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Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Helmet

SHOEI introduces the GT-Air, a lightweight full-face helmet with improved ventilation, a fully removable noise-reducing interior, a built-in sun visor and a distinctively stylish shell that is as good looking as it is integral to its performance while on the road.

Aerodynamic Shell Design:

  • Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel 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, helping allow for the integrity of the helmet’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 helmet 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 new redesigned 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-218

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, The GT-Air Wander and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States

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Shoei GT Air Wanderer Helmet 4.6 5 333 333
Great helmet, but picks up scratches easily! I have been using this helmet for a month now and I am pretty happy with everything but the fact that it gets scratched very easily. The matte finish looks great, but has started to peel out on one of the scratches (look at the attached image). This helmet fits a little smaller as compared to my AGV, both are medium. The air flow is great and almost no noise as compared to the AGV. I wear prescription glasses and they fit easily as well. November 12, 2014
What is your head worth!? My first helmet. "A friend said, don't skimp on gear, you get what you pay for." This holds true here. While I have nothing to compare it too, I've ridden with this helmet for the past 800 miles. The padding breaks in fairly quick, but I imagine that might be the same for all helmets. As a result, it's slightly loose than when first bought, again, probably normal. But remains snug and I don't feel anything is compromised. There is quite a bit of wind noise. Problem for me is I've worn military flight helmets and tactical helmets for years, so that's all I have to compare it to when it comes to outside noise. So take that for what it's worth. Its not unbearable and most of the time I don't take notice. Though it does have an appreciable affect when talking on the Sena SMH10R, sometimes listening to the other person a tad difficult. The pinlock is a great option to have and the insta-tint visor is one of the things that sold me on it. The only drawback is that internal visor will fog within seconds when sitting still, but still a great option to have. Some people may scoff at the price, and maybe there is a price for the name, but my melon is priceless and I'm overly safety conscious as it is due to my career, so it was worth the cost. And in the unfortunate event I have to test it....well, I'll come back to let you know. I didn't buy this helmet through Rev, but I did all my research here. Thanks for all the great info. November 10, 2014
First helmet This is the first helmet I have bought. I did a lot of research between different brands and models and finally chose this one. I was reluctant at first because of the price but after using it for a season now I'm confident to say it was a great buy. It is a little tight of a fit at first but breaks in quite well after some use. The main reason I went with this one was because of the internal sun visor, the looks, and the reviews from other people. It is an expensive helmet but is very well made and extremely quiet. The only con is the brightness of the color. I went with the red stripe and it is a lot brighter than what it looks like on here. I have a darker red bike and it just doesn't quite look right. November 9, 2014
Best helmet so far. Highly recommend. Worth the money. I flirted for two months with this helmet before pulling the trigger. It is an expensive helmet and that was the source of my doubt. After a week of using it, I can comfortably say this was one of the best buys I've done. The helmet is the quietest I've used. It is so quiet, ear plugs are no longer required for shorter trips. Audio coming from my Sena SMH-10 is clear and perfectly audible. I can hear sounds around me, but they are not noise. Wind noise is greatly attenuated with this helmet, especially when the vents are closed. This is a $600 helmet. The quality and construction of it are superb. Nothing about it feels flimsy or fragile. The liners inside feel soft and cozy. This is also the first helmet I've used where you can actually feel air coming in in a controlled manner when the air vents are open; there's no air all over the place because the helmet fails to block it. It is controlled with finesse. So if it is a hot day, the air coming in from the top will cool your head down. Pinlock, as usual, works as expected, greatly reducing or completely eliminating fog caused from your breath on cold days. Regarding fit, I took a leap of faith and bought the L size, despite the fact that it felt very tight when I tried it on at a store. A week after using it, I can predict it will continue to expand slightly and mold itself to give me the perfect fit. This process has already begun and it is feeling much better, but it isn't quite there yet. I'm glad I bought this helmet. If you have the money to buy it but think it is pricey, I can tell you it is well worth the money. November 7, 2014
Love this helmet Have had Arai helmets for years and they are great helmets but noisy. Bought this based on reviews for being quieter, as well as the features such as the flip down shade and it really is an amazing difference. October 30, 2014
Pretty good helmet Second quietest helmet I've ever had. The built in sun visor was something I wouldn't need but turns out I use quite often and I'm glad it's there. November 26, 2014
