Shoei Helmet Sizing Guide
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NOTE: These sizing charts are provided by the manufacturer
and/or distributor responsible for this brand. Atlantic Moto
makes no guarantees regarding the accuracy of measurements
and/or fit provided on this page.
Correctly fitting and sizing a helmet is an extremely important
process. There are many factors that go into getting the right
helmet size, no matter what you've "always worn".
Factors like head shape, cheek thickness, crown padding, and
so on go far beyond a simple size measurement. The right helmet
will not only be quieter and not move around on your head,
it will do a much better job of protection.
Shoei Helmet Sizes
Use the charts above to determine your correct Shoei
Helmet Buying Advice from Shoei North America
1. Measure your head size. To do this, pass a tape measure horizontally around your head at a height of about one inch (2.5cm) above your eyebrows. When done properly, you will have measured the largest part of your head.
2. Check your measurement with the helmet sizing chart (can be found under the helmets section, after selecting the model you are interested in), and select the closest size. As the helmet may not always exactly meet your head size, and your head measurement may fall between two sizes, first try on the smaller size.
3. Expand the helmet opening by pulling outwards on each chinstrap, and slide your head into the helmet. Pull the chinstraps only, not the chinstrap covers, as pulling on the covers may rip them. If the helmet is not tight, it is too big for you. If you are unfamiliar with helmets you may be reluctant to pull the helmet down, as it may feel too tight. Even if the helmet is difficult to put on, please use the smallest helmet possible. The helmet should feel snug.
4. Now that the helmet is on;
- Check that the helmet inner lining fits snugly all around your head.
- Check that the top pad presses on the top of your head.
- Check that the cheek pads press up against your cheeks. When you open and close your mouth, you should drag your teeth along the inside of your cheeks.
- Check to make sure that you cannot easily slide your finger into the helmet along the side of your temple.
- Hold the helmet with one hand on each side. Without moving your head, try to move the helmet up and down, and side to side. You should feel the skin of your head and face being pulled as you try to move the helmet. If you can move the helmet around easily, it is too big. Try a smaller size. Please note that during this check, the chinstraps should be properly fastened.
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