Shoei J-Cruise Helmet

Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Review

The Urban Feel Helmet from Shoei

Are you looking for an upgrade in as far as helmets are concerned? You need to take a look at the new Shoei J-Cruise helmet. Although this helmet doesn’t have a chin bar, it feels just like a full-face helmet. Let’s simply say it has all the incredible features you will expect to see in a Shoei helmet. Here is a look at some of the incredible features that make the Shoei J Cruise helmet so popular among urban bikers.

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Paint, graphics and the overall quality

Shoei is known for its quality helmets and that fact is true for this particular helmet. The Anthracite Metallic is one of the features that you pay for. Monster Energy design shown to the left.

As the Anthracite Metallic color is used in other Shoei helmets so are the features that carry the same design and styling themes. This helmet is special and you can judge that from the movement and feel of the large face shield and the vents.

Although Shoei seems to be a bit coy, when it comes to shell constructions of the J-Cruise helmet, the paint quality is just the best. The helmet has a thick-feeling clear coat that gives it a good protection for a long time. That’s why you are given the five-year warranty.

Just like in the GT review, this helmet also has a new internal sun visor design. With the optical grade quality sun visor, this is a big difference especially if you compare it to the rest. You will notice the difference in clarity making other sun visors look bad.

Shoei Solid J Cruise Motorcycle HelmetAfter complains about the “on/off” sun visors, Shoei did an upgrade and came up with a helmet that uses a simple friction design that allows the sun visors to be stopped in any intermediate position. You still get enough coverage fully lowered.

Shoei J-Cruiser Liner

According to Shoei, the CJ-2 face shield on the Cruise has a totally different design. The new outlook makes it appear wider and taller than the J-Wing, its predecessor. This is an important factor since every rider wants to see much more in front and below. So if you have your speedometer and other instruments on the fuel tank, try out this helmet.

Shoei says that the helmet blocks 99% of UV light with its uniquely designed face shield. This also provides near full-face coverage in terms of wind protection. The bottom of the visor is almost even with the bottom chin. This is much better that most of the open-face helmets in the market.

The locking tab or button at the lower left side of the face shield holds it in position and the fact that it has no moving parts makes it unique. The small molded indent on the visor fits over a dimple in the receiver on the shell.

The special molding process is used to eliminate distortions across the wide surface. This is perhaps the reason why the clarity and optical quality of the face shield is just not ordinary. That’s not all, Shoei claims that the Ditto for the internal sun visor, which is also optical grade sunglasses quality, exceeds the ANSI Z80.3-2010 Standard for non-prescription eyewear. If you compare this to other helmets, you will notice a very big difference.

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Shoei Solid J Cruise White and Blue Motorcycle HelmetVentilation

Another similarity that can be seen for both the J-Cruise and the GT Air is the outstanding ventilation system. You will be able to notice similar-looking top vents on both helmets. You will not notice anything unusual when you inspect the top vent on the Shoei J-Cruise. At first glance, you will notice that the helmet has a lower profile than most of the upper vent systems seen.

However, this really works when you try the helmet on. In fact, the air is directed down on the rider’s head through two huge vent holes though the EPS. This system is able to work since the liner is specially designed to match the vent holes. If the weather is cool, the air flowing in can be too much you will be forced to close the vent.

Just like the dual rare exhaust vents, the flat slider on the top/front vent also has two positions. Most riders leave them open most of the time whether the front vent is closed or open.

As expected for an open –face design, the Shoei J-Cruise allows a lot of air to flow from under the face shield. The good thing about this helmet is that the face shield is large enough to stop too much of the air flow. This means that the air coming from underneath doesn’t feel different from most of the full-face helmets.

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Shoei J-Cruise HelmetWe have worked closely with RevZilla, Amazon and 2Wheel over the years to provide our testers with products to review. They are all great partners and unique in their own ways, so make sure to check out their prices. Please don’t forget we may get a commission if you buy from them.

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Noise levelsShoei Solid J Cruise Touring Motorcycle Helmet

Open-face helmets are known to be too noisy as compared to the full-face helmets. This noise is in most cases created by the open bottom or the too short visors. This noise has been reduced in J-Cruise thanks to the large face shield and the solid shell design. This makes it better than other open-face helmets.

If you consider most of the full-face helmets, you will notice that the noise levels in J-Cruise are better than most full-face helmets and this is good thing.

Shoei J-Cruise Helmet Review
Brand: Shoei
$449.00 New

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