Comfy and quiet Excellent helmet. Very quiet. Its the first helmet i owned that i can actually feel air coming through the open vents. Best ive own but then its the most expensive that ive owned. Ive had many. They need more color selections for this model. October 10, 2014
First Class for your ride. Helmet has all the comfort and quality you'd expect from Shoei. The flip-down sun visor and pin-lock system work well to keep sun and fog at bay. Never had a problem riding day or night in temps down to the low 30s. The only caveat with this is that you will get some fogging outside the pin-lock inner layer, which reduces your peripheral vision slightly. The airflow on this helmet is most noticeable directly from the top of the forehead over a skunk-like stripe pattern straight back to the maybe-bald-spot on your head. It's effective for the area it hits, but leaves me wondering if the rest of my head will overheat in the warmer months. November 24, 2014
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Shoei GT Air Wanderer Helmet
Already Asked: 36 Questions, 175 Answers
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Gary B: I wanted a tinted visor but not at night. This gives me the best of both worlds. Nov 28, 2014
Patricia N: Reputation, comfort Nov 19, 2014
Kristopher H: Shoei Reputation (Dad wore Shoei) and internal sun visor feature. I have a Shoei fit head it turns out. Nov 4, 2014
Trent S: experience with brand, and features. Oct 13, 2014
R A: Best rated helmet for noise reduction along with all the features, such as the internal sun visor and included pinlock fog visor. Oct 11, 2014
"" ": reputation/comfort and safety Oct 3, 2014
Aaron S: Fits my head well (Tried it on for about 30 minutes at a store prior to ordering here), and the red/black design matches my FZ8. Sep 26, 2014
Brian M: Recommendation from Revzilla Geek who seems to know a lot about helmets. I'm an Arai user now, so I hope this fits my head shape comfortably and works well. I also wanted a built-in visor and liked the graphics on this one. Sep 25, 2014
Rudolph P: Arai helmets don't fit my head. Shoei helmets do. Plus, as one who wears eyeglasses, I love the sunglass visor. Sep 24, 2014
Margaret T: Quality and style. Two great things that should go together more often. Sep 22, 2014
SHANE K: I chose this helmet based on reviews from various motorcycle sites, the RevZilla promotional video, testimonials from riders using said helmet, looks, and company history. Knowing that RevZilla will refund and help me choose another helmet does take out most of the nervousness of making such a large purchase. But this is my head that needs protection. Why gamble on that? Sep 1, 2014
John H: High Visibility, drop-down sun visor, color scheme, light weight, and Pin Lock. Aug 19, 2014
Justin W: Light weight and great reviews. Had to have the flip down sunshade also. Aug 8, 2014
jeffery b: I read the previous comments and have always heard good things about Shoei. I've had other cheaper helmets before, but the fit and the wind noise were always less than stellar. Aug 7, 2014
Paul W: I wanted something with an internal sun visor. I wasn't sure if I want this or a modular helmet, but ended up going with this because I like the venting scheme and really liked the way it looks. I also like the pin lock capable visor, and that the latch sucks the visor back against a rain seal when it is closed. Jul 22, 2014
Dustin W: The two biggest reasons why I chose this skid lid was that, one it came in a few colors that I liked and two It got great reviews from what I have read. People had rated it as a great tour helmet and most praise went towards it being quiet. I spent many hours reading reviews, watching videos and trying to find the helmet that fit my style of riding and functions that could come in handy. Jul 13, 2014
Brian P: I love the graphics. I really hate obnoxious logos. On the Wanderer they don't look like an after-thought. The subtle lines with the high-visibility bright red is a sharp look. The built in sun visor is a nice feature. The shape and profile of the GT-Air is wicked. It is a very comfortable helmet. Due to my head shape, every sign way pointing to the Signet-Q. I tried one on at a local shop, and wasn't very wowed. But, when the tried on the GT-Air, I was wowed. Jul 7, 2014
Mark V: Love the fit and features of the Shoei helmet, especially the flip down sunglasses. Jun 29, 2014
Leonard P: Excellent quality helmut and a very comfortable fit Jun 25, 2014
Aaron R: Made helmet of the year on web bike world for 2013, plus I've heard nothing but great reviews everywhere on this helmet, had a really hard time going from a modular to a full face but decided to switch it up a little and go with the extra quietness of a full face. test drove this versus the Neo-tec and personally found this lid a lot more quiet. Here's to hoping my Sena BT setup will fit without an issue. Jun 24, 2014
John T: This model was recommended by a local bike shop, and the pride at Revzilla with Revzilla cash was much better. However, I didn't like the matte finish and graphics as much as I thought I would when it arrived. Jun 13, 2014
Wayne S: Liked the looks and the flip down dark shield Jun 12, 2014
M N: It was on my son's wish list. Jun 12, 2014
Jeff B: Shoei comfort & product performance. Also great reviews. May 30, 2014
John M: light weight, air vents, low noise, looks cool, sun visor May 28, 2014
matthew l: i love my shoei X-12, but i want a built-in sun visor. had one on my awesome schuberth S2 (may she rest in peace), and it's so much better than switching out face shields all the time.

