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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 

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