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Hey guys this is Reuben with Competition Accessories welcome to our review of the all new Shoei GT Air Motorcycle helmet. This is a brand new helmet for 2013 from Shoei. It is actually the first full face shoei helmet that we've seen with an integrated internal sun-visor. So if your familiar with the Shoei Neotec that was released last year that is a modular helmet its gone over extremely well very popular modular helmet they brought over that same sun-shield design into a full faced helmet. So you guys who have been waiting for a high end full faced helmet from shoei helmets that has an internal sun-visor this is your motorcycle helmet. Now a couple of things to talk about with this internal sun-visor while were here , this is the only sun-visor that im aware of that is installed in a motorcycle helmet that actually meets the American National Standards Institutes rating for non prescription eye-wear. So that A.N.S.I standard that you might have seen on safety glasses and things like that , that actually guarantees that this is optically correct shield and its also guaranteed to be shatter proof and it has an anti scratch and anti fog coating on it .Its actually going to function very well as eye protection as well as being optically correct and not creating any kind of distortion or anything. I've actually been able to put about 20 miles on this helmet earlier today. This internal sun-shield is very clear , and its also very very convenient if you've never had a helmet with this type of system inside it it just makes it very convenient. So if your commuting or riding where the light conditions may change if you might go into a tunnel or under some tree coverage and you need to adjust for the light conditions . Its a simple slider switch on the side of this helmet, so the Gt-air helmet has this slider you just slide that forward or back to raise it up or down. Its very straight forward and easy to use and that tinting is just the right amount for bright sunny conditions and like i said for darker conditions you can raise it up out of the way and you have your clear face shield. Now if your familiar with the Shoei Neotec the modular helmet that is what introduced this system for Shoei last year, it went really well very very popular helmet.One thing Shoei helmets did very differently with the Neotec and they brought it over to this model there the GT Air helmet is rather then compromising on the thickness of the EPS liner(which is the foam on the inside of the helmet that is what actually absorbs impact) instead of taking away some of that thickness for that internal shield to retract what they've actually done is they built up the forehead area of this helmet shell and they have raised it up to allow for that a little bit of area a little bit of room inside that is needed for that internal visor to raise up out of the way without compromising the thickness of the EPS liner. So its not going to compromise on the safety of the motorcycle helmet. You have the same integral shell design here the EPS liner is not compromised on thickness. If i actually turn the helmet sideways you can actually see where that ridge is , the raised portion that that internal visor can move up and out of the way without compromising on the safety of the helmet. Were talking about face shields here. This is actually a new shield as well its called CNS1 shared with the Shoei Neotec. Its actually a taller and wider eye port then the Shoei RF-1100 so you have a little bit more vision out of the GT-Air helmet and they actually include the pin-lock insert and the pin-lock ready shield with it. So you might notice there's some little plastic posts on either side of this shield and that is actually for instillation of the pin-lock system. If your not familiar with that we actually have a full detailed review how to install it how these systems work at preventing fog but its essentially a little anti-fog insert. Its a poly carbonate insert that goes inside the shield and installs right between these two posts. It gives you a nice little sealed edge and it creates a bead of air between the inner shield and the outer shield which insulates the out side from the inside which does a really good job at preventing fog especially in colder weather. Ive had one on my helmet all winter long and they are indispensable for cold weather riding, they really help to prevent fogging. The helmet shield is removed with a simple lever system on the side here its a little trigger that you pull and then if you pop away the sides you just have to give it a little pull there its going to pull away. And while we have the shoei shield half way taken off here i wanted to point out the way you use the gaskets on the Shoei GT Air, there's actually a duel bead gasket. You can actually see that there is two layers of material that go all the way across the brow at the top and all the way across the sides and all the way across the bottom . What that does is it actually gives you two layers of protection from the elements like if its raining or if its really cold out or if you want a really good seal or preventing wind noise this helmet actually seals up really really well to prevent any wind or water from entering the helmet. So we have a duel bead system that goes all the way around, and it actually extends pretty far along the sides here and then the top of the shield. Let me go ahead and install this so you can see this because i really like the way that they designed this, to re-install just like up the upper tab here and give it a press and it will click back down if it will line up right. When you close the shield if you look here you can see they actually have a little bit of molded plastic that is part of the base plate, and the shield kind of takes up the rest of the space and then from there that rubber gasket takes over. They have done a really good job sealing up