Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Black / XS [Demo - Good]
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Shape: Intermediate Oval

Weight: 3.75 lbs

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Shoei J Cruise Helmet

The Shoei J-Cruise is the Cadillac of open-face helmets. The classic ¾ design has been upgraded with features that make the J-Cruise a world class touring helmet. An internal drop-down sun visor, distortion-free Pinlock-ready face shield, adjustable ventilation system and 3D Max-Dry liner provide all day riding comfort. The face shield even has an integrated air dam that helps stabilize the helmet at speed and mitigate buffeting. If you like the freedom of a ¾ helmet, the Shoei J-Cruise is your ticket to ride.

Features:

  • Lightweight, AIM (Advanced Integrated Matrix) shell
  • Adjustable top and rear exhaust vents
  • 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 and 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:

  • QRSA 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
  • Pinlock-ready face shield

Safety Certification:

  • DOT

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

4.7 / 5
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4.3 / 5
Protection & Durability
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4.7 / 5
Comfort
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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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Excellent Cruiser Helmet
I received my Shoei J-Cruise helmet yesterday from Revzilla (excellent service and fast shipping by the way) and wanted to give a small update (or so I thought before I started). A little of my back ground first. When I initially began riding (a very long time ago) I only used full face helmets. Gradually throughout the years, I ended up just wearing a skid lid, non DOT half helmet with good eye protection. I enjoyed the openness and wind on my face. I mostly rode on the week-ends because my job in the military just didn’t allow for motorcycles and wearing a non DOT was very much frowned upon and against policy.

Since retiring, I ride almost every day now with my daily commute being 100+ miles. I’m used to riding in the rain; the summer months in Florida with the heat and humidity make rain gear pointless. I get to my destination in the morning when it’s usually dry, and arrive home wet to change clothes. No big deal. Except for the fact that riding in the rain on the interstate and turnpike where speeds are 70+ mph kind of blows. I’ve also aged a little bit and admittedly abused my exposure to the sun over the years.

Well, I wanted protection again but I haven’t been able to find anything that provided that level of comfort. While riding through TN I got tired of being worried about getting pulled over with my non DOT so I bought a HD half helmet with shield on sale. It was alright but the shield didn’t provide much protection from the sun and gave little protection from the rain. The rain would drip down the shield and blow up in my face. Later I bought a modular HJC helmet with a one touch integrated tinted sun shield, this helmet was a disaster and the worst $200 I ever spent. Feeling like my search was for nothing, I went back to my skid lid.

After a couple of bouts of skin cancer I read the reviews of the Shoei J-Cruise and took the plunge ($477 at Revzilla). I’m glad I did.

Pros: It has a full face shield that protects you from 99% of the sun’s UV rays. The shield locks firmly in place when closed and nothing rattles going down the road at 80 mph. The face shield moves up and down amazingly smooth. It locks in place when fully closed but I have no problems unlocking it and moving it up. I was amazed how cool I was riding home this afternoon in the 97 degree Florida sun, the ventilation works great with no noise at all. Usually when I arrive home wearing my skid lid, I’m sweating under the helmet. Very little sweat with the J-Cruise. I love the drop down sun visor too. It’s cable driven to sliding lever, no springs or anything. The sun visor stays well clear of my nose and provides great relief. Wind buffeting?? None. Absolutely no wind buffeting. I’m able to ride with the face shield open up to 45 mph where I begin to feel buffeting but it all goes away when you close the face shield. Funny thing is, I’m actually cooler to close the face shield at 35 mph so it pretty much just stayed closed. I have as much visibility as when I wear my skid lid. I don’t hear any wind noise or road noise to mention.

Cons: I can’t leave my helmet on top of my mirror any more. Guess I have to start securing it in my Tour Pak. I do hear the engine resonating in my helmet but not to the point it’s bothersome. I don’t hear the surrounding traffic any more until I’m right up on them. That includes tractor trailers on the interstate, so you have to pay more attention to what’s coming up behind you. I’m worried about scratching my face shield and sun shield (but at least they’re exchangeable).

