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Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Black / LG [Blemished]
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  • Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Black / LG [Blemished] - Black
  • Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Black / LG [Blemished] - Black

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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.75 lbs

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Note: This item has cosmetic damage which may include, but is not limited to scuffs, scratches, stains or chips. The damage affects the aesthetics but not the function of the item. There is minor scratching around the shell of the helmet and a scuff on the top.

Shoei J Cruise Helmet

Shoei’s J-Cruise is the premium open-face helmet for today’s rider. State-of-the-art, high tech protection combines with open-air freedom for a safe and exhilarating ride.

Features:

  • Lightweight, AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell
  • Adjustable top and rear exhaust vents
  • A Multi-Piece EPS liner allows for smooth passage of air, improving cooling performance
  • Easily removable shield secured by the shield stopper to prevent unexpected opening at speed
  • Five layer construction in cheek pad
  • 3D Max-Dry removable, washable interior liner
  • Padded chin strap

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

CJ-2 Face Shield System:

  • QR-N allows tool-less shield removal and eliminates side covers for a flush, quiet fit
  • Wide, three dimensionally curved shield offers increased peripheral vision and optical clarity
  • Scratch-resistant coating
  • 99% protection from harmful UV A & B rays
  • One-piece injection-molded for consistent fit
  • 10mm longer than the CJ-1 it replaces
  • Shield Pinlock-ready

Safety Certification:

  • DOT-218

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

Shoei Helmet Sizing

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

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

How To Measure

H Head Wrap a cloth measuring tape around your head just above your eyebrows and ears. Pull the tape comfortably snug, read the length, repeat for good measure and use the largest measurement.
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Shoei J-Cruise Helmet 4.7 5 107 107
Good Helmet I like this helmet for the most part. I have rode with this helmet for several Saturday mornings. For the first hour of the ride, the helmet is great. Air flow is awesome, Vision is great, and it is Quiet. But after that first hour of riding (and this might be because of my head, I'm not sure) the helmet becomes uncomfortable on the sides of my head. It gets so bad, I HAVE to take a break and get that helmet off. I wish I could have tried this helmet out on a ride before I purchased it, because it felt great right out of the box. If I knew it was going to be uncomfortable, I would have chosen a helmet a litter less expensive. This might be because of the my head, I just don't know. Im not a long time rider yet. I started riding about 3 months ago. I gave this helmet a GOOD rating, because everything else about the helmet is awesome. August 16, 2016
comfortable helmet Good air flow feels excellent but it is a loud helmet. Wear hear plugs and it is a very nice helmet. August 5, 2016
Best Open face Money Can Buy! I have owned a Shoei with my first motorbike in 1987 but unfortunately, it disintegrated as the years went by. Normal occurence in a HUMID country like ours. Now, I have saved up enough money to buy one and I am so HAPPY! Comfort is first rate and ventilation is AMAZING! Build quality is the best and it is soooooooo comfortable! No complaints whatsoever! July 19, 2016
Typically Outstanding Shoei Product This is my second Shoei helmet (both purchased from Revzilla) which should address the quality and value of the product. I have owned for 5 years now a full-face Shoei and have appreciated the exemplary implementation of the form. One issue with the older full-face Shoei is that it is more sport oriented (expected) and now that I ride another really great product (Indian Scout) the sporting nature of the helmet has some issues with buffeting as I hold my head more upright. I also was looking for a more summer season helmet in the J-Cruise. With the J-Cruise I don't have the buffeting issues; the vents move a lot of air (along with being open-face); visibility is great; it is quiet and pretty light weight compared to my older full-face Shoei. I couldn't be happier and consider this a great value. And as I end all of my reviews, Revzilla had it to my door (free) within three days. I highly recommend both the J-Cruise and Revzilla. My only "complaint: it would be nice for Shoei to offer the helmet in MORE COLORS and maybe some GRAPHICS. (How many shades of grey - (50?) or black does one need?) It would also be helpful to have a sunshade with a gradational tint from welder's-goggle dark up high to a lighter gray near the bottom edge. But those are rather nit-picky comments. June 23, 2016
Most comfortable helmet I've ever had Was a little hesitant to spend this much for an open face helmet but I'm glad I did. It's a comfortable, snug fit with no hot spots. The clear shield is easy to operate with gloves on as is the sun visor. The air vents actually work. When the time comes, I'll consider another J Cruise. May 26, 2016
Third Shoei This is my third Shoei and the first one I am disappointed in. I have a full face in XL and a half helmet in L. Order the half in XL but returned it for a L. According to the Shoei size chart I take a XL. Shipment was prompt. When I tried the helmet on it was tight on the checks. Customer service said that Shoei makes smaller replacement pads. So I ordered them. Again shipment was prompt. The pads felt better. I was leaving on a trip the next day. So I installed my HD headset. The speakers are too big to fit in the helmet recession so the velcro does not connect. And the design does not make it easy if you wear glasses. Halfway through the first day of my trip the check pads pressed on the lower half of my ears making it uncomfortable. Not sure if a XXL size would be comfortable. But the XL is not. Since I wore the helmet I cannot exchange it. So I now have a $450 shelf warmer. May 24, 2016
Great Helmet for Long Rides This is my 3rd helmet, I have used a harley 1/2 helmet and sold it immediatly, my second helmet is a Bell Rouge, which is great for shorts rides and for the city. The j Cruise is my helmet of choice for long rides and the highway. I wish it had a little more airflow. I use it with the Sena 20 headset and works great. Great sound from the speakers. I usually ride with the clear face mask up but is great to have it to get a break from the wind sometimes or for rain. May 10, 2016
Great Helmet I did a lot of research before I bought this helmet. All the reviews were positive. I was impressed with the quality when I received it. The cheek pads were tight, so I ordered thinner pads and they fit perfectly. No helmet is perfectly quiet, but this is the quietest helmet I've owned. In fact, I have to turn up the radio on my CanAm Spyder quite a bit to hear the music. April 12, 2016
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Have a functionality, fit, or otherwise product-specific question about the Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Black / LG [Blemished]? Ask it here! If you have a customer service or shipping question, please direct it to our Customer Service department.

