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Nolan N44 Tech Helmet
The Nolan N44 Tech Helmet is the latest evolution of the hugely popular N43E, and is updated in both function and design. The Nolan N44 is a fully modular helmet, ideally responding to the needs of expert motorcyclists and suitable for both summer and winter use. Designed for urban riding, the Nolan N44 Tech is equally at home on a long journey or weekend getaway, and has a unique style that is at home on any bike.
The N44 has six possible configurations which you can personalize through the addition or removal of the chin bar, faceshield and peak all of which are included. With the chin bar and faceshield installed, the rider can expect the same benefits of a full face helmet. With just the peak and chin bar installed, the helmet flows a great amount of air while still providing the same protection of a full face helmet. With the chin bar, faceshield and peak removed it becomes a true three quarter open face helmet. This gives the rider a great range of flexibility.
- Ultrawide Pinlock ready faceshield gives the rider a greater field of vision (included)
- Clear Pinlock faceshield and lens included
- 2 position inner sun shield (VPS)
- 2 Shell Sizes
- Protective Chin Guard
- Central Ventilation System
- Airbooster Airflow System
- Microlock2 (patent pending) double lever retention system
- Polycarbonate Outer Shell
- Inner Comfort Padding
- Visor Air Intake
- DOT Approved
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Reviews & Questions
Out of the box, the M-sized helmet #same size as my HJC# fit well. There is a bit more material around the ear pockets, which is weird at first, but not really uncomfortable. The fit and finish are much improved over my N102, and I like the graphics #which, of course, are a personal preference#. The chin guard does feel a bit close to my lips/chin, but not it's not that much closer than my other full-face helmets. If you have a more pronounced chin or jaw, I can see it being an issue for you, though.
The giant shield is great #mostly...#! Visibility is awesome, but it does tend to fog up easily in cooler weather without the Pinlock in. With the Pinlock, there's a huge area of non-fogged shield to look through, but at night there's a bit more glare off of lights. When inserting the Pinlock, be careful, though... I had one of the pins pop out and go flying off, so I had to call Nolan USA and get a replacement #they were great and sent me some new pins free of charge, btw!#. The sun shield, which I sort of considered a novelty, seems to work OK and comes down far enough, IMO, to not be distracting. One thing about the shield, though, is that there's no 'half-way' stop. If you want to scratch your nose while on the bike, if you don't push it all the way up #a relatively long throw with this shield# to where it is no longer protecting your eyes, it will drop down on your hand as you reach under.
Like on my Nolan N201, I do like the ratcheting chin strap, though the one on the N44 is narrower. Others have said this style strap feels like they're being garroted, but no problem as far as rubbing my neck for me.
On the bike, the helmet feels well balanced and the weight isn't noticeable #comparing to my carbon fiber FS-15#. The chin guard, because of the way it angles down a bit, tends to bump my shoulders when turning my head and catch on my jacket, but with the peripheral view I don't need to turn my head quite as much. Hopefully, I'll develop a 'technique' to minimize this.
Sound - I was hoping this helmet would be quieter than my current helmet, though I wasn't holding my breath. I would say it's about the same as my FS-15, though the tone of the wind noise is a bit deeper. There's a slight gap in the padding at the base of the neck in the back that seems to let in a lot of noise. Noise is also worse on the left side, possibly from a gadget I have mounted on my handlebars, but with my FS-15, I never noticed a difference from left to right. I guess I'll be continuing to wear plugs on anything longer than a short ride.
Ventilation - This is something I'm pretty disappointed with so far, as I was hoping for something better given all the big scoops on the helmet. The chin vent on the shield lets in a minimal amount of air, and I think it's pretty useless with the vent position of the shield letting in a good amount of air. The top vents don't seem to work much at all #maybe a bit as I tilt my head down?#, though hopefully that will improve as I break in the padding. I'll experiment more with the vents in conjunction with my windscreen in the spring. There is also a lot of air coming through the chin curtain, which may be OK in warmer weather, but I wish the material of the curtain was more solid now in the cooler months. A balaclava would probably solve this and the gap at the base of the neck mentioned earlier, though I didn't usually wear one with my other helmets unless it was really cold. BTW, out of all my helmets, I think my Akuma GhostRider vented the best.
