Shoei Overt Qwest On-Road Motorcycle Helmet – TC-3 / Large
No matter what we ride, where our final destination, or the path we choose to get there, every motorcyclist shares the same common thread when throwing a leg over their machine. It_s the exhilarating search for adventure that draws us to the road, and SHOEI all-new QWEST embodies what every rider seeks to experience along the way.Aerodynamic Shell DesignUpper Air Intake Vent is positioned to maximize air volume into the helmet interiorHigh performance fiber materials are combined with extremely elastic organic fibers to create a shell structure that is ultra lightweight, rigid and resilient3-D center pad and multi-layered, polyurethane foam cheek padsQ.R.S.A. (Quick-Release Self-Adjusting) base plate allows for tool-less shield removal and installationScratch-resistant coating99.9% protection from harmful UV A & B raysSnell-M2010, DOT3.644 lbs / 1,653 grams (approx, for Size Medium Solid Color) 2012 Model
Sizing Note:X-Small – Hat Size: 6 5/8 – 6 3/4 – Head(cm): 53 – 54 – Head (inch): 20 7/8 – 21 1/4 Small – Hat Size: 6 7/8 – 7 – Head (cm): 55 – 56 – Head (inch): 21 5/8 – 22 Medium – Hat Size: 7 1/8 – 7 1/4 – Head (cm): 57 – 58 – Head (inch): 22 1/2 – 22 7/8 Large – Hat Size: 7 3/8 – 7 1/2 – Head (cm): 59 – 60 – Head (inch): 23 1/4 – 23 5/8 X-Large – Hat Size: 7 5/8 – 7 3/4 – Head (cm): 61 – 62 – Head (inch): 24 – 24 3/8 2X-Large – Hat Size: 7 7/8 – 8 – Head (cm): 63 – 64 – Head (inch): 24 3/4 – 25 1/85 Kinds Of Motorcycle Headgear
Motorcycle helmets are of five types and so are secured for the rider's head utilizing a chin strap. The goal of wearing them as well as their protective benefits are defeated if chin strap isn't secured.
Full Face Helmet: The entire face helmet covers the complete head up to the skull base and is regarded as the protective of all the helmets. It possesses a swiveling cutout band, called a visor, created from transparent plastic across the front with the eyes and nose. Some helmets include vents for increased airflow. The disadvantages are decreased hearing, intense heat, and deficiency of wind. Full-face helmets that are commonly used for motocross or off-road rides do not sometimes use a face shield though the visor and chin portions are extended. A helmet with less coverage is less safe.
Off-Road/Motocross Helmets: Mototcross/Off-road helmets have extended visor and chin portions. The absence of a face shield allows the rider to wear goggles and enable more airflow that's needed is during strenuous off-road rides. The visor protects the rider's eyes from flying debris and keeps sunlight's glare from the rider's eyes during jumps.
Though off-road helmets was without a chin bar earlier on, modern off-road helmets use a chin bar to guard the eye from impact during crashes. By using such helmets as well as goggles, the equivalent protection as from full face helmets is possible.
Modular/Flip-Up Helmets: Sometimes known through the name convertible, the modular helmet is really a hybrid between the full face and open face street helmet. The chin bar is on the pivot and could be moved upwards to resemble an empty face helmet. The person wearing the helmet may thus be capable of eat and drink and never have to remove the chinstrap. They are popular with motor officers that are on the go.
Modular helmets are usually kept closed while riding along with the chin bar is maintained not until not riding the motorcycle. When the helmet is kept in view position while riding, the risk of neck injury is greatly increased in the eventuality of a crash. However, those modular helmets that are dual certified as full face and open face helmets offer a great amount of protection regardless if found in the open mode.
Open Face Helmet: The open face helmets cover the trunk with the head, the ears along with the cheeks but don't possess the chin bar which a full face helmet possesses. A lot of them have provisions for visors being face is minimal when you use these helmets.
Supplementing facial protection by using goggles or snapping on the face shield protects the eye from flying debris, strong wind and insects.
Half Helmet: Famous in the 1960s and also referred to as the pudding basin helmet in the united kingdom, 1 / 2 helmet or &lsquoshorty' was preferred among road racers. The structure is nearly just like an empty face helmet minus the lowered rear. The bowl shaped helmet does not offer a good deal of protection along with the rider has got to wear goggles to guard the eye area. Due to decreased safety which they offer, a number of Motorcycle Safety Foundations have banned the usage of this half helmet.
Headwear Not Included Within The Arena Of Helmets
Informal headwear such as beanies and brain buckets cannot be contributed to mean motorcycle helmets. These types of headwear aren't certified for safety and so are smaller and lighter than conventional helmets. They don't have safety measures including the energy absorbing crash foam. In their best, such novelty helmets prevents the scalp from sunburn or even the scalp against abrasion. However, they can not avoid the skull from the impact of the crash.