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Shoei GT Air Wanderer Helmet Enjoying the ride is what motorcycling is all about and having a helmet that is comfortable and safe is just facilitates that enjoyment. The Shoei GT-Air has been designed from the ground up to be the ultimate all-rounder. With a fully adjustable ventilation system, drop-down internal sun visor, fog-free Pinlock CNS-1 face shield and Shoeis legendary comfort and quality, the GT-Air has all of the features you need to keep your focus on the road instead of on the discomforts a lesser helmet can cause. The Shoei GT-Air was developed using wind-tunnel testing at Shoeis state-of-the-art facility in Japan which lead to an aerodynamically tuned tri-composite shell that mitigates buffeting, as well as wind and road noise. The plush removable liner is comfortable, quiet and removable when you need to wash it. Light, safe and comfortable, the Shoei GT-Air meets and exceeds the needs of contemporary riders, allowing them to enjoy what they love mostthe ride. Aerodynamic Shell Design Aerodynamic properties are maximized through extensive wind tunnel testing 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, allowing the integrity of the GT-Airs 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 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
Very nice with a few very minor issues
PostedJune 26, 2013
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From White Plains
State:NY
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:35-44
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Slightly Loud
Loud
Weight
Light
Light
Heavy
Shape
Narrow
Intermediate Oval
Round
Vision
Narrow
Exceptionally Wide
Wide
For reference; I upgraded from a Shoei RF900 - yes, it was too old.
Out of the box:
Stunning. Love the color scheme. Love the quality.
First ride:
A 20 mile jaunt on an old standard Honda - so pretty quiet, even though the baffles were removable, its still a quiet bike considering. At the end, I had no itches, pains, pressure points, etc. so I think my fit was spot on. Thanks Revz!
Noise:
With the vents wide open I definitely heard some air and noise, but not so much that it was a bother. It was noisier than my RF900, but almost in a white noise / background noise type of way. Present but not annoying. When I rode straight up I heard a higher pitched wind buffeting, when I tucked a little the noise pitch lowered, similar to being on a plane. Overall, I wouldn't let this stop you from getting this helmet.
Wind/air:
Duh. Lots! However, when the sun visor is down, you will notice a LOT less air traveling to your brow/forehead area.
Vision:
Super wide and clear. The sun visor is, , , interesting. This is my first lid with the internal visor so I'll have to get used to it. I liked the ability to switch brightness immediately, and adjust for glare. The visor, imho, should come down another 3 cm / 1 inch. The nose cut out is just in your vision, making it slightly distracting at times. Again, it probably something I'll never notice in another 2 rides.
Overall:
Kinda a steep price compared to an RF. You'll have to decide if you just need more air, or think the visor is the bee's knees. For me, I liked the color combo, the visor, and Shoei always puts out quality, so spending a little more over a 5 - 7 year product was OK for me.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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