all helmets should come with pinlock already!
May 7, 2014
John A: video review & general quality of Shoei May 6, 2014
Hector L: I heard they are great May 6, 2014
Christopher C: Reviews say its quiet. May 3, 2014
Jason B: Banged up my 1100 May 3, 2014
Carlos G: Best helmet option I've found so far Apr 21, 2014
Greg S: Shoei makes good quality helmets which I have had good luck with in the past and this one has a very cool yet understated style to it. Apr 17, 2014
James L: Brand , Shoei reputation for quality and safety, and of course fantastic styling. Numerous 5 star reviews didn't hurt either. There was a whiner every now and then but most reviews were satisfied customers. Apr 16, 2014
L E: It's quieter than RF series and cheaper that Arai. Mar 26, 2014
Susan S: its yummy Oct 30, 2013
John D: Features.. PinLock system, sun shield. Makes a great helmet even better Oct 27, 2013
Melissa T: Product reputation Oct 11, 2013
Michael S: Seemed to have everything I wanted in a helmet and looked great too. Oct 10, 2013
Julian H: High visibility, air flow described in video Sep 20, 2013
Patrick G: Intermediate oval fits my head, like the simple but not too plain graphics and want to try out the retractable sun visor. Sep 7, 2013
A s: Was shopping with my son, couldn't buy myself a better helmet without feeling I had to get him one as well. Aug 19, 2013
Richard D: Love this helmet lightweight snug nice fit sun visor is perfect and easy to use Aug 16, 2013
Alan N: Great looking helmet with all the features I was looking for - versatile for city, sport and touring rides - and for a really competitive price from Revzilla. Aug 16, 2013
ricardo m: I needed a new helmet and wanted to know what's all about whit this new one, good product, it is definitely a good helmet.
:)
Aug 15, 2013
T H: Best overall touring, sports helmet on the market. Shoei name, attention to detail, internal sun visor, pin lock system, excellent padding and safety rating (DOT). The color scheme is completely beautiful (compared with Solid), and fits the bike perfectly. Aug 12, 2013
Richard P asked: 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. Sep 23, 2013
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Matthew C: 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.
Sep 23, 2013
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NOEL C: Hi Richard P

Good day, let me tell you that this product has great quality and is very cool!!! if you are thinking of a SM size I recommend you choose a size slightly greater because these helmets in this brand come in a little small measurement.... I ordered a XS and had to change it to a SM, and yet, I feel it pretty tight, but I like to use it in a tight snug fit because I'm not so tall and the large Shell helmets hinder your movements!!!

