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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 is 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-218

Note: Due to manufacturer restrictions, the GT-Air Helmet 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 5 357 357
Initial thoughts Wanderer graphic in yellow is stunning to look at. Fit, finish and materials are exactly what you expect from Shoei. After all this is NOT an inexpensive lid. Yellow matches well with my hi-vis Olympia gear. Love the look and style of the helmet. Initial fit is very snug compared to my old HJC but should break in nicely. Internal sun visor doesn't hit the end of my nose like the HJC IS Max I tried on locally. Now if only the $@&? snow would melt so I can start riding again and test out the venting and quietness. March 27, 2015
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
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
good so far! I have only had the chance to wear this helmet once so far. Being winter and all it hasnt exactly good riding weather. But, my first impressions are good. Its light weight, has great periferal vision and isnt too noisy. One thing that bugged me a bit was that the visor was a bit stiff. I wear glasses and every now and then they slide down my nose. So, from time to time, I need to lift the visor to push my glasses back up. I nearly have to grab the chin bar with one hand and lift the visor with the other. I assume this is due to it being brand new and not broken in. We will see how I feel about it by summer. But, as of right now, I would recomend this to others. March 2, 2015
Not a classic Shoei fit I've had 5 different Shoei helmets, and this one fits just a bit tight around the temples and forehead. So I tend to reach for my RF1200 before this. On the plus side, though, I love the built-in sun visor, and on my Bandit 1250 (as opposed to my Gixxer) it's a cooler helmet than the RF. Overall, I would still recommend it, especially for the sport touring crowd. February 21, 2015
Saved my life My first helmet was a Scorpion EXO-500. That was an okay helmet, but when I upgraded to the GT-Air, I could right away tell why one was more expensive than the other. The GT-Air felt lighter and didn't feel as 'cheap' as the EXO-500 (not saying the EXO-500 is a cheaply made helmet). Very comfortable for extended periods of riding with no neck strain after 6 hours of continuous riding. The internal visor is awesome and I end up having to use a lot, but I had that in my EXO-500 so nothing I'm not used to. I crashed at about 40mph due to cold tires and debris, sliding on the ground until I hit the curb back-of-the-head-first. As soon as I hit the curb I was in shock and expected to be badly injured but telling myself that I couldn't feel it because I was in shock and because of adrenaline (it's a weird feeling, can't really explain it) - but after a few seconds went by I realized that I am completely fine and can't feel any head pain because there wasn't any thanks to the helmet completely absorbing the impact. Even though my head hit hard, there was just a tiny scuff mark or two where my head hit (I think if it wasn't a matte finished helmet it would've been worse). That same impact without a helmet would've easily meant a hole in my skull. So maybe I was feeling like I overpaid for a helmet when a cheaper helmet would've served me fine - and if I wasn't convinced that it was worth every penny just from the added comfort and build quality, it was definitely justified after crashing. I installed a Sena SMH10R in my GT-Air and it fits perfectly as the helmet has extra room specifically for speakers. I hid all the wiring and the battery pack inside the liner in strategic areas that wouldn't compromise safety and protection ability. Don't even think about it - get this helmet. It's great for being on a naked bike or a faired bike that gives a lot of wind buffeting like mine (if wind buffeting isn't an issue, consider an RF1200 instead - supposedly it's very similar to the GT-Air but without the internal visor and thus SNELL approved). P.S. If there was one con, I would say it's that you can't get a tinted shield for it in the U.S. because it's considered illegal for use with a helmet that already has an internal visor. However, if you still want one (for offroad use only of course), you can find them online where they ships from countries where they're not illegal. March 23, 2015
Good Helmet I had to get the larger cheek pads. I was getting a lot of movement on the highway. The bigger pads fit the bill nicely. My only gripe is that I wish they offered the light smoke full visor instead of just the clear, just to take the edge off of what the internal visor doesn't block. On that note, the internal visor has an odd profile. It seems as if the edges at the extreme right and left should be lower. March 23, 2015
Great helmet Great helmet. Requires a few hours of break in. Ordered different cheekpads. Great ventilation! Love the sun shield! Worth the price. March 9, 2015
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Shoei GT-Air Wanderer Helmet
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
Vincenzo S P: 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. Mar 18, 2015
Chris H: I needed to replace my C3. This is what Revzilla recommended. Mar 12, 2015
Drake W: 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. Jan 29, 2015
Serge N: Multi purpose Jan 22, 2015
William L: 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.
Jan 19, 2015
kiel t: Looks, fit Jan 18, 2015
Ian T: 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. Jan 15, 2015
W M: Friends and fellow riders rave about the 1200, wanted to one up them...for several reasons. Dec 18, 2014
Timothy W: visor and brand Dec 2, 2014
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.
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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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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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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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A shopper asked: 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?
Jan 25, 2015
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Richard D: I bought this helmet due to not having to change face shield back and forth during night and day time riding.
the retractable shield allows me to see at night and keeps the bright sun out with a quick slide of the switch on the side of the helmet.
Jan 25, 2015
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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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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
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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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: I'm looking to buy this helmet but i want to change the face shield to a darker one, one you can't see through need some help to find one that fit this helmet,
i´m also going to buy a Sena SMH10R is it going to fit well on this helmet?
Jan 25, 2015
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J C G: They don't make (and won't from what I'm told by Shoei) a tinted shield for this helmet, as it has the internal sun visor. Not sure about 3rd parties, but that's where we are now.

I have the Cardo system and it fits fine.
Feb 3, 2015
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Jason S asked: I see all the comments on the GT Air not being snell rated; however in the video review for the GT Air Wanderer helmet he mentions that is is snell rated. Did he just misspeak? Jan 9, 2015
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Omar H: It is not Snell rated. I was told the reason is because of the visor inside. Jan 9, 2015
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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 within 24 hours
Matte Black / SM 878686 0118-1105-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / MD 878687 0118-1105-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / LG 878688 0118-1105-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / XL 878689 0118-1105-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Matte Black / 2XL 878690 0118-1105-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XS 878691 0118-1106-03 Out of Stock
White / SM 878692 0118-1106-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / MD 878693 0118-1106-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / LG 878694 0118-1106-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / XL 878695 0118-1106-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
White / 2XL 878696 0118-1106-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / XS 933989 0118-1101-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / SM 933990 0118-1101-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / MD 933991 0118-1101-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / LG 933992 0118-1101-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / XL 933993 0118-1101-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Red / 2XL 933994 0118-1101-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Neon Yellow / XS 933995 0118-1103-03 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Neon Yellow / SM 933996 0118-1103-04 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Neon Yellow / MD 933997 0118-1103-05 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Neon Yellow / LG 933998 0118-1103-06 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Neon Yellow / XL 933999 0118-1103-07 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours
Black/Neon Yellow / 2XL 934000 0118-1103-08 In Stock: Ships within 24 hours