I measure 23 3/4 at the widest part of my head so I look to be in between LG and XL. Which would one would you recommend?
I measured 24" circumference and ordered the XL; it's just a bit large on me. But I think the Large would have been a bit too snug. My suggestion for you is go for the Large rather than the XL since your head is smaller than mine.
Since there is no re-stock fee for returns, and all you would need to pay is return shipping (or bring it to the Philadelphia store if that's possible) I think the risk is low -- order the Large and try it on. It can be returned if it doesn't fit right.
Also: Shoei helmets are more suitable for an "oval" shaped head whereas Arai fits a "round" head better. There IS a difference, although it's not really apparent. But Arai no longer makes an open-faced helmet, so I bought a Shoei instead. The looseness I can live with.
9 months ago