The J-Cruise at 1000 feet is Shoei's next foray into a premium three-quarter helmet. We've seen the RJ Platinum. Before that, we saw the J-Wing. These are different helmets that were configured slightly differently.

This is using a lot of the new upgraded features from Shoei including their internal sun visor, part of that sun visor family, but really looking north of $400. Again, it's going to stand toe to toe with some of the other super premium three-quarters in the market. Honestly, in my mind I think there's only one, and I won't mention them by name.

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Now, before I go foundational and work with some of the nuances all the way up to the helmet, let's talk a little bit about fit here on the J-Cruise. Intermediate oval head shape. What that means is there are no surprises. If you wear a Shoei helmet right now you shouldn't have any issues.

This is a size large, weighed in at 3 pounds 6.4 ounces. No surprises there, either.

It's going to be DOT rated, not Snell. They're saving some weight, but again, you're not getting that Snell rating. A lot of times you wouldn't see a Snell rating on an open faced helmet anyway. Keep that in mind.

Remember, if you're scared about buying the J-Cruise on the Internet, don't worry. If you need to buy it from us, we ship for free, exchange for free, no restock fees if you need to send it back to us. Try to take the guesswork out with the video, and then don't worry. If you get it wrong we'll help you make it painless on the swap out for a different size.

Now, as we dive back into the J-Cruise helmet, the first thing I want to note - changes on the helmet. Now we're using the premium QSV-1 sun visor system here on the J-Cruise; optically correct, fog free, retractable, operated with a very easily found slide on the side, same as the Neotec, same as the GT-Air.

Again, it's cable operated, so it's very smooth. No clicking. You can see it as it drops up, comes down there. Again, gives you plenty of coverage, and is replaceable; really nice touch. Nice to see that integrated.

If we look at our AIM shield, fiberglass, carbon fiber resins. It's going to be very lightweight. It's not a polycarb shield. This is an upgrade from Shoei.

You're also going to see on the J-Cruise that we have this band in the front as it kind of wraps around. That band allows them to stay aerodynamic, but it bulges to accommodate sun visor outer shell EPS. You're not giving away anything by way of production here in this multi-density shell when you have that bulge.

Again, same level of protection. It looks good. They've styled it in, but again, you have that bulge to accommodate the sun visor. We see it on the GT-Air as well.

Other key features. Notice it's a locking . . . I think it's the J2 or the JW2 shield. I'd have to check the site. Notice the locking mechanism. It's the small detent on the bottom that just taps right into that molded injection mounted piece right there. You're going to see it from the side. Again, a nice upgrade here in the J-Cruise. We've never seen a locking mechanism like that.

If I had to gripe, there are no detents. There's a detent on the top that locks it in, but there are no detents all the way around.

If you notice also on the shield they give you based on their last model of three-quarter you have an extra centimeter - ten millimeters here on the bottom that create this air dam. They help with buffeting. They help as a lift to deflect wind or moisture as it's coming in on the shield.

You can see the side profile here of it really, really nicely. As you look at it, again, it adds a little bit of flash, but it is a very functional piece.