an area that a lot of helmets get a lot of wind noise. A lot of older Shoei helmets have a lot of problems with whistling wind noise for base plates that weren't adjusted right. These base plates are actually self adjusting they will pull the shield tight up against the helmet give you a really positive seal all the way around that gasket. The other thing that i wanted to talk about before we get to the inside of the helmet is the shell construction. Now we've already talked about the shell how its raised up to provide an area for that internal sun-visor to have some where to go and not compromise on the thickness of the EPS liner , so you can actually see that ridge where the front part of the helmet where it is raised up. This is Shoei motorcycle helmets AIM shell its their advanced ingratiated matrix which is a blend of carbon fiber , Kevlar and fiber glass. You'll notice that the shape of this helmet is a very unique shape as well. You have some different details throughout the helmet for aerodynamics, we have a large arrow spoiler in the back and that's just for stability its helps reduce lift or buffeting at all speed like i said i put about 20 miles on this helmet so far and im impressed by how it flows threw the air its also a very quite helmet. Were actually going to do a actual real world review at a later time when Ive actually had a chance to put some real miles on this helmet, and ill give you my actual opinions on how well it actually functions. For my quick little ride it flows really nicely threw the air , i know Shoei has a full size wind tunnel that holds a motorcycle with a rider and helmet and they do extensive testing for both wind noise , lift, aerodynamics ventilation they really test these things very very thoroughly . Taking a look at the ventilation system you have a chin bar vent and i can tell you from my short ride today it is a very effective chin bar vent, a lot of helmets that i have tried if you open and close the chin bar vent you honestly cant tell a whole lot of a difference , well this one actually moves quite a bit of air. You can actually feel it come up threw the helmet, and it actually directs the air right here up onto the face shield which is going to help combat fog it also helps give you some fresh air into the helmet. I did want to point out that this breath deflector is included in the box with the helmet , its not installed on the helmet when you get it out of the box but it does come with it but its a simply pushes in and its held in like a rubber piece and that just helps deflect your breath away from the shield again helping to combat fog. The upper vent is a two position slider and its kind of a ram air scoop. So its stuck up on the top of the helmet which is going to be a great place for those of you who have larger touring bikes or bikes with windscreens that give you a lot air protection. This is actually up at the highest point off the top of your head so its actually going to be in the great place for wind to come down inside the helmet. And it works really well its got two positions half way open and fully open. Slide the whole top piece back and forth . Obviously easy to use with gloves on. When i open this , granted today's only 65 degrees, but when i opened it i really felt it on the top of my head. On the back you have a rear exhaust vent, again just slide,this one is just open or closed. An area of low pressure is created behind the helmet as you ride which is going to help bring that warm air out the back of the helmet. It comes out here and actually at the base of the helmet neck roll there is some more areas for that warm air to come out the back. Now before we pull the whole helmet apart, I do want to throw it on the scale here to see how much it weighs , and every time you add things like internal sun visors and other features it typically adds a bit of weight to the helmet but this ones coming in at 3.7 pounds and this is a size large and that is definitely a respectable number. Here is a size large RF1100 and you can see that is 3.65 pounds . So some how Shoei has managed to make the GT Air with out adding a ton of weight when compared to the RF 1100. Now like i said i did have this one on earlier and compared to the RF-1100 im going to say its the same type of head shape which is typically an intermediate oval for Shoei's , they happen to fit me very very well. In this particular helmet it was a smidgen tighter then the RF1100 is. So keep that in mind i'm not going to say that it is anywhere close to needing to go up or down a size but in my opinion trying these on back to back this one did feel slightly tighter. So if your familiar with Shoei helmets and you know which size fits you best you are going to be reassured that this will fit you pretty well also. Now lets take a look at the inside of the GT Air because they have done some pretty neat things on the interior. First of all on the neck roll here and that's this part that goes all the way around the base of your neck. They've actually created it so that it encompasses the base of your neck and your jaw line and it really raps around the nicely around the back of your head that really works wonders at not only preventing unwanted air from swirling up inside the helmet but keeping the helmet quite. So that's very dependent on your bike by the way no matter what helmet your in , if your bike has a wind shield or a faring that directs a lot of air right at the base of your helmet no matter what helmet you have on its going to be noisy . Where as if your on a completely naked bike or a bike with a substantial windshield where you would have a lot of wind protection where you'll have a lot quieter of a ride. You have a really good chin curtain that is built into the helmet as well and this piece right here comes in right under your chin, provides a lot of coverage prevents a lot of unwanted air from swirling up ,and then the cheek pads have a lot of