luck with your purchase!!!
Sep 23, 2013
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Mityo S: The fitting of this helmet is pretty small....I usually wear M in other helmets but for the GT Air I've chosen size L and I it's still pretty snug after 1 month of occasional use. Still hoping that it will break in a little more...Definitely go a sizer larger!!! Sep 23, 2013
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Michael S: I'd go with the SM first and maybe see about getting larger cheek pads to get it right. Tough call but for me 1/4 in too big is better than 1/2 in too small. Sep 24, 2013
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Linday M: I can't say.. I was not close to in between sizes however I wear an intermediate oval XL the helmet was true to size I also wear an XL in Arai Sep 23, 2013
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A shopper asked: 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. Feb 13, 2014
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Gary B: I would not worry about it. It is a great helmet. There will always be upgrades to products but this helmet is great as is. I would buy now and enjoy it now. Feb 15, 2014
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Peter N: 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
Feb 13, 2014
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A shopper asked: the gt air with the wanderer graphics. the white with the black stripe, is the white matte? Jan 25, 2014
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Kalai K: 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. Jan 25, 2014
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Ian G: It is not, the white is gloss. I actually prefer that, as it makes it much easier to clean. Jan 25, 2014
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Tyler C: No, the white helmet is glossed and looks VERY good! Jan 25, 2014
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Matt W: Yes, it's a pearl white in matte finish. Jan 26, 2014
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Dave K: No. I'd characterize it as medium gloss. Jan 25, 2014
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A s: No the whole helmet is glossy
Jan 25, 2014
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Kurt R: Yes the white is a matte finish Jan 30, 2014
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Omar H: Yes. Also, great Helmet. Jan 26, 2014
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Linday M: The white is matte Jan 25, 2014
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Preston R: Yes Jan 25, 2014
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Alan N: Yes.
All matt finish, with the 'mesh' detail on the black only.
It's a great helmet.
Jan 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: 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? Sep 5, 2014
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Kalai K: 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. Sep 5, 2014
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Ashley B: I actually own the white version of the helmet. In that version, the accent stripes are red. It is an awesome helmet! The ventilation is better than any helmet I have ever had and the pin lock system totally prevents fogging. Sep 5, 2014
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Charles B: The accent stripe is red.

Also the mate black has a black on black pattern to it, it isn't a solid color throughout. It is a really cool effect.
Sep 5, 2014
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Linday M: The matte black helmet has a red pin stripe. Sep 6, 2014
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Adam W: The stripes are red. Sep 5, 2014
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Linday M: The stripe is red Sep 5, 2014
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Steve N: Definitely red. Sep 5, 2014
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Sharon H asked: on the shoei gt air wanderer. the white with the black stripe. is the white a matte, satin, or gloss finish? Jan 25, 2014
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Ryan L: The white is matte as is the entire helmet. I love my helmet and the sunglasses visor is the best feature. I would highly recommend this helmet! Jan 26, 2014
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Steve N: 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. Jan 25, 2014
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Kjell Inge G: Hallo
I have the black helmet with white stripe, the white stripe is more like matte finish.

Kjell Inge
Jan 27, 2014
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Christopher S: The entire finish is a matte finish, including the white and red stripes. Jan 27, 2014
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FRED D: I would call it a satin finish. Jan 25, 2014
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A S asked: 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
Jul 12, 2014
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NOEL C: Hi Andrew Beer, this helmet has the safety certification DOT-218 and I think it is a good option for a daily urban use, for me it has been so good on the Mexican streets and roads, I really can recommend this helmet to you. As a matter of fact, It seems to me that the only one restriction could be the japanese Shoei manufacturer restrictions about their products in a reason that can only be shipped to addresses within the United States but, I did the buy with RevZilla and the delivery was made through the shipping facility via Internet "MyUScom".

Lucky!!!

Regards,
Noel Csineros.
Jul 16, 2014
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Karim George L: 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.
Jul 12, 2014
Kurt R: Helmet is D.O.T. approved and SNELL approved. Jul 12, 2014
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eyal p asked: 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
Apr 22, 2014
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Kalai K: Depends on how "squished" your cheeks are - if it's just mild to tolerably moderate, I'd just wear it as it WILL break in and the squish-factor will lessen as it forms to your face the more you use it.

I personally prefer a firmer "squish" than less or none, as I don't like (nor want) my helmet wobbling around on my head.

I've had mine now for just over a year, and it has formed to my cheeks quite well, still firm, but not nearly as tight as it was for the first two months or so...

