How to Change an Arai Helmet Visor or Face Shield
Arai VX-Pro3 Helmet Review
ARAI 2014 XD-4 & VX-PRO3 Off-Road
Hey this is Reuben with Competition Accessories and we just wanted to make a quick video on how you change the face shield out on the Arai helmet. A lot of people get intimidated by Arai helmet face shields because of the side pod they have where you cant see whats going behind it. What we have done on this helmet here is we installed a clear pod so we could give you a better look at the inner workings of the base plate mechanism and show you how it works. Basically to remove the face shield what I want you to see is this little gray lever here, there are one of those on each side of the helmet. When you raise your shield to the top position those will pop out. Now if your helmet is a little older or a little worn out they might not pop all the way out like a brand new helmet. With the face shield all the way up you just need to lift those levers all the way up. Once you have lifted those until they click, to take the shield off is very simple, you are just going to grab it from the top , rotate it back and pull it off. It comes right off really quickly. You will see guys out at the track if you watch racing at all like the isle of man for instance, they will pull into the pits and they swap face shields on or off in just a matter of seconds. It is one of those things you have to get the hang of. To reinstall the shield is a little trickier, there is a horse shoe shape cut out on the end of the shield here, that's going to line up with the top curve on the helmet or the pod and with the clear ones you can see the round tab that its going to slide over. Your going to slide that in on both sides and its not going to really click or anything, you just have to get it down and on to there like that. Once its in I find it easier to have the helmet facing away from you and then you are just going to close the shield. When you close the shield what happens is this opening this cut out right here slides over that little notch right there, so that is what limits the shield as It opens. That's how to change the Arai face shield out, hopefully that helps you out. You can go to our youtube channel if you click on this link in the upper right hand corner and subscribe to us. We have a lot detailed videos on helmets and other products. You can also check us out on facebook and check us out online, see you next time.
Hey this is Reuben with Competition Accessories and welcome to our video review of the all new Arai VX-Pro3 off road helmet. This is one of the best motocross/off-road helmets that money can buy. First is Arai's shell, it is a complex laminate construction which is basically hand laid fiberglass shell. It is definitely very nice and light, but it is incredibly stiff. One thing I like to do with a lot of helmets especially off road helmets is give them a squeeze and basically pushing on the chin bar on a lot of cheaper helmets especially the poly carbonate shell helmets you will feel that there is a lot of flex in there. With an Arai it is completely stiff, I could probably stand on this chin bar and it is not going to bend. One thing that plays a factor of the stiffness of the shell itself, you will actually see that Arai has built a ridge on the bottom of their chin bar, that's called the Hyper ridge it does a couple of things. One it strengthens and reinforces the bottom of the helmet, it also helps keep that center of gravity low. It also acts like a buffer because it helps transfer the shock waves throughout the helmet especially when you hit your head. One thing that might kind of stand out to you if you have worn a lot of off road helmets is this chin bar is actually fairly close to your face. Arai does that for a reason, you will see that it is very rounded it is not pointy. They make it so that its not going to catch on anything and it is closer to the face so that it has less leverage when you hit the ground, it is not going to twist your neck. Another thing I wanted to talk about is ventilation, this is critical in an off road helmet. There are several vents in this helmet, the chin bar vent is going to direct air straight on to your mouth and face. It does have a nice mesh screen to protect against roost and dirt that may go up and into your face. You have a nice little roost guard built in here. The visor of this helmet is also designed to direct air into the vents, there are two vents right under the visor, air is going to be scooped in and it also can pass in through the top of the visor. You will also see there is a lot of openings in the visor so when you do get up at higher speeds and your moving along fast that's going to prevent this visor from causing a lot of lift and that air has somewhere to go its going to escape and flow over the rest of the helmet. Now the rest of these vents are designed to let hot air