good jaw line support and then all the way around the back of the helmet which is very comfortable as well. You may notice these red tabs here there's actually a little sticker they include on the side of the helmet for emergency personnel. This is actually their emergency quick release system that they have used on their race helmets like the Shoei X-12 or the off road helmet call the Shoei VFXW and its for emergency personnel to know that if they grab this little red tab and they give it a pull they can actually remove the cheek pads right out of the helmet. What that does it allows them , if you were to go down and have a really nasty accident and your unconscious or they suspect you might have a neck injury , they can actually pull these out while keeping your head stabilized and that has enlarged the opening at the base of the helmet that much further. You can see how much easier it would be for them to now remove the helmet minimizing any movement to your neck to not create any further injury, if they suspect a neck injury. The chin curtain is also removable so if you decide you want to ride without it it warm or hot weather or something like that and you just want some more air flow up underneath you can pull that out. And then the crown liner is also fully removable, so you can pull that out with a few snaps around the front a couple snaps at the back and the crown liner comes right out. Now Shoei does an exceptional job a lot of people question what the extra expense is for and they do a very good job at making sure the liner is going to work with conjunction with the EPS liner( the foam liner that's in the helmet itself). This is their 3d max dry liner its moisture __ its antibacterial and you'll see that they actually use two different types of foam on different parts of the GT-Air helmet. So the top they use a much denser foam in fact if you zoom in there you can see there are different layers of foam that they use and that's to give you that really custom fit where the helmet is really hugging your entire head and staying really comfortable and without creating any unwanted pressure points . Foam that comes around the forehead area a lot of helmets tend to put a lot of pressure some times too much pressure this is a softer foam. So its going to be a lot more comfortable in that area. They've done the same type of thing with the cheek pads they are contoured to hug your face not to make you bite your cheeks or anything like that you can see its a very nice sculpted cheek pad with a nice large piece to go over the ears to keep the GT-Air helmet quiet. Now while were talking about the ears this helmet has something else that i think Shoei has done really well we have these little speaker pockets that is built into the shell itself and they are actually removable so if you grab this here you can actually pull this out and its just a little bit of foam padding with a little plastic ring and that's actually going to help deaden sound what we have actually found is that when you create a cavity by your ear for speakers if you don't have the speakers there to take up that room it tends to make the motorcycle helmet a bit noisier , so what they did was they included a piece of foam and a little bit of padding there to take up that extra room sound dampening material and it really helps keep the helmet nice and quiet . Of coarse you can take that out and you have a nice large area for a speaker if you run a communication system you can easily have a place for your speaker and its going to be right where it needs to be right next to your ear you can hear it nice and loud whether your listening to music or communication or anything like that. Finally looking at the inside of the helmet itself you can see that's the EPS foam liner that black material there that's expanded polystyrene and all those air channels you see is what directs all the air throughout the helmet so you'll see those large intake holes in the top i want you to get a good look at those very large intake holes . That is where that top vent directs air down to the top and like i said with that open i could really feel a lot of air coming down inside the shoei helmet and then those air channels are directing air out the back of the helmet here's those air channels i was talking about earlier they direct air all the way down and out the base of the neck roll and there's also exhaust ports out the top there for a rear exhaust vent. Very well designed ventilation system in this helmet . Whether your a touring rider a sport bike rider or on a cruiser if your looking for a full face helmet that has that drop down internal visor the Shoei GT Air is definitely not one to skip over its a very very well made helmet it does not disappoint. I cant wait to put some miles on this thing to give you my real world opinions on how it preforms but the short little ride that i did earlier i was very very impressed with it i was very happy with it. I'm going to put some miles on it and give you my real opinions on it in the up an coming weeks .
Information and Details about the Shoei GT Air Inertia Helmets
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Can you hear that? That’s the call of the open road. Few things in life can match the unbridled thrill of mounting your steed and spending the day exploring your surroundings while Mother Nature’s elements rush by. And though the unknown is often a welcomed part of the adventure, SHOEI’s all-new GT-Air makes it easier to adapt to the ever-changing conditions that lie ahead. Features like the convenient flip-down internal sun shield, free-flowing yet easily adjustable ventilation system, superior aerodynamics, and Pinlock Anti-Fog System ensure greater comfort and thus more time in the saddle than ever before. So what are you waiting for? Answer the call of the open road in SHOEI’s first internal sun shield-equipped full-face helmet—the progressively stylish GT-Air.

