I tried this on in a local store, and it was the only helmet that didn't make me feel like I was smothering when I had it on.
Staci H on Aug 8, 2016
Tried this on at a store but revzilla had the graphics i wanted
Matan N on Jul 31, 2016
The Oklahoma weather can be quite intense. Heard great reviews about the air flow and was of most importance.

Allergic to the sun, so having the UV clear visor is nice, along with the drop down sun visor.
Braxton S on Jul 20, 2016
The Shoei seemed to fit my head the best. It was a difficult decision as there are a few excellent premium helmet brands to choose from at this price point; however, the reviews were excellent and as a first time rider I had to start somewhere.
Ariel S on Jul 3, 2016
Lightweight, cool looking, no sound
Matthew E on Jul 1, 2016
Love the look with the matte black and the subtle graphics. The drop down sun lens and the anti fog pinlock system mean I never have to work about which shield to take with me.
Thomas G on Jun 12, 2016
Looks amazing, great fit for my head, and also Shoei has a great reputation with safety and features
sjpark21 on May 14, 2016
Needed to replace my older Quest helmet which has been great. The GT-Air surprisingly has been a step up in every way.
Guy B on Apr 24, 2016
Internal visor was a feature I wanted, have owned shoei helmets in the past
Jason Z on Apr 21, 2016
Helmet was great quality but fit was not right for me. Returned and ordered the RF-1200 in a size down.
David B on Apr 9, 2016
The reviews
Casey H on Mar 31, 2016
Seemed to be the best of both worlds between sport and touring. I have a Ducati 959 and will be frequently riding cross country. This helmet seems to be the best option at my price point.
Christopher A on Mar 27, 2016
It's fits my head perfectly. Comfortable, nice features, Shoei quality.
cynthia k on Mar 19, 2016
1) Fit - snug but comfortable, will break in perfectly.
2) Drop down sun visor. Enough said.
3) Quality of the interior - prefer vs. RF-1200.
4) Reputation for quietness - interior chin spoiler but not overdone.
5) Graphics on the Wanderer TC3 - matt asphalt with neon, best in the business.
6) Ventilation. Live in South Carolina so I want a quiet helmet that doesn't cook my brain.
Brian C on Mar 12, 2016
Shoie quality and no need to swap visors anymore
Rodney B on Mar 8, 2016
Wanted to try something besides Arai but ended up selling and getting another signet Q
Peter N on Feb 25, 2016
For my new bike and to protect my Head, lol -
Looks and sounds great in the reviews hoping that this will be the one
Marc B on Feb 20, 2016
If you are a M in Arai and Bell you will be a L in Shoei - Switched from this to primarily Bell Stars (can't beat the transitional shields) and Arai C-5's. GTA-W is obviously more of an all purpose touring, but still felt sporty enough. Flip down visor wasn't very effective. Typically fogged or reduced the clarity of my view.
Eric I on Jan 24, 2016
Such a quiet helmet I love it.
MountainCommuter on Jan 22, 2016
Wanted a sporty helmet with an internal sun visor. Great style, pretty good airflow. Road noise is the best of any helmet I've owned but I'm sure there are some better ones out there. Standard and included pinlock insert works great and it's very stylish.
Kenton H on Jan 22, 2016
The Shoei brand quality, features and it looks super cool.
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A S on Jan 3, 2016
Its a Shoei!!! I had to get new helmets in order to ride together with my wife and she wanted matching helmets and gear. Best helmet I've ever had!!!!
A L on Dec 29, 2015
internet
S T on Nov 29, 2015
White one is the shiznit. Has airflow. My brain is worth it.
Angela D on Nov 27, 2015
sexy helmet all the features i have been looking for and the fit was amazing for me.
jeramy D on Nov 19, 2015
perfect helmet for people with narrow heads not round heads. other than that it is an outstanding helmet.
RAUL D on Nov 18, 2015
Shoei makes really good helmets, they fit my head right, and I ride year round. The drop down sun visor was the key selling point for me.
David S on Oct 2, 2015
style..
kenneth o on Sep 10, 2015
I was looking for a HiViz, Matte Black helmet to replace my 5 yr old Shoei Qwest. I've had it for a week, and very impressed with the noise level and fit.
Ryan T on Sep 2, 2015
Built in sun visor will be great, no more sunglasses under the helmet! Also the quiet helmet is going to make the commute much nicer.
Joshua M on Aug 15, 2015
Love the look and the built in shades. Great seal 'cuz I want it quiet. Great air flow 'cuz I want it cool.
Patrick P on Jun 30, 2015
video reviews on revile
E M on Jun 23, 2015
I tried it on in the store, it fit perfectly, and just felt like it belonged on my melon.
John K on May 29, 2015
Based off of reviews, quality and brand.
R A on May 7, 2015
Internal visor, pinlock system, simple venting & visor controls, clean lines for an upright and 3/4 riding position; suits an intermediate oval head shape. HH, Tiger 1050.
Hans H on May 6, 2015
Wanted a nicer lid
hawkrider on May 5, 2015
Great reviews, features, and look. Wanted a helmet with a drop down visor so I don't have to carry an extra shield and it comes with the pillock insert. Should help with fogging.
Leon G on Apr 29, 2015
The reviews on this site are excellent.
andrew t on Apr 21, 2015
This is the best helmet in my opinion
Logan F on Apr 15, 2015
I Love this helmet. I love this thing so much, when you seal it up it's so quiet, venting is nice. On the pricey side I will agree but revzilla has such great pricing I could deal. Also anyone who has a bit more of an oval head I suggest trying one on.
John D on Apr 9, 2015
The Drop down visor was amazing and the fit was great. Very light helmet and Brian was a huge help on the show room floor.
Vincenzo S P on Mar 18, 2015
I needed to replace my C3. This is what Revzilla recommended.
Chris H on Mar 12, 2015
I have a Shoei head and have owned many over the past 25 years and love the quality. The style of this lid is superb and I dig the flip down sun screen as I wear glasses and don't want to lug other lenses around.
Drake W on Jan 29, 2015
Multi purpose
Serge N on Jan 22, 2015
Performance (air flow/protection/sunshield for when I forget my shades), Protection (it's a Shoei!), Looks (Sweet!)

