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Re: Keeping cool in the Dog Days of summer

Seattle Dan <DanWeb@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Robert, sorry for the bum luck!
> May I ask -- what color is your helmet? The really "cool" (looking) matt
> black :)
> Personally I have a black Arai Quantum II and a while Arai XD white. The
> latter has a far more open design, a visor to keep the sun off my face and
> it's white. Overall I find it FAR cooler. I do all my commuting with my
> white XD and when I go for a longer (more spirited) ride I'll revert to
> wearing the Quantum as the XD has far more wind turbulence / noise.

My Schuberth Concept is nicely vented with "top of head" and "chin" vents, 
plus a setting where you can lift the visor forward a click from the left 
and right mount points to create a gap around the entire visor. The wind 
noise is pretty bad, but the facial ventilation is awesome. It also has 
built-in retractable "sun glasses" that let you put on shades with a flip of 
a lever, and just as easily, retract them for when it gets overcast, or you 
enter a tunnel. The flip-front adds to the comfort of putting it on, taking 
it off, and the practicality of fiddling around with a headset/mic cable 
(you got a GPS with annunciator and FRS radio, right? ;-), zippers, etc., 
without having to remove your helmet.

- -Steve Makohin
 '01 R1100S/ABS
 Oakville, Ontario, Canada