Love the helmet and zero regrets. In case you need a comparison, I ride a 2015 Ultra Limited, V&H Dresser Duals with Monster Ovals, 7” windshield, hammock seat, I’m 6’ tall with a standard upper body length.
August 6, 2015
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Electra Glide Ultra Limited CVO/SE FLHTKSE
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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4 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Saved my life
I was wearing this helmet when I had my motorcycle accident back in March of 2014. As a result of the accident, I was thrown through the air 25 feet, hit the roadway and rolled numerous times prior to coming to a stop. I was hospitalized for three months with major body injuries but I had no head injuries other than a few stitches in my chin thanks to this helmet. I still have the helmet to remind me how lucky I was on that day. After 10 months I back riding. Thanks again Shoei for helping to save my life.
July 30, 2015
Ride:
2014 Can-Am Spyder RT-S
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
4 / 5
Style
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Great helmet - sizing is unique compared to other Shoei helmets
1200GSA, 90% slab

A few things to consider with the J-Cruise.

Size/fit: different from the RF-1000/1200. Large has been a perfect fit for me but a LG J-Cruise was unbearable. Pressure points at the frontal and high temples. This was not going to go away with a 10% break-in. I had to go with an XL and of-course, its a bit loose; not floppy or dangerous, but not track-helmet snug. I'd suggest measuring and if you are in the gray zone, go with the next size up. That said, Revzilla is awesome to work with if you need to return things.

Features: As good as it gets save for a bluetooth system like N-Com. The optics on the shield and visor are stellar. Even with the pinlock insert I can look through all 3 layers and not have much distortion. Ventilation is good. Comfort of the liner and chin strap are top-notch. Easy to install a com-system. The sun visor is cable operated and very smooth.

Balance: Not as balanced on the head as most Ar**s but pretty good. Its hard to judge with a slightly larger fit than I need so I'll leave this for others. COG feels a touch high.

Finish: Brilliant paint, good plastics on the vent construction, double rubber bead for the visor seal, no imperfections that I could find. Vent movement is solid. Shield snaps into place in the lower left corner with a pin/hole latch. Top notch.

Use: Compared to Arai removing/replacing a Shoei shield is a snap. Autocom earphones fit well into the recesses WITH 1/4" pad insert from Autocom. Otherwise they are likely to be too far from your ears. Not sure what speakers Shoei had in mind with these cut-out recesses. And detents...Shoei come on!!! All the way up or all the way down?

Overall: Great helmet. Just ordered one for my girlfriend tonight. Get the size right and most people will love this helmet. And for the record...look at the data (PubMed or Goggle Scholar) - open face vs full-face has very little effect on craniofacial injury or severity of TBI. If this helmet fits you properly, protection should be on par with most full-face helmets, unless you slide on your face with the shield open. Just saying...
November 10, 2013
Bang For The Buck
3 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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5 / 5
Comfortable, Quiet Touring Lid
I would have given this helmet 5 stars if it wasn't so pricey. This is my first helmet over $200, but I decided to take the leap and see if the Shoei name lived up to its price and hype. I've had 2 3/4 helmets and several full-featured helmets in the past and this is by far the most comfortable helmet I've ever owned (as it should be - I paid more than twice what I've ever paid for a previous helmet).
I've always worn an XL, so that's what I ordered for this helmet. Comparing it to my last 3/4, the shell seems slightly larger comparing them side by side. This may be partially due to the added "bump" on the front of the shell where the sun-visor retracts. When I put it on, it feels roomier inside, but still snug and secure. I don't feel any pressure points at all and can ride for hours without any hot spots. It just cradles my head securely without squeezing it. The cheek pads are the tightest part, but after a couple long rides I can tell already that they've broken in a little and fit better.
The ear pockets are great with plenty of room for my J&M speakers and nothing at all pressing against my ears. I can also hear my speakers so much better and clearer in this helmet than in the previous 2 I've had them mounted in.
The air flow in this helmet is incredible. I have a shaved head and can feel the air hitting my forehead and flowing all the way over my head to the back of my neck. With my previous helmets the airflow was so light that I almost never closed the vents. In this helmet I have to close the front chimney vent when it's cool out. The interior liner material is incredibly soft and comfortable, and does a great job of keeping me comfy on hot rides.
The visor system is great, easy to operate and solid feeling. I can definitely tell a difference between my last 3/4 visor and this one with the little spoiler lip on the bottom. The spoiler helps smooth air flow at the bottom of the visor and chin area, and I've noticed it helps keep bugs and rain from being sucked up into the face area.
All in all, this is a fantastic touring helmet. I feel safe with it on my dome, and can enjoy my tunes and CB radio so much more than ever before. The price is pretty high, but if you tour a lot and have the cash I highly recommend the Shoei J-Cruise.
September 14, 2015
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Ride:
2003 Honda VTX1800C
Bang For The Buck
4 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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4 / 5
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Cream of the crop in 3/4 open-faced helmets
If you've got a Shoei-shaped head (you know who you are) and if you're looking for a 3/4 open-faced helmet, this is the one for you. I wanted an open face helmet that would, 1) fit me, 2) provide a clear shield for those inevitable rain showers, and 3) provide an internal shaded eye shield. The J-Cruise has all three.