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 rider’s 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 helmet’s 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 helmet 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 A&B rays
  • XS-M – 1640 grams (3.6 lbs.)
  • L – 1710 grams (3.76 lbs.)
  • XL-2XL 1760 grams ( 3.8 lbs.)

    Sizing Note: The GT Air seems to run a little small based on our testing. If you are unsure, give us a call or you can order what you think will fit. If you happen to need another size, no problem! We have free shipping on your original order and if you need to exchange, that will have Free Shipping too!. Plus, if you just do not like the helmet you can return it for a 100% refund or exchange it for something else.

  • Shoei GT Air Inertia Helmets Product Reviews
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    Air, and Plenty of it - FreddieR   NC Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quality, drop down sun visor, easy Bluetooth instal, lots of airflow
    Cons: Initial tighter than normal fit

    I replaced a Shoei Quest with this helmet. Helmets do break in but a tighter fit with the Air GT size M than the Quest size M was when new. Great Shoei quality and beautiful graphic work as I expected. The drop down visor is awesome to have and I can't imagine going backwards and ever giving up this feature. Airflow is superior to the Quest and the RF 1100 I use to have. The top vent has two settings and the partial open settings gives the airflow similar to the Quest and when opened fully has quite the breeze coming in I will add that when opened fully it does increase the noise level noticeably. I installed a SENA 20S and was an easy job with nice room for the speakers. Also the shield latch is simpler and I think improved.

    Safety with quality and design - RealWanderer   CA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Sturdy, well built, quality materials, comfortable
    Cons: sun vizor drops a little high

    I purchased this awesome Shoei GT Air Inertia during the flash sale and boy am I glad First off , the sizing information was given by CompAcc that Shoei sizes run small. Shoei says I am an M and according to the measuring tape I was 57.2 cms. Turns out I am a size L. I tried the size M at a local shop and it was way too tight. Size L is perfect and fits snug without causing head ache or squashing my cheeks. The fit and finish is very good, infact I watched a video of Shoei helmet making in Japan and the quality speaks volume. Its is a premium finish and beautiful graphics adds to the helmet.Overall a fantastic purchase which was fulfilled in 3 days by CompAccSpend that extra 100 and get a Shoei because you are worth it.

    Shoei GT Air - nd4spdntx   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quiet, fits well, drop down dark visor, less buffeting
    Cons: None yet

    I've been riding with Shoei helmets for a while. Last two were X11 and X12. The GT Air is quieter and has less buffeting that the X model helmets. Haven't ridden in the Houston heat yet, but the venting, while less than the X helmets, appears to be enough for all but the hottest of days. My head shape works in the Shoei helmets. My head size is 23 78, and i wear a Large. It's tight until broken in, but i'd rather have a helmet fit a little tight than too loose. The main reason i bought this helmet was due to the drop down shield. Loving it, so far. I'd recommend this helmet to any of my riding friends. Only issue i had with COMPACC was not getting the credit dollars because i didn't register. I might be able to work that out, but haven't tried yet. Other than that, great product, service, and price.

    Perfect Fit With Balaclava - Shoei GT Air Inertia Helmets   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: [None]
    Cons: [None]

    I've ordered with some suspicion about the fit. I measured my head size as 57 - 587 18 - 7 1422 12 - 22 78.Getting in with balaclava easy and perfect fit with my head size.Thanks for Compacc team sending the product with fast delivery.I got it before I leave USA. During my conversation they were very helpful and patient to solve my Q's and delivery questions. Best Customer Support I've ever get.brahim

    Good helmet - Rob   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quiet, Light, Decent venting, Great fitfinish
    Cons: Expensive

    Got a good deal on this helmet on closeout for 380. After one ride, I'm very happy with it. I ride a naked bike with no wind protection and this helmet is quiet and stable at speed, without any buffeting or turbulence. Ventilation isn't amazing but definitely better than most. The helmet is relatively light and I've found it to be very comfortable. Fit and finish are what you'd expect form a premium helmet and the included pinlock system read nut just pinlock ready is a nice addition. I would buy it again.

