Shoei GT Air - Fable
Customer Product Reviews
Always had AGV helmets in the past, but decided to splash out a little more that I would normally on the Shoei GT-Air. Best thing I could have done. Superior in every way, great build quality / fit / style / light weight etc... The drop down visor is very easy to see through (not distorted like others) and offers great protection from the sun (unlike others that are just lightly smoked) as well as being easy/smooth to operate. Noise in the helmet is also hugely reduced. Around great bit of kit - Shoei all the way from now on (sorry AGV, we had some good times), and would recommend product and service from Sportsbikeshop.co.uk. Free TCX boots are also spot on (I am a size 10 normally so ordered a 10.5 and they are nice and snug but comfy).
Best helmet yet
My first helmet ever was a Shoei, since then I've tried a few different brands, my latest was an AGV with internal sun visor which is one of the handiest features ever. But the build quality wasn't there so I came back to Shoei and what a difference. It's an expensive helmet. But it really feels like you are wearing a top grade piece of equipment everything from the positive last clunk when the visor shuts down to the pure plushness off the padding it seems a level above the rest. It's a fairly quiet lid, nice aerodynamics which create minimum buffeting even at speed. There is a good through flow of air if you choose there to be. 5*
Great helmet and really comfortable. Went for white to be more visible but also love the design. Drop down visor works well but does fog up easy. Stable and quiet at speed even on a naked bike. Removable ear pads with indents in the helmet make it perfect for using a Bluetooth communicator. Only negative would be that the visor can be quite stiff/hard to open especially with one hand.
The best helmet I've ever owned by far. Beautifully made, stunning design, looks great. Very comfortable and light but a good snug fit, Pinlock visor gives great vision and easy to use the vents with gloves on. Haven't used the sun visor yet but great to have it and this is a very quiet helmet. Don't think about it just buy one you won't regret it.
Shoei and Sportsbikeshop do it again
Another excellent Shoei product. Great fit and comfort straight from the start. Love the style and paint job. Expensive? Yes but worth it - even better value with the extras included by Sportsbikeshop - Thanks guys for the excellent fast service as usual.
Super helmet, fantastic service
Lightweight, fantastic quality, easy to use vents and visor with 'gloved' hands. As soon as I put this on I felt it was a high quality helmet. I've worn Arai for the past 15 years but was really disappointed with the quality of the last one I bought (especially because the high price should reflect quality). However I feel the Shoei GT AIR does tick all the boxes. I tried it on in a store first and then ordered the same helmet (but with the bonus of a cool design at a sale price) from Sportsbikeshop - who as ever were fantastic, quick delivery, robust, safe packaging; all round super service!
I've worn this for a month now and traded up from a (noisy) Shark Vision R. Helmet is nice fitting, cosy, even noise is decent (quiet). You can still hear wind noise but far less than my Shark Vision R. My one complaint is the Pinlock, it tends to get condensation on the inside surface facing your face. In between the Pinlock and visor its fine just not the surface facing you. Drop down visor is seamless in operation. Inside material is nice on skin. The chin curtain is better off than on for short journeys (street riding), it catches my nose too much so better on longer journeys. With the chin curtain in, sound is a little less but mostly its to stop the air and "some road noise"but I couldn't tell the difference. Paint is very nice and overall the helmet has a good quality feel. Top air vent is good but the chin vent I cannot tell. All depends what windscreen you have on the bike. It doesn't stop Pinlock from misting. Would I buy again? yes but Shoei need to get their Pinlock sorted. My Shark Vision R Pinlock was wonderful. Vision from the visor at night is good, no distortion. Field of vision is OK, not as good as my Shark Vision R but decent compared to some mfr's. Try the pro-sound speakers from Interphone, they are supper dupper, good with this helmet for music.
The Shoei GT Air is a superb helmet and the built in sun visor really works. I chose this to replace my ageing ARAI Corsair which has been one of the best helmets I have owned but I think the GT Air is better. The build quality is superb, it is stable and quiet at speed with a great fit and extremely comfortable. The service from Sportsbikeshop was impeccable as usual and it came with a Shoei helmet bag and ear plugs included in the price.
Very snug but very quiet helmet
Helmet arrived very quickly after placing order online. All my previous Shoei helmets have been size M and all fitted well. Some reviews mentioned that this helmet was tighter than normal so ordered an L instead of M. I found that even size L is very snug which I don't mind, but I did need a couple of rides to get my head and helmet acquainted. There is a lot of soft but firm padding on the inside. The helmet is quite narrow at the head opening which makes it a bit hard to get on. The upside is that because of this, the helmet is very very quiet! Even with the visor not fully closed. I was really impressed. Vents work well and are easy to operate while driving. Pinlock visor is a bonus and seems to work well(never had one before so no reference). The build in sunvisor is not as close to the eyes as a pair of regular sunglasses but I got used to it quickly. I really like the fact that you can easily flip up or down the sunvisor. Most of the time I drive without it but sometimes you just need a bit of shading. I do believe that people who wear regular glasses will have a hard time squeezing them on. So, a very snug but very quiet helmet.
Great product, great service
Took me a while to decide on this. Wanted helmet with internal visor badly but took me a while to opt for a five hundred quid one. But boy was it worth it. Light, stylish and came with a few extras thrown in. People at Sportsbikeshop were fantastic. Get it..try it at home and if not totally happy send it back for free! Obviously, didn't have to. Recommend the lid and the company.
I had my reservations of buying such an expensive product, but as someone said to me 'How much do you value your head?'. That clinched it for me. Absolutely fantastic fit, great aerodynamics, super comfortable and the best bit is the visor shade that slides down on demand. Wish I'd bought it sooner!
Ok, we know its pricey, but what a quality piece of work. Really good fit, although felt a little tight for the first couple of hours it has soon moulded itself to me. Caught in torrential rain the other week, no leaks and pin lock proved itself with no misting.