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Old 05-28-2013, 03:06 PM   #413
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Originally Posted by Merlin III View Post
I am looking at the C3 in HIViz yellow. How long should the HiViz last before fading? This is an important item for me in choosing the color. My 500 dollar BMW jacket lasted 1-2 riding seasons before losing 50% of the HiViz quality.

Also, my head measures 23.25 inches which is just over the Large recommendation and not quite an extra large. Should I move up to XL or go with a large? Thanks!
Hi Merlin The Third,

Fortunately, High-Vis helmets with a clear coat tend to last much longer than High-Vis fabrics. I have a 2 year old Arai XD3 HV that looks as bright as the new helmets on our shelf. I would say fading shouldn't be much of a problem.

As far as size, it would depend more on your head shape in conjunction with measurement. If you have more of an oval head, you might be more comfortable going one size up. If possible, I would suggest giving our Gear Geeks a call who can spend some time with you determining which size is going to be the best fit.

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