Arai Signet-Q Pro Tour Helmet
The Arai Signet-Q Pro-Tour Helmet takes the features of the Signet-Q and adds in the Pro Shade System. The Pro Shade System acts as both a visor and as a sun shade that locks into position. Unlocking is easy; just pull the Pro Shade System forward, then it can be flipped down with a flick of the hand to act as an effective sun shield.
The long oval shape of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet relieves forehead pressure and eliminates hot spots for a more comfortable fit every time. The longer shell shape on the Arai Signet-Q Helmet gives 5mm more space front to back allowing for a larger number of heads to fit comfortably. The innovative Brow Vent system directs cooling air to the temple area without the need to punch holes in the critical forehead area of the shell or impact-energy-absorbing EPS liner. Arai’s peel-away FCS Cheek Pad design gains comfort and support, and features a 5MM peel-away custom-fit layer and Emergency Release System along with redesigned pockets to more easily accept speakers .
Additional Features of the Arai Signet-Q Helmet
- Pro Shade System for dual sun-blocking capabilities
- Eco-Pure Liner is anti-microbial
- Ear pockets have been redesigned to better accept communication speakers for a more comfortable fit
- Both the top vent set and side exhaust cowls are direct carryovers from the RX-Q Helmet
- Brow vent ducting redirects to flow air across the temples
- DDL-4 exhaust vent to the 10mm wider eye port (5mm on each side)
- Long oval fit
- SAI MAX-Vision Brow Vent shield
- Clear Pinlock Max-Vision Brow Vent Pinlock lens included
- Elongated shell adds 5mm from front to back
- Long-oval shape helps prevent “Hot-Spot”
- Multi-density single piece EPS liner
- Removable, replaceable, washable interior
- Dry-Cool Surface material for rapid displacement of heat and moisture away from your head and into the ventilation airflow for added comfort while riding and a quick dry between rides
- 5mm peel-away temple pads adds another level of customization, giving the helmet interior a little extra width when needed
- Enhanced for customizable micro fitment interior without the need to purchase extra interior components
- FCS (Facial Contour Support) cheek pad design
- Innovative and exclusive spring support adds just the right amount of pressure when needed while being worn
- Meets or exceeds Snell M2015 and DOT standards
The areas I thought could be better is the shields, both the main shield as well as the sun shield. The latching mechanisms are okay but could be much better. Also the sun shield is kind of odd in that it is round in shape and therefore when in the down position you see shielded areas and unshielded areas. Very confusing to the eyes. The latching of the sun shield is not that great as you have to lift the shield up then push it towards the helmet to lock it in place. This is okay when standing still but not acceptable when riding. Due to these two issues with the sun shield I probably will remove it shortly and go back to using sun glasses. By the way the new Signet-X is supposed to take care of the above issues. However, that helmet is about $300 more than what I paid so I will put up with the inconvenience. Both shields are easily removed.
The chin strap is a bit short. It won't reach my helmet lock on my F6b Gold Wing so I have to use a cable to secure it to the bike helmet latch. However, the other side of the picture is that long straps flop all over the place when riding so this probably is why Arai made the strap shorter. There also is a snap on the end of the strap to secure the end from flopping around even more.
To open the wind shield you have to pull the shield away from the helmet as pushing straight up will not raise the shield. Different from all other helmets that I've owned and not as convenient as the push-up kind. Arai also has a separate position that when you slide a latch to the center it will raise the shield about 1/4 inch and latch it there. Nice idea for a small amount of ventilation. However, moving the latch is difficult so not very useful when riding. Maybe it will wear in with use.
The helmet also has deflectors in front of your nose and down at the chin area that work well. Also the shield keeps unfogged fairly well. I haven't tried the Arai Pinlock shield yet which is made for heavy fogging conditions. I'll wait till winter time to try this. On the outside of the helmet is an air deflector at the bottom of the shield. It has two positions: one which deflects the air up the shield to keep it from fogging and the second position straight to the face for cooling. This works well.
Overall a very sharp looking helmet with an outstanding paint color. The noise levels are very acceptable, visibility is good, and the helmet is light in weight.
Bad points are the manual which could be significantly better (same with everything you buy these days) and the helmet sizing charts which were way, way, off for my head. I would always suggest going to a dealer and trying on different sizes of the exact model you are considering rather than going by the sizing charts as they are grossly incorrect.......at least in my case. Also note that I didn't give "airflow" a top rating simply because I haven't tested this part yet in the summer months.,
6 months ago
PROS: Fits very good, Tinted Just Right, Very light
CONS: Very Loud Helmet
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