    Buy it now - Andy   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Comfort Optics. Noise reduction.
    Cons: Airflow is acceptable but not superior.

    For the closeout sale price this helmet is a definite must buy. For context I have owned a Shoei RF-1100, Nolan N4, some cheapo modular, and Biltwell 34 helmet with bubble shield. In my opinion the build quality blows away all of the others except the RF-1100... nice to see Shoei has maintained consistent QC through the years. In terms of fit I must have an idea Shoei head or something because I'm between 7 18 and 7 14 and the medium fits me perfectly. The helmet is a little tighter going on but it's really nothing I would even mention except for the all the reviews who say the helmet runs small. In my opinion sizing is standard Shoei... BUT if you have a very round head the sizing will most likely run small for you.The pinlock visor is outstanding, the drop down sunshield is also outstanding. I like that it uses a lever mechanism and not a spring mechanism which can jam and cause you to fiddle with your helmet while you ride. Air flow is ok, but not outstanding... that being said it's no worse than any other FF helmet. The chin strap is double d rings and the extra strap retention snap can be a little tricky to find with the helmet on... again not a big deal.Overall this is easily the best helmet I've ever purchased and at this price it costs less than the RF-1100. I ride a Triumph Tiger Explorer and find the helmet perfect for my style of riding. Windscreen up or back the aerodynamics are excellent and there is almost zero buffeting when you turn your head sideways. Buy with confidence

    Shoei GT air - Joel in Rochester   NY Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: high quality fit & finish very quiet , fits like a glove light weight
    Cons: none

    Always wanted a Shoei helmet but couldn't justify big bucks for a lid. The Air GT Inertia model was on sale for 379, I like the graphics so I couldn't pass this deal up. I'm very pleased with the fit and finish, very high quality and the noise level is very quiet . Size fits as advertised but is is a bit more difficult to get past the ears as the opening is a bit small probably to help with noise reduction. The removable liner is a real plus as are the speaker cut outs which allow my blue tooth communicator speakers to sit in just the right spot for optimum sound transmission. Visor has very good detents and it stays in position well beyond legal limits. At 379 its fabulous helmet At full retail price just north of 600 there are other equally nice helmets for less but probably nothing as quiet.

    Shoei GT Air Inertia - Eric D   VA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Lightweight, quiet, wide field of view
    Cons: Short buckle side of chin strap

    I finally got a helmet in the Shoei GT Air that was quiet as advertised. I ride a 1st generation Busa and never had a helmet that was quiet enough to stop the wind noise coming off the windshield. I've gone through Nolan, Scorpion, and Speed and Strength but never had a lid as quiet as the Shoei. We ride a lot of day rides 300 to 400 miles per day and my ears were cooked after the first hour. Not any more I also like the ease of installation of my Sena blue tooth system. The cheek pads snap out quickly and running the wiring was simple. Optics are great with the main visor and interior sun visor. The only thing I would change on the helmet is to make the buckle side of the chin strap a little longer. Not as easy to grip it when pulling the helmet open over my head. The rubber breath deflector also falls out too easy so I tossed it. As always, the crew at Competition Accessories delivered the unit to my door step extremely fast in perfect condition. Really looking forward to many great riding seasons in the Mid-Atlantic with my new GT Air. Ride on fellas

    Best purchase - Rick Zx6r   NY Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: light, no wind noice,
    Cons: fogs really easy

    This was my first real helmet, went from a 79 bilt helmet. Best purchase I have made.The helmet fogs very easily even tho it comes with the pin lock, I search for a GT air helmet and every price range was 400-600 there is no wind noise, even with the vents open.

