Signet Q fitment question vs a Shoei
I have been wearing Shoei large size helmets for the last few years. The Multitec feels too big and the standard full face Large Shoei feels just right. What size Signet would fit? Large or Meduim?
I have a Shoei X-11 in a size Medium, which fits nicely, or so I thought. Because of the long oval shape of the Arai Signet Q, I was able to go down to a size Small. It fits snugly and seems to make full contact around my head, but it is very comfortable. More comfortable than the Shoei.
When my head was measured it was found to be just a little large for the Small and at the very bottom of the Medium range. I opted for the Small and feel I made the right choice: zero hot-spots, no headaches. I never realized the Shoei does indeed have a little bit of "flop around" when doing a shoulder-check, until I discovered that the Arai is rock solid. I believe this is because the sides of the Arai are in contact with my head, whereas with the Shoei in a size Small I got forehead hot-spots; with the size Medium there is extra space on the sides.
I just wish the helmet strap was a little longer. I would have gladly paid the extra nickel!
6 months ago
South Central U.S.