Ridden with this helmet for 1.5 years and I'm still really happy. I love that it came with a pinlock visor which is such a must in the winter. Great airflow for the summer months here in South Carolina.
William L on Jan 19, 2015
Looks, fit
kiel t on Jan 18, 2015
Revzilla has great resources including the many user reviews and gear guides that make it easy picking out the right equipment. Just going through the guides and reviews I learned what would be the right helmet and size for my odd shaped head.The ability for easy returns helps.
Ian T on Jan 15, 2015
Friends and fellow riders rave about the 1200, wanted to one up them...for several reasons.
W M on Dec 18, 2014
Perfect combo with my Sena 10U!
Francisco G on Sep 17, 2016
Tried this on at a store but revzilla had the graphics i wanted
Matan N on Jul 31, 2016
hi
I'm looking to buy this helmet, but I want to change the face shield to a darker one, one you can't see trough. can anyone help?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2015
BEST ANSWER: They do not sell the smoke visor in the USA due to regulations, you would have to get it from a source that can get it from Japan
I'm looking to purchase this helmet pretty soon. I'm an intermediate oval at 21 3/4 which puts me in a SM (21 5/8 on the small end). However, I was wondering if it would be better to pick up an XS (21 1/4 on the large end) to allow for break in or should I just go with the SM? I was told to try the XS first and go from there, but I'm hoping someone has had personal experience with being close to different sizes.
Richard P on Sep 23, 2013
BEST ANSWER: I too am an intermediate oval and measured a L at 23 1/2. I originally bought a L helmet (my first Shoei) and found it fit ok but felt it was going become too loose once it broke in. I wore it for a week or so around the house and then finally decided to opt for the smaller size.