Moving up, double wall construction in the eye port gasket. That is new. We see it on the GT-Air; single wall even on something like the Neotec. Again, they're taking a step forward to say hey, if you get caught in the rain we want to make sure that you have the best chance to have a nice seal there. Even when it's locked down and in you're going to see that spring loaded piece on this hinge which sucks the face shield in and gives you that nice and tight seal from Mother Nature.

Keep in mind as well that you see these pinlock posts. The J-Cruise helmet is going to come pinlock ready, and it'll take the same pinlock that we see available for the Neotec or for the newer helmets. You'll see it listed on the site. That's a pinlock lens you buy separately, and a pinlock lens is how you use the laws of physics to stay fog free forever without any coatings that might wear off. Nice touch.

Moving into the vent scheme - new ventilation scheme for 2013 from Shoei. We're seeing it on the J-Cruise here. We also see it on the GT-Air. They're calling it their shutter system. What it is, main intake vents that are going to vent ten millimeter vent holes into channels that kind of create this effect of this mohawk of air as it comes through the helmet. What you're going to see is the air gets pulled back and it's going to exit out these active venturis.

It's nice that they're open and closable, but if you notice there are three positions - open, middle, and closed. You have the ability to tune your airflow. Also, on our front chin vent . . . I'm sorry. No chin vent. On the chimney vent, same kind of deal, three positions, open, middle, and closed allow you to tune the amount of air coming in. Going to hit your head, hit the channels.

There's a new 3D Max-Dry system in this helmet. You really feel the air flow through. It's going to vent out the back.

What most people don't realize, same thing on the GT-Air, is if I pull the snap here in the back there's actually a vent right down here where my pinky is, and the air is going to escape out of your neck as well. Again, giving you a better chance for full airflow through the helmet.

As we move into the guts of the J-Cruise, keep in mind, too, when it comes to airflow it's an open faced helmet. It's a three-quarter. You're going to get a ton of airflow up under the rim, and you even have the ability to have that air come up under the visor here and, again, add to that channeling back. We would see that happen in a full face helmet through the chin bar through the chin vent. Here it's just coming up under that air dam.

I'm going to bring out my donut here. It's a Shoei donut called a Shonut. What I'm going to do is I'm going to start breaking down the guts. Fully removable, washable liner. Notice how it comes out, and notice the way this is set up. You could get a commune on this. Shoei knows that most people out there are looking at aftermarket Bluetooth or comm systems.

We have our cheek pad. It's going to be very plush against your skin, have a nice contour, be replaceable if you want to get a different size, and a little bit more durable towards the temples. It's going to collect sweat. It's also going to accommodate the stems from your eyeglasses if you want to go that way. Same thing on both sides. Double D-ring construction in the chin strap. Chin vents are very easy to remove.

Another very cool feature here on the J-Cruise. We now, from a quiet standpoint and from a functional standpoint, see Shoei using ear pocket what we would call fills or removable pieces. Foam backed, will slide into a pocket that would accommodate a speaker. They snap in, so they're not going anywhere, and they create a seamless, flush place. Against your ear it's going to be very comfortable.

If I open it up you're going to see that pocket right about there. You can see that pocket that is kind of cut away so you'd have the ability to get in there and get your 3D or . . . Sorry, your Bluetooth comm unit.

If we go into the main guts of the helmet, I've already done my two snaps along the back. I like that it's across the brow which means no pressure points up front. This is the new style premium comfort liner here in the J-Cruise. We're seeing as an update over anything we've seen 2012 on back from Shoei, and the reason being is we see the same plush wicking liner that's going to pull sweat away and create great airflow.

Now we have the 3D Max-Dry system which is kind of a bubble or hollow weave which allows that mohawk of air . . . Remember, it comes in across the top. It's going to fill to your head. You're really going to feel it, but again, because it is a 3D bubble, which we've seen perfected in other brands of clothing before it showed up in helmets, what it does is it wicks sweat better, it transfers air better, and it allows your head to breathe and allows that perspiration to come off, create that evaporative cooling effect.

You can see it less or so here in this back mesh. Also, it has a nice density to it, so it's going to add comfort to the helmet as well.

Remember, helmets will break in about 10%. When you buy it, it should be snug but not uncomfortable, and then it should break in, no problem.

If I bring my J-Cruise back over you can start to see the venting channels all the way up and down the back; really nice touch. Ten millimeter vent holes.

Again, you're looking at a $400-plus helmet. It comes in a multitude of colors, multitude of different styles. It's from Shoei. It's premium. It's going to last. It's an heirloom product, although we do recommend you replace your helmet every five years just to keep up to date with the latest safety standards.