    Absolutely Wonderful - 2006 St1300   WI Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quality of workmanship, Extremely Quiet, Drop down sun shield, Fit
    Cons: Chin strap sits a little far back agains neck

    I got back into riding last year after being out for about 10 years. Being the thrifty person that I am, I bought a Bell Qualifier DLX becasue it was affordable, good looking and had the cutout for the Sena unit that I was buying and was ECEE certified. In addition, it had the transition shield which was very cool. Unfortunately, this helmet is INSANELY loud to the point that it was not pleasurable to ride. I shopped, researched for months to find an affordable helmet that was actually quieter. I looked at Shuberth C3 but I didn't like the fit. I tried my brothers RF1200 but was still not impressed with the noise level. I came across this closeout and have to say I was really skeptical that the product was used or blemished. I am pleased to report that the product was factory new and came with full warranty. I had read that these run small but that has not been the case with me. I have a 22 78 inch melon and the Large fit perfect. I knew my helmet size in this brand from trying them on at shops. At first it was tight on the cheeks but I installed my Sena SMH10, using the spacers that put the speakers closer to my ears, and wore it around the house on and off for about 3 hours before going riding. It has broken in perfectly. This helmet is so comfortable and quiet that I can't turn my Sena up all the way becasue it hurts my ears. In my Bell, I didn't have enough volume because I had to use max earplugs to knock down the noise to a semi-tolerable level. I am able to comfortably listen to music at 70 mph with no earplugs. Granted, I adjust my shield up about an inch from the lowest position at these speeds but that is purely precautionary for my hearing. At speed I have zero buffeting and side checking is clean and effortless. It may not be the lightest helmet out there but it sits very well. The drop down sun shield is FANTASTIC I like it better than the auto-darkening shield on my Bell. I now have the option of tint or no tint and I value that very highly. The only gripe I have is the chin strap sits further back and hits me right in the throat. I make adjustments and can live with that. I installed the included with purchase pinlock shield and get NO fogging. This is a great bucket and can't wait to put some more miles on it.

    Great Helmet - hakzo6   OH Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Great venting for naked or sport touring riding...
    Cons: None

    I have several Shoei helmets and this one is my favorite...

    Great helmet - Peter   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: [None]
    Cons: None of you get the correct size

    Great helmet especially for close out price. One thing to take into consideration is the helmet size does run extremely small so up your helmet size 2x. Helmet is quiet compared to other helmets but I still use ear plugs. As for me, it does fog up at low speeds however once you start moving 40 mph it clears up in a few seconds.

    Shoei GT Air - Scott D   GA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: .Construction, material quality & comfort
    Cons: None

    Exceptionally well made. Very comfortable, especially on long rides. PinLock system just won't fog. Internal shade is effective & easy to operate with gloves. This is replacing a mid line helmet and the difference is amazing in fit, workmanship & comfort. CompAcc delivered on time with a great product & great price

    The Best Helmet I have Owned - WwZoomer Dallas, Texas   TX Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quiet, lightweight, internal sunshield
    Cons: Expensive. Complicated shield removalinstallation. Difficult liner re-install

    I bought this helmet originally after trying it on in a bike shop and noticing how quiet it was. I have had other Shoei helmets, and have always found them to be high quality. I especially liked the inner sunshield that keeps me from pulling my helmet off and scratching my face because I forgot to take off my sunglasses The helmet is quiet, just as I expected. I suppose the ventilation is very good, although, to be candid, I never notice too much air flow in ANY helmet I have had, including those without vents. I find the fit very comfortable, and the face shield can be positioned just a skosh open on cold days when breath fog can be a problem. I actually crash tested my first GT Air, and it kept my head and face protected. The crashed helmet still looks useable, but I have been told not to continue to use a helmet that has tasted pavement. Maybe they develop a taste for it Anyway, I shopped hard and found a great price on my replacement GT Air through Competition Accessories. On the negative side, Shoei helmets have a clever, but concern-inspiring shield replacement mechanism. I am always afraid I am going to break the ears off of the shield, as it slides around a mounting post in the recesses of the mechanism. In addition, although the liner is easily removable, I find it less friendly on re-installation. There are good deep pockets around the ears for speaker mounting, and there is a removable pad there to add space. This is about my 10th helmet over 40 years of riding, and it is my favorite. I was only tempted to try a Schuberth, as I have read favorable reviews, but I am perfectly happy with my second GT Air, as long as it can stay off of the pavement while I am wearing it These helmets also offer some nice graphics variations. If a Shoei fits your head, you will not be disappointed in this helmet

    Shoei GT Air Inertia Helmet - Sean   AZ Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Very quiet, light, comfortable, great airflow, internal flip down sun shield
    Cons: [None]

    This is by far the quietest helmet I've ever owned. I have owned 5 full faced helmets previously, including other Shoei helmets, AGV and Arai. The GT Air also has excellent airflow, especially over the top of my head. It is also very light, and the internal flip down sun shield is a great safety feature for early morning and late afternoon rides when the sun is low and in your face.