Hope this helps!
Apr 25, 2014
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Kenneth W: Just so you know you're not alone my friend, I have a medium and it fits great, except my cheeks are squished too! So I will be looking into getting thinner cheek pads. I know this doesn't answer your question, but if I find out this week, I will repost an appropriate answer. Good Luck! Apr 27, 2014
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Jeffrey A: 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
Apr 25, 2014
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A S asked: 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? Feb 13, 2014
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Alvin C: 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. Feb 15, 2014
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John R: I love the helmet. No problems. Best helmet I have owned or purchased. I have had it for a year now. Feb 13, 2014
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Trent S: the difference between AIM and AIM+ is an additional layer of "Special Fibers" per Shoei. Do some research on line regarding different reports on helmet safety and come up with your own conclusion, there's a lot of info out there, and not all of it points in the same direction. The quality of liner in the GT Air is excellent and the features the GT Air provides over the RF 1200 were important to me when I chose it. The retractable sun visor is great, and the convenience of being able to flip a lever to shade your eyes while moving is outstanding. I've always had excellent service from Shoei helmets, the GT Air replaced a X-11. You won't go wrong with this helmet and I was equally satisfied with the customer service of Revzilla. Feb 18, 2014
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Andrew S asked: I have an Icon armada in xl, what would the wanderer fit be like comported to that? Jul 30, 2014
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Linday M: I am not familiar with that particular helmet,however my husband has to have an intermediate oval..not round hope this helps Sep 5, 2014
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Phillip T: how would I know I never bought a Icon, try going to the store and try one on and then order from here. Sep 26, 2014
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Cedric S asked: When installing a Bluetooth headset speaker set, do you remove the foam padding which is glued to the ear pocket cover on the Shoei GT Air? I installed the Sena 20S speakers and unit, But I can't seem to re-attach (or snap in) the speaker cover (with the foam still in place now resting on top of the speaker.) The cover is there now, but not secured. Anyone? Jun 24, 2014
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A s: I have the GT air and a Sena, I left the foam covers out once I install the speakers. Been using it for a year now with issues. Good luck Jun 25, 2014
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A s: Remove the foam inserts yes !! Works perfect Jun 24, 2014
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A shopper asked: Is it possible to remove the sun shield / visor element if necessary (cleaning, replacement)? Apr 26, 2013
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RevZilla: The sunvisor is indeed removable. To replace it, you would need the Shoei QSV-1 Sun Visor (part number 890056).

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/shoei-qsv-1-sun-visor
May 2, 2013
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Tom8989: I can not remove the sun shield easily, used a soft cloth (glasses chamois) to clean the surface inside and outside. Simple enough, but I haven't tried to remove it yet.. Will let you know when I get to it. May 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: What color are the accents on the mostly white GT Wanderer? Is that black with red, or is it orange? Apr 9, 2013
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Kalai K: It's red! I promise... it's red and it's a beautiful helmet! Apr 10, 2013
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RevZilla: The accents on the White helmet colorway are Black and Red. Apr 16, 2013
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A shopper asked: What is the difference between the Shoei GT Wanderer and the GT Air. Thanks Mar 28, 2013
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RevZilla: The only difference between the two is the graphic. Otherwise, they're twinsies. Mar 28, 2013
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Tom8989: GT Air is the line of helmet that include the Internal sunvisor and full face feature (with new Shoei design for 2013). The GT Air Wanderer is the graphic version of the GT Air in Matte Black with white stripe (with red pin). Also GT Air Wanderer is available in White with Black stripe and Red pin.