I haven't tried mounting my SENA headset yet, but there are small 'pockets' carved-out of the foam liner under the padding for speakers. I don't know if the SENA speakers will fit, though... The clamp base might not work, though, and I will probably need to use the stick-on base option. I plan on using the wired mic, as I don't ever really plan on removing the chin guard and just wearing this as a FF helmet.
So basically, I was hoping for a 'better' helmet than my FS-15 in at least some ways. Though I'm generally happy with the N44, what I think I got was just a 'different' helmet. It's not any quieter, it doesn't #so far# seem to have better ventilation, but the view out the shield is definitely better, and the color is much more visible.
Here is how I use the configurations:
Summer around town:
open faced (shield removed completely) with the visor and integral sunglasses. I love the wind in my face.
open faced with the chin bar, visor and I wear my own sunglasses (since at high speed, wind creeps around the integral sunglasses and irritates my eyes). I can ride with the visor up if it may rain, or just removed if I'm sure it won't.
Same as summer touring thanks to my high windshield. If it's really cold, I'll put the visor down too. The huge windshield fogs very easily and I forgot my pinlock insert on my last trip, so I didn't get to try it. I had to leave the visor cracked to clear the fog, otherwise I couldnt' see at all. I'll try the included insert next time.
I gave it a 3-star for comfort due to the difficulty putting it on/off. I always have to take off the chin bar (which allows the helmet to open wider) to get it over my ears. Once it's on, it's very comfortable. I've gotten used to doing this.
Overall, I love this helmet and I'm very happy with my purchase!
Contrary to all the hype, venting is good but not as great as expected.
With this said:
The N44 is very noisy, squeaky and rattles from just about everywhere. This helmet is horrible above 50 MPH. And useless on the highway. The lack of aerodynamics is apparent even from 45 mpg. If your looking for a helmet to use only on local roads and you will stay at low speeds then this is a great helmet for that purpose. Anything above local riding choose something else.
My wife also got the N44 tech and uses the face shield which now has a partial opening to help with fogging - we have not installed the fog shields. The mechanism to change up the face shield / peak visor is simple but big fingers make it a touch awkward - now there's no chance of losing parts and it's extremely simple and fast. The sun visor mechanism also takes a bit to get use to as it's in a different position but works wonderfully. I install of the N-Com system in a breeze. The finish is great - however my wife says there's too many 'Nolan' emblems on the helmet - I believe another model has addressed this issue.
The negative reviews regarding the interior sun shield not dropping down far enough I think were mistakenly given by folks who didn't try the helmet ON THE BIKE. Once on the bike your in a certain position that the visor (IMHO) drops down far enough to be effective. The ventilation I thought was pretty good so long as your on the move. Maybe could be improved a tad. But the weight and visibility! I LOVE those aspects. My previous helmet was a pound heavier so maybe thats why I got so excited about this ones weight. Honestly, for the modular design, the cool styling and the visibility aspects alone I think its a great helmet.
Airflow on top is decent and haven't had any problems. The airframe on top does seem big although blends well into the back of the helmet.
The face shield is nice and wide although does seem to fog up easily (Fall). Great to have the pinlock system. Very easy to take the shield off and put back on. Easy to manipulate but I do wonder if the position catches will break down over time. I also wish there were other options but clear is the only available option at this time. The sun visor could be darker but satisfied with it. Chin bar is easy to manipulate as well and one of the benefits for this model.
Sound does seem to be loud although I have been experimenting with windshield adjustments to reduce buffeting, drag, and noise.
Cushioning is decent and no problems. Easy to remove and put back in. Fit/Size was spot on (XL for me).
Installing the Nolan Bluetooth system was a snap. Mouthpiece sits a little close inside the chin bar but not annoying.
No problems with the chin strap although I was initially concerned. There is some cushion over the straps but not across the main ratcheting block. I haven't lost any skin nor have been bothered by the ratcheting system, and have found it nice to unbuckle the helmet with one hand.