    Nice Lid - MannyA   MA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Great fit and finish. Super comfy. Can't go wrong.
    Cons: Need speed for proper venting fogging up. Little hardcore.

    This is a sweet helmet, that's a little over the top. A helmet for speed.

    Outstanding - RegularJohn   CO Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Quiet, Quality, anti-fogging, light weight, Paint is Amazing
    Cons: Air flow could be better

    What a great helmet I cam from an older Icon Airframe and wow what a jump in quality. If I knew what I was missing this whole time I would have made the jumpinvestment sooner. Overall the helmet is better in about every conceivable way than the older Icon I had. It's quieter by ALOT, it's lighter, it has a better filed of vision, The interior material in nicer and softer. The internal sunvisor means no more worrying about sunglasses or extra dark shields. Love it The fit is on the small side. I was a small in the Icon helmet and went to medium in the Shoei. I also had to get the smaller cheek pads as I have a wider jaw the the ones that came with the medium were just way too tight. No the helmet fits alot better with the smaller cheek pads, its grips my scalp and face and has just the right pressure. Great helmet just wished there was an option of getting a different cheek pad size initially.

    Shoei GT Air Inertia Purchase Review - Cal   CA Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Comfort, cleverly engineered sunshield, looks and relative quietness.
    Cons: Noisy open topbrow vent and flimsy breath guard

    GT has a sleek silhouette, complementary graphics and thick clear-coat. On my 58 cm noggin favoring Slightly Narrow of neutral, Medium 57-58 was undeniably too tight especially on the ears, but Large 59-60 cm was a tad loose. The latter, was remedied by Shoeis 13 mm center pad option to replace the 9 mm standard. The thicker firmer pad makes it comparable to an outgoing Scorpion EXO700 L of nine years and previous Arai Quantumf L for snugness. GTs neither featherweight nor diminutive, but both are nonissue. Albeit minor, the chinstrap end-snap is a bit reclusive and awkward at first and large showy Shoei labels are over the top for my taste.Eye port visibility is very good and pad slits accommodate eyeglasses. The wide shield has a secure lock, a well positioned first detent and excellent seal. Pinlock is effective but the outer ends of a flexible breath-guard arent anchored and get bumped loose or ride up. The easy to control distortionless sunshield is effectively low and dark. And the ability to instantly switch to clear, when strafing shady canyons, riding through patchy fog and at twilight is addictively convenient. The sunshield is neither polarized nor desired. For me, artifacts and LCD blindness associated with polarized lenses are distracting.During standard, sport and sport-tour riding with vents closed, GT Air is quiet. But even with earplugs, opening GTs top vent for the first time introduce noise that evoked buyers remorse a downward tilt of the head helps. However, comparing helmets back to back changed that perception. With no windscreen and top vent open, GT and EXO700 turned out to be fairly equal overall for noise. The EXO has less vent but more helmet noise and GT the opposite. GT compared better during sport and sport touring with concentrated windscreen blast directed at helmet base. A well crafted lower helmet helps make it noticeably quieter than the EXO700 overall, even without Chin Curtain. That said, ventilation is good and easily controlled by only three large sliders.Dropdown sunshield, reputed quietness and closeout price were major motivators for this purchase. IMHO, it has proven mostly worthy of the Gran Turismo name implying performance and luxury. GT won me over at closeout price, despite optional center pad cost and return postage for the Medium. This is a comfortable helmet with a cleverly engineered sunshield that is quieter than what its replacing.FWIW The RF1200 in store was similar in overall fit perhaps not as tight on the ears, less encompassing around jaw, slightly lighter, visibly smaller, closer fitting to the lower face and had better brow vision than the GT. I did not research the RF Transitions shield, but I had read several years ago that plastic photochromic lenses have 2-4 years life.

