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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 5 323 323
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
Solid Choice This is my first helmet. (avoid an eye-roll) It was a good amount of money, but that isn't a good argument when you ask how important your head is to you. The features, the wanderer graphic, and the weight really drew me in. I tried several helmets on at a dealer and this was by far the most comfortable for my long oval head. While in a test-ride, the fit was snug, weight was light, ventilation smooth and cooling, and the drop-down visor is superb. So many components and a long-ride ready helmet is exactly what I wanted. Hope to have this for awhile. Also, added the SMH10r bluetooth aftermarket accessory and it's ready to roll with turn-by-turn directions from my phone and adds another great feature for an amazing helmet. October 6, 2014
3000 miles of Sweetness 3000 mile review. 14 Ninja 1000 Pros: Helmet fits and feels quite comfortable. Sun visor simply fantastic. Style & graphics awesome. Included pin lock a value. Cons: Price. Its worth the money, but still sucks paying $600 on a helmet. Glad I spent it on this one though. Air flow could be better. Sometimes have to pick right head angle to "ram air" the intake. Notes: Slayed the dragon and rode the Smokies with the helmet for a 1700 mile round trip. Never uncomfortable and sun visor made changing light, Sun, Rain, fog conditions pleasant. If in between sizes or close to min size, go with smaller size. Chart said Large for me, but medium fit and has loosened a bit to perfect fit for me. Noise isn't bad at all. Much quieter than my AGV EVO 8 naked. Ear plugs make even better. October 2, 2014
Great Helmet, some drawbacks to the visor. This helmet was my first Shoei, and I have to say that I was pretty impressed. After spending a couple hours in the store trying on much cheaper brands of all different sizes, I finally decided to try this helmet on. The fit was perfect for my head, where other helmets had pressure points or were too big for the sizes that I could get my head into. I had primarily wanted a helmet with the built in smoked lens option, as I've found that carrying sunglasses on the motorcycle is annoying, and I don't have much storage on the Ducati. I was disappointed to find that although the drop screen is great for blocking the sunlight, it fails to block any of the wind and sand from blasting you in the eyes while riding with the primary visor up. If I could go back and do it again, I think I would still go with Shoei as the quality, fit, and finish is superb, but might have gone with a different model. It sucks big time that this helmet is not rated beyond DOT. I have found that the included pinlock anti-fog works great, and am glad that was standard for the price I paid. September 29, 2014
Fantastic fit, excellent features The primary reason for this purchase was the built in sun visor. I am constantly forgetting sunglasses, and hate the hassle of always swapping shields out. The visor is convenient, with excellent optical clarity, and easy to use with thick or thin gloves. My bike offers very little in the way of wind protection, and I always ride with ear plugs, but the helmet is very quiet and comfortable for long trips. Additionally, the removable ear pads conceal cutouts that are perfectly sized for my Sena headsets. The major downside is the cost, but the list of features, as well as comfort and build quality, do somewhat justify the price tag. Overall, I would wholeheartedly recommend this helmet. September 25, 2014
Great Helmet I love this helmet! It was a little snug but after wearing it a few times, it now feels great. The helmet feels very light and the air flow felt fine for me. The Shoei costs more that most but I think the the fit, features and protection are worth the cost. I recommend this helmet. September 15, 2014
Solid quality My first helmet ever, so I have no reference, but here are my impressions. For me the best feature is the visor. It has a total quality feel, snaps in multiple positions, has a low ("city") open position and feels very tight.. there is zero chance you will loose a detent. Visor itself is crystal clear. The sunvisor has a smooth feel in operation, comes down very far. The overall angle of vision is almost (within %95) of my actual eyesight FOV. The air flow is limited to a central portion of your head, but anything above 40mph you can really feel it flow! It goes from the chin vent up, but the top has huge cooling. It is light, not super light, but very good. Overall, its quality and you can really feel it. I wish they had a high viz solid... but oh well. October 20, 2014
not a quiet helmet I decided to replace my year old Shoei Qwest helmet (it had been badly scratch in an encounter with barbed wire) with something more quiet and with a sun visor. After reading any & all the reviews I could find, I chose the Shoei GT air over the Schubert. -The sun visor works great. In Arizona we ride often with bright sun in our eyes early AM or late PM to avoid the peak heat. And in very bright sun you can easily wear sun glasses behind the visor too. -Noise wise I was surprised how much wind noise and turbulence there was. On my next outing I swapped the 2 helmets a few times on the same ride. Definitely the GTAir was certainly no quieter than the older QWest & a much cheaper helmet in spite of the extra padding the GT had. That was a big disappointment! It could be because the airflow from the motorcycle windscreen hits right at the top of my forehead & hits the helmet right at the air vent. I am 6'1" and ride high. In any case I am getting a Ilium lip on top of the windscreen & that should resolve the issue by lifting the air flow an inch or more. But still, it is not a quieter helmet & I wish I had not bought it. -The air circulation inside the helmet is very strong and the cooling effect is good. Unfortunately the air flow hits in one spot on the top of the skull & after an hour or more riding that spot gets numb & painful. October 19, 2014
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RevZilla Store asked: Why did you choose this?
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: 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 Out of Stock
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 Out of Stock