• The Shoei fit is legendary and this helmet is no exception. Removable interior lining is typically Shoei-plush too.
• The vents on this helmet REALLY flow some air! The only downside to this is that, with the front vent open there is noticeably more noise.
• The oversized clear shield can be used open or closed. The seems to come down a bit lower than most open-face shields and terminates at the bottom with a spoiler lip, which does an excellent job of keeping rain at bay. The shield is also a compact, streamlined design, which doesn't protrude outward from the helmet. It is designed to accommodate a Pinlock inner shield to combat fogging, but I doubt this open face helmet will ever present a fogging issue. My only complaint is that I wish it had multiple intermediate position detents, but alas, it's there's only full open or full closed.
• Fitting a J&M Elite 629 headset was a bit of a chore, as the molded-in pockets were not deep enough to accommodate the speakers without some judicious trimming. Once installed however they sounded marvelous. CAUTION: J&M offers two different 629 speaker designs; one utilizes hollow rubber stalks that surround the wires that come out of the speaker, which are actually supposed to enhance the bass sound. The other has vents in the back of the speaker and no stalks. On this particular helmet, the version with the stalks will NOT work properly. They will sound completely void of bass response. A call to J&M sorted this out and now they sound great with the vented models.

Overall, this is a premium open-faced helmet (at a premium price). Although it will not provide the protection of a full-face helmet, it is as good as it gets in an open face, and light years ahead of any other open-face on the market in my opinion. If you're looking for the freedom that comes with an open face then look no further. I use it for touring on the Goldwing and don't believe I could have made a better choice.
July 2, 2013
Ride:
2012 Honda GL1800HPNA Gold Wing Audio/Comfort/Navi/ABS
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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This helmet is second to none.
This helmet is a great fit for those that need a little more forehead room. My head measured a tad over 22in. so I ordered the medium and it was true to size. It has that true intermediate oval shape. This is the only helmet that doesnt feel like a vice on my forehead, but is still narrow enough on the sides. It is a bit pricey, but the quality speaks for itself. The face shield is fantastic with no distortion at all. The drop down sun shield is awesome. Again.. No distortion at all. Vents in the helmet even keep my head comfortable down in 98+ high humidity South GA heat. The interior is very comfortable and removable for washing. The anthracite color is beautiful. Picture doesn't do it justice. Already has ear pockets for speakers if you want to install bluetooth headset.
August 19, 2013
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Exceptionally well made, comfortable, functional, & quiet.
Finally found a helmet I actually look forward to wearing. I have tried several but rarely end up wearing any of them for a variety of reasons; however, the J-Cruise may change all that. It fit true to size. I wear a 7 1/4 New Era fitted hat and my bean measured 22 7/8; right at the top end of the Medium. So I ordered the medium. Helmet fit great right out of the box. I love the optical clarity, wide field of vision & functionality of both shields. The strap is very comfortable. There were no pressure points to worry about. Fit is snug but not uncomfortable. I really almost forgot I had it on most of the time. The fit and finish is what you would expect from a high end brain bucket. I chose the matte black and I'm very happy with that choice. I took it right out of the box and went for a 2.5 hour spin out of town. Felt like I had been wearing it for years. Same experience on the 2.5 hours back the next day. I was most impressed with the aerodynamics of the J-Cruise. There is absolutely no wind buffeting with this helmet. It really is like no other helmet I have ever worn. Highly recommend this product.