out, which is actually one of the most effective ways to vent a helmet. You have a diffuser at the top here which you can open and close. There are some additional vents out the back of the helmet that you can open and close with these sliders. As air passes over the helmet warm air is going to be drawn out the back so basically you suck the hot air out and then at the base of the helmet you have another set of vents, these are always open and they are always going to be drawing warm air out the bottom of the helmet as well. Moving on to the inside of the helmet, one thing we did talk about was the ventilation in the chin bar, I wanted to show you that you can actually close it. This is not very commonly sen in off road helmets but it operates by sliding it open or closed. Arai lines the interior of this helmet with their dry cool lining, obviously with off road you are going to sweat a lot, this material is going to wick sweat and moisture away from your skin to keep you comfortable and it is also anti-bacterial and washable. You will see this orange tabs on the cheek pads here, this is Arai's developments. There is basically an orange pad that emergency personnel can pull to remove the cheek pads easily without compromising the safety fir an injured person. You can remove the rest of the interior with just a few snaps, there is two snaps at the front and then two at the back and that will come right out. You will see it is built to be really open for better ventilation, so that air that is coming in to those vents of the helmet will flow throughout the helmet really good making it comfortable. Another thing that Arai does on the inside of this helmet you will see that there is basically a foam liner, they do theirs a little differently. They make a single EPS piece So that inner liner is actually one piece but it is built with multiple densities of foam. Different areas of the foam are built with different densities of foam some are firmer than others some are softer, all based on how Arai will determine different impacts will occur. That is the Arai VX-Pro3, if you are looking for an off road helmet this helmet is definitely one of the best if not the best off road helmets that you can get. You can check these out on our website at competition accessories. There is multiple different colors as well as graphics available for this helmet. You can also click on this link to subscribe to our youtube channel where you can see all our product and video reviews. We put several videos out a week and we also give away prizes to our youtube subscribers every month. Also check us out on facebookm, and again check these helmets out online and we will see you next time.
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The Importance of Arai’s Different Interior Shapes
Fully removable/washable/replaceable Dry-Cool liner and cheek pads
Emergency-release cheek pads designed to allow easier medical technician's access to an unconscious or injured rider
5 upper vents in crown, 2 visor-pressurized front intake vents, 2 side exhaust vents, and a neckroll exhaust port create the next best thing to air conditioning
Closeable chinbar vent for dusty or cold conditions
Subtle shell recess to allow a better fit and seal of goggles on the face
Removable/flexible rubber roost guard
Meets or exceeds Snell and D.O.T. standards
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This review is for Arai VX-Pro 3 Solids Offroad Helmets
VX-Pro 3 does not disappoint - Ed Harris
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Light, comfortable, great features
I was suprised how light this helmet felt and how comfortable it was straight away . Used it trail riding first time out and it was on my head for 4 hrs or more without a problem .I have always felt more secure wearing an Arai helmet and this new VX Pro 3 does not dissappoint .Great finish , lots of excellent features that make difference and really work and for me a great fit .
This review is for Arai VX-Pro 3 Pride Helmets
Arai changed the liner, fits bigger - Telerider NJ
Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
Pros: Finest helemt you can wear
Cons: Size medium now fits closer to a large due to a redesigned liner
I have been an Arai guy for 20 years. Arai MX helemets have saved my life on at least 2 occasions. Unfortunately, they changed up theri liner within the last 5 years and I am now in between a medium and a small. I had to return this particular helmet. Also, the graphics are busier in person then they are online. Beware...
|Arai Helmet Sizes by Head Circumference|
|Arai Size|| Head (cm)||Head (in)|
|2XS||50.8 - 52.1||20.1 - 20.5|
|XS||53 - 54||20.9 - 21.3|
|SM||54.9 - 55.9||21.7 - 22|
|MD||57.2 - 58.1||22.4 - 22.8|
|LG||59.1 - 60||23.2 - 23.6|
|XL||61 - 61.9||24 - 24.4|
|2XL||62.9 - 63.8||24.8 - 25.2|
|3XL||64.8 - 66||25.6 - 26|
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