After dropping down to a M, I could not be happier. It was tight in the beginning but after break-in it's the perfect amount of snug. I first thought I may need to change to a smaller cheekpad size before it broke-in but have since reconsidered and after clocking over 5K miles of ride time, I am glad I went to the M.
Would you be concerned that the GT Air is AIM and not AIM+? I really want this helmet but if I am going to pay this much for it, I am afraid they are going to come out with an updated version with AIM+ in a month and I am going to be frustrated.
A shopper on Feb 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The GT-Air is AIM not AIM plus like the X-twelve and new RF-1200
Not sure the quality is any less and the most important factor is how it fits you.
Also not SNELL certified probably because of the internal sun visor
Hi,

I will be buying this helmet and wearing it in Australia, I was wondering if it will comply with the Australian safety standards?

Regards,

Andrew Beer
A S on Jul 12, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Check the following url: worldwideweb(stop)bikersrights(stop)com(forward slash)nhtsa(forward slash)fmvss218.html and compare Australian safety standards with that of DOT standards as defined by USA's Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard No. 218.

FYI: I bought the helmet in the USA for use in the USA; it's not Snell rated.
the gt air with the wanderer graphics. the white with the black stripe, is the white matte?
A shopper on Jan 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: The white (w/black stripe) helmet is NOT matte like the black (w/white stripe) helmet. I absolutely love this helmet - for both style, fit and function.
In the video for the GT Air Wanderer, the helmet is shown as matte black with a white stripe and small red accent stripes. However in the picture when you select the matte black color helmet, the accent stripes appear to be orange. What color do the accent stripes come in when you purchase the matte black version?
A shopper on Sep 5, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I had the same concern with ordering the white w/black stripe helmet. I ordered it anyway and was glad to see that the pinstripe is red. Not a like a blue-tone red, more on the warm side, but red. I am going to assume that it's the exact same color applied to the black w/white stripe helmet. Worst case scenario, if you just don't like it, you can easily return it. It's a gorgeous helmet though, IMO.
on the shoei gt air wanderer. the white with the black stripe. is the white a matte, satin, or gloss finish?
Sharon H on Jan 25, 2014
BEST ANSWER: It is definitely not gloss, but it does have a bit of a "pearlish" finish. Kind of hard to describe. It is a great looking helmet though.
Can anyone tell me if the internal sun visor gets in the way of, or hits eyeglasses?
A C on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It does not. I wear corrected glasses at all times, and mine have never been impacted by the drop down visor. Now, I can not say anything about the current trend of big glasses or ray ban type.
i just go my Shoei GT Air. size large. great product in general but my cheeks are a bit squished. can you advise if there is anything i can do to solve this? i was reading somewhere that people replace the cheek pads adn that there is a free exchange for the cheek pads provided by shoei but not sure if this is real or not...

thanks
Eyal
eyal p on Apr 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Hi Eyal,
My cheeks are also a bit squished. This is the first I've heard of this so I looked it up. Apparently if you contact Shoei via email..... store @ shoei-helmets . com they will exchange them for free.
Hope this helps.
Jeff
Should I be concerned that the GT Air shell is AIM and not AIM+? I really want this helmet, but if I am paying this much for it I want to make sure I am getting the best. Also, I think I read something about the liner not being quite as good as the RF 1200? Any thoughts?
A S on Feb 13, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I feel very secure about the AIM shell. It feels solid, much more than the other helmets I've used over 10 years (Lazer, Suomy) and it helps in noise reduction. The helmet feels a little heavier than the other helmet shells by other brands that I've used (which, though light, feels slightly hollow in comparison). I have never worn an Arai, so I cannot compare this to Arai but I would definitely buy Shoei again for the rest of my riding life (in fact, I've the J-Cruise and bought the Neo-Tec for my pillion). For the inner lining, I have no issues - very comfortable and little maintenance needed in terms of washing - use an inner lining for the head/face or a balaclava. I did not try the RF1200 so I cannot comment. I use the GT-Air for daily commuting as well as on the track.