Originally Posted by fasterlaster
Great RR, I'm in.
How did the variant helmet do on this trip? I'm considering one, but nobody seems to be wearing them.
This helmet is outstanding, it's very quiet and comfortable, but keep in mind it's a street helmet so it doesn't work well with goggles if that's your thing. I rode almost 3000 miles with that smoked shield and no sunscreen and my face didn't have one bit of sunburn and the helmet worked just beautifully. I was also wearing earplugs for much of the trip which makes it very calm inside of the helmet and easy to focus on my riding. I have a basically new size L silver Arai XD3 that I replaced with the Variant and I will never go back that lid as I experienced a lot of noise and turbulence with it. I know the Variant looks like a Halo Master Chief lid, but that doesn't bother me at all. This helmet was also much less expensive than the Arai or Shoei. I highly recommend it..