GT Air is also sold in solid colors.
May 4, 2013
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A shopper asked: Just wanted to ask if this helmet has room/cutouts for both speakers and the boom mic on a bluetooth communication system. For example the Cardo Scala G9? Mar 1, 2013
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ooGori03oo: Yes. I have the interphone F5. May 15, 2013
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RevZilla: The Shoei GT-Air is a great helmet to pair with the Cardo Scala Rider G9 Bluetooth Communicator. The GT-Air has molded speaker pockets with removable pads that cover the pockets if speakers aren't installed. The outer shell of the helmet also easily accommodates the G9's helmet clamp. Mar 1, 2013
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A shopper asked: Hi mate,

I wear large Bell RS-1 Helmet. Should i go the same size with this helmet or medium?
Oct 28, 2014
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Kalai K: My two cents: Measure your head, compare it to the Bell AND Shoei size chart, see where you land - OR - if possible, find a shop that carries the line and try them on. If that's not an option, buy both sizes and return one. Oct 28, 2014
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A shopper asked: I'm reading that this helmet is a close match to the Arai Profile. Are you finding this to be true? May 11, 2013
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RevZilla: We sure are! Both the Arai Profile and the Shoei GT Air have a somewhat narrow interior shape. If the Profile offered you a good fit, the Gt Air should also treat you well. May 17, 2013
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A shopper asked: I am a little uncertain based on the videos. Is this helmet designed for long distance riding in the upright? How does the sound compair to my scheuberth C3 Feb 17, 2013
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RevZilla: The GT Air is certainly geared towards long distance touring - with a big nod to ventilation (that's why "Air" is in the name). As experiences teaches us, if you have more ventilation, you have more noise. It's tough to say anything with certainty at this point since we haven't ridden in the GT-Air, but my guess is that the Shoei will be cooler than your C3, at the cost of some peace and quiet. Feb 18, 2013
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A shopper asked: Anyone know where I can get a dark face shield for this helmet? I can only find a clear CNS-1 May 20, 2013
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RevZilla: Clear is the only available external shield due to the dark smoke drop down visor. May 30, 2013
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Shoei Helmets

Size Hat Size Measurement (in)
2XS 6 3/8 - 6 1/2 20 1/8 - 20 1/2
XS 6 5/8 - 6 3/4 20 7/8 - 21 1/4
SM 6 7/8 - 7 21 5/8 - 22
MD 7 1/8 - 7 1/4 22 1/2 - 22 7/8
LG 7 3/8 - 7 1/2 23 1/4 - 23 5/8
XL 7 5/8 - 7 3/4 24 - 24 3/8
2XL 7 7/8 - 8 24 3/4 - 25 1/4
3XL 8 1/8 - 8 1/4 25 5/8 - 26

RF-1100 / X-12 Shell Size Breakdown

Helmet Size Shell EPS Liner
XXS XS XS
XS (RF1100)
XS (X-12) SM
SM MD SM
MD MD
LG LG LG
XL XL XL
2XL 2XL 2XL
3XL

X-12 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 optional
41 optional

RF1200 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS
43 optional

RF1100 Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 3XL
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

GT-Air Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 2XL
35 SM-XL
39 XS

Qwest Cheekpad Sizing

Size (mm) Defaults
31 optional
33 optional
35 XS - 2XL
37 optional
39 2XS
41 optional

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

Click here to see the full Shoei Helmets Size Chart
Product Style RevZilla Item # Manufacturer Product # Availability
Matte Black / XS 878685 0118-1105-03 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / SM 878686 0118-1105-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / MD 878687 0118-1105-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / LG 878688 0118-1105-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / XL 878689 0118-1105-07 In Stock: Ships next business day
Matte Black / 2XL 878690 0118-1105-08 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / XS 878691 0118-1106-03 Out of Stock
White / SM 878692 0118-1106-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / MD 878693 0118-1106-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / LG 878694 0118-1106-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / XL 878695 0118-1106-07 In Stock: Ships next business day
White / 2XL 878696 0118-1106-08 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red / XS 933989 0118-1101-03 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red / SM 933990 0118-1101-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red / MD 933991 0118-1101-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red / LG 933992 0118-1101-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Red / XL 933993 0118-1101-07 Out of Stock
Black/Red / 2XL 933994 0118-1101-08 Out of Stock
Black/Neon Yellow / XS 933995 0118-1103-03 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Neon Yellow / SM 933996 0118-1103-04 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Neon Yellow / MD 933997 0118-1103-05 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Neon Yellow / LG 933998 0118-1103-06 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Neon Yellow / XL 933999 0118-1103-07 In Stock: Ships next business day
Black/Neon Yellow / 2XL 934000 0118-1103-08 Out of Stock