Harley Davidson 2015 Road Glide
March 27, 2016
Ride:
2015 Harley Davidson Road Glide FLTRX
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Best 3/4 helmet
After using it, great air flow through the helmet vents. Larger than normal clear shield, comes down to chin, acts like a full face helmet. I like the small sun shield. Helmet works great with glasses too.
Dislike: the large Shoei decal in the front. I wish these things were easier to remove.
April 8, 2013
Ride:
1982 Harley Davidson FLHC Electra Glide Classic
Bang For The Buck
1 / 5
Protection & Durability
4 / 5
Features
5 / 5
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1 / 5
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4 / 5
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I wish it didn't hurt the top corners of my head after an hour
I should have worn it around the house for at least a little over an hour, so I could have realized there were pressure points that after an hour were only going to grow in intensity until all I can think about is how I can't wait to take off my helmet.

It's an intermediate oval M, but so is my full face Arai RX Q. But the Arai never hurts. It's a very comfortable fit, for the short or long ride. So going by the designations of oval, round, or intermediate isn't enough.

I can only wear my J-Cruise for short rides around town running errands. But for the long outings where we'll be riding for more than an hour, forgetaboutit. I experience a throbbing pressure on the top sides of my head, as if I had a pair of pliers gripping my head at a point on each side. I try to ignore it, but the pain grows more and more intense until I have to giggle the helmet as much as I can, just to get a moment's relief from the pressure points.

I love the shield. It's clear and has excellent visibility. I wear it almost all the way down, and can vary the drop, depending on the speed I'm riding at, and the weather. When I'm stop and go, and it's warm, i pull it up at the stops, and wear it 3/4s down. When I'm on the freeway, I pull it down further. I rarely lock it down, because I have to raise it often, to adjust my glasses, but that's a different matter.

I love the ventilation. I love the retractable visor.. It's perfect for when you don't want to wear your sunglasses non stop.
Nearing sunset, it depends on the direction your riding, you might find yourself in shadows of hills or ranges, or you may be heading straight into the sun where you must wear shades. It's very cool then.
It's noisiest when the shield is all the way down, and gets less noisy accordingly. I wear protective earplugs when I ride highways or freeways, to avoid the damage of long term wind noise--"the silent killer (of your hearing).
I bought mine in a matte black, which I like, but it does smudge easily and is not as easy to clean up like a gloss finished helmet.

I wish it didn't hurt my head! I love this helmet for so many reasons, but I am going to try to sell it. I wish Arai still made their Arai XC in the Ram model, with the removable lingers. That would be my replacement helmet. I love the way my Arai RX Q fits, and know Arai fits me great.

I'm going to sell my J-Cruise for as much as I can get, and shop for its replacement.
I ride a 2011 HD Sportster 1200 Custom.
April 15, 2015
Ride:
2011 Harley Davidson Sportster Forty-Eight XL1200X
Bang For The Buck
5 / 5
Protection & Durability
5 / 5
Features
5 / 5
Comfort
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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4 / 5
Now I understand the benefits of a QUALITY helmet
In 30 years of riding I had never spent more than $160 on a helmet. I also never wore a helmet much because the ones I had were either uncomfortable, noisy, etc. This helmet is great, and I now understand what the difference is between a $160 and $500 helmet. I have no regrets, and where it all the time. I especially like the function of the flip down sun visor and that I don't have to take multiple pairs of goggles with me. I have multiple options with how I use the shield and visor, along with the venting. Very, very happy!
June 12, 2017
Purchased
3 months ago
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Have a functionality, fit, or otherwise product-specific question about the Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Black / XS [Demo - Good]? 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.