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    October 10, 2012
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Shoei GT Air Helmet - Solid Colors SHOEI introduces the Shoei 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 riders 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 GT-Air helmets inner EPS liner to remain intact Ventilation System Upper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interior Large upper intake vent positioned to maximize performance behind wind screens Easy to operate large lower intake vent Lower air intake/defroster vent reduces shield fogging and increases ventilation The rear/neck vents allow for effective air exhaust Breath guard and chin curtain included Advanced Integrated Matrix (AIM) High performance fiber materials are combined with elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra-lightweight, rigid and resilient Interior System 3-D Max-Dry center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek pads Chin curtain prevents wind entry and reduces noise Cheek pads are replaceable or removable for maintenance Eyeglass compatible interior E.Q.R.S. (Emergency Quick-Release System) allows emergency medical personnel to easily remove the cheek pads from the helmet of a rider involved in an accident, in turn making the Shoei GT-Air more easily removable Standard Chin-Strap Clip Neatly secures chin strap CNS-1 Shield System The CNS-1, three-dimensionally curved shield is both wider and taller than the CX-1V it replaces Includes 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 AB rays Safety Certification DOT-218 Note Due to manufacturer restrictions, the GT-Air Helmet and other Shoei products can only be shipped to addresses within the United States
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Almost an excellent helmet
PostedJuly 15, 2013
Customer avatar
Hypnotoad
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Pros:
1. Relatively quiet.
2. Reasonably light.
3. Comes with the anti-fog pinlock insert.
4. Built in sun-visor.
5. Comes with breathguard and chin curtain.
6. Looks cool even in plain old white.
Cons:
1. The fit is somehow not as perfect as the Arai RX-Q. It touches the ears just a bit and can be annoying if you don't take the time to fiddle with it and get it just right before every ride.
2. Again with the fit, the helmet fits snug on the sides but moves vertically a tiny bit. This might because of the elongated shape to accomodate the sun-visor.
3. The sun-visor is OK. Not particularly great at blocking the sun and not very clear.
4. The pin-lock insert scratches too easily. It says "great care must be taken" but even with great care all it takes is one slip when installing it.
5. The eye-glass slot is terrible. It's the same as with my old Shoei Z-Two. It never lets the eye-glasses sit correctly. The same glasses fit absolutely perfectly in my Arai Rx-Q. Disappointing that they didn't get this right in a touring helmet and the same problem has existed since the Z-Two
Rides: 1998 Honda VFR800 Interceptor
Yes, I recommend this product.
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REV'IT! Kelvin H2O Gloves The outer layer is a combination of Cow Leather, Goatskin, and Suede Leather with a WR finish. The Schoeller PCM Insulator, which is lightweight but highly insulating, keeps hands at a constant comfortable temperature. The high level of protection offered by this glove comes from such features as a leather covered hard shell knuckle, PU injected fingers, and leather grip patches. PROTECTION FEATURES Outershell Cowhide, Goatskin, Pampas Cowhide (PU Coated), Suede Leather with WR Finish, Pampas Cowhide (PU Coated). Insulation Schoeller PCM, DexFill, Tri-Fleece Liner Waterproofing Hydratex Z-Liner (5000mm H2O) Breathability Hydratex Z-Liner (5000g/m2/24Hrs) Composition Outershell 100 Leather Lining 71 Polyester, 17 Polyurethene, 12 Paraffin Membrane 100 Polyurethane Protection PU Injected Finger Knuckles, Pampas Hard-Shell Knuckle, PU Injected palm, wrist, little finger, and thumb, Schoeller Keprotec at palm Visibility Reflection at Backhand ERGONOMIC FEATURES Fit Tour Fit Adjustability Adjustment strap at wrist, Adjustment tab at cuff Features Stretch lips at fingers and wrist, Goat Window Grip Patches, Elastic at wrist, Regular cuff length, Suede leather visor wiper
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Keeps hands warm in cool temperatures
PostedOctober 21, 2012
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Hypnotoad
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
My fingers tend to be cold in general even in the summer and they're the first part of my body that hurt when riding in cool weather. These gloves make a big difference to my comfort while riding in cool conditions.
Pros:
* Keep my hands warm in around 45 F weather. With my summer gloves, my fingers feel too cold in the low 50s.
* Seem to be very well made with good protection.
* The PCM thingamajig appears to work. I've worn the gloves in the 60s and the 40s and the hands feel about the same and I didn't have to think about them.
Cons:
* Not pre-curved enough. Maybe they'll break in as I continue using them.
* Can be a bit finicky to put on, especially if the hands are damp.
* Tends to bunch up a bit at the palm.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Arai RX-Q Helmet - Solid Colors The Arai RX-Q Helmet is a top end street oriented version of the race bred Corsair V with similar features, but built for everyday use. Expect the Arai RX-Q to stand at the top of the heap for upright, 3/4 and spirited riding applications on road and in dualsport environments. Designed for the street without giving up the benefits of a racing helmet. Completely new helmet based on Corsair V shell Same wider eyeport opening as Corsair V Same face shield as the Corsair V Intermediate Oval Fit (same head shape as Quantum 2) Slightly different feel due to new cheek pads. New cheek pads come down further and cradle the head better. Made of a different density material which results in an extremely comfortable and quiet helmet Advanced ventilation Smaller, More Aerodynamic shell shape Hyper-Ridge circles lower shell to improve strength and aerodynamics Retractable chin spoiler Emergency Cheek Pad Removal system along with removable neck roll One piece bottom edge trim Race helmet for the street 5 unique size shells (XS, S, M/L, XL, XXL). Weight 1597 grams (3 lbs. 8-1/4 oz) Meets or exceeds SNELL M2010 and DOT specifications NOTES The Pearl Black color listed for this product has a very subtle metallic flake whereas the Diamond Black color has a more pronounced metallic. Also, helmet does not ship with the Pinlock face shield as shown. Pinlock face shield available as an accessory.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good fit, high quality with one problem. The noise.
PostedOctober 10, 2012
Customer avatar
Hypnotoad
From Chicago
State:IL
Rider Type:Moto Enthusiast
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Fit
Small
True to Size
Large
Noise Level
Quiet
Loud
Loud
Vision
Narrow
Wide
Wide
Pros:
* It looks and feels like a high quality helmet.
* Fits very nicely for my head shape (intermediate oval). No pressure points, doesn't feel like it is loose.
* Nice slots for wearing glasses.
Cons:
* There is a constant booming noise at speed. It feels like the helmet is acting like a drum around the ears. Disappointing from a 550 dollar helmet.
Since I can't return the helmet (wore it outside) I'm currently talking to Arai technical support to try to figure out the cause of the noise.
No, I do not recommend this product.
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