    Not Bad - Tiger 1   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: Drop down sun shade
    Cons: Tight Tight Tight

    This helmet is a nice helmet. It appears to have good air flow and the drop down sun shade is really nice. It is as dark as the full face dark smoke that I had on my Shoei RF1100. I like the helmet. It was very tight to get into. The wife did not like the tight fit with ear plugs. The graphics on the helmet are first rate. I would recommend this helmet. Definitely noticeably quieter than the RF1100. I had one problem with the shield on the large helmet where the shield would not lock down on the helmet. There was not issue in getting it replaced though.One note. If you buy this helmet and it is too tight to pull over your ears you are expected to pay the frt back.

    GT AIR - Mike in Ca.   Recommended by Reviewer: Yes
    Pros: visor,quietness,aerodynamics
    Cons: runs really small, wish it came in a dark blue and had ratchet strap.

    Received medium GT AIR,I'm looking for a really comfortable and quiet helmet, I measure between small and medium, noticed immediately very tight, could barely slip glasses on,tighter than my size small Qwest.Returning for size Large I hope it is comfortable.

    Helmet way too tight - Mountain Goat   CO Recommended by Reviewer: No
    Pros: Built in Sun visor and nice graphics
    Cons: The fit is tight, tight , tight.

    I saw this helmet on Competition Accessories web site. It was a close out helmet. The price was very good so I decided to give it a try.My wife and I both bought one of these helmets to replace the Shoei RF1100 that we had used for over 6 years. The problem was it was extremely tight. My wife could not get it over her ears. I really like Shoei helmets and I was hoping that this would be the perfect replacement for our RF1100's. I know why these are so tight to reduce noise but you have to be able to wear the thing or in my wife's case get it on over her ears. I think there are a lot of good choices on the market and my advise would be to keep looking.As for as Competition Accessories...they did a great job. The helmet arrived quickly and packaged well. When I had to return these helmets the customer service was great. I recommend buying from Competition Accessories just not this helmet.




    Sizing Chart & Specs for the Shoei GT Air Inertia Helmets
    Shoei Helmet Sizing Chart
    SizeCentimeterHat SizeInches
    2X-Small51 - 526 3/8 - 6 1/220 1/8 - 20 1/2
    X-Small53 - 546 5/8 - 6 3/420 7/8 - 21 1/4
    Small55 - 566 7/8 - 721 5/8 - 22
    Medium57 - 587 1/8 - 7 1/422 1/2 - 22 7/8
    Large59 - 607 3/8 - 7 1/223 1/4 - 23 5/8
    X-Large61 - 627 5/8 - 7 3/424 - 24 3/8
    2X-Large63 - 647 7/8 - 824 3/4 - 25 1/2
    3X-Large65 - 668 1/8 - 8 1/425 5/8 - 26


    The sizing information is provided by the manufacturer and does not guarantee a perfect fit. However, we are happy to assist you with any needed exchanges.
    Part Number Status for Shoei GT Air Inertia Helmets
    Options SKU Retail Price Our Price Availability
    X-Small, Silver SH-INERT-XS-SV $670.99 $379.99 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours
    X-Small, Red SH-INERT-XS-RD $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    X-Small, Blue SH-INERT-XS-BLU $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Small, Blue SH-INERT-S-BLU $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Small, Red SH-INERT-S-RD $670.99 $379.99 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours
    Small, Silver SH-INERT-S-SV $670.99 $379.99 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours
    Medium, Silver SH-INERT-M-SV $670.99 $379.99 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours
    Medium, Red SH-INERT-M-RD $670.99 $379.99 IN STOCK - Ships in 24 hours
    Medium, Blue SH-INERT-M-BLU $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Large, Silver SH-INERT-L-SV $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Large, Red SH-INERT-L-RD $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    Large, Blue SH-INERT-L-BLU $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    X-Large, Blue SH-INERT-XL-BLU $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    X-Large, Silver SH-INERT-XL-SV $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    X-Large, Red SH-INERT-XL-RD $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    2X-Large, Red SH-INERT-2X-RD $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    2X-Large, Blue SH-INERT-2X-BLU $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order
    2X-Large, Silver SH-INERT-2X-SV $670.99 $379.99 Currently Not Available for Order


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